Radio digest. No. 446.

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Introduction to the items in the programme.

Interview with former Governor of Fiji, Sir Harry Luke by Elizabeth Gilbertson. He retired in 1942 after four year's service as High Commissioner for the Western Pacific and Governor for Fiji. These are now separate roles. He talks about visiting Tonga and being the only living person in the United Kingdom to have set foot on volcanic Falcon Island [Fonuafo‘ou] which rises and submerges beneath the sea periodically.

He talks about Queen Salote visiting him at his home in Kent and the success of her visit to Britain. He will be visiting Fiji during this trip also.

An item about the new Fire Service Training School in Island Bay, Wellington. Features of the school are described. Mr Varley, the Dominion's Chief Fire Officer and Mr W.J. Henderson, commandant and senior staff officer of the school, are interviewed about how recruits are selected and the traiing they undertake.
The courses have been very enthusiastically received by the students, who have also requested first aid training.

Part of an interview about photo engraving, recorded in a plant. A man describes the process as an etching is engraved. Mr Neil sums up the process and the different careers 'boys' may choose to take up in this field.

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Year 1958

Reference number 183281

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits New Zealand Broadcasting Service (estab. 1946, closed 1962), Broadcaster
Luke, Harry Charles, 1884-1969, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Varley, Thomas Arthur, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Henderson, W.J., Speaker/Kaikōrero

Duration 00:28:54

Date 22 Jan 1958