Kiwi Concert Party [sic] ; Children's book week. 1953-09-01.

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Side 1. Broadcaster Marjory Green introduces members of the Kiwi Revue Company ahead of a performance of Māori songs. [Some members were formerly in the Kiwi Concert Party of World War II.]
She says the well-known members present are: Tony Rex, Eric Snowdon, James Lavery, Maurice Tansley and pianist Jack Roberts. Two new members, Len Weir and Clifford Powell who are from Melbourne, Australia are interviewed about each other. They talk about their singing careers - both have been finalists in the Sun Aria competition and the Mobil Quest in Australia. Tony Rex is interviewed by Marjorie about how he chooses material for the revue. The sextet then sing a medley of several waiata Māori to piano accompaniment.

Side 2. Children's Book Week - Marjory Green interviews Mrs Dorothy White about Children's Book Week, being run by the New Zealand Broadcasting Service and the New Zealand Library Association. Mrs White is a former children's librarian and the author of a guide to choosing books for children and the mother of two children herself.

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Year 1953

Reference number 183407

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Radio interviews
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits New Zealand Broadcasting Service (estab. 1946, closed 1962), Broadcaster
GREEN, Marjorie, Interviewer
WHITE, Dorothy, Interviewee

Duration 00:20:23

Date 26 Nov 1953