Footprints of history. No. 23 and 24.
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This programme focuses on notable events and people in New Zealand history.
No. 23 Footprints of history, McKinnon Pass. A memorial cairn honours the life of Quentin McKinnon who discovered the McKinnon pass. He and Ernest Adams discovered in through his efforts to find a route to the Milford Sound, commissioned in this endeavour by the government. He later drowned in Lake Te Anau.
No. 24: Footprints of history, Canterbury farming pioneers. John Grigg settled as farmer in the south, part of Longbeach station where he began systematic farming and promoted the frozen meat industry. He was the President of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Society.
Another memorial is dedicated to Colonel De Renzie James Brett. Confronted with a lack of water, he advocated for irrigation and saw water races developed all over Canterbury. Other notable farmers include Edward Wakefield who negotiated with Māori landowners, John Sidebottom who apprehended sheep rustler James McKenzie and Michael John Burke who drove the first bullock train through Burke’s pass.
Reference number 252241
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Historical radio programs
New Zealand Broadcasting Service (estab. 1946, closed 1962), Broadcaster