[Social Credit MP, Vernon Cracknell].
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A compilation of seven audio cuts:-
1. Political scientist Robert Chapman and an unidentified academic discuss the win by Vernon Cracknell for Social Credit of the Hobson seat in 1966. The first Social Credit member of Parliament. [This item is dated 6 June 1967 and may be from Checkpoint. If so it is one of the earliest Checkpoint items yet identified in this collection. The programme began on 3 April 1967.]
2. Les Booth, a platoon commander and Pat Keogh, an engineer describe the New Zealanders landing while under attack on Mono Island [Treasury Islands] in World War II on October 27, 1943.
Les gives a graphic description of the landing on a misty early morning. Lots of small US Navy boats loaded with New Zealand soldiers landed under Japanese fire. It was their first experience of battle. There was thick jungle and vegetation down to the water's edge.
Pat was in the second second wave of the landing came under fire from Japanese mortars. Les and his platoon who were already ashore, set off to try and take out the mortars and 'mountain guns.' He describes ploughing through bush and hearing Japanese voices as they came upon the mortar crew. Recorded in the 1960's.
3. Bernard Montgomery sends a message to New Zealand regretting he could not attend the Alamein reunion because of his age, 81. September 25, 1968.
4. A broadcast by Prime Minister Keith Holyoake about New Zealand's changing defence role in South East Asia on Britain's planned withdrawal from Malaysia and Singapore. February 25, 1969.
5. A description of damage after a fire destroys five shops in Eketahuna on Labour Day, 1968. The Bon Temps Milk Bar, Reid's Booksellers, a fruiterer's shop and two hairdressers were destroyed. The premises of A.H. Herbert and Co Ltd were also affected.
6. An NZBC news item announcing the discovery of oil in Taranaki Bight. News was announced by Shell-B.P-Todd Oil Services that crude oil was flowing from the Maui 1 oilwell off Opunake. Nadoo Ballantine-Scott reports. Mr Tudhope, general manager of the oil consortium comments. March 20 1969.
7. Dr. T. Simpson Crawford and Minister of Health. D. McKay speak at the opening of the Peterlow [?] training school for nurse-receptionists in Masterton on March 1, 1969. Dr Simpson Crawford explains the need for the school and outlines the year-long course it will offer. Mr McKay says it is the world's first course for nurse-receptionists. He declares the school open.
Reference number 1724
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Chapman, Robert McDonald
CRACKNELL, Vernon Francis (b.1912, d.1989)
Holyoake, Keith Jacka (b.1904, d.1983)
Montgomery, Bernard, Viscount
Date 06 Jun 1967