[Army forts around Wellington, Thomas McDonald].

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Neville Webber interviews ninety-five year old retired Colonel Thomas W. McDonald about his long career in the military.

He joined the army in 1895. He has always been in the artillery and recalls 15-pound muzzle loaders in forts in the hills around Wellington. He also remembers the 'disappearing guns' which were installed during the Russian scare. In the South African War he trained the drafts in New Zealand before they left. He says he was self-educated and recommends walking and not smoking for a long life.

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Year 1965

Reference number 30124

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Interviews (Sound recordings)
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
McDonald, Thomas W., Interviewee
Radio New Zealand. National Programme (estab. 1964, closed 1986), Broadcaster
Webber, Neville, Interviewer

Duration 00:04:11

Date 1965

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