www.anzacsightsound.org launch

Last night the New Zealand launch of the new www.anzacsightsound.org website took place at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Wellington.

The website, titled Anzac: Sights and Sounds of World War I, has been produced in partnership by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. On the site visitors can experience the sights and sounds of the Anzac corps and the World War I era: a curated selection of archival films, songs, recorded interviews, documents and photos have been expertly restored and digitised for the website.

Below are few photos from the launch evening.

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Commemorative arch, designed and built by artist Tony De Goldi.
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The arch was modelled on those built for special occasions during the World War I era. They were often adorned with flowers, streamers and other decorations. A floral arch on a wooden trellis is shown in the background of this image from the 1916 film, Nelson Daffodil Parade (watch the film here).
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The Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision cafe space festooned with Anzac poppies.
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Guests in the cinema. Thanks to all who came along!

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MP Scott Simpson prepares to launch the www.anzacsightsound.org site.
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Diane Pivac and James Taylor of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision give a tour of the www.anzacsightsound.org website.

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Basil Clarke (Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision collection).

Audio Curios: Leave your Dishes in the Sink

This week’s Audio Curios contains excerpts from “Leave your dishes in the sink” produced by the Women’s Resource Centre of Wellington. It was part of the first broadcast of 2YB Wellington Access Radio on Sunday 5 April 1981.  Wellington Access Radio was the first community access station to broadcast regularly in New Zealand. We’ll feature another excerpt from their first broadcast next week.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Radio Collection, all rights reserved. To enquire about re-use of this item please contact sound@ngataonga.org.nz

 

This post is part of the Audio Curios series. Radio Collection Developer Gareth Watkins regularly comes across interesting, unique, and sometimes downright puzzling bits of audio during his accessioning work. He’s going to share some of these audio treasures with you in the Audio Curios series, which will be posted here on the Gauge blog frequently during 2015.

Basil Clarke (Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision collection).

Audio Curios: Sailing Away

Talkback callers respond to Willie and JT on the day Team New Zealand lose the America’s Cup in San Francisco (Radio Live, 26 Sep 2013).

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Radio Collection, all rights reserved. To enquire about re-use of this item please contact sound@ngataonga.org.nz

 

This post is part of the Audio Curios series. Radio Collection Developer Gareth Watkins regularly comes across interesting, unique, and sometimes downright puzzling bits of audio during his accessioning work. He’s going to share some of these audio treasures with you in the Audio Curios series, which will be posted here on the Gauge blog frequently during 2015.

Basil Clarke (Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision collection).

Audio Curios: Captain Cornflake

The show must go on…

Captain Cornflake valiantly soldiers on with a cold during the live children’s show “Space Station Kiwi” (2014, Otago Access Radio).

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Radio Collection, all rights reserved. To enquire about re-use of this item please contact sound@ngataonga.org.nz

 

This post is part of the Audio Curios series. Radio Collection Developer Gareth Watkins regularly comes across interesting, unique, and sometimes downright puzzling bits of audio during his accessioning work. He’s going to share some of these audio treasures with you in the Audio Curios series, which will be posted here on the Gauge blog frequently during 2015.

Te Matatini 2015

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision staff, Te Iwa Tamaki (Kairokiroki: Irirangi Māori Archivist),  Tania Loughlin (Kaiwhakarite – Client Services Administrator), Camilla Wheeler (Project Cataloguer/Researcher), and Sarah Johnston (Client Services Co-ordinator – Radio) are having a great time sharing sound and moving image taonga at Te Matatini, Ōtautahi.

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Basil Clarke (Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision collection).

Audio Curios: Visiting Royals

Bernard Kearns commentates on the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arriving at their hotel in Christchurch and Don Donaldson interviews Mrs Derbyshire in the Square, who has been waiting for hours (1954, NZ Broadcasting Service), and the team from Global Kids discuss how they are going to greet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they visit Dunedin (2014, Otago Access Radio).

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Radio Collection, all rights reserved. To enquire about re-use of these items please contact sound@ngataonga.org.nz

 

This post is part of the Audio Curios series. Radio Collection Developer Gareth Watkins regularly comes across interesting, unique, and sometimes downright puzzling bits of audio during his accessioning work. He’s going to share some of these audio treasures with you in the Audio Curios series, which will be posted here on the Gauge blog frequently during 2015.