1948 in Retrospect

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A review of New Zealand events in the year 1948; comprised of music, commentary and excerpts from interviews.

Part 1. Otago Centennial excerpt from re-enactment of Captain Cargill speech, poliomyelitis epidemic - Mr McCombs, Minister of Education makes announcement of school closures until Easter and Correspondence School to be used instead, Guide movement and visit of Lady Baden-Powell.

Part 2 - Lord Beveridge advocate for reformed UN and a world government - excerpt from talk on liberty, Irish politician Eamon De Valera, Polly Thompson talks about Helen Keller.

Part 3: Empire Games announced to be held in New Zealand in 1950, Mr Nash announces NZ pound returns to parity with the UK pound, Franklin Tornado - commentary by Winston McCarthy, the tuning signal - the call of the tui - from Radio New Zealand, Sir Lawrence Olivier and the Old Vic Company excerpt of talk.

Part 4 - North South rugby match excerpt, racing - Highland Fling wins NZ trotting cup 1948 excerpt, and Clutha floods excerpt of commentary at Balclutha. [names spelt as heard].

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Year 1948

Reference number 31983

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits De Valera, Eamonn, 1882-1975, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Beveridge, William Henry Beveridge, Baron, 1879-1963, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Baden-Powell, Olave, 1889-1977, Speaker/Kaikōrero
McCarthy, Winston John, 1908-1984, Speaker/Kaikōrero
THOMPSON, Polly, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989, Speaker/Kaikōrero
McCombs, Terence Henderson, Sir, 1905-1982, Speaker/Kaikōrero

Duration 00:44:01

Date 1948