[Christchurch Town Hall - foundation stone laying]

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Tono kōrero mai

Excerpts from the broadcast of the ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone for the Christchurch Town Hall in 1969.

Opening remarks by Councillor Hamish Hay on behalf of the Town Hall committee. He refers to the history of previous town halls and the funding of this project.

Councillor D.B. Rich, chairman of the Waimairi County Council speaks on behalf of the outlying districts which have contributed to the building.

Sir James Hay, President of Town Hall Promotions Society, speaks and hands over a cheque for $75,000 to the Mayor A.R. Guthrey.

Mayor Guthrey speaks about the city's growing reputation as a cultural centre and tells listeners no expense has been spared on the town hall which will last for 100 years and be enjoyed by many future generations.

Continuation of ceremony at the laying of the foundation stone for the Christchurch Town Hall in 1969

The Governor-General Sir Arthur Porritt makes a speech and lays the foundation stone. Commentary as the stone is laid.

Reverend W.A. Pyatt reads a prayer and blessing for the new Town Hall.

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Year 1969

Reference number 325116

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Radio actualities
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits Hay, Hamish Grenfell, 1927-2008, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Hay, J.L. 1888-1971, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Guthrey, Ron, 1916-2008, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Porritt, Arthur (b.1900, d.1994), Speaker/Kaikōrero
Pyatt, W. A. (William Allan), 1916-1991, Speaker/Kaikōrero

Duration 00:10:25

Date 12 Feb 1969