Adventures of Jonathan Dennis Book Launch

Last Wednesday evening we hosted a very special book launch at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision: Emma Jean Kelly’s The Adventures of Jonathan Dennis – Bicultural Film Archiving Practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Jonathan Dennis was the founding director of the New Zealand Film Archive (now Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision).

The speeches given at the launch by Diane Pivac, Emma Jean Kelly, Ray Edmondson, Lindsay Shelton and Rebecca Elvy recall Jonathan Dennis, and his vision for film archiving in New Zealand:

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Mementos of Jonathan Dennis at the book launch last Wednesday 23 September.

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Learn more about the book The Adventures of Jonathan Dennis – Bicultural Film Archiving Practice in Aotearoa New Zealand here.

Basil Clarke (Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision collection).

Audio Curios: A Valuable Lesson

Cameron Toogood recalls a valuable lesson he learnt in school (“Young Leaders in a Changing World,” Otago Access Radio, 16 March 2015). Cameron’s interview is part of a 21-part series called “Young Leaders in a Changing World,” which profiled young people leading change in Otago. The series was produced by Otago Access Radio.

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The full series can be heard online here.

 

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.

Sounds of Lost Christchurch

Like many Christchurch inhabitants, our sound branch of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision (then known as Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero) was forced out of its home by the earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011. The former premises at Radio New Zealand House, on the corner of Chester Street West and Durham St, were damaged and have now been demolished. The archives moved to temporary premises, where they remain today, while a new permanent home is sought. Learn more about the recovery of the collections after the 2011 earthquakes here.

Within our collection we have many recordings that capture events and everyday moments in Christchurch locations that no longer exist – or have been changed forever by the seismic activity.

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Mr Les Croft, a 3YA entertainer. From radio artists 3YA Christchurch leather photo album.

 

Spectrum – A Kind of Square Programme (1987)

Christchurch Cathedral dominates the Square, but it’s the people who congregate there who make it the living hub of Christchurch. Jack Perkins explores Cathedral Square and the many characters who call it home. This programme won a Mobil Radio Award. Duration: 27′35″, ref. 5318.


 

Christchurch city cinema promotion (1953)

All seven of the inner-city movie theatres mentioned by Cookie Moyle in this 1953 promotional recording have now disappeared from the CBD. Duration: 1′25″, ref. 22138.


 

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Basil Clarke (Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision collection).

Audio Curios: Do Not Date Them

After more than 20 years of hosting breakfast on ZM, Pauline Gillespie and Grant Kereama moved to The Hits in 2014. As part of their last show on ZM (ZMFM, 24 April 2014) they ran a segment called “Do Not Date Them”. Listen here:

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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: Carterton School Radio Show

Michael and Paige introduce the show from a secret location at Carterton School, and talk about games at lunchtime (including Duck Duck Goose), organising a mufti-day for Nepal, and scooter safety at school (Carterton School Radio Show, 7/6/15, Arrow FM). The show broadcasts monthly Wairarapa’s community/access radio station Arrow FM.

Listen here:

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: A Song for All Seasons

Elsa Davis chronicles events in songs. In 1982 she was recorded by Alwyn Owen for Spectrum singing her famous “Phar Lap” song. The programme also featured a royal lullaby, and a song about New Zealand’s tourist attractions (composed in ten minutes).

Elsa’s singing featured in Jack Perkins’ last Spectrum programme, where he looked back over his 43 year career with fellow producer Alwyn Owen (Spectrum, 30 August 2015, Radio New Zealand National):

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Listen to the full retrospective here.

 

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: Angela Bloomfield

Following the recent split with her real-life partner Chris, actress Angela Bloomfield talks about how the television soap Shortland Street can sometimes mirror reality (Real Life with John Cowan, 23 August 2015).

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Listen to the full interview here.

 

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.