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A morning of current affairs and conversation.

A morning of current affairs and conversation.
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Auckland, New Zealand

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A morning of current affairs and conversation.

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English


Episodes

Sarah Johnston

4/24/2018
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Sarah Johnston from Nga Taonga Sound & Vision discusses archival audio clips heard throughout the programme, and her work over the past four years accessing First World War related material. Thank you to Nga Taonga Sound & Vision and Jane Tolerton for archive audio.

Duration:00:10:39

Alex Calder

4/24/2018
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Alex Calder, an associate professor of English at the University of Auckland, edited for re-publication the classic 1963 memoir by Alexander Aitken,Gallipoli to the Somme: Recollections of a New Zealand Infantryman (AUP, 2018). Aitken was Dunedin mathematics student when he enlisted in 1915; his skill at mental arithmetic saved his life at the Somme. Throughout his service overseas he smuggled a violin in his kitbag, performing at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. After the war, he...

Duration:00:14:59

Christopher Pugsley

4/24/2018
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The author of many books on New Zealand's military history, Christopher Pugsley also has a deep interest in the country's early film heritage. How the moving camera captured the experience of the NZEF during the First World War is a central part of his book The Camera in the Crowd: Filming New Zealand in Peace and War, 1895-1920 (Oratia Press, 2017).

Duration:00:32:00

Megan Hutching

4/24/2018
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Megan Hutching is an Auckland-based freelance historian. Oral history is central to her work: in the early 2000s for the Ministry of Culture & Heritage she interviewed Second World War veterans for a series of books about their experiences. Among them were Against the Rising Sun: New Zealanders Remember the Pacific War (HarperCollins/MCH, 2006), The Desert Road: New Zealanders Remember the North African Campaign (2005), A Fair Sort of Battering: New Zealanders Remember the Italian Campaign...

Duration:00:15:16

Jane Tolerton

4/24/2018
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Jane Tolerton is a Wellington historian who has often written about the First World War. Her latest book is Make Her Praises Heard Afar: the Hidden History of New Zealand in World War One (Booklovers Press, 2017). She set up the World War One Oral History Archive, with Nicholas Boyack, and interviewed 85 veterans, co-edited In the Shadow of War with Boyack (Penguin, 1990), and wrote An Awfully Big Adventure: New Zealand World War One veterans tell their stories from the interviews...

Duration:00:30:44

Adam Claasen

4/24/2018
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Adam Claasen is a senior lecturer in history at Massey University's Albany campus. His book Fearless: the extraordinary untold story of New Zealand's Great War airmen is a history of the 850 New Zealanders who were pioneers in military aviation (Massey University Press, 2017).

Duration:00:25:27

Kate Hunter

4/24/2018
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Kate Hunter is an associate professor at Victoria University of Wellington, where she is also the director of the Stout Research for New Zealand Studies. Among the courses she teaches is a social history of the First World War. With Kirstie Ross she co-authored Holding on to Home: New Zealand Stories and Objects of the First World War (Te Papa Press, 2014).

Duration:00:21:05

Chris Bourke

4/24/2018
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Chris Bourke is the content director of AudioCulture.co.nz, and the author of the books Good-bye Maoriland: the Songs and Sounds of New Zealand's Great War (AUP, 2010) and Blue Smoke: the Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music 1918-1964 (AUP, 2017). He will be discussing New Zealand music in times of conflict. In 2015 RNZ Concert recorded 20 songs written by New Zealanders during the First World War. They can be listened to and downloaded at the Farewell Zealandia page.

Duration:00:51:53

Anzac Day 2017 National Commemoration Service

4/24/2017
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From the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in central Wellington presented by Philippa Tolley.

Duration:00:54:00

Branigan Kā

4/24/2017
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Branigan Kā is a Māori musician and a radio host for Te Upoko o te Ika in Wellington. He shares his stories and sing a waiata to conclude the studio-based segment of Anzac Day Morning on RNZ National.

Duration:00:06:56

Ron Mark - Repatriating the fallen

4/24/2017
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There has been some news recently about 33 New Zealanders who died in the Malayan, Korea, and Vietnam wars. After a long campaign, members of the fallen soldier's families will finally have their bodies repatriated to New Zealand. Last year Australia repatriated 24 of their fallen in an emotional ceremony and many of the families had hoped New Zealand would agree to move on the issue at the same time. That plea initially fell on deaf ears but last month the government promised to bring...

Duration:00:13:28

Kingi Taurua - The Cold War

4/24/2017
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Between the late 1950s and early 1970s New Zealanders fought in Korea, Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam. These wars were part of the Cold War, a long drawn out conflict between Western nations and Communist countries. It was led by the US, and New Zealand participated alongside the Western forces until the early 1970s. Around that time, New Zealand's involvement began to stir public and political debate. An anti-war movement grew and later merged with the Women's Rights and Anti-Apartheid...

Duration:00:16:18

Dr Monty Soutar - The Maori Battalion

4/24/2017
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The 28th Battalion of the Second World War, better known as the Maori Battalion, had a formidable reputation as one of the finest fighting forces but it came at a great cost: of the 3600 soldiers, 660 men didn't return home. One man who has spent much of his life researching and recording their stories is Dr Monty Soutar, and he has embarked on yet another project dedicated to the Maori men who fought and died for their country.

Duration:00:14:02

Peter Stanley - The First Wars of Australia

4/24/2017
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Before World War One, New Zealand was involved in conflicts here at home. The New Zealand Wars were battles in the 19th century between Maori allies and colonial troops. The wars began in the North when Ngapuhi chief Hone Heke cut down the Government's flagpole in Russell. This year, the Land Wars will be commemorated for the first time, 172 years since the first New Zealand war. It's something that Professor Peter Stanley at UNSW Canberra is interested in exploring in his own country.

Duration:00:37:41

Rahui Papa - Waikato Land Wars

4/24/2017
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The memory of the Land Wars and confiscations were too fresh for Waikato and Ngati Maniapoto iwi who suffered many losses of life, including women and children. So when it came to enlisting in the First World War, local MP Maui Pomare struggled to recruit volunteers. Adding to this the second Maori King, Kingi Taawhiao, proclaimed there would be no further uptake of weapons for Waikato people. Historian for the Kiingitanga, Rahui Papa, spoke to Mihingarangi Forbes about why Waikato...

Duration:00:13:32

Professor Michael Neiberg - America and the First World War

4/24/2017
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1917 was an extraordinary year that shaped 20th century history, and has had a profound effect upon the lives we lead today, in the 21st century. In 1917, revolution in Russia took that country out of the war and paved the way for the Soviet Union. And after three years watching anxiously from the sidelines, the US joined the war against Germany in 1917. Colin talks to Professor Michael Neiberg, the author of "The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America".

Duration:00:13:20

"A Chant of Hate against England" - German war poetry

4/24/2017
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Wilfred Owen wrote some of the best known poetry of World War One, as a British soldier in 1917. Since then, generations of New Zealanders have had to ponder poems like that in high school English classes, as well as the work of the other so-called 'war poets' like Rupert Brooke and Siegfried Sassoon - all of them British. There was a similar tradition of war poetry among the Germans too, and former RNZ Concert manager Roger Smith has been studying it.

Duration:00:18:54

Jean Cretney - Bideford and The Carswells

4/24/2017
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These days, there's not a lot to the small Wairarapa settlement of Bideford, but outside the small, and now closed, local school there is a modest memorial to former pupils who served in the First and Second World Wars. At the top of both lists is 'Norman Carswell'. And the only other person recorded as being killed in WW1 has the same family name: George Carswell, who died in France in 1918, and was the uncle of Jean Cretney who now lives in nearby Carterton. Jean has been trying to find...

Duration:00:12:10

Brendon Jull - Gallipoli

4/24/2017
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NZDF Lieutenant Colonel Brendan Jull is in Gallipoli for the New Zealand National Service at Chunuk Bair. This is taking place this year under tight security, after warnings earlier this month that the ceremonies on the peninsula could be a target for terrorism.

Duration:00:07:01

Catriona Pennell - Messines and Ireland's fallen soldiers

4/24/2017
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Dr Catriona Pennell from Exeter University has studied the Irish experience of World War One. She is also an expert in how that war is understood by young people today.

Duration:00:22:19