Arthur McClay recordings and papers on early broadcasting in Wellington and wireless telegraphy.
Scope and Contents
The core of this collection is an audio casette tape titled
Wireless telegraphy episodes in Wellington, 1911-1914, and episodes Radio Broadcast Station 2YK, Wellington, 1922-25. The accompanying papers include a memoir by Thomas Clarkson, former Chief Telegraph Engineer with the New Zealand Post and Telegraph Department, of the early days of radio transmission.
- 1911 - 1983
- 2YA (Radio station : Wellington, N.Z.) (Organization)
- Clarkson, Tom (Person)
- McClay, Arthur J.H. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
PARTLY RESTRICTED: No access to original cassette audio tape. Use CD access copy instead.
Biographical / Historical
Arthur J. H. McClay (1897-1984) was associated with the initial development of radio in New Zealand during the 1920s.
0.02 metres (1 folder + 1 cassette and 1 compact disc)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Arthur McClay, 445 Dominion Road, Balmoral, Auckland in 1983 per Professor Keith Sinclair, Department of History.
Existence and Location of Copies
A copy of the recording is also held by Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, Wellington: [Arthur McLay (sic) talks about early broadcasting in Wellington and wireless telegraphy] (record no.25867).
Original cassette tape transferred to Media Cabinet 3/1. Access CDs housed in Media Cabinet 3/2.
- Wireless telegraphy episodes in Wellington, 1911-1914 (Organization)
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository
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