As I Remember Vol 3

Author(s): Compiled by Jim Sullivan

NZ - History

This collection will stir memories for the older generation and provide snapshots of the past for the young. The third volume of As I Remember stories celebrates the tenth anniversary of this segment of National Radio's Sounds Historical programme hosted by Jim Sullivan. This anniversary and the demand for a further collection of stories to be published is testament to the popularity of this aspect of our history. So many memories and so much of our history would be lost if ordinary New Zealanders were not given the opportunity to tell their own personal stories. The reminiscences in As I Remember Volume 3 create a living picture of New Zealand history through accounts of day to day happenings. Several stories describe journeys by different modes of transport which remind us not only of the obvious changes but also of different expectations. From the earliest recollection in the book of travel by horse and carriage in what seemed a momentous journey from Kaikoura to Nelson in 1912, to an adventurous family travelling by motorbike and sidecar in the 20s. Even in the 40s stories relate children's excitement at being able to travel by car rather than bike. It is in the detail that the interest lies and these accounts of family holidays, Christmas celebrations, children's play, teachers' tales, nursing stories, rural and city life. Contributions are from all over the country and cover a wide time-span, mostly from the 1920s to 1955. Where possible, contributors have provided photos from their family albums to illustrate their story though the scarcity of film, particularly during the Second World War, was noted by many. Jim Sullivan has been involved in broadcasting and writing for over 30 years. As well as a stint as Morning Report presenter he has worked as an announcer and journalist for various radio and television programmes. His love of history attracted him to Radio New Zealand Sound Archives where he was chief archivist during the 1980s. He has also managed the Oral History Centre at the Alexander Turnbull Library. As well as hosting

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General Fields

  • : 9781877298035
  • : tandnz
  • : tandnz
  • : June 2004
  • : 180x133mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 208pp
  • : Photographs
  • : Compiled by Jim Sullivan
  • : Paperback