Sources & References


I would like to thank the following people for their generous contributions of text, photos, drawings – and occasionally corrections. Without their contributions, would not be nearly so successful.

Most of our contributors are former staff of the New Zealand Post Office radio services.

Jon Asmus
Ron Badman
Howard Bone
Ralph Boshier
Paul Burke
Tony Clark
James Coyle
Stephanie Day
Brian Donaldson
Alan Gilchrist
Alex Glennie
Tony Graham
Robert Hoeksema
Rex Johnson
David MacIntyre
Janice (Emens) McAdam
Geoff Menzies
Peter Moore
George Newlands
Ngā Taonga – New Zealand Sound Archives
Brian Rickerby
Ralph Sanson
David Smith
Alan Tuner
Chris Underwood
John Warriner
Clyde Williams
John Yaldwyn


The following publications have been consulted and are recommended to anyone interested in learning more about New Zealand’s radio services:

Ball, D.; Lord, C.; Thatcher, M. (2011). Invaluable service: The secret history of New Zealand’s signals intelligence during two world wars. Waimauku, NZ: Resource Books Ltd.

Cooke, P. (2000). Defending New Zealand : ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, NZ: Defence of New Zealand Study Group.

Glennie, A. (2016). A scrapbook of history: Awarua Radio ZLB. Awarua, NZ: Awarua Communications Museum.

Johnson, R. (1996). Himatangi Radio Station, 1953-1995. Wellington, NZ: Rex Johnson.

MacIntyre, D.; Field, M.; Quinn, C. (1983). Cook’s Wild Strait: The interisland story. Wellington, NZ: A.H. & A.W. Reed.

Morris, D.C. (2002). Auckland Radio, Alpha & Omega. Waitakere City, NZ: Copy Out West.

New Zealand Post (2016). The New Zealand Post and Telegraph Department at War.

Wilson, A.C. (1994). Wire and wireless, A history of telecommunications in New Zealand, 1890-1987. Palmerston North, NZ: Dunmore Publishing.