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.

Andrew Agnew
Jon Asmus
Ron Badman
Peter Baird
Frank Barlow
Howard Bone
Ralph Boshier
Dave Brown
Allan Burgess
Paul Burke
Tony Clark
Bill Cousins
James Coyle
Stephanie Day
Paul Dennison
Brian Donaldson
Alan Gilchrist
Alex Glennie
Manolo González
Tony Graham
Kevin Heyward
Robert Hoeksema
Peter Huitson
Rex Johnson
Errol Lilley
David MacIntyre
Tom Mazey
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
Brian Webb
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.

Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (1988). Technology in Australia, 1788-1988. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

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

Glennie, A.C. (2018) Telefunken coast radio in New Zealand. Invercargill, NZ: A.C. Glennie.

Ingram, C.W.N. (1977). New Zealand shipwrecks, 1795-1975. Wellington, NZ: A.H. & A.W. Reed.

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.

NZ National Maritime Museum. New Zealand Maritime Record.

NZ Ship & Marine Society. NZ Marine News.

Vaughan, R. (2015). The last of a salty breed. Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co.

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