2018: Visit to the site of Awanui Radio

8 December 2018

All of the original Awanui Radio station buildings remain, as do the three concrete blocks for the tower guy anchors and the concrete pedestals for the tower itself.

Although the three buildings of the actual station appear to be in poor condition, the two houses are well cared for.

All photos © Neil Sanderson except where noted.

On the way to Awanui Radio
On the way to Awanui Radio
On the way to Awanui Radio
On the way to Awanui Radio
On the way to Awanui Radio
On the way to Awanui Radio
Remains of the original Awanui Radio, looking northeast and showing the operating building in the centre, with the smaller storage building to the right and the engine house in the distance. All three anchor blocks for the tower guys can also be seen.
Remains of the original Awanui Radio, looking northeast and showing the operating building in the centre, with the smaller storage building to the right and the engine house in the distance. All three anchor blocks for the tower guys can be seen (two at the left and one at the far right).
Southwest guy anchor and operating building (now a residence) at Awanui Radio
Southwest guy anchor and operating building (now a residence) at Awanui Radio
Concrete base for the 400-foot tower, engine house and operating building at Awanui Radio
L-R: Concrete base for the 400-foot tower, engine house and operating building at Awanui Radio
Original 1913 buildings at Awanui Radio, L-R: engine house, operating building, storage building
Original 1913 buildings at Awanui Radio, L-R: engine house, operating building, storage building
Northern guy anchor, Awanui Radio
Northern guy anchor, Awanui Radio
Engine house, Awanui Radio
Engine house, Awanui Radio. The antennas in the background are part of the “new” Awanui Radio, an unmanned SITOR station.
Officers' Quarters and, in the distance, the residence of the Officer in Charge at Awanui Radio
Officers’ Quarters and, in the distance, the residence of the Officer in Charge at Awanui Radio. Compare this with the photo below, which was taken 99 years earlier, in 1919.
Accommodations at Awanui Radio, 1919
Accommodations at Awanui Radio, 1919. The 400-foot tower can be seen faintly, between the two houses. Photo: Northwood Brothers
Original residence of the Officer in Charge, Awanui Radio
Residence of the Officer in Charge, Awanui Radio
Officers' Quarters, Awanui Radio
Officers’ Quarters, Awanui Radio