The 394ft steel tower of the original Awarua Radio spark gap station was felled on 24 March 1938. Charles Rillstone, who first worked at Awarua Radio ZLB in 1916, was the engineer in charge of dropping the tower.
I believe the photograph above must have been taken from the east end of the cook house / accommodation building somewhere near the intersection of the road that leads to the receiving office built in 1940, looking west towards Greenhills.
– Alex Glennie, Awarua Radio historian, 2016
Strangely, it wasn’t until three years later that the three 150 ft steel replacement towers were installed.