Awarua Radio Managers

Managers of Awarua Radio ZLB

Managers of Awarua from inception to closure are recorded on this plaque which was displayed at the station. The original plaque was held by Lester Price in Nelson, but it has now been donated to the Southland Museum in Invercargill. Photo: Alex Glennie

Managers of New Zealand Post Office radio stations were in the early days referred to as Officers in Charge, then later as Superintendents, and finally as Managers.

Officers in Charge

ALM Wllis, first manager of the Awarua wireless stationALM Willis, 18 Dec 1913 – 31 Mar 1914. More

John L DaviesJohn L Davies, 1 Apr 1914 – 9 Aug 1914. More

William Robinson Henry ClarkeWRH (Harry) Clarke, 1 Oct 1914 – 10 Jan 1915. More

John L DaviesJohn L Davies, 11 Jan 1915 – 11 Dec 1917. More

WFC (Frank) WhitemanWFC (Frank) Whiteman, 12 Dec 1917 – 14 Feb 1921. More

Superintendents

LH (Les) SteeleLH (Les) Steel, 21 Jan 1921 – 28 Oct 1926. More

James Henry HamptonJames H Hampton, 29 Oct 1926 – 19 Apr 1929. More

AW Head, Superintendent of Awarua RadioAW (Hec) Head, 1 Apr 1929 – 29 Mar 1945. More

Laurie Emens of Awarua Radio ZLBLaurie G Emens, 18 Apr 1945 – 1 Apr 1947. More

WA Wallace of Awarua Radio ZLBWA Wallace, 4 Aug 1947 – 5 Dec 1954. More

John Houlian of Awarua Radio c1930J Houlihan, 4 Jan 1955 – 31 Mar 1958. More

JU (Jack) BonischJU (Jack) Bonisch, 1 Apr 1958 – 10 Apr 1965. More

James B Dolan of Awarua RadioJames B Dolan, 22 Jun 1965 – 15 Aug 1966. More

Elvie Ellenden, Awarua RadioElvin (Ellie) Ellenden, 1 Sep 1966 – 5 Mar 1971. More

JF (Jack) RyanJF (Jack) Ryan, 24 May 1971 – 18 Jan 1974. More

H John MilneH John Milne, 13 Feb 1974 – 20 May 1974. More

Managers

CA Glennie of Awarua Radio ZLBCharles A Glennie, 4 Jul 1974 – 18 May 1976. More

JT (Jim) DudleyJT (Jim) Dudley, 24 Sep 1976 – 30 Sep 1981. More

Joe Collett, Manager of Awarua Radio ZLBP Joe Collett, 9 Oct 1981 – 3 May 1985. More

Lester Price of Awarua Radio ZLBLester J Price, 16 Jul 1985 – 30 Aug 1991

Awarua Radio closed on 30 August 1991.