List of staff at Chatham Islands Radio ZLC, from the 75th Anniversary Scrapbook – 1988
I think corrections are required between the names D Condell and K Holt. There were at least two Shearers working in radio around that time. One was Dave Shearer, Radio Technician (working at ZLW/Makara) and the other was Dave Shearer (Supervisor, Room 53) Neither of them were anywhere near ZLC in 1958.
Enter me arriving at the Chathams 15.12.56 and leaving there on or about 12.5.1958 based on Dave Smith’s arrival (he relieved me) – thus:
D Condell: 3. 7. 1956 – 14.11.58
R C Williams: 15. 12. 1956 – ?. 5. 1958
D C Smith: 12. 5. 1958 – 4. 2. 1959
– Clyde Williams
JK (Bill) Riley was an operator c1947-1949, during which time he married Noelene on the Chathams. According to electoral rolls, they lived in Karori in 1949. They returned to the Chathams in 1952 and stayed until approximately 1958, during which time Bill was again an operator at ZLC.
I’m pretty sure Ken Wyatt was appointed a supervisor after AP Meek left.
M James refers to MJ Haurua. When he joined the PO the recruiting guy said Haurua was difficult to pronounce so suggested he use his second name, James, as his surname.
NRD Marshall says 14.2.1979 to 14.8.1978. Probably a typo. Likely departed 14.8.1979.
– Paul Burke (Mar 2019)
R Clyde Williams
“I arrived by flying boat on 15 December 1956. The following day Prince Phillip aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia arrived at the Chathams Islands. He only stayed one day and I stayed 513 days.”