Alex Glennie says:
August 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

I wonder where the old ZLC staff records went to when the station closed in the 1990′s? Looking for any reference to flying boat operations during WW2 on the Chatham Islands. My father Charles A Glennie was attested to the RNZAF from 1942 to 1946 to assist in these operations even though employed by the Post Office. He was sent to the Flying Boat base at Mechanics Bay in Auckland for 3 mths training before commencing service on the Chathams. Any record of my father’s RNZAF attachment or Post Office would be appreciated. Thank you.

Alex Glennie


  1. Thanks for your message Neville. I would love to hear more about your work in New Zealand and to publish any photos you might like to provide.

    The website focuses on New Zealand radio communications, although there are pages about the Pacific Islands and even about the early Pennant Hills station as it was contemporary and similar to the stations at Awarua and Awanui.

    There is a website covering Australian coast stations. In case you haven’t seen it, it’s at


  2. Neville Henry
    04 November 2018

    I used to work as a Radio Technician at Awarua Radio from 1972 to 1977, at the Invercargill Radio Deport from 1981 to 1983, at POHQ in Wellington from 1983 to 1986, and in the Wellington Region engineers office from 1987 to 1994.

    More recently I have been working as an engineer for some 11 years, in Kordia Australia’s, Maritime Communications team, which operates HF Maritime Communications services for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), and the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). The services which have been operating for some 16 years, are broadcasted and received at Charleville Radio, located in QLD, and Wiluna Radio, located in WA.

    I note that there is quite a detailed section in this website on Taupo Radio, however there is no mention of Charleville Radio, nor Wiluna Radio. Why is this so?

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