1951: Himatangi Radio under construction

Programme notes for the opening of Himatangi Radio in 1951
Courtesy Jon Asmus
Construction at Himatangi Radio
Construction at Himatangi Radio. Courtesy Jon Asmus. Click to enlarge.
Construction at Himatangi Radio
Construction at Himatangi Radio. Courtesy Jon Asmus. Click to enlarge.
Construction at Himatangi Radio
Construction at Himatangi Radio. Courtesy Jon Asmus
Construction at Himatangi Radio
Construction at Himatangi Radio. Obviously there was a strict dress code for the construction workers. 🙂 Courtesy Jon Asmus
October 1951: Building the north wall of the administration wing at Himatangi Radio
October 1951: Building the north wall of the administration wing, with garage door at extreme right. Courtesy: Chris Underwood
Construction at Himatangi Radio
Construction at Himatangi Radio. Courtesy Jon Asmus
October 1951: Looking west through Transmitter Hall under construction at Himatangi Radio
October 1951: Looking west through Transmitter Hall. Apertures for ductings can be seen in foundations on right. Courtesy: Chris Underwood
October 1951: Sarking on roof of Administration Wing at Himatangi Radio almost completed.
October 1951: Sarking on roof of Administration Wing almost completed. The tank for water supply from well is in the background. Courtesy: Chris Underwood
Laying cable in ducts under the floor of the transmitter hall at Himatangi Radio
Laying cable in ducts under the floor of the transmitter hall at Himatangi Radio. Courtesy: Chris Underwood
October 1951: Using a light bulldozer to drag 70ft poles into position for erection at Himatangi Radio
October 1951: Using a light bulldozer to drag 70ft poles into position for erection. Courtesy: Chris Underwood
October 1951: Using a light bulldozer to drag 70ft poles into position for erection
October 1951: Using a light bulldozer to drag 70ft poles into position for erection. Courtesy: Jon Asmus
October 1951: Erecting a 70ft pole at Himatangi Radio
October 1951: Erecting a 70ft pole. Station building nearing completion in background. Courtesy: Chris Underwood