Makara Radio 1950-1959

Makara Radio, 17 Oct 1957, by an unidentified photographer for NZ Free Lance magazine

Makara Radio, 17 Oct 1957, by unidentified photographer for NZ Free Lance magazine. Alexander Turnbull Library

Makara Radio. Date unknown.

Makara Radio. Date unknown. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

View from Makara Radio. Date unknown.

View from Makara Radio. Date unknown. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Feedlines for aerials at Makara Radio. Date unknown.

Feedlines for aerials at Makara Radio. Date unknown. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Gantry for aerial feedlines at Makara Radio. Date unknown.

Gantry for aerial feedlines at Makara Radio. Date unknown. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Feedpoint for one of the receiving aerials at Makara Radio. Date unknown.

Feedpoint for one of the receiving aerials at Makara Radio. Date unknown. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Riggers working at Makara Radio. Date unknown.

Riggers working at Makara Radio. Date unknown. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Riggers prepare to remove a pole at Makara Radio. Date unknown.

Riggers prepare to remove one of the less accessible poles at Makara Radio. Mana and Kapiti Islands can be seen faintly in background. Date unknown. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

To ease the pole out, additional holes were cut around the base with a post hole digger.

To ease the pole out, additional holes were cut around the base with a post hole digger. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Rigger directing crane so lifting hook can be attached to the old pole.

Rigger directing crane so lifting hook can be attached to the old pole. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

Removing pole at Makara Radio. Date unknown.

Removing pole at Makara Radio. Date unknown. Courtesy: Chris Underwood

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