Leslie James Elliston
Born: 22 Sep 1898
Died: 22 Aug 1984, age 85
- Awanui Radio: Operator, from March 1918 (age 19)
- Awanui Radio: Superintendent until closure on 10 Feb 1930, then dismantled the station
- Chatham Islands Radio: Superintendent from 4 April 1930
ZL1GR, Auckland in 1980
Les was interviewed in February 1984 – just six months before his death – as part of the 150th anniversary of Kaitaia. In the interview he gives a good description of the equipment and the people that made Awanui Radio. You can listen to the interview by clicking the link below which will open a new window. The portion with Les begins at 3:07 and runs for 11 minutes.