Story: Rural media

Listening to the radio

Listening to the radio

L. C. Mitchell’s painting of a farming family gathered around the radio after dinner appeared on the New Zealand Journal of Agriculture’s cover in August 1949. By this time radio was a vital source of information and entertainment for country folk, and helped them overcome isolation.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: S-L 833-COVER

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural media - Radio', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/18029/listening-to-the-radio (accessed 27 June 2017)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008