Story: Rural mythologies

Recording the countryside

Nevile Lodge’s cartoon of Jim Henderson with a microphone in hand appeared in the book version of ‘Open country’. ‘Open country’ was a regular radio show in the 1950s and 1960s, which broadcast short stories from rural New Zealand. The sound file is drawn from episode 60 in which various country folk talked about the uses of a stockwhip.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Open Country – stockwhips/C1184)

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Reference: Jim Henderson, ed., Open country: people and places out of town. Wellington: Reed, 1965), p. viii.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Rural mythologies - Rural myth lives on, 1945–1975', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/natural-sounds/20328/recording-the-countryside (accessed 20 September 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008