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Temple of radio culture, 1937 (2 o 4)

Temple of radio culture, 1937

In this 1937 cartoon Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage and Director of Broadcasting James Shelley pour radio fees into a concrete mixer for the construction of a 'temple of radio culture'. Shelley, a Labour government appointee, was a former professor of education, committed to using radio as a tool to uplift the cultural level of the masses. A section of the public was suspicious of Labour's radio experiments, especially as they were paid for by listeners' licence fees.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-312-1-191
Cartoon by William Blomfield

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Brian Pauling, 'Radio - The state takes over – the 1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/42800/temple-of-radio-culture-1937 (accessed 13 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Brian Pauling, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014