Kōrero: Telecommunications

Āpirana Ngata on the phone

Āpirana Ngata on the phone

Using ‘wireless telephony’ Sir Āpirana Ngata, on behalf of the acting prime minister, formally opened the telephone link to Australia in November,1930 with the words: ‘Tēnā koe. I hope you understand Māori over there in Australia …’

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

A. C. Wilson, 'Telecommunications - Post and Telegraph, 1914–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22016/apirana-ngata-on-the-phone (accessed 19 August 2019)

Story by A. C. Wilson, published 11 Mar 2010