Kōrero: Rock, limestone and clay

1950s radio show

1950s radio show

In this publicity or advertising photograph, this family is listening to a radio show for their evening’s entertainment. Some old valve radios used mica capacitors (a component that stores electricity), but other materials soon proved to be superior. There was a brief flurry of interest in mica mining in New Zealand in the 1940s, but no good sources were found.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: I.001336
Photograph by Gordon Burt

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Rock, limestone and clay - Other minerals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5264/1950s-radio-show (accessed 24 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006