Kōrero: Telecommunications

Party lines

Many farming communities set up their own telephone networks. Known as ‘party lines’, the networks were shared by up to 10 households, and it was possible for people to listen in on others’ conversations.

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Reference: Telephone Talk. National Film Unit, 1953

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

A. C. Wilson, 'Telecommunications - Post and Telegraph, 1914–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/22015/party-lines (accessed 16 December 2019)

He kōrero nā A. C. Wilson, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010