18 October

First trans-global radio transmission to London

1924 First trans-global radio transmission to London

From the family sheep station in Shag Valley, East Otago, amateur radio operator Frank Bell sent a groundbreaking Morse code transmission received and replied to by London-based amateur operator Cecil Goyder. Read more...
New Zealand Opera Group's first opening night

1954 New Zealand Opera Group's first opening night

Soon to be renamed the New Zealand Opera Company, the Group performed The telephone in Wellington. The performance was broadcast live on radio. Read more...