Volunteers connect with Southland’s old-time communicators

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Awarua Communication Museum is built on the site of Awarua Radio ZLB – which began operating on 18 December 1913!

The early radio station provided ship-to-shore communications and weather reports on the Southern Ocean; a vital link to the whaling ships with the outside world.

Volunteers from our Southland centre enjoyed their trip to the amazing museum, where they saw the fascinating collection of vintage communication equipment and watched entertaining heritage films in a small theatre, a replica of the former Popular Picture Palace, established in 1917 in Invercargill.

The visit was during New Zealand’s national volunteer week 2021 and was a lovely way to acknowledge the work of a great bunch of our hard-working Southlanders!

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