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Interview with Reg Patrick

Interview with Reg Patrick. [Sound recording] [Special Collections]

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Interview with Reg Patrick by John Clements, recorded in Guildford, Surrey, England.

Reg Patrick speaks about his days as a technical liaison officer at the BBC. In particular, his part in organising the Empire Broadcast in 1953, made by Queen Elizabeth II from Auckland, New Zealand and broadcast throughout the Commonwealth through a joint effort from the BBC, ABC and New Zealand Radio. Reg talks about the technical difficulties in organising this broadcast. He also talks about Sir Edmund Hillary, from whose home the broadcast was made. This recording includes the Empire Broadcast and National Anthem.

This sound recording is part of the John Clements Oral History Collection.

Date: 21 January 1983
Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: John Clements Oral History Collection
Copyright: © Estate of John Clements
Other Information: This recording was originally made on a 5 inch (13 centimetre) reel to reel tape.
Notes: 1 digital file : 28 MB
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/54266
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