Two of New Zealand's greatest expatriate scientists, Ernest Rutherford and William Pickering, spent their childhood years in the tiny township of Havelock, between Picton and Nelson, and attended the same school 30 years apart. Physicist Rutherford, who left New Zealand in 1895, is best known for splitting the atom. Rocket scientist Pickering oversaw NASA missions to the moon from the 1960s. Listen to this Roadside Story about Havelock's famous sons.
Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
Archival audio from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number sa-tx-3223-pm)
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