Story: Pītama, Te Aritaua

Te Aritaua Pitama announcing a broadcast at VE Day, 1945

Hear Te Aritaua Pitama announce a live 3YA broadcast from King Edward Barracks at the scene of the Christchurch VE Day celebrations in 1945. He is also heard performing a waiata tangi, with his concert party, in a recording from the 1950s. (1 min 10 sec)

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Sound Archives / Ngā Taonga Kōrero
Reference: D7165 & T5369

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How to cite this page:

Angela Ballara and Riki Te Mairaki Pitama. 'Pītama, Te Aritaua', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000, updated January, 2002. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 October 2021)