Kōrero: Sport and society

Racing commentary

In this Nevile Lodge cartoon from 1955, four Kiwi blokes stop their card game to listen to a horse race on the radio. They were possibly listening to a commentary by Dave Clarkson, who called many horse races and trots in the Canterbury region from 1937. The sound recording is of his last broadcast race commentary on 6 March 1971.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-261-019
Cartoon by Nevile Lodge

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (David Clarkson's final broadcast/ID 39392)

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Greg Ryan, 'Sport and society - Rise of spectatorship', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/speech/39408/racing-commentary (accessed 23 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Greg Ryan, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013