2003: Rededication of the Musick Memorial

12 January 2003

A new memorial plaque was unveiled by the US Ambassador to New Zealand, His Excellency Charles J Swindells, before a large gathering at the Musick Memorial Radio Station.

Ian Walker and Charles Swindells

Ian Walker, chairman of the Suburban Amateur Radio Club, with Charles J Swindells, US Ambassador to New Zealand

Ann Walker with Mrs Swindells and Whitney Swindells

Ann Walker with Mrs Swindells and Whitney Swindells

Blowing the conch

The VIPs were welcomed into the radio station grounds with a traditional powhiri.

Wero, or challenge

VIPs face the traditional wero, or challenge, from Maori warriors

Wero, or challenge

Ambassador Swindells prepares to accept the welcome into the radio station grounds

Maori warrior at Powhiri

A warrior leads the VIPs in the radio station grounds

Ambassador Charles J Swindells

His Excellency, Charles J Swindells, US Ambassador to New Zealand, speaks at the rededication ceremony.

This plaque, on the west wall of the memorial hall, was dedicated by US Ambassador Charles J Swindells on the 65th anniversary of the loss of the Samoan Clipper.

The plaque dedicated by US Ambassador Charles J Swindells on the 65th anniversary of the loss of the Samoan Clipper now hangs on the west wall in the Memorial Hall at Musick Memorial Radio Station.