Jan 2003: Rededication of Musick Memorial Station

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.