Typescript, Radio Log Extracts, MV Taranaki and Letters, Jim Munro and Ted Grundy

Grundy, A A McA
Munro, James Stuart Burnett

Object detail

Brief Description
A typescript and radio log extracts:

a) A copy of extracts from the radio log of the MV Taranaki which was berthed at Port Ahuriri during the Hawke's Bay earthquake on 3 February 1931.

The document is titled: British Wireless Marine Service. Joint Service Department of the Marconi International Marine Communication Company Limited and Radio Communicate Company Limited. Extracts from process Verbal of MV Taranaki call sign GNRF for period 3 February 1931 to 5 February 1931.

Subject: Great Catastrophic Earthquake at Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. It includes a message from Arthur A Grundy stating the the extract of the log covers the entire period of radios exchanged between warships and coast stations in connection with the Napier earthquake from the commencement. It also states that a number of the messages handled were not sent officially but have since been recorded and filed. It commends the operator of the Northumberland on his vigilance and work during the disaster.

The radio log is in a hardcover folder and includes four letters between Mr J S B (Jim) Munro and Mr A A McA (Teddy) Grundy who was the radio operator on the MV Taranaki regarding permission to copy the transcript:

b) Letter addressed to Mr Ted Grundy, dated 8 December 1967.

c) Letter addressed to Mr J S B Munro, dated 15 December 1967.

d) Letter addressed to Mr A A McA Grundy, dated 29 December 1967.

e) Letter addressed to Mr A A McA Grundy, dated 17 January 1968.

e) Hardcover folder.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Typed on paper with black ink. Light blue linen hardcover folder with two tape ties.
Height x Width: 380 x 207mm
Height x Width: 250 x 203mm
Height x Width: 209 x 48mm
Height x Width: 250 x 202mm
Height x Width: 70 x 207mm
Height x Width x Depth/Length: 350 x 220 x 22mm
HBAECS / Hawke's Bay / & / East Coast / Art Society, Bookplate, Printed
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Credit line
gifted by Mr A A Grundy
Other number(s)
q993.131 Bri, 6048, 64737


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