Jun 9, 2008

Podcast: Godley Head Heritage

A 26 minute interview with Peter Wilkins, Curator of the Godley Head Heritage Trust. He talks about coastal defense in New Zealand from the Victorian period right through to World War II.

While our idea of who New Zealand’s enemies were changed over time, we find out that the idea of foreign invasion was a very real thing. During the Second World War U-boats found their way into New Zealand’s waters. The liner Niagara was sunk and there's also the mystery of the ten mines that were laid along Lyttelton Harbour, never to be found.

We also hear about the women who served on Godley Head, freeing up the men who were urgently required in North Africa.

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