Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero

The archives include recordings of news items about theatre and events such as the Inaugural Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards (1992), of recollections of and interviews with theatre identities such as Mervyn Thompson (1991), documentaries about theatres and theatre matters such as the St James Theatre Dunedin (1958), some recordings of theatrical productions such as the CUDS rehearsal of Julius Caesar with Ngaio Marsh (1956), and many radio dramas, for example Love Knots by Vivienne Plumb (1988).

Researchers can access the collection most easily through the website which includes two searchable databases as well as three catalogues of wartime recordings which are downloadable. The latter includes recordings of and about troop entertainments such as the Kiwi Concert Party.