Programme 131 - Statue to a working sheepdog

01 May 1966

In 'Statue to a sheepdog' Mrs Innes relates how the idea of setting up a monument originated - Henry Le Cren of "Five Ways" Geraldine and the Mackenzie County Historical Society, quite unknown to each other conceived the idea of this unusual monument. A committee of 4 local Federated Farmers men - J.I. Innes (Ian) of Halden; M, France (David), from Glenrock; D.M.C. Burnett (Donald) of Mt Cook Station and President of the Mackenzie Country Historical Society, was set up to go into the suggestion. Mrs R.D. Elliott, of Kaikoura in Marlborough, was commissioned to model the dog, which was then to be sent to England to be cast in bronze. After much discussion and elimination they chose a small rise by Lake Tekapo, near the Church of the Good Shepherd as a suitable spot to place the monument. Considerable care was taken to ensure that the dog should be a true type of the rough Country dog, which it's meant to represent.

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Venue - Wellington

Interviewer(s) - Jim Henderson, presenter

Venue - NZBC Studios, Wellington

Accompanying material - Script at MS-Papers-1239, folder 37

Arrangement: Tape numbers - OHT5-0115

Quantity: 1 5" reel(s). 1 event(s). 13 Minutes Duration.

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Date: 01 May 1966 From: Open Country Sound Recordings Ref: OHT5-0115 Description: Quantity: 1 5" reel(s). 13 Minutes Duration.