Saturday, November 2, 2013

Thames (NZ): Radios for sale at Bowen Street 1948

Thames, like many areas around New Zealand has had many people over the years involved with amateur radio. There are several oral histories at The Treasury that give details of some of the people who were involved.

An interesting card appeared on an auction site today for a radio sold from Thames. The radio was supplied by A A LOCKIE of Bowen Street, Thames. His call sign was ZL1JL. Bowen Street is today known as Rolleston Street - it was the portion of Rolleston Street that was south of the Hape Creek Bridge.
Above: A A LOCKIE's Warranty Card

Below: Looking south along Rolleston Street, known previously as BOWEN STREET

In the 1949 Electoral Roll, Alvin Alexander Lockie was a pensioner living at 125 Bowen Street, Thames.