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Lamphouse Annual

an annual catalogue of electrical goods and, specifically, radio parts and construction details. The first issue, called 'The N.Z. Radiogram Annual', was issued in May 1932. This name continued until 1938 when it changed to 'Lamphouse Annual'. The final issue was 1952/53.

The NZ Radiogram

A great periodical hobby magazine put out by Lamphouse - from May 1932 (Vol 1 Num 1) until around 1946.

The N.Z. Radio Times

a monthly publication that began in April 1932 and ran through until around 1937. Contains construction details for radios and radio-related circuits, as well as other radio-related information, including DXing.

The Radio Record

An early periodical about upcoming programmes on various stations around the country, essentially the forerunner to The Listener. The first issue was probably Friday July 22, 1927 (Volume 1, Issue 2 sighted, dated Friday July 29, 1927 and consecutive issues appear to be weekly). In January of 1937 the government of the day decided to release a new state-owned publication which would come to be known as the New Zealand Listener and revoked the Radio Record's right to print schedules in advance, effectively destroying the business - The owners sold to the NBC and were incorporated into the new periodical.

New Zealand Listener

Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: New Zealand Listener 1, no. 1 (30 June 1939) (S-L-1249-COVER)

What began on the 30th of June 1939 as a state-owned journal of radio in New Zealand became THE magazine for radio and television information including schedules of upcoming broadcasts for all New Zealanders ever since. The Listener is still running today, having its 80th birthday in 2019.

Johns Catalogue

Johns Ltd produced a catalogue (annually?) of radio and electrical goods.

Radio & Electrical Review

A monthly magazine mainly trade-oriented but full of great period information and set schematics.