The Branch 48 Wanganui Award


Wanganui has just celebrated the 100th birthday of the Dublin Street Bridge so, it seems fitting to have a promotion of the Wanganui Award which depicts the Old Town Bridge which was replaced in 1970 and is situated only a few kilometres downstream from the Dublin Street Bridge.

The sketch on the Award is by the late Gerald Weeks, a well admired artist and sculptor from Wanganui.

The award measures 220mm x 190mm and is printed in full gloss.

Qualification is very easy, only 8 points required and the Club Call Sign of ZL2JA counts as two points, as does contact with any Wanganui YL. Contact with ZL2JA is not compulsory. Any mode or any band including repeaters and the National System, with contacts dating from 1st January 1982 from permanent residents of Wanganui. (May be portable)Wanganui Award Picture, Click on here to see full Image!

Branch 48 will be monitoring the Awards net on 3.677MHz for two weeks commencing Tuesday 3rd March 2015.

Anyone is welcome to announce themselves and join in and make contacts with Wanganui stations after the net.

Several Wanganui stations are active on the Old Timers Club net on 3.870MHz on Monday evenings at 8.30pm. Anyone is welcome to announce themselves and join in and make contacts with Wanganui stations after the net.

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The Caption reads;
" The old Wanganui Town Bridge showing the swing span open, allowing vessels to serve the wharf at Moutoa Gardens. The last ship to pass through the span was the vessel Huia, with a cargo of material to repair the Aramoho Railway Bridge in early 1902. Built in November 1871 and replaced in 1969 with the new Wanganui City Bridge, opening in December 1970."

Cost, (To cover postage)

$NZ5.00 for NZ
$A5.00 for Australia
$US5.00 for the rest of the World.

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Applications for the Wanganui Award can be made by submitting Log evidence to:-


The Awards Custodian
Branch 48 NZART
PO Box 7250
Wanganui 4541

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73s de Ivan ZL2ATU, Award Custodian.