Record [Teal presents Songs of the South Seas]

Astor Recording and TV Studios Limited, Manufacturer

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Astor Recording and TV Studios Limited, Manufacturer
1. Record: Black, vinyl record with brown label. "TEAL Presents Songs of the South Seas".
Side 1: 'Patu Patu Ake' (Eddie Lund), 'Pokarekare' (Piripata) and 'Minoi Minoi' (Teumata).
Side 2: 'Isa Lei' (Caten) and 'Waltzing Matilda' (Patterson Cowan). The label also has details of the record company and a copyright warning on each side.
2. Cover: Square, cardboard case sealed on 3 sides. The cover is green and white. Underneath the title (TEAL presents Songs of the South Seas), is the profile of a woman with long, dark hair, nude and up to her hip in water putting a white flower in her hair. To the right of the image is a list of countries and the songs associated with it: Tahiti - Patu Patu Ake; New Zealand - Pokarekare; Samoa - Minoi Minoi; Fiji - Isa Lei; Australia - Waltzing Matilda. In the bottom, right corner is a logo saying "TEAL 21 Years". On the reverse, is a list of songs with a description, the record company's details and a copyright warning. Written in the top left corner in pen is "ELECTRA".
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Processed Material/Paper/Cardboard
Signature/Marks and Type
Unauthorised Public / performance, Copying , and / Broadcasting of this / record prohibited. / ASTOR / TEAL Presents / SONGS OF THE SOUTH SEAS/ ASTOR RECORDING & T.V. STUDIOS LTD. 48 Shortland St., AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND Printed
TEAL presents / Songs of the South Seas / Astor / AE - 12 / TAHITI … / Patu Patu Ake / NEW ZEALAND../ Pokarekare / SAMOA … / Minoi Minoi / FIJI… / Isa Lei / AUSTRALIA / Waltzing Matilda / TEAL / 21 / YEARS Printed
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Astor Recording and TV Studios Limited. Record [Teal presents Songs of the South Seas], 2004.422. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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