Story: Whanganui region

Douglas Lilburn's childhood home

As a child, composer Douglas Lilburn lived at Drysdale, a sheep station in the upper Turakina valley – a place which he later described as a paradise, and which was to inspire his Drysdale Overture.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. © Lilburn Trust. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Drysdale Overture/Reference number CDR136)

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand Collection
Reference: PAColl-2049

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Cultural life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015