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Blue smoke

Blue smoke

Winner of the New Zealand Post Book of the Year award in 2011, Chris Bourke's Blue smoke: the lost dawn of New Zealand popular music 1918–1964 drew on extensive research to bring to life a fascinating but forgotten aspect of New Zealand's cultural life. At the same time it chronicled a period of dramatic social change.

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Reference: Chris Bourke, Blue smoke: the lost dawn of New Zealand popular music, 1918-1964. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2010

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Alex Calder, 'Non-fiction - Questioning orthodoxies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Alex Calder, published 22 Oct 2014