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Thomas Bracken: memorial (3rd of 3)

Thomas Bracken: memorial

This memorial to Thomas Bracken was erected by Rotary in the Northern Cemetery, Dunedin, in 1998, and includes the words to 'God defend New Zealand' in both English and Māori. It is not far from Bracken's grave – in 1898 he died in poverty in Dunedin, at the age of 56.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National anthems - History of ‘God defend New Zealand’', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012