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John Woods: Anthem House (4th of 4)

John Woods: Anthem House

Lawrence residents, including schoolchildren and people in period costume, gather outside the former residence of John Woods to sing 'God defend New Zealand' in March 2007. The house is now known as 'Anthem House', and although it is privately owned, is a tourist attraction.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 24 March 2007, p. 38
Photograph by Glenn Conway

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National anthems - History of ‘God defend New Zealand’', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012