Kōrero: Wellington places



This poster advertises the 1948 song ‘Paekakariki’ by Wellington singer Ken Avery. It featured wordplay, such as the line: ‘Come up to Paekakariki in the land of the tiki where you spend all your days at the beach’. The song became a hit, selling 7,000 copies in a year.

Download the document to view the poster and musical score (640 KB).

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Kāpiti Coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/13539/paekakariki (accessed 19 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016