Kōrero: National anthems

Anthems in Māori: 'Aotearoa' (2 o 2)

Anthems in Māori: 'Aotearoa'

In March 1878 the premier, Sir George Grey, heard 'God defend New Zealand' sung at a civic welcome, and was so impressed that he asked Thomas Henry Smith, a retired judge of the Māori Land Court, to translate it into Māori. This version, entitled 'Aotearoa', was received by Grey in October 1878 and published in Otago newspapers that month.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: GNZM 554a

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'National anthems - New Zealand’s anthems', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/33758/anthems-in-maori-aotearoa (accessed 24 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012