Kōrero: National anthems

Thomas Bracken: writer (1 o 3)

Thomas Bracken's poem 'God defend New Zealand' inspired a competition to compose suitable music, which was won by John Woods. This 1879 edition of the sheet music features portraits of both men.

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Reference: S12-542

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'National anthems - History of ‘God defend New Zealand’', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/33761/thomas-bracken-writer (accessed 26 August 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012