Hear Our Voices, We Entreat: The Extraordinary Story of New Zealand's National Anthems

By: Cryer, Max

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Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Sticker on first leaf with date of publication (this copy probably sent out as a review copy.) ; 140 pages. Page dimensions: 242 x 184mm. Numerous illustrations. "The story of God Defend New Zealand is a curious one. After enterprising Irish settler Thomas Bracken penned the words, he held a competition for people to compose the music. The winner was John Joseph Woods, an obscure schoolteacher from Lawrence, central Otago. The story of its acceptance as our national anthem was long and fraught; there were many rivals, and dozens of songs purporting to be 'New Zealand's national song' were written and published."

Title: Hear Our Voices, We Entreat: The Extraordinary Story of New Zealand's National Anthems

Author Name: Cryer, Max

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Auckland, Exisle Publishing: (2004)

ISBN Number: 0908988354

ISBN Number 13: 9780908988358

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 17541