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Weekend Variety Wireless - Hour 2- 22_10_17

Weekend Variety Wireless - Hour 2- 22_10_17



This hour, Graeme talks to Chris Bourke, author of Goodbye To Maoriland, a brilliantly researched and illustrated book on NZ music of World War 1.

Chris beileves in the importance of preserving the history and has a partiuclar affection for the music.

The music changed at the time of the war - there was support for the men and the want to raise funds also.

This was 5 years prior to Radio being born- so there were records and live street performances instead.

"The Heroes we've left behind" and "We'll never forget our boys"- Graeme and Chris get deep on the History of the music.

Listen above for many New Zealand War Songs including "Good Old New Zealand!"