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The credits for this documentary.
The product of an Irishman’s song writing competition during the 1800s, judged by three German guys living in Australia!– David Farrier
This is a contribution to Australasian nationalism.– Thomas Bracken, author, God Defend New Zealand
Races mixed living hand in hand, Aotearoa is New Zealand.– Robert Steed’s alternative anthem
The reality is that in this first New Zealand edition from 1882 there are five verses in English and five verses in Maori. It’s actually saying: right from the beginnings of this it was something that both English and Maori could aspire towards. And so I see it as one of our founding documents.– David Dell, Sheet Music Archive of New Zealand
Climbing up onto the dais the five-man John Hunter said: I suppose they’re going to play that Pommie song. And then suddenly they didn’t. They played our song. And it made a huge difference to us.– Dick Joyce, Rowing Eight gold medallist, 1972 Olympics