Author(s): Neil Colquhoun (editor)
An illustrated New Zealand history in the words and music of songs. This is a totally revised and enlarged edition of a classic of NZ publishing; the 1972 edition has been out of print for decades. This is rich, poetic Kiwi cultural treasure - the songs of the pioneers: whalers, sealers, gumdiggers, goldminers and unionists. Includes lyrics, music and chords.
Neil Colquhoun enjoyed a long career as a music specialist educator in schools. Performance with Rona Bailey and Jim Delahunty at the 1957 Auckland Festival of the Arts began his interest in New Zealand folk song. Since then he has collected, performed and recorded New Zealand song, and where the music has been lost he has recreated appropriate and beautiful tunes.