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date: 23 April 2024

New Zealand. 

The Oxford Companion to Music
Adrienne SimpsonAdrienne Simpson

New Zealand became a British colony in 1840. During the next few decades, European migrants strove to recreate familiar cultural traditions in their new home. Music was the most popular of the performing arts: music teachers and music shops quickly appeared to meet the needs of a vigorous domestic market; amateur choral and orchestral societies flourished from the 1850s; and a thriving brass band movement began in the 1870s. The discovery of gold in ... ...

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