10 Jan 2015

The music of World War I

From The Weekend, 11:47 am on 10 January 2015

2015 marks the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign and historians are pouring through records from the First World War looking for new insights into the conflict. Chris Bourke is the award winning author of Blue Smoke: The Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music, 1918-1964. He has just begun an investigation an aspect of that conflict which is largely missing from the history books. His next work will be something of a prequel to Blue Smoke, he's been granted a Lilburn Research Fellowship to look at New Zealand music made during the Great War.