Story: National anthems

John Woods: musician (2nd of 4)

Composer John Woods was a keen musician who was reputed to be competent on no less than 12 musical instruments, and a good singer. Here he is shown (front row, third from left) as a violinist in the Lawrence Orchestra, probably in the 1890s or early 1900s.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National anthems - History of ‘God defend New Zealand’', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 October 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012