Members of the cast, which included 250 schoolchildren, rehearse for the first production of Jenny McLeod's Earth and sky in Masterton in 1968. Based on Māori creation poetry, the work was a music-theatre extravaganza, and its success made a contribution to New Zealand's burgeoning biculturalism. This sound clip contains an excerpt from the work.
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Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero (Earth and sky/Reference number 14657)