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Scottish poet Robbie Burns is remembered by a statue in Dunedin – but the city has also been home to many other bards, including Thomas Bracken, who composed the words to New Zealand’s national anthem, and the counter-culture poet James K. Baxter. A host of latter-day musical bards are responsible for the ‘Dunedin sound’ – jangly guitars and thoughtful lyrics, mostly associated with alternative music label Flying Nun.
Otago region: art, writing and music
The Flying Nun label
New Zealand’s national anthems
James Keir Baxter
Album covers reproduced courtesy of Flying Nun Records
Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way – its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/