Carol 'Silent Night', 1942

This recording of the carol ‘Silent Night’, is sung in English and Māori by a group of Māori Battalion patients from No. 2 New Zealand General Hospital in North Africa, 1942.  

The Māori is sung by Nurse Wiki Katene of Porirua (Ngāti Toa).  

Reference: 

Sound file from Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (17321).  Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright

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Beautiful and contemplative...

I closed my eyes and listened as each voice like unique fingerprints wafted me away to another time and place.

You took the words right out

You took the words right out of my mouth.

Mauri Ora!

Beautiful Waiata

I remember Aunty Wiki with very fond memories growing up in Takapuwahia, Porirua

And The tears fall

Memories of other places, times and people. Thankyou