Thomas Bracken

Journalist, Author

1843 – 1898

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Who was Thomas Bracken?

Thomas Bracken was a noted late 19th-century poet. He wrote "God Defend New Zealand", one of the two National anthems of New Zealand and was the first person to publish the phrase "God's Own Country" as applied to New Zealand. He also won the Otago Caledonian Society’s prize for poetry.

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Born
Dec 21, 1843
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Profession
Died
Feb 16, 1898
Dunedin
Resting place
Dunedin Northern Cemetery

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on July 23, 2013