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...The New Zealander Tex Morton helped to bring the hillbilly idiom of country and western to the Oceanic market. Born Robert Lane in Nelson in 1916, Morton was taught guitar by a Maori neighbor and left home at fifteen to pursue his dream...

Aotearoa/New Zealand: Pakeha (European)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 3,951,307 (2003) New Zealand, or Aotearoa (the frequently used Maori name), is a South Pacific country, physically roughly the size of the United Kingdom. It consists of two large islands, along with a number...