Remembering Sir Howard Morrison who died in his sleep this week. My ex-mother-in-law maintained that he and John Rowles were relatives of the family. Fairly tenuous relationships but who was I to argue with a magnificent old kuia?
Speaking of Kiwi Culture, said ex-mother-in-law’s eldest child was Pixie Wiliams who was the vocalist on New Zealand’s first ever ‘pop song‘ Blue Smoke. I took this photo of Ben with his Aunt’s record on a visit to Te Papa a couple of years ago.
The Creative Freedom Foundation has had lots to talk about this week. Earlier it was the way that school students have been fed one side of the copyright debate. By the end of the week they were looking more deeply at some of the Public Library copyright tensions.