The light opera, Marama: the mere and the Maori maid, was a triumph when it was performed by Frederick Augustus Bennett's Maori Opera Company in 1920. As a result songs from the opera, such as 'Come canoeing down the Wanganui', were sold as sheet music.
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Reference: Archibald Don and Henry Sydney Buttle Ribbands, Come canoeing down the Wanganui. Hastings: Ribbands and Don, 1920 (B-K-1072-COVER)
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