Programme 1939 – “Marama”

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Marama

OR THE MERE & THE MAID

A NEW ZEALAND COMEDY OPERA IN 2 ACTS

WORDS BY H. S. B. RIBBANDS

MUSIC BY A. R. DON

C. B. WILKINSON

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‘Marama” was first produced on the 16th November, 1920, at the Municipal Theatre, Hastings, by the Hastings Operatic Society. This was followed, six months later, by a New Zealand tour embracing the four centres and many smaller towns.

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“Marama” is a tuneful, musical comedy and a capital one at that. Principally because it reflects with fidelity the concord and unity in which Pakeha and Maori live in this Dominion, and because it furnishes quite a number of airs which might well be claimed as National Songs.”

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The words and melody of the new patriotic song and chorus, “One and All For Maoriland,” has been specially written by Mr. Ribbands for this centennial occasion. The number should prove a worthy successor to the Hastings Operatic Society’s Great War’ song hits, “Our Territorials,” and “We Shall Get There – In Time.” Mr. Cedric White, the Society’s conductor, has provided a clever, rich, and colourful orchestration to this song, as well as to the “March of the Rangatiras.”

The Thanks of the Society are due to Messrs. S. I. Jones and H. Elliott who have acted throughout the season as Assistant Business Managers.

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OFFICIALS:

President:
HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR, G. A. MADDISON, ESQ.

Vice-Presidents:
A. I. RAINBOW, ESQ. and H. R. CAMPBELL, ESQ.

Committee:
C. H. SLATER (Chairman), H. G. DAVIES, L. FAIL, L. J. FISHER,  U. D. McIVOR, H. B. POPPELWELL, H. S. B. RIBBANDS, G. E. G. ROGERS.

Hon. Stage Manager:
HECTOR SPENCE.

Hon. Pianiste:
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Hon. Auditor:
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Wardrobe Mistress:
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Hon. Treasurer:
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FOREWORD

MARAMA is primarily and finally a New Zealand Opera, the first of its kind, and is intended to depict, with musical adornment, the every day life of some of the inhabitants of these happy islands. Although it was inevitable for the construction of an interesting and cohesive libretto that there should be introduced a certain amount of fancy and improbability, yet there is no impossibility about a story wherein the actors are everyday persons, picnicking on the beach near Auckland, or sight-seeing near Rotorua. The theatre-goer must not therefore expect to see the sheep farming hero attired as a picturesque Prince Charming, or the chorus costumed as Watteau swains and shepherdesses, but whatever disappointment may be felt through lack of spectacular display will, it is anticipated, be fully compensated for by humourous dialogue, bright songs and choruses and above all by tuneful music. The play is written as a Comedy Opera and not as a Musical Extravaganza. – The Author.

THE PLOT

The Story of “MARAMA,” as the sub title suggests;’ centres in a famous greenstone mere – a mere being a Maori jade hand weapon of chieftain rank. This mere, named Matua-a-Tiki-Pounamu, belonged to an old time Rangatira called Puanga, who in his leisure carved a tiki in the likeness of a small deformed idol from the handle of the mere, and gave it to his wife as a mascot on the eve of a great tribal battle. In the conflict the mere disappeared, Puanga was slain, and the battle lost.

The tiki, carefully preserved, and handed down from generation to generation in the direct female line, is now in the possession of Marama, a native princess, who has been brought up to believe the legend that although her tiki may protect and bring her good luck, yet she will never experience perfect happiness until wedded to the owner of the long lost mere.

When the play opens, this mere, a few months before, has been ploughed up by a sheep farmer, Alan Dale, on whose property is the site of the ancient battle field. Alan, unaware of the weapon’s history, is profiting by the Christmas holidays to get down to town for the purpose of selling it, mainly because through a series of petty misfortunes he is beginning to suspect that the mere is cursed, or, as the Maoris say, ‘tapu.’

MARAMA, hearing that a mere corresponding to one she seeks, is in the possession of Alan, hastens to see him with the sole intention of securing it for her lover, Huia; but, a few moments before her arrival, Alan has made a present of it to a stranger, Lord Aucklington, with the proviso that the latter should permit friendship with Lady Betty Cantago, his daughter. Alan, unwilling to ask for the return of the mere, and not saying what he has done with it, leaves Marama and Lord Aucklington alone. Lord Aucklington is an earnest student of ethnology, and it Is for the purpose of scientific investigation in the racial characteristics of Maoris that he has come out from England, so naturally he is much interested in being brought into contact with the pure blooded princess Marama. Marama, on the other hand is much bored by the Lord’s technical phraseology. So to attract her attention the mere is produced. Marama is greatly shocked on discovering who is the possessor of an object on which her whole life’s happiness is depending, and more so when she learns that Aucklington will not part with it for worlds. Concerned as to the best thing to do she invocates the help of her tiki, and on her knees receives the inspiration – which to her child-like mind seems a command – that her duty is to marry Aucklington and trust to luck that some great disaster will speedily happen to her involuntary husband, so that she may be left with the mere, free to wed the man of her choice.

Fortunately, in Comedy Opera nothing tragic can happen, so, instead, a series of escapades humourous to all but the noble Lord himself, carry the story along to the final curtain, where through the intervention of His Excellency The Governor General, the ending is happy for all concerned.

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MARAMA
OR, THE MERE AND THE MAORI MAID

Words by
H. S. B. RIBBANDS

Music by
ARCHIE DON

CHARACTERS:

PAKEHAS
HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL   FRANK BYRNE
LORD AUCKLINGTON F.R.S., A Professor of Ethnology   LEON FAIL
THE HONOURABLE TONY CANTAGO. Aucklington’s Son   HARRY POPPELWELL
ALAN DALE, A Sheep Farmer   ERIC POYNTER
Alan’s Cobbers
Harry Hastings   Gordon Body
Ted Nelson   Jack Sullivan
Inver Cargill   Geoff Long
Pat Palmerston   Cliff Cross
LADY BETTY CANTAGO, Aucklington’s Daughter   MOLLY McKENZIE
Nelly’s Chums
Nancy Napier   Olive Nelson
Sally Sumner   Joan Arthur
Polly Plymouth   Iona Thompson
Kitty Gisborne   Rachel Schofield
Edna Egmont   Dorrie Robertson
NELLY BRITAIN   A Farmer’s Daughter   IVENA POTHAN
Pickners, Bathers and Tourists.

MAORIS
THE TOHUNGA, a Native Priest   WHENUAKURA NIKERA
HUIA, A Young Chief   TAANGA TOMOANA
A Rangatira, Haka Leader   Hawea Tomoana
1st Girl   Lena Bennett
2nd Girl   Te Uira Tomoana
Rangi Taihoa, An Old Woman   Ruru Te Aro Robin

– and –
MARAMA, A Princess   MERE AMOHAU

PRODUCER:   LEON FAIL.

MUSICAL DIRECTOR:   CEDRIC WHITE.

ACT I – THE SEA COAST NEAR AUCKLAND.   A POHUTUKAWA GROVE.
(A Fortnight Elapses)

ACT II – THE THERMAL REGION AT ROTORUA.   A MAORI PA IN THE GEYSER VALLEY.
TIME:   THE PRESENT – CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.

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PICNICKERS, BATHERS AND TOURISTS.
GIRLS – Erica Belchamber, Ngaio Body, Joyce Cullinane, Moira Drummond, Gaven Edwards, Vera Duff, Myreno Harris, Peggy Hale, Cora Hares, Jean Jenkins, Audrey Long, Joyce Mackay, Esther McKay, Hilda Pope, Dorothy Ramsay, Dorrie Robertson, Beryl Gill, Joan Rivers, Dorothy Ramsay, Merle Shaw, Muriel Shaw, Iona Thompson, Agnes Upton, Thelma Wilson, Joan Milne.
BOYS – Maurice Blackmore, Peter Jericcevich, Alan Johnston, Jack Murphy, Wrey Simpson, Pat Sullivan, Jim Stringer, Alex Taylor.

BALLET.
Vida Hayes (principal dancer), Joyce Cullinane, Moira Drummond, Beryl Gill, Esther McKay, Joan Milne, Ivena Pothan, Dorothy Ramsay, Joan Rivers.

POI GIRLS
Mouru Carroll, Baby Campbell, Minnie Chase, Alice Harndon, Thelma Hawkins, Margarete Kohai, Tutu Kemp, Lyndhurst Nikera, Hine Nikera, Susan Panapa, Lena Bennett, Ruru Robin, Lily Swan. Te Uira Tomoana, Ebelle Tomoana, Pare Whiripo.

HAKA DANCERS.
William Bennett, Edward Bennett, Mare Broughton, Rangi Chadwick, Pat Chadwick, Wi Huata, Bob Kaiwai, Rangi Mokomoko, Jim Pene, Korotu Nikera, Dawson Nikera, Hore Newton, Tatio Nicholas, Don Robin, Te Aro Robin, Tama Tomoana, Scott Tawhai, Edward Ward.

THE HAKAS, POI DANCES and ACTION SONGS under the direction W. H. NIKERA by MAORI MEMBERS OF THE MARAMA COMPANY.

The introduced numbers, “One and all for Maoriland,” and ‘”I found my love in Maoriland,” words and music by the author, were arranged for the piano by Madame A. W. Lelievre, and orchestrated by Mr. Cedric White.

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MUSICAL PROGRAMME

ACT I.
1.   Opening Chorus.   “Tell us truly if there be land”   Campers.
2.   Song.   “The Coo-ee Call”   Alan.
3.   Duet.   “Looking for Somebody”   Betty and Alan.
4.   Song.   “Farming”   Nelly.
5.   Chorus.   “By the big, deep, bright, blue sea”   Bathers.
6.   Quartet and Chorus.   “Billy Tea”   Harry, Ted, Inver, Pat and Campers.
7.   Song.   “Manuka”   Betty.
8.   Recitative and Song.   “Greenstone Tiki”   Marama.
9.   Duo.   “Forgive Me, Gentle Sir”   Marama and Aucklington.
10.   Ensemble.   “Kiss – Rapturous Kiss”   Marama, Aucklington and Campers.
11.   Ballet.   “Moonmoths and Moonbeams”
12.   Octet.   “A Place in the Moon”   Harry, Ted, Inver, Pat, Nancy, Sally, Polly and Kitty.
13.   Song.   “I Found My Love in Maoriland”   Tony.
14.   Duo.   “Oh, Cruel Man”   Marama and Aucklington.
15.   Song.   “Marama, Maid of the Moonlight”   Huia.
16.   Chorus.   “Hush! Hush!”   Campers.
17.   Finale.   “I Have Found You Again”   Marama. Aucklington.
18.   “To Koro, Koro”   Alan, Betty, Campers and Maoris.

ACT 11.

Overture.   “Grand March of the Rangatiras”   Amelia LeLievre.
19.   Opening Chorus.   “Kapai the Life”   Maoris.
20.   Song.   “Maoriland Maid”   Marama.
21.   Duet.   “No One Ever Loved as 1 Love You”   Marama and Aucklington.
22.   Duet.   “Go Slow”   Nelly and Tony.
23.   Chorus.   “Hail to the Governor”   Tourists and Maoris.
24.   Poi Dance, Action Song and Haka   Maori Girls and Men.
25.   Song and Chorus.   “One and All for Maoriland”   Alan.
26.   Song.   “Come Canoeing Down the Wanganui”   Betty.
27.   Scene and Finale   Governor, Aucklington, Marama, Maoris and Tourists.

ORCHESTRA

Musical Director – MR. CEDRIC WHITE.

First Violins:
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MRS. DUFF

‘Cello:
MISS RUBY SHATTKY

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MR. W. HARVEY

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The late Mr. A. R. Don, the composer of “Marama,” was born in Dunedin, and commenced his musical career as a juvenile member of the Kaikorai Brass Band. At 14 years of age he was leader of a boys’ drum and fife band in Dunedin, and later became an efficient organist. For 10 years he was conductor of the Gisborne Band, and deputy-conductor of the Gisborne Orchestral Society. Subsequently he was for 10 years conductor of four musical societies in Hastings. He later resided In Auckland, where he became organist and choir-master at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Remuera, and conductor of the Savage Club’s orchestra. His death in the prime of life was a great loss to music in New Zealand.

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“Positive” means being mistaken at the top of one’s voice.
You can read some people like a book, but you can’t shut them up so easily.
HAWKE’S BAY’S BUSIEST STORE
follow the happy crowd to
B.M.L.
VALUE
QUALITY
SERVICE
Bon Marche Ltd.
Clive Brook, movie actor, writes his own epitaph -“Pardon me for not rising.” If a husband’s words are sharp, maybe it’s from trying to get them in edgewise.

WRIGHT’S
THE CLOTHES THAT ARE GOOD!
GETTING MATERIALS IS TAXING OUR INGENUITY. BUT WE ARE SUCCEEDING!
J. & W. WRIGHT
(Late of Reardon & Wright Ltd.)
Heretaunga Street
BESPOKE TAILORS and MEN’S COMPLETE OUTFITTERS.

HEAD OFFICE – NAPIER.
(Phone 3056)
H.B. TRANSPORT COMPANY, LIMITED
DAILY SERVICES BETWEEN NAPIER and WAIPUKURAU.
R. A. Clark, Manager.   Phone 3834, Hastings

F. L BONE
HASTINGS
DIRECT IMPORTER OF EVERY DESCRIPTION OF BUILDERS’ & HOUSEHOLD IRONMONGERY.
Large Stocks of Electric Heaters from 13/6 to £8/10/-, Electric Irons, Toasters, etc.,
Fire Guards, all sizes.
BERGERS’ PAINTS AND COLOURS.
F. L. BONE
HASTINGS

One and all we live for Maoriland,
One and all we live and die;
Dangers call and all for Maoriland,
One on earth, and sea, and sky.
Onward!  Ake!  Ake!  Onward!
Onward! Ever this shall be our cry;
One and all we live for Maoriland,
One and all to live and die.

FOR SHOP   FOR OFFICE   FOR HOME
Enjoy the Friendly Warmth of a Modern
GAS FIRE
For our Mutual Benefit give us the opportunity to prove that Gas Fires are Better and Cheaper.
Napier Gas Co., Ltd.
KING STREET.   HASTINGS ST.,
Hastings   Napier.

The Brewery
Hastings Street,
Telephone 4318   HASTINGS
For
“Leopard” Stout
“Leopard” Ale
Draught and Bottled
Other Brands of Bottled Ales and Stout also Stocked
Aerated Waters and Cordials
Wines and Spirits

Exclusive Menswear
by
MINSTER
Dress Suits, all sizes stocked.   Price £12/12/-
Dinner Suits in Highest quality English Cloths.   Priced £6/6/- to £10/10/-
We have complete stocks of Accessories for evening wear.
SUITS – Made to your Measure. See our range of 300 high grade Suitings. New shades, new designs.
To measure from £5/15/6 to £10/10/-
OVERCOATS – Made by Minster; every style & shade required. 250 to select from. £4/4/- to £9/9/-
SEE OUR DISPLAY!
A. J. JONES & Co.
“Minster Suit House”    HASTINGS

STANDARD Insurance Co.
FIRE
MARINE
ACCIDENT
Chief H.B. Agents –
de PELICHET, McLEOD & CO., LTD., HASTINGS.
Telephone 3561.
Napier Branch: Hastings St. Napier, ‘Phone 3738.

Noel Wilson’s Pharmacy
For all PHOTOGRAPHIC
TOILET and
MEDICINAL REQUISITES.
Phone 2662   (near State Theatre)

R. SHERWOOD
FOR CARTAGE OF LIVE STOCK AND FARM PRODUCE.
THE SUCCESS THAT HAS ATTENDED OUR BUSINESS PROVES CONCLUSIVELY the GENUINENESS OF SERVICE TO THE FARMERS OF H.B. –
R. SHERWOOD, CARRIER.
Phones: Office 4164   Roy Sherwood 3301   Ivan Sherwood 3960

“POPEYE” EATS SPINACH FOR STRENGTH
“YOU” GET THE BEST FRUIT AND VEGETABLES FROM . . .
AH WING
Heretaunga Street   Hastings.

Simmonds’ Florist Service
Wreaths delivered to any part of New Zealand.
WREATHS AND FLORAL EMBLEMS at shortest notice.
WEDDING AND PRESENTATION BOUQUETS of Choicest Flowers made by Artistic Florists.
A. Simmonds and Co., Ltd.
HASTINGS    NAPIER
Seedsmen & Florists.

PAUL HANNAH
CYCLE KING
“WE KNOW HOW, AND DO IT”
B.S.A
Phone 3734 – At Your Service

More Production . . .
These are times when every farm and every garden should be worked to the utmost to produce more.
A. F. Redgrave & Co., Ltd.

Ross, Dysart & McLean LIMITED
THE SINGER 9 BANTAM SALOON
The Light Car that gives the best performance and the least trouble.
”ONCE A SINGER OWNER – ALWAYS A SINGER OWNER”
THE SINGER 10 SALOON
Britain’s Most Comfortable 10 H.P. Car, Complete With Every Feature.
FRIGIDAIRE IN YOUR HOME

Safe, Dependable, Economical.
Health, Vitality, Happiness, safeguarded by Frigidaire. Built in New Zealand to Frigidaire specifications by General Motors (N.Z.) Ltd.
Ross, Dysart & McLean LIMITED
KARAMU ROAD, HASTINGS.

For Better Cultivation use
The Howard Rotary Hoe
Hawke’s Bay Distributors:
The Tourist Motor Co., Ltd.
Napier & Hastings

“Marama” is a war baby of the years 1917-18 Her beginnings were contained in the ballad, “Manuka,” the composition of which relieved the tediousness of a 17-mile route march from Boulogne to Etaples. The scenario developed in Ploegsteert Wood, at Dickiebusch, Colincamps, and other more or less pleasant localities on the Western Front, until, at the time of the Armistice, the libretto was practically complete – “Marama”s musical dressing was added in Hastings in 1920.

For More Miles Per Gallon use
The Humber Ten Sedan – £304
Distributors:
The Tourist Motor Co., Ltd.
Napier & Hastings

Exclusive
Evening Fabrics
of the moment
ROACHS’ enchanting EVENING FABRICS of the moment are a direct challenge to your imagination! In plain Poult, Shot, Moire, Embossed, Floral, Striped and Checked designs there is the widest scope for you to create exciting Frocks for the Balls of the Season …. and what is more important, there are many exclusives in the collection which give you a chance to be “different.”
And here is good news!
ROACHS’ have just received the new Styles for Day and Evening Wear in the popular BUTTERICK PATTERNS. Be wise – choose your style now while stocks are complete.
ROACHS’

THE LOVELIEST FASHIONS FOR WINTER AWAIT YOU AT WESTERMAN’S.
Wool Suits – In tailored and jumper styles. Fancy or plain designs. Shades rust, scarlet, honey gold, navy, teal and tan. S.W. to O.S.Prices 52/6 to £6/12/6
Tailored Winter Frocks. In heavy weight woollen materials. Showing all the newest angora stripes and checks. All sizes.
Prices 42/- to £5/5/-
Cardigans – With and without collars in plain and brushed wool, banded and straight styles. Shades navy, wineberry, honey gold, bottle, prunetone etc. S.W. to X.O.S.
Prices 15/6 to 59/6
Twin Sets – In fancy & plain designs, S.W., W. and O.S. All wanted shades.
Prices from 37/6 to 69/6.
LARGE SELECTION OF BLOUSES – In georgette, satin and crepe-de-chene. Shades corn, beige, creme, white. Prices: 16/9 to 35/-.
GOLF BLOUSES – In smart checks and stripes. All sizes. Prices from 8/11 to 14/6.
GOLF SKIRTS – In assorted checks. All sizes. Prices from 29/6.
Westerman’s
Modern Store
Famous for Lowest Prices.
HASTINGS.

de Pelichet, McLeod & Co., Ltd
STOCK AND STATION AGENTS, GENERAL MERCHANTS, HASTINGS.
Agencies:
The Standard Insurance Co. Ltd. (Chief Agents).
N.Z. Shipping Co. Ltd.
John Bull Tyres
Desoutter’s Electric and Pneumatic Tools
Pillen’s Grease and Oil Dispensing Outfits
Highland Nectar Whisky
Gilbey’s Gin.   Tooth’s and Resch’s Lager Ale.
Dutch Lager Ale.   Richon Palestine Wines.
Wilson ‘s Cement.   Fulcrum Fence Clips.
Sandon Wool Presses.
Murton’s Champion Fluid Dip and Foot Rot Cure.
On Hand
All Farmers’ Requisites of Merchandise, Manures, Seed and Hardware.
HEAD OFFICE: HASTINGS.
Branches at Napier, Waipukurau, Wairoa. Gisborne and Port Ahuriri.

B.A.L.M.
PRODUCTS
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND DURABLE OF ALL DECORATIVE FINISHES,
The famous range of “DULUX” finishes, gloss; and super matt, fills every possible interior need. So easy to apply.
THE VERIEST AMATEUR NEED NOT TEAR TO TACKLE ANY JOB. YOU WILL BE PLEASED WITH YOUR WORK AND EVERY ONE WILL ADMIRE THE RESULTS OBTAINED.
For exterior work there is a full range of ready-mixed paints.
Robert Holt & Sons, Ltd.
Napier and Hastings.

[WATTIE LTD PRINT]

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Programme from Ralph Spence, 160 Beach Road, Haumoana – property manager for this production

Names in programme – T Albiston, Mere Amohau, Joan Arthur, Erica Belchamber, Edward Bennett, Lena      Bennett, William Bennett, Maurice Blackmore, P Blanchett, Gordon Body, Ngaio Body, Mare Broughton, Miss J Bungate, Frank Byrne, Baby Campbell, HR Campbell, Mouru Carroll, Pat Chadwick, Rangi Chadwick, J Chamberlain, Minnie Chase, Harold E Connop, H Cooper, H Cottle, Brian Craig, Cliff Cross, Joyce Cullinane, HG Davies, Geo Deakin, A Deverell, Archie R Don, Moira Drummond, Vera Duff, Gaven Edwards, H Elliott, Leon Fail, LJ Fisher, Beryl Gill, Peggy Hale, Cora Hares, Alice Harndon, Myreno Harris, W Harvey, Thelma Hawkins, Vida Hayes, Duncan Henderson, Wi Huata, Jean Jenkins, Peter Jericcevich, Alan Johnston, SI Jones, Bob Kaiwai, Tutu Kemp, Margarete Kohai, Madame AW Lelievre, Mrs TW Lewis, Audrey Long, Geoff Long, Mrs E Luttrell, Joyce Mackay, GA Maddison, Miss B McCutcheon, UD McIvor, Esther McKay, Molly McKenzie, Joan Milne, Rangi Mokomoko, Jack Murphy, Olive Nelson, Hore Newton, Tatio Nicholas, Dawson Nikera, Hine Nikera, Korotu Nikera, Lyndhurst Nikera, WH Nikera, Whenuakura Nikera, Susan Panapa, Jim Pene, Hilda Pope, Harry B Poppelwell, Ivena Pothan, Eric Poynter, AI Rainbow, Dorothy Ramsay, HSB Ribbands, EE Rivers, Joan Rivers, Dorrie Robertson, Don Robin, Ruru Te Aro Robin, GEG Rogers, Rachel Schofield, Miss Ruby Shattky, Merle Shaw, Muriel Shaw, Wrey Simpson, CH Slater, Hector Spence, Ralph Spence, Jim Stringer, Jack Sullivan, Pat Sullivan, Lily Swan, George  H Tarr, Scott Tawhai, Alex Taylor, Iona Thompson, Ebelle Tomoana, Hawea Tomoana, Taanga Tomoana, Tama  Tomoana, Te Uira Tomoana, Agnes Upton, Edward Ward, Pare Whiripo, Cedric White, F Colin Wilkinson, Thelma Wilson

Business / Organisation

Hastings Amateur Operatic Society (Inc.)

Date published

1939

Format of the original

Booklet

Accession number

988/2043/44566

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