Observer, Volume XI, Issue 633, 14 February 1891, Page 7
The Moa Minstrels played to a full house on Saturday night, at the City Hall. In the first part, Messrs Corbett, Denver and Diamond ably acquitted themselves, whilst Misses Melton and Desmond came in for a fair share of the favours going-. The coal-mine scene, at the end of the chair performance, was very effective. In the second part, the song and dance by Messrs Diamond and Corbett, cemic song by Harry Denver, and Miss Melton's song, * Cricket on the Hearth,' were very well received; as also was Mr Watson's descriptive sons 1 , 1 The Twenty-fourth.' Miss Lena Irma met with a grand reception for her rendering of th-s character song, England, Scotland, and Ireland ;' whilst Mr Chas. Irma was to the fore with his musical eccentricities (double encore). The programme concluded with the farce, ' Slocum's Dog,' and the audience dispersed evidently well pleased with the night's entertainment.