As well as asking Thomas Bracken for a manuscript of the words of 'God defend New Zealand', Premier George Grey requested a copy of the music from its composer, John Woods. This manuscript in Woods's hand was possibly prepared in a hurry, because it contains an error in the third bar, where a C-natural appears instead of a D-flat.
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