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[by ouk special reporter.] Within a pleasant ride or drive of Ashburton, lies the well-known Westerfield estate, owned by C. G. Hawdon, Esq., an account of whose recent marriage, taken from a Shropshire paper, will be found hereunder. Mr Hawdon is at present travelling on the continent of Europe, but purposes returning to New Zealand shortly and settling down at Westerfield for good. The estate is very picturesquely situated. In the background lie the mountain ranges, capped with glistening snow even at this summer season. At the time of our visit, the mountains were half obscured by a dim misty blue haze, which softened down their ruggedness considerably, and added much to their beauty. The homestead lies in the midst of stretching meadows of luxuriant grass, dotted over with clumps of native flax, the tall feathery, topped toitoi grass and graceful cabbage trees. The estate comprises no less than 16,000 acres, half of which are freehold and the remainder leasehold, the total value of the property being Li 00,000. To give some idea of the area of the land, I may mention that there are over seventy miles of fences upon it, including more than twenty miles of live gorse fences, which are neatly and trimly kept. The station is split up into some forty paddocks ; the Manners paddock of 400 acres being the only portion at present under cultivation. This is laid down in wheat which, despite the dryness of the season, is looking splendid, and promises to yield fully forty bushels to the acre. The entire crop is let to two neighboring farmers, at the satisfactory figure of 25s per acre. The rest of the property is at present grass land, one paddock alone covering 4,000 acres. Some 700 acres, however, are being devoted to turnips this year. Westerfield is, in fact, essentially a sheep station, and the breeding of profitable sheep takes precedence of everything else. The sheep are all merinos of the improved Spanish type, and the breed is being continually improved by annual importations of rams for the stud flock from the best Australian breeders. The deterioration of the sheep 'is carefully avoided, and money is no object, so long as the high standard is maintained. The ram purchased this year for stud purposes, cost 93 guineas, and was the best animal of a large consignment sent direct from Messrs James Gib-i son and Son, Tasmania, to Messrs ' '[Continued on fourth page

A Youthful Parent.— A Wellington paper says :—“ Among the curiositieß of the census returns there is a case, well authenticated, of a girl nine years of age with a child two months old. The report was at first doubted at the central office when the return came in, and an investigation was ordered, with the result of establishing.. the tenth. The case is regarded as one of the most curious ever known.” His Repartee. —At the French Bazaar in the Albert Hall, ,a lady was dispensing tea. A solemn gentleman approached and asked the price of a cup. “ One shilling,” replied the lady, and he put down a shilling. Before handing him the cup tha. lady raised it to her lips, and observed, that the price was now a sovereign. The solemn gentleman gravely replaced his shilling with a sovereign, and said, “Be good enough to give me a clean cup.”

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Dalgety and Co., of Christchurch. Sir! Thomas, the famous grandsire of the; above ram, was sold some years back, to Victorian breeders for the handsome; sum of L 714, and when he was aged; dm (fjefpljd fori even;.-, tpore money.; j'his celebrated- iapimal left, a progeny; jrp.rijh. 1 to,,.bis,-. I burners at least?Lsojpoo, *'4o<Sfcopportunity of inspectingthe updik the estate, with which the newly purchased ram is to be ' They afe a large-sized, fine'ffei&fed and grand looking, jot ,ifr the condition, and as blood most ■assuredly does tell, a very few years •.should, see Mr Hawdon in possession of as profitable a wool-bearing ■flbck of sheep as can be found in the 'colony. Whilst upon the subject of sheep, I may mention that a line of %s°° wethers were disposed of last week by Mr Hawdon’s manager, at a shilling per head higher than current if&tes, the advanced price being ob--taihed solely on account of the exceptional quality of the animals. But probably everybody knows the Westerfield sheep, and is aware of their having been large prize-takers at the various agricultural shows held from time to time for quality, mutton, and wool. The total number of sheep on the estate at present is 22,000, the average number kept being 18,000. One of the first places I visited at the station was the wodshed, a conveniently situated building of about too feet long by perhaps 35 feet wide. The shed is built upon ,the T plan, and .after, the latest and most approved Australian models. ' It-is constructed to accommodate twelve shearers, each of whom in the, shearing season is provided with a separate pen to catch out of and another.to tqrn into. The shell' {s furnished with sliding panel ‘doors communicating., f; .,with: the yards without, and, in fact, the whole of the imrangements for shearing are about as perfect as i they can be. The wdol-press was imported originally from Tasmania, but was not found particularly efficient fljiitil Mr - Oliver, the manager, a man of much experience in these matters, had it altered after an idea of his own, c with the result that a man and a boy can now easily perform what it took /opr- men to accomplish formerly., The roof of the shed is of corrugated iron, and the wood-work is thorougly sound *ndj. well-braked. i: The cost of the building, including the press, could not have been less than Li,oop. ; is now just over, and this yearVclipi is ihe best ever obtained at Wesferfield.. A dozen shearers, were icept 'actively at work, as well as a couple of wool-classers; the total number of hands employed during shearing time at the shed being about iaiSCOre. This year’s wool dip made I*4o bales, and the quality is excellent. Including the principal residence, there are six houses on the estate. Westerfield house is charmingly situated. Before it lies a beautifully level expanse of lawn, trimly and neatly kept, planted with choice shrubs and trees and gay with flowers. This pretty lawn should be admirably adapted for croquet or lawn-tennis. On the opposite side of the lawn, facing the house, a creek ripples merrily over the stones and through the trees, and greatly enhances the attractions of the place. One great advantage on the Westerfield estate is the greats abundance.of water. Numerous springs occur upon the property, in addition to artificial creeks communicating with the river Ashburton miles away upon the- plains. Thanks to the supply being so plentiful every paddock is well watered. The pretty creek, embosomed in trees, running past the lawn, feeds a lake about a quarter of a mile from the house. This lake is four acres in extent, and is dotted with four pretty little islands, while a miniature grassrgrown peninsula offers a tempting walk. Both lake and creek abound with Californian trout, some of them being plb and rolb in weight. Hares, rabbits, pheasants, and .Californian-quail (the latter introduced by Mr Hawdon) are also thick as blackberries on the estate, and, the fact seems to be becoming tolerably well known, poachers having been very troublesome of late. But these gentry had better beware, for Mr Oliver has determined SO.vput . a stop to their depredations. The lake, I may mention, was but a pond of half an acre in extent during She forrtier owner’s time, its extension and improvement have been effected .by Mr Hawdon. Its eastern border has been planfed with native flax and graceful golden willows, which, promise excellent shelter by and by. The sheet ,pjf water, is very pretty. We believe i t is Mr Hawdon’s intention to introduce; a canoe upon it ere long, so that the! islands miy be rendered accessible to the visitor. Near the lake, but hidden; from it by the trees, is a concrete plat-! form 100 feet long by 30 feet wide,! comunicating with a sunken wooden: trough, and all necessary appliances for washing sheep. But we will not say anything more aboift this as we understand that a new- dipping-place is about to be constructed;' Running between the houfp and the lake is the Pond : shrubbery, a pretty place five chains in, length bv oneJiuvldth. and altogether half an acre in extent. It is planted; all along with rhododendrons, and very prptty look. The main .shrubbery, approaching the house, is a continuation of the other,-and like it is a beautiful place. Beyond this again lies the ,house and the lawn already referred to. -BQt'Wd nhrUst say that the house, a plain wooden bdilding of no particular architectural pretensions, is entirely out of keeping vdfhits surroundings. Lovely trees and flowers, a trimly-kept lawn, and acres of plantations surround a residence which, although well enough for the early days, when that beautiful lawn was a kitchen garden /the transformation is due to Mr Hawdon), is now altogether out of plate. However, I believe Mr Hawdon intends to’ erect a suitable dwellinghouse for himself on his return-dp,jthe colony. The stable and cor di-house (hidden from the house by trees) lie at its rear. This “ptatfe was originally a bit of a shed, devoted to a blacksmith’s shop and the storage of coals. When the present proprietor took- possession he converted the shop into stables, enlarging the premises and causing them to be so snugly fitted up that they are hardly recognisable. 1 On the western side of the house a pathway communicates with the orchard, ten acres in extent, and filled with choice apple and| pear trees, absolutely laden with fruit.'

There are trwty extensive plantations on Manners plantation i 'thirty-six acres and Steel’s plantationfdf thirty-one acres. Within a convenient: distance of the proprietor’s residence is 1 Manager’s * house) : brick-built and very comfortable. In the last proprietor’s time this dwelling only contained two apartments, now it has six rooms, the other four having been added by Mr Havvdon, who has already expended something like L,2,000 in effecting improvements to the property, and who is likely to spend considerably more before he has finished.

About one and a half miles to the north-west of the homestead, but still upon the estate, lies the township of Westerfield. The railway passes the place; in fact there is a Westerfield railway station- —an immense convenience to the people at the sheep station, who have only to take their wool or grain, as the case may be, a mile and a half to place it on the trucks for dispatch to Ashburton, cn route for Port Lyttleton or elsewhere. The township is as yet in embryo, having only been recently laid out; although from its position it must eventually be well settled. There are sevefal business premises vacant that offer fair openings to men of the right kind. For instance, there is a wellbuilt shop with dwelling house attached, suitable for a general store and baker’s, and possessing one of the best bakehouses procurable for money. There is also a smithy vacant, fitted up with all necessary fixtures, and although the population of the township is as yet, of course, very limited, the storekeeper and smith might yet find perhaps enough to keep them going in supply-, ing the wants of the Westerfield Station and the neighboring farmers and stationholders. Ample provision has been made at the township for the recreation of the townsfolk that are to be, a recreation reserve or villiage green, as Mr Oliver calls it, between six and seven acres viti) extent having been laid oft. Mr Ffawclon is a man of immense energy and perseverance, and he will doubtless push on the place, when he comes out to reside on his estate, by every means in his power, and I quite expect, for one, to find the township of Westerfield a thriving and flourishing one ere many years shall have elapsed.

I cannot conclude this notice without tendering my thanks to Mr D. Oliver, Mr Hawdon’s worthy manager, for the courtesy and hospitality extended to me on the occasion of my visit. As the manager of Westerfield, Mr Oliver is evidently the right man in the right place, and it is easy to perceive that he is ever watchful of his employer’s interests. I have attempted to describe Westerfield and my impressions of it on a first visit to the station, but in truth it is so pretty a place that to realise all its attractions one must pay a visit to it personally, and to those who have never done so, the visit is well worth making.

The usually quiet village of Oakhill was quite en fete last Tuesday, it being the marrage day of Miss Mary Charlotte Georgiana Strachey, eldest daughter of R. C. Strachey, Esq., J.P., of Ashwick Grove. The happy event was to have taken place some months since, but was unavoidably postponed in consequence of the illness of the bride-elect. The bride-groom was Cyril Goodricke Hawdon, Esq., the owner of considerable estates in New Zealand, and an intimate acquaintance for some years of Mr Strachey’s family. The inhabitants of the neighborhood had long been expecting the auspicious day ; but as little notice was actually given of the date and hour fixed, individual exertion was called forth earnestly, and soon manifested itself in the profuse decorations which rapidly sprang up along the main thoroughfares. At Fondsmead, the residence of F. Spencer, Esq., flags and lanterns were conspicuous ; and next, at Host Ford’s, Oakhill Inn, bunting and evergreens were abundantly displayed. A little below, an arch, composed of evergreens, and trimmed off with flags and Chinese lanterns, spanned the road. It bore on either side. “May flowers strew their path,” and “ May happiness attend them.” Along the side streets flags of divers colors, at frequent intervals, added to the gaiety of the scene. Pursuing the main rorid ’ towards Ashwick, on either side, fir trees were planted till the entrance to the Grove was reached. Here another fine arch of evergreens, flags, and bunting crossed the way, on either side being, “ Long life to the bride and bridegroom,” and “ Love be their guide, their help, their shield.” From the entrance thus adorned to the residence of the esteemed “ ’Squire,” flags lined the route. Beneath the lofty and drooping branches, md between banks of rustic beauty, stood another arch, bidding “ Welcome to visitors,” according to the distinguished, hospitality of thegenerous ownerof theaoil. On the other side cf this structure there figured between the twining sprigs, a wish in which no doubt many an one on Tuesday joined with no less, an enthusiasm than they echoed the good: sentiments towards the happy pair,—that of “ Long' life to the Esquire and family.” Yet another arch in the Grove walk, bearing expressions of good feeling—” May their path bo strewed with flowers,” and “ One heart, one home, one mutual happiness.” The decorations of Grove walk were the work of Mr Strachey’s gardener; those of the public streets were the result of the villagers’ energies. The hour fixed for the wedding was eleven o’clock, but it was not till a good half-hour after that time, the service was with. Eight carriages conveyed the bridal party to and from the church of All Saint s, Oakhill, some supplied by Mr Alcock, of the George Hotel, Shepton Mallet, others lent by gentlemen of the neighborhood. The service Was choral, Mrs Harry White, of Sheptdri-iMallet, presiding at the organ. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Reginald Pole, rector of Yeovilton, greatuncle of the bride, assisted by the Revs. H. F. B. Portman, rector of Pylle, arid the Rev. W. H. Shetland, vicar of OakHill. The bride was given away by her father. She was attired in a superb white satin dress, trimmed with duchesse lace, tulle veil and orange bloom, her ornaments being diamonds. Her train was borne by her young brother, and she carried a bouquet of the choicest flowers, including white roses, camellias, and maiden-hair fern. The bridesmaids were seven in number ; Miss Margaret Strachey, Miss Sadler, Miss Hawdon, Miss Davey, Miss Marian Strachey, Miss Mildred Strachey, and Miss Violet Strachey, the first one and last three being sisters of the bride. Each wore a rich costume of cream barege, trimmed with cherry silk and Spanish lace, and hats to match ; also shoes of cherry silk. In addition to carrying handsome bouquets, each lady wore a poppy, and an elegant fan in ivory, on which was handpainted a representation of the same flower. These were the presents of the bridegroom. The poppy was a favorite flower of the bride, and her pet-name was “ Poppie,” by which she was generally known, and in which many presents were made to her. The groomsmen were :Mr P. Campbell, Mr R. Strachey, Mr T. E. Strachey, Mr S. : Whalley, Mr O. Sadler,

Mr A. Sadler) and Mr Clive Strachey. There was also a large number of visitors present,-and Mrs Strachey, the mother of ■ the bride) the ladies being attired in rich costumes. The wedding was an exceedingly pretty one, andr elicited admiration of those fortunate enough to obtain a place within the limited area of the sacred edifice. Those who were unable to enter the church, however, had a good view of the party as they walked from the building to the wicket entrance of the churchyard—a distance of some thirty yardsthe weather being beautifully fine, and the sun shining in all his glory. If the adage “ Happy is the bride the sun shines on ” be true Mrs Hawdon will have a glad recollection of September 27th, 1881. The high esteem in which Miss Strachey was held by the villagers was abundantly evident, and her smiling recognition of the many on either side, pressing to obtain a last view of her as she left the church, did not, in their appreciation, lose its reward. Over the churchyard gate an arch spanned, bearing the appropriate sentiments, “ God bless them both,” and “Health and happiness. ” On approaching the Grove, the happy pair were received with musical honors, the Italian band from Bournemouth which was especially engaged for the occasion—executing in fine stylo Mendelssohn’s “ Wedding March.” The band had been stationed on the lawn from early morning, and continued throughout the day to render some excellent music. The wedding breakfast was of the most rdcherche description, the entire management of this department having been entrusted to Messrs Fortt and Son, of Bath. The tables were lavishly decorated with the choicest flowers. The wedding cake weighed 701bs, and stood on a silver stand of great beauty at the head of the table. The menu was as follows : Dejeuner de Noce. du 27 Septembre, 1881.

Soupe Tortue Clair. Soupe Flamande. Huitres a I’lschia. Dinde a la Royale. Pate de Gibier. Mauviettes en Aspic. Perdrix Rods. Mayonnaise a la Reine. Poulets Rods. Langue de Buoef. Pigeons a I’Avignon. Coq de Bruy6re Rods. Croutons de Foies Gras. Salade d’Homard. Filets de Jambon. Crevettes en Aspic. Gelee au Marasquin. Creme de Cafe Blanc. Gateaux Duchesse. Gelee Macdoine. Creme’Suisse. Meringues de Venise. Vetille au Creme. Gelee de Dantzic. Petit Montis. Les Fruits. Ananas. Raisins. Peaches. Poires. Glaces Neapolitan.

The guests were thirty-two in number, and included the Revs. R., Pole (Yeovilton), H. F. B. Portman (Pylle), H. M. Pratt (Castle Cary), W. H. Shorland (Oakhill), J. B. D’Aguilar (Ashwick), W. J. F. Edwards (Stoke Lane), Mrs Shorland, Mr and Mrs Alexander Strachey, Colonel and Mrs Strachey, Mr and Mrs C. Campbell, Mr Sadler, Mr Buck, Mr Phillipps, Mr Seymour Whalley, etc. While the wedding breakfast was proceeding, the tenants of Mr R. C. Strachey, with their wives and the workmen on the estate, assembled in a marquee erected in afield adjoining the Grove, and partook of a substantial luncheon, provided by Mr Ford, ef Oakhill Inn, at the expense of the ’squire. There were 120 present, and the catering gave great satisfaction. After the repast, the “ Health of the Squire ” was drunk with great enthusiasm, and then the “ Health of the Bridge and Bridegroom ” was proposed. At this moment, quite unexpectedly, the newly-married pair entered the tent, and cheer after cheer ascended as the bride bowed and pleasingly recognised familiar faces. When retracing their steps down the lawn, again to enter the breakfast-room, they were warmly received by the large number of people who by this time had collected in the pleasure grounds next the residence. At half-past 2, Mr and Mrs Hawdon left for London and the Continent. The bride’s travelling dress was a rich peacock-blue satin. Showers of rice and slippers followed the happy couple as they stepped from the porch to the carriage, which with postilion conveyed them to Charlton (Shepton Mallet) station for Waterloo. The hells of Ashwick Church pealed in the distance, there being neither tower nor bells fat Oakhill. At Shepton Mallett the bells rang throughout the day, and pealed as the wedded pair drove through the town. At Ashwick Grove a garden party was given during the afternoon, at which representatives of many county families were present ; and dancing was continued till a late hour to the strains of the Italian band above mentioned. At three o’clock all the adult inhabitants of Stoke Lane, Ashwick, and Oakhill, in which parishes the estate of Mr Strachey extends, were entertained at a tea in the marquee where luncheon had previously been partaken of by the tenants About 1,000 were present. The tent was supplied by Mr Chard,' of Temple Cloud, and the tables, etc., erected by Messrs Emery, of Shepton Mallet and Oakhill. The presents to the bride were both numerous and costly, a full list of which we append - Mrs Horace Davey, Indian shawl. Mrs Hawdon, bronze Venus. Mr and MrsM. Gray Buchanan, pair of large China vases, with raised flowers. Mrs Soworby, photo frame, set round with Rhine stones. Mr Cyril Hawdon, diamond ring, diamond bracelet, silver necklace and bangles, diamond and turquoise ring, gold locket with pearls and turquoise, sap hire ring, gold bracelet, lace fan, painted fan. Lieut. F. Elton, R.N., vasssand mirror for dinner table.

Miss Macpherson, hand-painted banner screen.

Mr Gladstone Mackie, lantern clock. Mrs Quick (head gardener’s wife) patchwork cushion. . Mrs A. Brooks (late head nurse) pair glass vases in silver, with elephant stand. b Hon. Mrs Orr Ewing, plush photo stand. Mr E. Ellis (second gardener) and Mrs Ellis, glass vase. The servants at the Grove (nine), blue and gold tea and coffee service. Mias Isabel Elton, Tennyson’s poems. Mrs Arthur Phipps, pair silver pepperpots. Mrs Dalgety, pair of silver tea caddies. Lord and Lady Trafalgar, brass inkstand. . Miss Hildegardo Davey, antique silver brooch. , Mr and Mrs Alexander strachey, silver coffee pot, tea pot, cream jug and sugar basin. Mr and Mrs Fred. Spencer, bracelet set with cairngorms. Mrs John Hare, Spanish lace fan. Mr and Mrs A. Leckonby Phipps, antique silver sugar basin and spoon. Mr and Mr Campbell, clock and pair of vases. Mr and Mrs Robert Campbell, pearl and diamond bracelet. Mr Ottiwell Sadler, mirror surrounded by china flowers. Mr Arthur Sadler, china nest.

Mr Hunt, Russia leather dressing bag, beautifully fitted. Capt. the Hon. and Hon. Mrs Denison, pair China plates. Misses A. and E. Cross, glass flower pots standing on mirrors. Mrs Strachey, lace handkerchief. Mr Theodore Strachey, antique brass card tray. Mr and Mrs Humphries, silver claret jug. Mr John Hawdon, brass inkstand and pair of brass candlesticks. Mr William Hawdon, Apostle spoons.

Mr and Mrs Sholto Hare, ivory-backed brushes and mirrors, in Russia leather case.

Miss Mabel Sherston, china vase.

Miss May Taylor, embroidered antimacassar. , ~ , Capt. and 'Ernst, silver dessert knives and forks. Mr and Mrs Jphn Spencer, brass inkstand and candlesticks. Mr Patrick Campbell, silver tea pot. . Mr and Mrs Davey, vase. Mr and Mrs F. B. Whalley, Italian inlaid table. Sir Edward and Lady Strachey, handmirror set in antique silver. Capt. and Mrs Phillips, silver teaspoons. Masters Ralph Strachey and Paul Ppillips, silver sugar-tongs. Major and Mrs Hall Stephenson, gilt and glass vase. Mr and Mrs Edward Strachey, fan. Mr Seymopr Whalley, gilt dessert service. Rev. H. P. B. Portman, brass inkstand and two candlesticks Mr A. C. Thompson, lamp clock. Col. and Mrs Henry Strachey, Indian bracelet. Miss Rose Hawdon, china flowerbasket, Mr and Mrs North North, pair of Dresden china candlesticks. Mr Craddock, gold cross. Mr Herbert Phipps, cat’s eye ring set in diamonds Mr Peregrine Birch, travelling clock. General and Mrs Richard Strachey,

brooch. Mr 0. Elton, silver case of Apostle spoons. Mrs C. Elton, silver goblet. Mr and Mrs T. H. Baker, pair of silver candlesticks. Mr and Mrs M. Spencer, dress ornament. Miss A. A. Sadler, four o’clock teatable. Miss Nelson Ward, antique silver Grecian bracelet. Miss Marion Strachey, embroidered antimacassar. Miss Mildred Strachey, pair of vases. Mrs Ivan Hippisley, painted fan. Mrs Sadler, brass tea tray. Mr Walter Phipps, blue china scent bottle: Mr R. S. Strachey, oak and silver butter dish. Mrs Henry Hippisley, sofa cushion. Miss Margaret Strachey, silver pencil case and antimacassar. Mrs Lewis, Shakespeare’s works. Mrs Hawkings, pincushion and antimacassar. Mr and Mrs William Campbell, brass inkstand and pair of candlesticks. The Tenants, chiming clock. Master Colin Spencer, pincushion. Col. and Mrs Law, case of silver teaspoons. Mr Wainwright, case of silver gilt dessertspoons. Miss Janette Methuen, terra-cotta plate. Mrs Brooks, antimacassar. Rev. W. and Mrs Shorland, Milton’s poetical works. Mr and Mrs Jones, carte de visite stand. Mr and Mrs Meade, silver cream jug. Mr R. H. Paget, M.P., and Mrs Paget, silver cream jug. Miss Clark, handkerchief box. Master Olive Strachey, inkstand. Mr J. Quick, pair photograph stands. ; Mr James, silver biscuit tin. Mr C. Green, photograph album with musical box.

Miss Meredith Browne, set of D’Oyleya. Mr and Mrs Gregory, silver brooch. The present of the tenants consisted of a very handsome ebony and ormolu English quarter chime clock, and was conveyed by the donors on Friday last, with a congratulatory address, elegantly illuminated on vellum. The clock chimes on eight or four bells, as may be desired, and strikes the hour on a fine toned gong. A silver gilt plate on the front of the case bears the inscription, “ Presented to Miss Strachey on the occasion of her marriage by the tenants on her father’s estate. Ashwick Grove, September, 1881. ” The following appeared on the illuminated vellum :—“ To Miss Strachey. We, the tenants of your esteemed father, R. C. Strachey, Esq., most respectfully beg you to accept the accompanying chime clock, as a momento of your marriage, in token of our affectionate regard, and with our best wishes that long life and happiness may attend you and your husband. J. Edwards, S. E. Gissford, T. Treasure, Mrs E. Stock, E. Green, F. Oram, W. Rich, R. Clarey, W. J. Hall, G. Padfield, R. A. Major, Mrs Gartner, C. Swaine, W. Bennett, Miss E. Rich, T. Lambert, J. Cox, A. Treasure, J. Oram. Ashwick Grove, Oakhill, September, 1881.” During the afternoon and evening the general public had free access to the grounds of the popular ’Squire, and indulged in alfresco delights to their hearts’ content.

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WESTERFIELD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 521, 29 December 1881

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WESTERFIELD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 521, 29 December 1881

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