The Easter Encampments of Volunteers appear to be likely to be very sacoeaiful this year At Auckland about 400 men are under canvas two miles from Hamilton ; nearly 1000 are In camp near Nelson, the North Otago Volunteers at Oamaru, and the Westland Volunteers near Hokltlka The Canterbury force, with the exception cf the two Lyttelton oorpa who have a camp of their own at Rlpa Island, are under canvas at a plaoe called Moerakl North In the Valley of the Oust, the following being the parade atite ;— Canterbury Yeomanry Oavalry— Oapt, Wright, Lleuta, Aroher, Rhodes, andObapman .., ,„ ... 38 Mounted Rifles— O»pt. Recce, Lleuta. Palalret, and KUgonr 28 E and O Battery New Zjaland Artillery — Oaptß. Martin and Jaokeon and Lieut. Jaokson ... , ti 67 Engineers — Lleot; MoGee ... ... S3 Timaru Navals— Lieut Wright ... 29 OUy Guards— Oapt. Bishop and Lieut. , Maasev ... ... ,„ .... 44 College Rlfljs — Oapt. Harper, Lleuts.' Day and Hanmer 52 Chrlstchuroh Rifles— Oapt. Briatow, Lieut*. Bridge and Tosswlll .„ 35 Sydenhim Riflsii — Oapt. Aoderaon Lleuts. Gnldlnghan and Wood ... 86 i Scottish Rifl 's— Oapt. Oampbell, and Lieut. McK«y 29 Irish Rifles— Oapt. Whltestdes ... 29 Kalapol Rlfba— Oapt. Whltefoord, Lleuta. Wilson and Millar ... 42 Ranglora Rifles — Oapteln Fulton, lAentt. Hfllmoreand Torleaie ... 43 Richmond Rifles— Oapt, Bowron, and Lieut. Wray 27 Temuka R fbs— Lleuta. Findlay and White 28 Ashburton Rifles— Ctpt. Dolman, Lieut. Mti'.ler „. , ... 32 Geraldloe Rflsa— Oipt. Fearpolnt, Lleuta Ward and MrK«sP2>y ... 42 Timaru Rifles— o<pt. Jowsey, Lleuts. Wardrop and Bailey 33 Walma'e R^s— Lieut. Ospitlok ... 33 Garrison Band— Bandmaster Searell 16. Lieut. -001. Lean, Majors Newall Slater, Joyce, Frauds, Young, Mooro, Oapt. Commandant Lalng'Meason, Sergeant-Majors Finn, Barrett and Jones, Drs Haoon and Parsons ... ... 13 729 The whole brigade Is under the command of Ltent.-Colonel Lean, M»jor H. Slater Is Chief of Staff, Major S: Newall Brigade Major, Maj >r Young Oimp Quarter-master, Oaptaln . Commandant Lalng-Meaaon Camp Adjutant.
(Per Pkbss Association.)
Auckland, /pill °,0.
The Easter enoampment at Hamilton is proceeding, but so far as number Is oonoerned it Is njiasca Tbo nomber of men from city and suburban oorpa taking part Is .under 400,* although It wsb fully expected It would be close on a thousand. The N»val companies muatored well, but the Rifles have only an avenge of twenty men per company, and Walkato^ Walnku, Walroa, and other country corps bring the total strength to QOO. The whole of the Navals come down to-morrow night to form • guard of honor to tbt Govunor.
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