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Anzac Day was indifferently celebrated here, and' it is high time that the business people adopted some uniformity in such matters. The wholesale houses closed and the shops kept open, except for two hours in the middle of the day.

The School alone attempted anything in the way of ceremony. In the morning the children were paraded and saluted the flag. The chairman of the school committee (Rev. G. K. Aitken) then addressed the children in language at once impressive and yet understandable by the youngest child. He explained to them the real origin of the word Anzac and all t-Iyit,it stood for and will stand for in history as long as the traditions of British Dominions last. He urged every child to let the word itself and the memory of the deeds it enshrined be an incentive to better things and constant inspiration towards the highest ideals. In the afternoon the children participated in a cricket match.

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METHVEN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9595, 26 April 1919

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METHVEN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9595, 26 April 1919

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