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CAMP AT KAITUNA.

The No. 2 Company of the Christchuroh Signal Corps wero camped at Kaituna for 10 days, and during that time pat in some very useful work. They first erected a telephone line and connected with the line to Ataahua bureau, and then had stations op all the ear rounding hills from which were ■eat by field telegraph, heliograph. iUga, and at night by Muse lamps. Tno oatnp was aitunted on f .he O'< t« on Mr John Parkinson'n property, ■■ear a piece of native burfh wniuh ttie owner is preserving, so the for n camp —wood and watnr —ware h'tndy \ very in arr.-mgnment erected by Lieutenant lames kept the oaoap duppiirfci wiili bit witer md a shower b*th. 4. bciig-j win ereotaii >ver the stream to facilitate aomtnuniaauon On Ba3ter Sundiy a ohurob parade wis held, and was attended oy the inhibicancs of Ksiiuna and Ataahua, the ttev, Mr Fox being the cbaplaia. Several concerts were held at the camp, nnnl na ■friTn were come exceptionally good I :ai ul ui.u among the Company, the oonoerts were enjoyed by all who attended. On Tuesday night the officers and men attended a ball given in their honour in Mr W. F. Parkinson's hall, danoing being kept up till about 2 a.m. The men had to go out on Wednesday morn ing for 24 hours continuous signalling, camp j ing at their posts on tqe hills. It was an interesting sight to ccc the Morse lamps winking out their messages all through the night, The field telephone on top of the range was in communication with Christoburoh and Aknroa. The men returned to camp on Thursday bringing the wires and instruments with them. In the aftcruuon a start .was made to convey the stores, etc . t the railway, Mr John Parkinson kindly providing teams for that purpose. On Friday the Com pany entrained by the midday train for ■phristchurcb, , Before leaving Lieutenant Bradley, 0 O thanked the people of Eaituna fos the kindnesses rendered to the Company, and more

especially Mr John PaiMnson for his Renerous assistance in not only providing the camping ground, but 'by carting the stores and providing horsea, pao k saddles, fodder, o>c., and expressed the wbh on behalf of the officers and men that the y may again be enabled to camp &i Eaituna. '

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CAMP AT KAITUNA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3451, 16 April 1915

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CAMP AT KAITUNA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3451, 16 April 1915

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