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VISIT OF THE AMOKURA.

On Tuesday morning tbe training ship Atnokara put into Akaroa Harbour. She baa been on ber annual trip to the Auckland ana Campbell lelanas to renew the depots for castawaya. The seas were very roughThey sightea come wild sheep on the islands, and captured two fine king penguins and two parroquets, one a green bird, being of rare kind. The Am«.kura put into Port Chalmers from the ielands and came on here. It waa the intention of Captain Hooper to let the boye bold their annual eports on the Akaroa Eeoreation Ground on Wednesday. The ladies of Akaroa offered to give the boys afternoon tea. Unfortunately after noon, on Wednesday heavy rain set in and only three events could ba got off when the pro gramme bad to be abandoned. There was a very large attendance of Akaroa people, and afternoon, tea was dis Sensed to all. The ladies offered to. supply afternoon tea to tbe boys again yesterday if the weather allowed of the sports being beW. However, the heavy downpour yesterday prevented the sports being beia. ana the meeting will teke place this afternoon On Wednesday afternoon Captain Hooper, on behalf of the sbip. thanked the Akaroa people for tbeir kindness in providing afternoon tea for the boys. Hβ saia that though the rain bad stopped tbeir sport?, the boys baa all enjoyed tbernseWey thoroughly. He egain thanked them for ibeir kindDea9 to the ship on all oceaeions when tbev visited AkaroeTbe Mayor, Me G. Armstrong, said that the Akaroa people were only tog Dleased to do what they could for Sβ Amokura boy,, and be only re gretted that after the long a»y -pell fbev should have tbeir sports spoilt by one day be units of a navy of which Britain was justly proua. Three obeers were given for tbe ladies and for tbe Mayor. Last DiEbt tbe boys fired a match on tbe AUaroa miniature rifle range BRainst a team of Akaroa boya Bg To night the boys are bejngen^. tamed at the pictures by Mr 1. &• Ta The r 'Amokura leaves to morrow for Lvttelton.

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VISIT OF THE AMOKURA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3454, 30 April 1915

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VISIT OF THE AMOKURA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3454, 30 April 1915

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