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On Friday afternoon the annual sports of tbe Amokura boys were held ou the Recreation Ground under ex

cellent weather conditions. There i was a large' attendance of Akaroa people, and much interest was taken i in tbe various contests, Tbe event < wbich caused a great deal of interest ] was the tug of war between 15 of tho Amokura boys and 15 of the Akaroa boys. The first trial proved an easy victory for the Akaroa boys, as tbe Amokura boys had no boots on and found they could get no grip with their bare feet. They put on boots for the second spell, and pulled the Akaroa boys over after a long strenuous pull In the final Akaroa won after a hard tussle. Captain Hooper presented the Akaroa boys with a tin of sweets, which they shared to all comers. Mr L. J. Vangioni, of Akaroa, very kindly presented the Amokura boys with 15 pocket k< ives, the Mayoress making both presenta tions. Some of the Akaroa people on the ground gave three prizes to a consolation race for the Amokura boys. The oaptain and officers gave prizes for races for Akaroa boys and girls, and the gifts were handed to the winners by Captain Hooper, who accompanied each gift with a few wellchosen words At tho conclusion of the sport?, Captain Hooper thanked the people of Akaroa and tbe Mayoress and ladies for tbeir kind treatment tbat day. He said tbat they always Inoked forward to coming to Akaroa, and always got well treated. He called for three hearty cheers for the Akaroa people, wbich were given with great fpirit. The Mayor, Mr G. Armstrong, said they were always pleased to bave the Amokura boys. He consider.-d that they were a live healthy lot of boys. and worthy of upholding tbe old Empire, a ta?k they must all under hike He hoped the AmokiKft would visit Akaroa again at no long distance Three cheers were given for Captain Hooper, tbe officers and boys. 1 The following are ihe results cf the races :—

100 Yards for small boys Hayes 1, Hards 2, Jenkins 3. Time lusecs. Good rase, won by 9 inches. 120 Yards (post office and privilege boys>) — Woolf 1, White 2, Kime 3 Time 15-ec. Good, race, won by 6 inches. Potato and Bucket Bace—Wilkins 1, Francis 2, Sallett 3. Time lmin 21scc Eunning High Jump—Strongman 4ft lOins

1, Kime 4ft Gins 2 100 Yards (big boyB)-White 1, Strongman 2 Kirae 3 Time 11 5/Bacc. Won on the tape 50rds Boot Puzzle—Hards 1. Wilkins 2, McGrath 3 100 Yards (shore boys)— Bell 1, B. Mora 2, J. Ferguson 3 120 yds Hurdles-Strongman 1, Chapman 2. Camilla 3. Time 22seos. Won by a yard Fourth boy Woolf given a special prize by Captain Hooper. Three legged race (75yds)— Chapman and Davis 1, Edwards and Halliday 2 440 yds Open Handicap—Woolf 1, Heaphy 2 Williams 3 Time lmin 2Jseo. Very good race, won by two yards. Second boy White, diFqualified for running off. Long Jump—Davis 14ft 1, Chapman 2 Shore Girls—Doris Checkley 1, Bana Hall 2. Doris Ebodes 3. ! Saok Bace, 50yds-Ist heat: Leaves 1, Woolf 2, Hards 3. 2nd heat: Jespereon 1, Camilla 2, Jenkins N B. Final; Woolf 1, Leeves 2, Jesperson 3. Tn" of War, Amokura v. Akaroa-Akaroa ° won two out ol three pullß. 50jde, Drunk or Nothing-Franciß 1, Woolf

2 1 Obstacle Raoe, 220yds-Heaphy I, Davis 2, A. Morell 3. , ~ , Consolation Race,'loo yds (prizss donated by Akaroa peopte) -Henry 1, Ingram 2, Jenkins 3, Time 13secs.

PICTURES. In the evening the boys were entertained at Hayward's Piotnres by Mr T. E. Tavlor,

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VISIT OF THE AMOKURA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3456, 4 May 1915

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VISIT OF THE AMOKURA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3456, 4 May 1915

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