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KING'S BIRTHDAY.

PATRIOTIC GATHERING AT

AKAROA.

King's Birthday waa celebrated quietly in Akaroa, all the flags flying and a close holiday was observed. A patriotic gathering-wag held in the Oddfellows' Hall, Akaroa, last eveo. jng, when there was a fair attendance. The, evening was devoted t to speech! makiog by leading citizens, his vVor! sbip the Mayor presiding, The following gentlemen made speeches in which they pointed out the need for recruiting in the district: His Worship the Mayor, Key Father Bonetto, Rev J W Hayward, Rev A H Julius and Mr C Hall

A number of patriotic songs were also sung. A collection waa taken up to provide the ladies working for the N Z Hospital Ship and Red Cross Fund with materia}, and this realised nearly £10

At the conclusion of tbe meeting, Rev J W Haywsrd moved—That this patriotic meeting of the citizens of Akaroa expresses its intense ad miration of the horoio conduct of out New Zealand troop 3in the Dardanelles. Also ita deep sympathy with the relatives o£ those who have fallen at the front, r»nd urges all those who are eligible for service to volun teer to fight for Flag and Empire 1 Seconded by Rev A H Julius, and carried with acclaojation

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KING'S BIRTHDAY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3464, 4 June 1915

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KING'S BIRTHDAY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3464, 4 June 1915

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