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BIG BELGIAN SWAN DRIVE.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR L KE ELLESMERE SHOOT.

Tbe final arrangements for tha big : swan drive to be held on Lake Elles mere for the benefit of the Belgians were made some days ego in Chri?fc ; church, when the representatives of * the different committees met. There \ were present—Mr Tairoa (Leestbn), ' in the chair, Messrs W, E. Radford and T. Thompson (Little River), W. F. Parkinson, T. Quealy and H. Blyth (Kaituua), J. C (J. Gebbie and E. Radford (Motukarara), J. McKenzie and Shnrp (I'ai Tapu), Stcddart and Alexander (Lincoln), Ryan and Mcßean (Selwyn), Alexander and Halliday (Lees'ton;, Hubbard and Price (Soutbbridge), 0 W Hervey (secretary of the Canterbury Acclimatisation Society), and Messrs Tiedall and Shand (members of the Hociety). It was decided that the drive sboald be held on Saturday, June 26th, pro vided the space was available at tbe freezing works to have the swans frozen. The differes i. committees reported upon the work ibat had been done, and the assistance promised. j It was reported there were fourteen motor boats available at tbe Leeston end of the lake, and 201 guna would take part in the shoot Tbe members of the Acclimatisation Society offered to lend two boats for the drive used by their rangers on the lake. In reply to a letter written to the He jests at colds who always usee "NAZUL" Nothing so pleasant, bo spee'iy' bo cure as "NAZOL" (or coughs and oolda. 60 doses, for I|S.

Society by Mr T. Quealy, the Soointy replied that they had reoeived perroia 3ion to nee the boats all over the lake that day forNshootirjg swans only from the Minister.' The Society mem bere also stated that any docks phot that day would be comrn&ndft*vert f " 'he Belgians, and would befr Z3n with the swans. The Society absolutely prohibited the use of decoye. The plan of campaign was then outlined. The idea is to let the Lees ton people, in the flotilla of boats, spread out in s line across the lake, and drive the swans before them up to the guna from Chriatchurcb, Littlq River and other places along the lake; All available guns will wait on the shores of the lake from the Spit, near Lake Forsytb, to the Halawell River.and each gang of guns will be under a leader. Mr Tairoa will be in charge of the Leeston boats.

When the date is absolutely fixed, the different gangs will be organised on the ground, and besides a good day's sport, it h expected that a vp<-j largo bag of birds will be secured for the Belgians.

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BIG BELGIAN SWAN DRIVE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3466, 11 June 1915

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BIG BELGIAN SWAN DRIVE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3466, 11 June 1915

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