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A farewell to another Little River Maori trooper took place in tbe Maori Hall on Thursday night last; when a social and dance wa9 given in honour ol Trooper Jack Tint, who is leaving with the Eleventh Reinforcements There were close on one hundred Maoris present, and a sprinkling of Europeans, including Mr Marlow, the j native school master, and Mr J. 0. jOoop, Mr W. Aiken, chairman and treasurer respectively of the Little Hiver Patriotic Committee. I Mr 7 Tame Pere, in Maori, bade ; farewell to tbe lad, assuring him of ! tbe good wishes of all those present for bis safe return, and presented him rcifch a valuable wristlet watch and writing pad. Mrs Davis, the boy's aunt, suitably responded, also in Maori. Mr Coop, on behalf of the pakebas, olao spoke, mentioning tbe high es wo in which "Young Jack" was held. Supper was provided by the Maoris, atsd proved very acceptable. On Friday evening a farewell was ti en for the young soldier by the untie River Patriotic Committee in ho Town Hall. The function, as •, took tbe form of a euchre party uxl dance. The winners in the •'iohre tournament were :—Ladies, -•rs Hawkins ; gents, Mr Conroy, who sanded over their prizes to be sold by taction at tbe Maori concert to be aald on March 11th. The booby uizes were won by Mrs A. Radford md Mr T. Williams. Mr Coop presented Trooper Tini with a set of military brushes and a money belt containing a sum of money. 3o also took tbe occasion of giving a welcome home to Trooper Joblin, of ittie River, and Trooper Harris, of beeston, who had both returned after lighting on Gallipoli. Those present sang " For They ! :re Jolly good Fellows," whereupon j he Maori men present sang it in vkiori, followed by a pathetic farewell oy the Maori ladies present. Dancing arminated at 1.30 a.m. i

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FAREWELL TO TROOPER JACK TINI., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3528, 7 March 1916

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FAREWELL TO TROOPER JACK TINI. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3528, 7 March 1916

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