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A most successful concert in support 1 of the Peninsula and Ellesmere Queen ■ Miss Birdiing, was held at Irwell on ' Saturday night, resulting in the sum of £400 being raised. Tbe entertain menfc took place in a large tent pitched in the school grounds. The concert was given by the Christohuroh Tram way Comedy Troupe, and the items which included songs, choruses, coon songs, stories, clog dances, etc., were greatly enjoyed. . I Miss Birdiing, the Queen, was pre sent, and unveiled a roll of honour of members of the Irwell Cricket and Football Clubs who had gone to the front. The names on the flag were: E Hawke, L Henderson, W H Petrie, J Coe, A Duff, R Ooe, A, Scrimshaw, R Eady. F Matthews, W Heslop, 8. Elford; L Russell, D Eddy. The queen was introduced by the chairman (Mr T A Stephens), and was accorded a most hearty reception. I She was presented with a bouquet — by Miss Maud Doak. After the un veiling ceremony, Miss N M'Millao sang "Ood Save Our Men"—the women's national anthem. A silk flag, given by Mr R T 1 M'MillaD, secretary of the Patriotic : Committee, was auctioned by Mr M'Farlane, of the Comedy Troupe, and brought in the sum of £378. The • sale of tickets and door takings will bring the nafc proceeds up to £400, which is considered a very satisfactory gum, seeing that Irwell is not a very large district. Tbe final purchaser of tbe flag was Mrs H Gardener, who gave £iii.

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PATRIOTIC CONCERT AT IRWEL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3532, 31 March 1916

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PATRIOTIC CONCERT AT IRWEL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3532, 31 March 1916

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