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An Auckland lady forwarded a sum of money some time ago, to one of the nurses stationed at a hospital in Heliopolis, to be used for the purpose of providing some little extra comfort or pleasure for the wounded under her charge (states the "Herald"). The following letter, which bas juat been received, bears ample testimony to the good use io -which this kindly gift was put:—"As one of the party of 14 patients from this hospital, I am writ ing on behalf of all to express our keen appreciation of your kindness. It is only fitting that you should know the details of the splendid trip which your generosity enabled us to take. Our party s3t out in two motors for the Barrage, near the source of the Nile irrigation scheme, about 20 miles from Cairo, on the Alexandria Road, which passes through agricultural districts and villages. It is typical of Egypt when I tell you that we were stopped for some time while a road excavation was filled in! Quite ob livious of the needs of passing travel lers the road was completely barred by a wide trench. In due course how ever, we reached the Barrage." Ade sciipfcion follows of the Barrage gar dens, the place being famous as dat ing back to Napoleon's time, when troops where sfcatio&ed there, and theewaa a moated forr, with portcullis and draw bridge to defend the Nile. Under English rule the area round the fort, which used to stand on a mud bank, has been converted into beautiful lawns and gardens, where English, Australian, and tropical trees flourish. "Far away Australia was brought to us by eight and smell of wattle blossoms and eucalyptus trees," continues the writer. Great kindness was shown the party, which was in charge of Sister Scott, by the curator of the gardens and hie wife. Afternoon tea was served on the lawn, and the party was shown all over the curator's home "We drove away with hearty cheers for cur host and hostess," concludes the letter, "and then three more rousing ones for the New Zealand ladies through whose generosity and kindness the excursion was arranged.

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A GIFT FOR WOUNDED IN EGYPT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3534, 7 April 1916

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A GIFT FOR WOUNDED IN EGYPT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3534, 7 April 1916

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