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A GREAT MEMORIAL.

GOVERNOR'S PATRIOTIC SUGGESTION. The suggestion emanating from his Excellency the Governor, Lord Plunket, that some memorial or ornamentation should be erected on the Grafton Bridge in memory of those pioneers who lay buried in the cemetery below, came up for consideration at last night's meeting of the City Council. The Mayor said they would agree that it was very gracious of his Excellency to throw out such a patriotic suggestion. He believed that it was a suggestion that would commend itself to the Council. (Applause.) In order that they might go into details, however, he thought they should refer the matter to the Finance Committee. Mr. Bagnall, in seconding the motion, said there had been a good deal of correspondence in the papers regarding the lack of care bestowed upon the graves within the cemetery; and, further, he believed that the state of Governor Hobson's grave was not such as to reflect credit on those responsible for the maintenance of the cemetery. The suggestion was referred to the committee to report on. The report from the town clerk also embodied the Mayor's suggestion that the time was now opportune for the conversion of the Cemetery Gully into a park. His Worship said he felt sure that the suggestion would meet with the consideration of the Council, but in order that the proposal might be dealt with in a regular 'way, he moved that the proposal be referred to the Finance Committee. This was agreed upon.

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A GREAT MEMORIAL., Auckland Star, Volume XXXIX, Issue 75, 27 March 1908

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A GREAT MEMORIAL. Auckland Star, Volume XXXIX, Issue 75, 27 March 1908

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