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NIMROD'S RECEPTION.

DUE AT LYTTELTON TO-DAY. Jsy Telegraph.—Press Association.) CHRISTCHURCH, Wednesday. Several members of Parliament intend to go to Lyttelton should the Nimrod come into port at a reasonable hour. Great interest is being taken in Christchurch and Lyttelton at the prospective arrival of the Nimrod to-morrow. Judging by a telegram from Cape Saunders, the little vessel is making good progress. From Half moon Bay to Cape Saunders is roughly about 140 miles, ( and as the vessel left Stewart Island at 11 a.m. yes* terday, she must have covered the distance in about 19 hours. From Gape I Saunders to Lyttelton is 190 miles, so that if the Nimrod maintains the same speed throughout to-day and to-night she should be off Lyttelton Heads to-morrow morning. No arrangements for the formal recap, tion of the members of the expedition have been made, but the Lyttelton Harbour Board's tug, with members of the Board, and the members of the Philosophical Institute, will go out to meet the Nimrod. Mr. J. J. Kinsey has received the following telegram from the Prime Minister: "Much regret it will not be possible for any Minister to be present at the reception to Lieutenant Shackleton and his officers to-morrow. Important meeting of Cabinet in Wellington prevents anyone getting away just now." (By Telegraph.—Own Correspondent) LYTTELTON, this day. The exact time of the arrival of the Nimrod is uncertain, but, as she passed Akaroa at eight o'clock this morning, she should arrive here about one o'clock.,

The weather is beautifully fine and clear; and' there is every possibility that large crowds- from the city will travel, to Lytr telt'on. to witness the expedition's arrival; On a clear day like, this -tile- venial will be seei 20 miles off: Lyttelton Heads, but it is estimated to take her-three-or-four hours to reach- port. From- present appearance she will not he in much before four or five o'clock.

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NIMROD'S RECEPTION. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 72, 25 March 1909

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