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' I: DEPARTURE OF THE TROOPS. The. Auckland Railway Station pre- | ; rented an unusually striking scene of '- bustle on Thursday evening- last when ; the Auckland volunteer companies, who !' are attending the Easter manoeuvres -at : j Morrinsville, too their departure lor the encampment. The prospect of the j: four days' open life in the country had ; i evidently a high glamour lor the majorI ity of the men, and the scene amidst the concourse on the railway platform j ; ; was one strikingly evident of a healthy I enthusiasm in the work. The men, in companies and squadrons, 1 were drawn up one after another out- . I side the station shortly before seven ! p.m.. and subsequently riled into the carriages an J trucks. A non-commissioned officer was. of course, on each car on I the train, but. despite the good spirits .everywhere prevailing amongst the men, not the least sign of disorder was anyI where evident. Most of the baggage j had. of course, been taken up earlier in j the day. At 7.55 p.m. the train, consist- I j ing of nine heavy trucks and three ear- j I riages, all laden with officers and men, [ I moved out of the station on the hundred- I imile journey to Morrinsville. j The horses for entrainment to Alor- I j rinsville left the Remuera Station, en j route for camp, by a special at j I about 05.45 p.m. A number of the men [ i concerned with the work of caring for the horses nlsn proceeded on this train. I , which picked up complements of men and j horses at Papakura and Pukekolie. | (By Telegraph.—Own Reporter.) MORRINSVILLE. this day. ] Trains bearing the Auckland contin- ! gent 01" volunteers to attend tho Easter manoeuvre-, reached Morrins- ' yille about one o'clock on Friday morning, and, notwithstanding the darkness 1 the troops were all camped on the Race- I course by two a.m. The trip was quite . uneventful, although rather dusty, ami i uncomfortable. (In Thursday evening it had been decided to abandon the pro- j posal for n second encampment at | Tahuroa. and to keep tho troops at j j Racecourse camp, marching them to and I from Tahuroa. six miles away, for the . purpose of manoeuvres. The forces hud ' thus al! yesterday to settle in ramp, and j by evening everything was comfortably | arranged. There are about Till) men in < camp, and, including the Garrison Anil-1 lory and cadets. Colonel Wolfe considers I there are about 1,000 under canvas in the province. The Engineers have constructed a tele- i phone system communicating with out- I posts, also a bridge over the river. Yesterday morning was devoted to camp routine, and ihe afternoon tn skir-mi-hing. the l-'ir-t Regiment o-f Mount, eds succeeding in making a reeonnais- ] sance over the scene of to-morrow"s manoeuvres at Tahuroa. Colonel Wolfe states that everything up to date has gone splendidly, the j camping operations being conducted by I the men in a most praiseworthy n-an- I ner. Colonel Tuson. Adjutant-General, j j expressed approval of the inspection and' afternoon's skirmishing. 1 The gent'Tal idea is that an enemy has j landed at Kawhia. and seized Morrinsiville to reach its flee: in the Thames, estuary, and to prevent concentration of trie New Zealand troops from Thames land Bay of Pienty. At six o'clock on! Saturday morning Colonel Wn'fe re- ' reived information that a detachment , of tiie enemy, including two guns, had I . reached Tahuroa, and he decided to attack, leaving the troops concentrated at . Morrinsville to attack the enemy's I main force. His intention was to en- 1 deavour to seize the homestead ridge j lat Tahuroa, and from that point attack i the enemy, and endeavour to cut off i his retreat. The position of the ene-mv fimagin-arr) is twins attacked this afternoon vvith hall and shell, a rehearsal with the blank ha\ing been made pre- ' viously. The larger units c-ampin? are ■ onmpetintr for the efficiency cup. which '.is for the most marks obtained during 'I camp. j CANTERBURY MANOEUVRES. (By Telegraph.—l'ress Association.l rHRISTC"HI'RrH. this day. . Twelve hundred Volunteer* from Can- ' terbury, North and South, are in camp f: at Mount <orners. in Ashburton County. : A muddle occurred in regard to the time t. of the train starting from Cliristchurch. 1; and some companies waited on the plat ?l form more than an hour. The engine ? j taking the train from Ashburton to >: Mount So-mers ran short of water n°ar -. Valletta, and had to lie supplied from Djan adjacent creek by means of buckets, . i much time being lost in consequence.

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CAMP AT MORRINSVILLE., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 85, 10 April 1909

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CAMP AT MORRINSVILLE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 85, 10 April 1909

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