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THE MOUNT EDEN BONFIRE. PYRE PROTECTED AGAINST INCENDIARIES. The Mount Eden bonfire is in courseof re-erection, and raiding . parties, whether they be larrikins or pro-Ger-mans, will this time make a descent — or rather an ascent—against a prepared foe if they should again hazard the adventure of kindling the blaze before the scheduled time. Elaborate defensive precautions have been taken, and the fortifications are now considered to be impregnable. Day and night guards are mounted, and constant vigil i 6 kept over the stack and the inflammable ingredients with which it will be anointed. (For the accommodation of the sentries a temporary guardhouse has been erected, while around the bonfire itself has been built a high barbed-wire entanglement to baffle the invaders should the guards be surprised. In a position calculated to reveal the whereabouts of the enemy, no matter by what direction he approaches or flses, has been suspended a large light, so that any attack other than a strong fighting patrol is foredoomed to failure. Little short of a raid with incendiary bombs or bullets will rob the Auckland citizens of their peace pyre.


The Auckland Stock Exchange will be closed on Saturday, 10th, and Monday 21st insts. on account of the celebration oi peace.


Onehunga Borough Council has given permission to the Ladies' Benevolent Society to take up a street collection in the 'borough on Friday.


The disabled and invalid soldiers who are to participate in the entertainment of the widows and orphans of the killed and the children of those in hospital or abroad are to be taken to the Strand Theatre on Monday afternoon and will subsequently have tea with the children in the Town Hall and watch the games.


Special trams to convey children taking part in the children's day festivities on Monday have been arranged by the City Council. The care will run from each suburb to carry the children to the picture theatres.

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FORTIFIED!, Auckland Star, Volume L, Issue 167, 15 July 1919

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FORTIFIED! Auckland Star, Volume L, Issue 167, 15 July 1919

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