NEW HALLS OPENED.
BUCKLAND AND MACKTJ. SPEECH BY GOVERNOR-GENERAL. The Victory Hall at Mauku was opened yesterday by the Governor-Gen-eral in the presence of a large gathering. In welcoming Lord Jellicoe, Mr. H. K. R. L. Wily said the hall wae not a war memorial, but an expression of residents for the victory gained by Great Britain and her Allies. His Excellency eaid in no part of the Empire was loyalty to the King and country more marked than it was in New Zealand. That was etrongly shown in 1914, when the manhood of the Dominion co promptly responded to the Empire's call. Though the Empire wae not co peaceful as it might be, still he was pleaded to cay the indications were that peace would last for some considerable time. The tablet was then unveiled and the hall declared open by Lord Jellicoe, funidet considerable applause. Brief addresses were delivered by Rev. J. C. Fussell, and the Rev. Arthur Coatee. Some musical items were contributed and afternoon tea provided to the visitors BUCKLAND HALL. . At Buckiand Lord Jellicoe inepected a parade of returned eoldiere, after which he planted a cedar tree on the war memorial reserve to perpetuate the memory of the men from the district who died during tho war. The guard of honour was provided by the school children. The public hall at Buckland has been enlarged and renovated. Mr. E. Allen welcomed the Governor-General, who in replying referred to the part played by New Zealand in the war. He expressed the hope that the children of to-day would live up to the reputations gained by the soldiere from the Dominion. Hid Excellency then declared' the hall open. Refreshments were supplied to the visitors.
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