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N.S.W. MAKING PLANS Celebrations When Japan Is Defeated N.Z. Press Association—Copyright Rec. 1 p.m. SYDNEY, this day, A two days' "victory holiday" is the basis of the State Government's plans for celebrating peace in the Pacific. The Government has voted £5000 as the first instalment towards the cost of the celebrations during the holiday. The acting-Premier, Mr. Baddeley, said that the Government aimed to decentralise the celebrations. To avoid congestion of crowds it was proposed to have bands stationed at suitable locations. in the city and suburbs as soon as practicable after the news came through.

On the first evening of the celebrations, he said,, entertainment units would occupy selected sites in. the city. Platforms would be erected and comperes, assisted by bands, would lead the public in community singing. Provision would also be made for dancing. There would be a fireworks display on the harbour if fireworks were procurAustralian commercial broadcasting stations have offered the Government the entire facilities of the Sydney radio stations. The Australian Jockey Clubs "victory race meeting," and other sporting features are included in the plans. • ,■■"<& An official predicted that the State Cabinet will decide not to close hotels during the celebrations.

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VICTORY HOLIDAY, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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VICTORY HOLIDAY Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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