TO GRACIE FIELDS
IN PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS P.A. WELLINGTON, this day. At least 1000 people greeted Gracie Fields at the morning tea reception given her by the Government in Parliament Buildings today, The Prime Minister, Mr. Fraser, and Gracie spent half an hour at the door of the reception room receiving guests.
She later took part in a Maori action song with a Ngatl'Poneke party, wearing a piupilt and feathered band around her head, and caused roars of laughter. Formal welcomes to Gracie by Mr. Fraser and others were brief and 'to the point. Miss Fields Said the gathering was one she would never forget. She said she was going to try to learn some Maori songs, but said her versions were going to be a peculiar Maorivery Lancashire Maori.
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STATE RECEPTION, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 183, 4 August 1945
STATE RECEPTION Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 183, 4 August 1945
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