A HAPPY FUNCTION. \. It was a good omen for the fntnrt work of the Wairoa Carnival and Bean-1 tifying Society that the first carnival: held under their außpices should have, been snch a success. It was held on. Thursday, January 28. and the whole town and district turned out to take part, for the weather was beautifully fine. The carnival arrangements, which' had been carried out by Mr. John Hopkins, the Mardi Gras and a strong committee, were well in> hand, and nothing occurred to mar thei; proceedings. At noon agrand process sion was startad from North Clyde, headed by the Wairoa Band, undor the* conductorshb of Mr. T. W. Sparks. Every firm and society almost in town was represented, and the were both uniqae and interesting. About 3 p.m. the chief oeremony t the day was. performed, the of the two quoeus. Die white queen, Miss Barbara Shaw, was crowned byy Mr. Joseph Corkill, the Mayor of Wai-i roa,-ivho made a humorous and appro-; priatc speech. Sir James Carroll then', performed a similar ceremony for tlie ( Maori queen, Miss Hiraina Pere. functions took up a gocd deal of the ; , afternoon, and they were greatly' en-, ioyed by the large concourse present. Following the ceremony, coronation honours were announced as under :-~ Josiah Corkill, K.P. (Tho King Pmh> Jeremiah' Somorville. K.L. (Knight of? the Lance); Fa'moas Vauchan. BM. (Bnron of the Woolsack): Titus Brown, P.K. (Peanut King); Koderick M'Phail, K.S.H. (Keeper of tho Scanty Heather); Enrico Sandeman. I.M. (Imperial Matador): Alfonso' Chicken, K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Barrel):' Sonorous Hutchinson, K.C. (Keeper of the Cellar). The evenine display on the Wairosf River, "the Rhine of the East Coast A was a fitting caD for a splendid day.) The 1915 carnival was a success/ g^^a^a^codd^w^b^r^djtoAJ
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CARNIVAL DAT, Dominion, Volume 8, Issue 2382, 11 February 1915
CARNIVAL DAT Dominion, Volume 8, Issue 2382, 11 February 1915
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