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THE ARAWA MAORIS

DEPARTURE 'OF HALF THE TROUPE REMAINDER STOP IN LONDON. [PEOM OV& OWN COHBESPONDENT.] LONDON, 24th November. The Arawa Maoris, numbered tortyone on their arrival in London early m the Bummer, arb now split in half, 'iwenty left for New Zealand by the 6.8. Somerset from Liverpool on "Wednesday, and another twenty — contrary to the strong advice both of their friends in London and the High Commissioner — refused to leave. The party consists of fifteen men and five women, four of whom are married. _ They aro now residing in private houses in the neighbourhood of the Crystal Palace, and it is stated that they hope to earn moucy on the music-hall stage. It is an open secret' that the troupe did none too well during the summer, and New Zealanckrs here feel that it would have been far wiser had they returned to Auckland. The Maoris who are left behind claim the right to please themselves, and no more can be said. They may, however, have a hard fight to make both ends meet before the winter ia over. Iwa, the remaining member of the party, early decided to stop in London to have her voice properly trained, and some ladies have interested themselves in' her. Mr. .C. ,B. Westmacott is accompanying the returning members', who include Chief Mita Taupopoki, Maggie and Bella Papakura. All thfe Maoris aaid good-bye at a taugi on Tuesday evening, and the party of twenty journeyed in three special coaches from the Crystal Palace to Euston, where they had supper. Here Mr. T. E.Donne saw them off to Liverpool, which was reached at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. Alter ! breakfast the Maoris had a brief look round the city, and then boarded the tender for tho Somerset. The vessel calis at Las j Palinas, Capetown, and Hobart, and its port of destination is -either Wellington or Auckland. Mr. James Balfour (of the High Commissioner's Offioe) escorted the party to Liverpool. * It is understood that Maggie Papakura is returning to England to be married. Tho Maori footballors played their third match on Saturday, when th,ey were beaten by the 'London-Welsh by 13 points to nil. LIVEB TRdUJBLH f BILIOUS ATTACKS.

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THE ARAWA MAORIS, Evening Post, Volume LXXXIII, Issue 3, 4 January 1912

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THE ARAWA MAORIS Evening Post, Volume LXXXIII, Issue 3, 4 January 1912

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