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(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) LONDON. 19th December. At the reception given by *he High Commissioner to the captain and officers of H.M.S. New Zealand, those present included Lord Blytli, Lord Mersey. Lord Dssborough, Sir Newton and Lady Moore. Sir John and Lady Cockburn, Admiral Sir Wilrnot and Lady Fawkes. the Rev. F. and Mrs. Halsey, the Rev. Gerald Halsey, the Right Hon. P E. Halsey, Sir Hartmann and Lady Just, Sir John and Lady M'Call, Mr and Mrs. Gilbert Anderson and Miss Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. G. Beetham, Captain and Mrs. Boyd Carpenter, Professor and Mias Bickerton, Mra. W. N. Blair, Dr. Brune and Mips Tittell Brune, Mrs. Biss, Mrs. Baume, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Burt, Mr. G. J. Bruce, Dr. and Mrs. A. 'II 11I 1 Coker, Mrs. Leedham Crowe. Lieutenant-Colonel «nd Mrs. d'Arcy Chaytor, Mr. and Mrs. Cleghorne, Mrs. A.'j. Copeland,. Dr. and Mra. Chappie and the Misses Chappie, Mr. T. E. Donne, Mr Cecil Donne, Mr. and Mrs. Moss Davis, Mr. and Mrs. de Costa, Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Dalston, the Misses de Re/izi, Miss Fairchild, Mr. and Mrs. A. Fairbairn, Mrs. Fitzgerald. Miss Pharazyn, Mrs. Fitzherbert and the Misses Fitzhorbert, Major M, M. and Mrs. Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Graham, Mrp. Rees George and Miss George, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Grey. Mr. Borneo Gardiner, Mr. Alexander Gracie, M.V.0. . and Mrs. Grade, Dr and Mrs. I. G. Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Gillandera, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Gollan, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Haycraft, Mr and Mrs. A. D. Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Hayman, Miss Halse, Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Herbert, Miss Holford, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Chambers, Mr, J. B. Hey wood, 1.5.0., Mi's, and Miss Harrison, Miss Izard. Mr. C S. Jameson. Miss Grace Joel, Mr. and Mrs Clark Johnsoh, Mr. and Mrs. G. Johns, Mr. E. M. Kennaway and Miss Kennaway, Mr, and Mrs. W. M. Kirkcaldy, Mr. and Mrs. Kemp Welch, Mr. and Mrs. T. Hope Lewis, Dr. and the Misses Leatham, Mrs. and Miss Lottghnan. Mr A. D. Lubecki, Dr. Angus M'Nab and Mrs. M'Nab, Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Myers. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Myers, Mr. A. M. Myers, M.P., and Mrs. Myers, Lady Mills, Miss Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Michie and Miss Michic, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mill. Captain C. and Mrs. Maling, Mrs. Hugh Alacdohald and Miss Macdonald, Mrs. and Miss Margoliouth., Mr. C. Margoliouth, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maudesley, Dr. L. Mandel, Sir Montague and Lady Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. E. -D. O'ttorke, Mr and Mrs. Ponsonby and Miss Ponsonby, the ReV. 11. Parata and Mrs Parata, Dr and Mrs. Parkinson, Sir Westby Perceval and Miss Perceval, Mr. and Mrs. Wray Palliser and Miss Palliser. Mrs. and Miss Peter* sen, Captain Pounds, Mrs. Henry Reynolds, Mr H. L. Riseley, Mrs. and Miss Rhind, Mr. and Mrs. I W Raymond and Miss Raymond, Mrs. and Miss Riddi1 ford, Mr. and Mrs. A. Ritchie, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Reid. Mr. and Mrs H. R. Spenee, Miss Spence, Mr and Mrs. J. A. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. W B. Scandrett and Miss Scandrett. Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Snndle, Mr and Mis. F. G. Smith, Miss Stringer. Miss Nora Stuart, Sir T. Vezey Strong, Mr. and Mrs. C E. Thomson, Mio J. M. Tweed. Mr Martin B. Tweed. Mr. Julius Vogel. Miss Vogel. the Misses Van Slaverer, Mr. I'\ P AVilson, Dr. F. P. Worley, Mr. J. H. Withefoid. Mr. Edward Wakefiplfi. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Willes, Mr R. C. Webb. Mr. and Mrs. H. 11. Wall. Mr. W. VVeddell, Piofessor and Mra. White, Sir F. and Lady Young* husband, Mr a«d Mrs. D. Ziman, and the Misses Laing. SOME OF THE DRESSES. It is manifestly an impossibility lo attempt to give a description of anything like all the dresses worn. With the exception of the few mentioned below it must suffice to say that the ladies were all very well and becomingly dressed, while the uniforms of the naval men and the numeiotts orders and decorations worn by other of the male guests acted as an appropriate backgrouhd to show to the best effect the dresses of the ladies. Mrs. Mackenzie was in black satin channelise, with tunic, of black net worked with white flowers. Miss Mackenzie's white charmeuse dre3s had a beautiful panel of Brussels lace down one side of the skirt, her waist -was encircled by a gold girdle atid finished with a spray of gold tinsel roses. Miss Mary Mackenzie was in soft white, with tunic of white ileedlerun lace, pink roses in her belt, and hair ornament of pink tulle. Lady Mills was a staking figure in black velours, with corsage of white shadow lace veiled with ninon, trimmed with lines of diamante : her ornaments were diamonds. Miss Mills was in deep amethyst charmeuse with corsage of ninon in the same tone. Mrs. Halsey wore a handsome gown of gold ninon embossed with a large design in black Velours ; her corsago was of black, gold, and white. Mrs. W, A. Willes was in a rich fchade of pink charmeuse, with transparent corsage of pink and croam trimmed with diamante, ornamont«i, diamonds, and pearls. Mrs. Hope Lewis was in black, with tunic of black embroidered with white. Mrs. Chappie had a very becoming dress of black \elours, with berthe of Venetian point lace. Mrs. I. W. Raymond was in cream brocade, as also were Mrs. Leo Myers, Miss Grace"" Joel, and Miss Vogel. Mrs. Tweed (Christchurch) and Mrs. Bios (Wellington) wore black. Miss Edith Fairchild was in maizctinted ninon, beaded with gold, over satin to correspond. Miss Halse's white satin with tunic of crystal-embroidered white ninon had a hip-sash-drapery of_ Nattier blue. Miss Van Staveren was in black satin. Miss Adelaide Van Staveren was in white satin, with lace-trimmed tunic. Mrs. Michie wore a beautiful dress of black ; her daughter was in rich claretcoloured charmeuse. Mrs. Wray PalUser was in black and white; her daughter in apricot shade Miss _ Perceval wore the palest tone of blue ninon over f blue charmeuse ; Mrs. Kirkcaldy too, vvas in delicate blue, with tunic of silk lace. Miss Tittell-Brune was in black and gold brocade. Miss Burton was in violet charmeuse, Miss Ada Burton in pale grey silk, with cerise rose at the waist, and Miss Olive Burton was in sphinx-blue charmeuse.

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H.M.S. NEW ZEALAND RECEPTION, Evening Post, Volume LXXXVII, Issue 24, 29 January 1914

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H.M.S. NEW ZEALAND RECEPTION Evening Post, Volume LXXXVII, Issue 24, 29 January 1914