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A GOLDEN WEDDING

MR. AND MRS. SALVATORE CIMINO.

History was recalled ..covering a period of over 60 years on. Tuesday', "when anumber of Wellington ''and East Harbour residents entertained Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Cimino at the latter's residence on the occasion, of the jubilee of their marriage, which* took place on 13th May, 1874, ,in St. Mary's Cathedral, the Rev. Father Petitjean being the officiating priest on that occasion.' Mr. Cimino, who was born in Wellington seventy years ago, has been closely associated with the musical life'of the province over a period of many .years. For some fifteen years he waVthe proprietor of a music shop in Willis street, near the junction with Manners street. He was a chorister as a boy at St. Mary's Cathedral, and for 20 years the position of choirmaster and organist.' - Mr. Cunino has. also been actively associated w?th the bands of Wellington, and was bandmaster in 1880 of the famous Naval Brigade Band, which created a furore in the South Island during a o tour conducted -m the early .'eighties. In 1890 he was bandmaster of: four "bands—fine Gar-wson,.-St. Patrick's College, Otaki Maori, and,Kaiwagra. He was also' a" member" of the first Wellington Choral bociety under the conductors!™ of Messi-s Edwards and Angelo Forrest, and-laterjhe played in the Orchestral bociety under the leadership of Mr Parker. Mr. Cimino first made his name as a musician with brass instruments: 'playing the trumpet solo in "The Messiah", for many years. In the old Opera House he received.an ovation with Mr. J. But- ™™, t"6 Paying of the bass parts in JMijan. Mr. Cimino was recognised some years ago as the best cornet player in the Dominion, and is also a master ot tlio double bass, violin, clarinet, piano and organ. Twelve years ago he sold out his business in Willis street, and with his family, crossed the harbour to Eastbourne,,where they have lived ever since. Mr. Cimino has always given ready assistance to, any musical venture m the East Harbour' suburb and his carol parties each, Christmas are Still a. feature of -the seaside resort. Mrs. Cimino-was" born m. Australia, and is a daughter^ Mr. Thomas, long a resident of Upper .Wails' street. Their family consisted of seven children. Messrs. ■balyy and Leo Cimino are resident in: Wellington, Mr. Charles Cimino at Blenheim, and Mr: Eric' Cimino at Nelson, while the only .daughter, Viola, is married to Mr. Aubrey Mcc, of- Wellington; Two sous are dead. William died wheni only 27 years of x age, and Peter was killed <at Gallipoli' on Bth August,. 1915. On Tuesday- evening a number of frjencls visited-Mr. arid Mrs. Cimiuo,,and'oii behalf of old times presentations were made' by Mi-: H.-W. Shortt, Mr.-F/ Wills, Mr. A. Donaldson, Mr. .Simpson', ■ Forbes, and Mr. Woods. A large number of congratulatory telegrams were received- during the day, and in the evening speeches were made eulogistic of" the services of "Pa" and "Ma," a term of endearment by which Mr. and Mrs.. Cimino are known to their friends in the district. A programme ;of music and story was disposed of, and the evening's amusement made complete-by a supper at which a big wedding cake was the main feature.

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A GOLDEN WEDDING, Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 114, 15 May 1924

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A GOLDEN WEDDING Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 114, 15 May 1924

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