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AMATEUR ATHLETIC CARNIVAL DURING THE EXHIBITION.

TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—l notice a correspondent has written through your columns urging that an amateur athletic meeting be held during the Exhibition. Well, sir, my opinion is that such a meeting would bean utter failure, for amateur athletics iu this City are not at all in favor with the public ; for instance, I refer to the last sports held by the D.A.A. Club. The attendance of the public on that occasion was very small indeed, in fact those that were there were only interested friends; and, judging by the management (which waa far from what good management ought to be), I think the attendance of the general public on next occasion of the club holding sports will be very much less. Amateur athletics in Dunedin have always been a failure. The members of the club do not work together, and the Committee do not seem to push their efforts in the right direction. I am a fond admirer of amateur athletics myself, but since I came to Dunedin I am quite disgusted at the way they are carried on. In other towns they have successful clubs. And what is the reason the athletes of Dunedin are not in the same position ? In conclusion, sir, I am strongly of the opinion that it is advisable to let an athletic carnival alone during tho Exhibition.—l am, etc., Observer. North east Valley, May 23.

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AMATEUR ATHLETIC CARNIVAL DURING THE EXHIBITION., Issue 7914, 23 May 1889

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AMATEUR ATHLETIC CARNIVAL DURING THE EXHIBITION. Issue 7914, 23 May 1889

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