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Notwithstanding the unfavorable weather which prevailed on Saturday evening, a large number witnessed the first public performance in Dunedin of the Kingsley Brothers, trick bicyclists, at the Palace Rink, though the attendance was in no way commensurate with the merits of the clever exhibition given by the performers, The manner in which the elder brother curved in and out, bringing the machine round in an extremely small circle to the left, then suddenly swerving to the right, elicited welldeserved approbation, while Mb subsequent movements were also loudly applauded. The younger brother then took his place on the same machine, and the two executed a number of daring manu'Uvreß, for which they were applauded to the echo. On the conclusion of their exhibition the brothers were recalled, but they did not respond to the demand for a repetition of the performance, simply bowing their acknowledgments, A large number of local bicyclists were present, and the opinion was freely expressed among them that the evolutions and tricks performed were executed with astonishing dexterity and ease, and that the Kingsleyswere masters of the art of cycling. Mr Crock ford announced that the brothers would appear again this evening iu an entire change of programme, and as nominal prices are being charged a full house should result. To-morrow evening the members of the Dunedin Cycling Club will assist, mustering at the Octagon at 7.30 witli machines and lamps. The final heat of the Three-mile Race was run off at the City Hall Rink last Saturday evening, and was witnessed by a large number of people. For the final Peters, Batchelor, Fletcher, and Reid started, Peterß eventually winning by nearly two laps.

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THE RINKS., Evening Star, Issue 7941, 24 June 1889

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THE RINKS. Evening Star, Issue 7941, 24 June 1889