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EXHIBITION SEASON TICKETS.

TO THE EDITOB. Sin,—l observe that the Executive of the Exhibition propose to make children’s season tickets only available for children under twelve. This is, I think, a mistake, and that the age should be raised to under sixteen, or at least fifteen. Few parents would think of taking a season ticket for any child under ten, or even under twelve for that matter; but for children between twelve and sixteen they might be induced to do so, looking upon it as a matter of education. Speaking for myself, I had contemplated taking season tickets for three of my children, two of whom are over twelve and one under, but shall certainly not do so for any of them, and possibly not even for myself at the announced tariff. Not that I object to the rate for adults, but if I cannot take my children so often as I might otherwise have done it may not bo worth my while to take a season ticket for myself, and I shall probably only go and take my family half a dozen times or so. Suppose a family consists of a girl of fifteen, a boy of thirteen, and a child under twelve, and their parents. To provide these with season tickets would cost L6l6s fid. If fifteen were the age for children’s tickets it would cost L 4 14s fid; and though a man might stretch a point and spend the latter amount, many would hesitate before spend* ing the former, and probably decide on paying at the door each time, seeing that he could take all his family twelve times at Is a-head for L 3. I think it would pay the Commissioners to make the change 1 suggest. —I am, etc,, A Paebht. Dunedin, July 4.

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EXHIBITION SEASON TICKETS., Evening Star, Issue 7951, 5 July 1889

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EXHIBITION SEASON TICKETS. Evening Star, Issue 7951, 5 July 1889

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