It is understood that the Premier and the Hod. T. Fergus will represent the Ministry at the ceremonial opening. Fully fifty members of the House of Representatives intend to put in an appearance. About fifty tons of exhibits for the New South Wales Court arrived by the Hauroto and Wakatipu. The residents of Mataura and surrounding distriots intend forwarding samples of oats, wheat, oatmeal, turnips, wheatmeal, butter, and cheese for exhibition in the Southland Court.
It is safe to hazard the opinion that the visitors to Dunedin during the Exhibition period will be something enormous. A member of our staff, who has just returned from the North Island, states that several hundred heads of families in Wellington and Hawke'B Bay are already making preparations for paying ub a visit; while Mr Hughes, the well-known theatrical entrepenevr, informs us that when he was at Sandhurst recently fully 600 persons in that Victorian inland town alone had signified their intention of coming over, some enterprising individual having got those who intended putting in an appearance to book their names.
A cablegram has been received from Lord Carrington stating that Lord Onslow's invitation had been received by him and by the Governors of the other colonies. Lord Carrington promises to put in an appearance, if possible, at the Exhibition opening. We understand that Mr Wells is the successful tenderer for the catering at the Exhibition.
A suggestion made by Mr Kinsey, secretary to the Christchurch Commissioners, as to offering prizes for the display of emblematical tableaux in connection with the procession at the Exhibition opening, has received favorable consideration. It is proposed that three prizes shall be offered for the beat tableaux displayed either by friendly societies or trade societies on that occasion. —' Press.'
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EXHIBITION NOTES., Evening Star, Issue 8016, 19 September 1889
EXHIBITION NOTES. Evening Star, Issue 8016, 19 September 1889
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