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EXHIBITION NOTES., Issue 8046, 24 October 1889
The following is the list of exhibits from Southland schools: Wyndham, 42 exhibits ; Inveroargill Central, 41 ; Lumsden, 20; Bluff, 20; Inveroargill North, 18; Mabel Bush, 14; North Forest Hill, 12 ; Gladstone, 12 j Limestone Plains, 10; Waimatuku, 10; Balfour, 8; Dipton, 7 ; Pine Bush, 7 ; Miroihau, 6 ; Woodlands, 3 ; Ryal Bush, 4; Heddon Bush, 2; South Forest Hill, 2; Elderslie, 2; Longbush, 2; Inveroargill Park, 1 ; South Inveroargill, 1; The Bush (Dipton), 30 pieces of slojd ; 25 sewing specimens, including stockings worn in Queen Anne's reign and old-fashioned quilt; 30 examination papers assessed by the inspector; 10 test cards and 1 time-table for town school; 1 time-table for country school, by C. A. Strack ; 12 paintings; total exhibits, 355.
Twenty-eight members of the Permanent Artillery are coming by the Takapuna to assist in preparing the Armory Court.
If a sufficient number of volunteers can get away, the Riverton Rifles will be present at the opening of the Exhibition in Dunedin. A door and sashes, with two sections of architraves of kauri timber from the oldest church in New Zealand, at Kaitai, near Mongonui, built in 1839, have been shipped for the Exhibition. The Oamaru Borough Council have agreed to contribute one-third of the expense, limited to LSO, of representing the Waitaki district at the Exhibition,
The Mayor of Fitzroy (Victoria) and General Davidson (of Christchurch) will attend the opening ceremony. A mighty totara tree, eight or nine feet in diameter, cut, we believe, in the Kaipara district, 'will remind some of tine spectators of the monster Calif ornian pine that was set up in the Crystal Palace. The ends of the totara are of the real wood, and the bark will be fitted in sections on framework.
A commencement has been made in fitting up the bays of the home industries section of the Industrial and Workmen's Court. As the various exhibitors are getting their space free of cost, and the Commissioners are going to the expense of fitting it up, it is expected that all who have applied for floor space will bring their own tables, pedestals, or stands for the proper display of the exhibits. Such tables or stands should be about the ordinary height of a table, say 2ft 6in or 2ft Bin. These should be sent in about three weeks before the opening day ; the exhibits themselves may arrive about a week later. THE CANTERBURY EXHIBITS. The following is a complete list up to dato of the exhibits for the Canterbury Court : Kcau and Co., saddles; Midland Railway Company, timbers, coals, building stones, etc.; Canterbury Committee, grain, wool, flax, specimens of stones, photographs of crops, stock, a"nd one showing resources of province; C. D. Lightband, belting, boot uppers, etc.; J. Carmichael, dairy appliances ; Milner and Thompson, pianos; Geddingsßros., confectionery; G. Wilson, photographic apparatus; F. W. Gough, bicycles; W. Stocks, building stone; N. Oates, bicycles ; R. Kent, bicycles ; W. H. Price, Eumps and brassware; W. Stokes, leadeaded nails; W. M'William, fishing tackle ; J. Drapper, paper bags; Evans and Co., roller-flour and oatmeal; R. Withell, churns; J. Hickman, hair restorer ; T. Gager, electric belts; Sandford and Parsons, organ ; C. Anderson, oil clothing; Raynor and Sons, boots and shoes; Standish and Preece, photographs ; J. Rowo, photographs; Springfield Coal Company, drain pipes, firebricks, etc.; C. W. Fisher and Co., drain pipes,' firebricks, etc. ; W. Cuddon, malt; W. B. Common and Co., seeds; J. A. M'llraith, coal; Nelson, Moate, and Co., teas; J. T. Edmonds, baking powders; New Zealand Pickle Company, sauces; Glentunnel Pottery Workß. fireclay goods; Scarlett and Co., ales; P. Cunningham, grain ; J. Allpress (Timaru), tomato sauce ; A. Morris (Fairlie Creek), New Zealand wines; L. Frigeaux, isinglass; Wigram Bros., malt; J. A. Young (Winchester), tomato sauce; Manning and Co., a'es; Hudson and Co., sewing machines ; A. Gundersen, tell-tale clocks ; F. W. Quaife, hams and bacon; G. J. Black (Akaroa), cocksfoot; H. Young, floorcloth ; Chrystall and Co., coffee ; W. H. Henning (Akaroa), cocksfoot; A. P. Osborne, engraving ; J. Anderson, traction engines; H. Berry and Co., sausage and other machines and butchers' requisites ; Scott Bros., steam engine, turbine, ranges ; Werner and Reader (Doyleston), tubular cranes ; W. Clark, feeding troughs; Booth and M'Donald, agricultural machinery ; P. and D. Duncan, agricultural machinery ; Andrewß and Beaven, agricultural machinery; Mason, Struthers, and Co., agricultural machinery ; Buckeye Harvester Company, agricultural machinery ; Mason, Struthers, and Co., working dairy; Cuff and Graham, concentrator; G. Piterson, man-of-war in sugar; Mrs Mayger, Waikari, crochet work; B. Nankervis, fancy work; Edith Tendall, fancy work; J. C. Ball, working model bicycle ; A. C. Cuming, specimen of art painting composition ; fielen Gallie, ladies' fancy work ; S. Dowdall, marble clock made by exhibitor ; Joseph Salkeld, inlaid workbox ; R. P. Crosbie, swimming webs; Mrs Gundersen, ladies' fancy work; Miss Tendall, ladies' fancy work; Ignaz Gottfried, marine striking clock; Minnie Chatteris; ladies' fancy work; Ellen Grand, specimen of sewing; Charlotte Grand, fancy knitting; G. B. Twomey, rug; H. Caldwell, inlaid table, design representing Christchurch. J. J. Kinsey, collection of Maori and South Sea curios. A handsome specimen of work in native woods consists of a round table upon the surface of which is inlaid a map of Christchurch, being creditably executed in different kinds of New Zealand wood. On the east and west sides are representations of the rising and setting sun, while cubes and pyramids, skilfully inlaid, flank the other sides of the city. Not only the top but the supports of the table have been covered with inlaid work. The whole was executed by Mr fl. S. Caldwell, of North Opawa, who made use of thirty-five different kinds of wood in the work.— •Lyttelton Times.'
j THE NEW SOUTH WALES COURT. ! Those engaged at this court were to-day receiving a further consignment of exhibits (about 300 tons), principally for the technological museum, which will be one of the chief attractions in this court. The pictures from tho Sydney School of Art also came to hand. The art gallery in connection with this conrt will not bo fully representative of the mother colony, as many of the Sydney artists have sent their best works to the Paris Exhibition; still, wo may expect a fair display, for Now South Wales is oarnest in determining to do nothing of which she will need to be ashamed. On arriving here from Sydney this week, Mr Meyer, the Commissioner, found that one of the wings of the centre octagon on the wostorn side was so built up with boarding and corrugated iron as to obstruct a view of his Mineral Court. Mr Meyer at once represented to the general manager the necessity of removing this obstacle, and the architect was consulted on the subject, the result being that Mr Meyer was informed that no alteration could be made. At this a serious misunderstanding seemed to be impending. Mr Meyer was, however, determined to have the obstacle removed —either that would have to be done or he would not make a move towards the arranging of his court—and, with the view of seeing whether it was possible to do anything to get rid of the obstruction, an interview was arranged for yesterday between the president (who had jußt returned to town), the Executive Commissioner, and the general manager on the one hand and Mr Meyer on the other. The result of this conference was that an understanding was arrived at, and the objectionable boarding is now coming down, to be replaced by three arches, so as to secure the stability of the roof at this point. This work is being done at Mr Meyer's expense. Conflict was thus happily averted, and work in the court is proceeding. Concerning this Mineral Court, we may mention that Mr Meyer ia accompanied by Mr J. E. Came, F.G.S., the curator of the Mining and Geological Museum, Department of Mines, Sydney, who will assist the Commissioner in the arrangement of the very extensive collection of minerals sent by the Government of New South Wales to the Exhibition. Some idea of the importance of this court may be gained by consideration of the fact that it will occupy a Bpace ex-
ceeding 10,000 square feet. There wlfi be samples of gold, including fifty specimens from alluvial claims and several nugqets ; a large and varied display of silver ore from Broken Hill and other places; a collection of gemsanddiamondiferousgravels; tin from the New England and other districts; trophies of metallic copper and copper ores in bulk ; a large coal trophy; specimens of auriferous antimony; exhibits of native bismuth and iron; samples of petroleum oil, cannel coal, sandstone, marble, asbestos, gypsum, scheelite, and other minerals; a large collection of fossils from the principal sedimentary formations of the colony; and a number of geological and mining maps. An alteration is to be made in the offices by the erection of a third door on to the main avenue, This is being done for the sake of appearance, so as to establish a balance, as it were, to the eye of the observer, which was wanting with only the two doors. Mr Meyer has purchased some valuable furniture from Scoullar and Ghisholm for the fitting up of the reception room and offices.
It is now deoided that the ' Sydney j Morning Herald' is to have a- court of its own, and Mr Meyer has drawn plans for a room for this purpose. It will be on the right wing of the of&ces and reception room, triangular in shape, with two fagades. The plan is now ready, and judging by appearances this journal will have no reason to complain either of the want of a prominent position or of unattractive accommodation. The * Herald' will send over a representative to look after its separate interests, and it is considered possible that the enterprise thus displayed may lead to the journal in question making arrangements for publishing more telegraphic news from Now Zealand.
The Sydney 'Bulletin' is also to have adequate representation, and in its own court will make a display of its best caricatures and etchings, besides arranging for the distribution of papers to be received by every mail. THE VICTORIAN COURT. The preparation of the Victorian Court is being pushed ahead with all possible expedition under the personal superintendence of Mr A. Fletcher, who has a competent assistant in Mr D. Lewis. Mr D. M. Cameron, the secretary to the Victorian Commission, has not yet arrived, but will probably come over here in December. An aroh supported on fluted columns and with suitable entablature, the top being dressed with flags, will stand at the entrance to the court nearest to the dome, and the offices are to be at the further end of the court, close to the picture gallery. Only 310 packages of exhibits have so far conic to hand—not one-half—and Mr Fletcher is not yet provided with a complete list of exhibitors, but among those that may be relied on to make a worthy display are Sands and M'Dougall, stationery; W. Detmold, stationery; F. T. Wimble and Co., inks and other printers' requisites; Alcock and Co., billiard tables ; the Government Printer, who will show a variety of typographical and binding work of superior style ; Eennon Lloyd, leather and leather goods; Curtis, portmanteaus; Murrells and Becker, portmanteaus ; James Munday, tanned goods ; Beetb, Schiess, and Co., whose specialty is figures with clothing [ on; Shelmerdine and Co., hatß ; J. Bosisto and Co., chemical preparations, essential I oils, etc.; J. K. Bloggand Co., miscellaneous dry goods, of which they had a particularly effective display at the Adelaide and Melbourne Exhibitions; Longmore and Co., perfumery ; Jacobs, Hart, and Co., tobacco and cigars; J. Miller and Co., 'ope and j twine ; Guest and Co., biscuits; R. Harper and Co., starch; J. Edwards and Co., racing and other light rowing boats; Humble, Nicholson, and Co., machinery; John Danks, brassware ; Jeans', gas stoves ; the Victorian Woollen Mills and the Castlemaine Woollen Company; the Geelong Cooperage; and the director of the Melbourne Botanical Gardens, who sends fibres and a fine carpological collection. These are only a few of the principal exhibitors in the Victorian Court. A trophy of cereals, etc., produced in Victoria, will be built up here from the exhibits; and it is generally anticipated that the picture gallery, which will be finished in three or four days, will be one of the features of the Exhibition.
EXHIBITION NOTES., Issue 8046, 24 October 1889
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