The twelfth annual gymnastic display by the pupils of Mr J. 0. Smith was given in the City Hall last evening. There was a very large attendance, all the seating accommodation of the hall being occupied with the exception of a few seats in the cirole. The first part of the programme was performed by the junior pupils from the Roslyn and Albany- street classes. Both boys and girls acquitted themselves remarkably well, and Instructor Smith fully deserved the complimentary remarks made by Mr Kemnitz (Mayor of Roslyn), who acted as chairman. Marching, "pole, ladder, Roman rings, backboard, Indian club, and horse'exercises were gone through rapidly, gracefully, and fearlessly, without any hitches or apparent over-exertion by the youthful gymnasts, who were accorded hearty rounds of applause throughout the whole entertainment. In the second part of the programme the senior pupils made their appearance, and went through similar and more advanced exercises. Some of the tableaux presented by both children and adults were very effective, the horse and parallel bars being utilised in this connection, and a grand finale by all the classes brought the performance to a close. MrJ\ Stokes played the necessary accompaniments to the exercises, and Hamann'a band rendered a couple of overtures.
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GYMNASTIC DISPLAY., Evening Star, Issue 10458, 30 October 1897, Supplement
GYMNASTIC DISPLAY. Evening Star, Issue 10458, 30 October 1897, Supplement
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