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VALEDICTORY

In the Stuart Hall on Wednesday afternoon there was u gathering of about 200 past and present Braemar girls, to be present at a gathering held to bid farewell to tho Mw.es Miller, who aie leaving for England in January. The Misses Miller have been the principals of Braemar House for the past 20 years, and have won the respuct and love of many generations of schoolg.rls. Miss Ethel Jackson read a short nbtory of the school from the year 1894, whVn the Misses Miller toß.c it over from Miss Dick. Miss Margaret Ram ay spoke a few words o. appreciation, and Miss Annie White, on behalf of the ex-Uraemar girls, presented to Mies Miller a handbag, and asked her to accept for Mrs Miller a bofctl« of smelling salts, and also a silver afternoon tea service and salver for herself and her sisters. M : £6 Helen Cameron prewnttd to Mua Allie Miller a handbag, and Miss Vida Barron to Miss Bessie Miller a bag, both the gifts of the past pupils of the school. Miss Alice Allen, on behalf of the presentpupils, presented Mies Miller with a leather travelling cu-hion. and Miss Allie Miller and MWBwie Miller with travelling rugs. Miss Miller, in reply, thanked ell for arranging such a farewd] for them, and also for the beautiful g:fts that had been given to them. . Miss M'Ewan. who has occupied the position of mistress at tbe Kaikorai School for many years, will retire this year on superannuation. On Tuesday evening Mr and M-s Allnutt invited tbe teaching staff to a musical evening, and a very pleasant timo was sp-nt. MV. M'Ewan was presented with a -old ha ne'e as -token of the regard of her colleagues. The followinc dav a plea ant *uipn~ awaited Miss M'Ewan at ths school. TV scholar* hud fo- -ome time been quietly collecting, with the object of tancribly slvw-'ng their Tiiprd for the infant misW&=. Tbe result wis the presentation to Mas MEwan of •t'ladv's --l'lver-m muted diwing case. Yesterday, at the conclusion of the chilftwn'' prize givincr ceremony, the committee of the school, in the presence of the parents and aclkmVb, presented Miss address. Mr G. Moir (tbe tcrtifi d to the -xcel'ent record of the recipient, both from the general standpoint and aim as ev : denced oy the expressed i opinions of «lncati-on-l £ 9 M'Ewan thanked *he .rcholars. the parents the teachers, and the committee for all their kindness to h«r.

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VALEDICTORY, Evening Star, Issue 15679, 18 December 1914

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VALEDICTORY Evening Star, Issue 15679, 18 December 1914

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