Once more that great historical event, the Bluff Harbour Annual Regatta, has come and gone, and the 1907 regatta will probably be long remembered as being perfect in almost every detail—the weather could hardly have been more ideal- The committee put forth their best endeavours’. The Band had thirty-one performers going most of the day.. Many distinguished visitors were present during the day, including the Hon. Sir Joseph Ward. Marine exclusions in the Harbour were well patronised, likewise the surrounding hills by those who were more inclined for courting.
Probably the best indication of the complete success of the day's ■ outing was to watch the outgoing trains with hundreds of smiling faces. The only expression of regret seemed to be that the day had been all too short. In the evening another sort! of regatta was held, only instead of salt water being being used it was intoxicating liquors, and many drunken fights were indulged in during the night, and though the police carried out their duties remarkably well it was impossible for them to see into every corner.
A noble sight indeed it was> to see young men with a vacant stare in their eyes and a bottle of beer sticking out of their pockets. lam sorry, to mention that some of our local voting men were in the same state. I think they should try and set a better example to strangers.
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REGATTA., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 45, 5 January 1907
REGATTA. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 45, 5 January 1907
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