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At the Fire Brigade Social held in Ashley’s Hall on 24th inst., His Worship the Mayor (Mr W. B. Scandrett), in presenting Mr R. Miller, who is retiring from the position of Fire Superintendent, with a handsome gold chain and medal, said he was very pleased indeed to have the pleasure of making the presentation on behalf of the members of the Brigade, more especially as it showed the utmost good feeling existed between the members of the Brigade and their chief officer. Mr Miller, during his term of office, had been very successful in the management of the Brigade. Socially, he had made the Brigade a home for the men, some of whom had their rooms quite a picture of task and comfort. Also, the usefulness of ■ the Brigade had never been more apparent. The esteem of the public had been gained. They could now depend on the Brigade to do good work whenever required. Mr Miller’s duties as foreman for the town required him to relinquish Brigade work, and he trusted they would maintain the efficiency they had gained under his management, which he had no doubt they would. Mr Miller, who received loud demonstrations of approval from the largo gathering present, made suitable reply, saying he could not have achieved the success he had done without the hearty goodwill and co-operation of the members of the Brigade. He felt and valued their kindness very much, and would treasure their gift all his life. His Worship the Mayor also kindly presented a gold medal to Lieut. Young, who was also retiring from the Brigade. and also the prizes to the winners of the euchre match. A very nice tea was served, when dancing was kept going till 2 a.m. The company then dispersed. Music was supplied by Mr Gilchrist and Miss Peters,

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Presentation TO SUPERINTENDENT ROBT. MILLER, Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 15, 27 July 1907

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Presentation TO SUPERINTENDENT ROBT. MILLER Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 15, 27 July 1907

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