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Highland Society.

The twelfth annual gathering, held in Zealandia Hall, on Fridhy evening, 23rd inst., drew a large and representative company, who 'were exceedingly well pleased with the hill of fare provided. And well they might he, for the programme was one of the hest ever given in the hall hy local entertainers. It comprised 33 items, many of which would have been encored hut for the fact that to have done so would have meant an •‘all-night sitting.” Songs were given hy Mesdames R. A. Power, Ross, and Colville, Misses Nixon and Petersen, and Messrs D. Stewart, T. Brown, A. S, Cookson, N. Churton, W. Wilson, • I, McLean, A. Clark, and A, McGillivray. There were also selections hy the Pipe Band and hagpipo music hy Messrs Duncan, Jenkins, and McKellar ; dances hy Miss Rita Glover, D. Hamilton, and Hawke, and Messrs McKechnie and Sutherland. Mr A. Kinross recited an original poem with characteristic fervour, and at 1.30 a.m.* after the hall had heen set going, danced a sailor’s hornpipe in a style that few would have believed possible hy one who is in his seventyeighth year. The Chief of the Society', Mr Ah McLean, presided over the gathering, and was well supported hy his office-bearers, all of whom deserve to he complimented on tlm manner in which the entertainment was carried out. In the course of the proceedings the Society’s accompaniste, SRs Brokenshire, was presented with an elegant gold watch in recognition of hec valuable services during a number of -years*

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Southern Cross, Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 20, 31 August 1907

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Highland Society. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 20, 31 August 1907