Owing to boisterous weather Dominion Dss,y celebrations were very much curtailed, and the Proclamation was road in the Drill Hall promptly on the stroke of 11 am. .The Dominion Flag was hoisted on the post office, and his Worship the Mayor (Mr G-. A. Wheailer) commenced the reading of the Proclamation. His Worship held forth on the many advantages to be derived from the change of name, and pointed out the rapid Strides N.Z. had made since first proclaimed a colony 67 years ag°-. , . At the conclusion of a most patin otic speech His Worship called on Messrs G. R. Georg'e and W. Hinchey to speak. Both these gentlemen were listened to very attentively. In the hall a large Dominion flag was unfurled and saluted by the Coast Guards firing a feu-de-joie, the band playing the National Anthem. Then followed the Royal Salute by the Guards. Captain Nichol, accompanied by the Mayor then took up a post in front of the flag, while the Guards marched past in column of sections. The ~ Guards drilled excellently, considering the somewhat limited space. The company had on parade Capt. Nichol, Lieut. Salmon, and 47 rank and file, Lieut. Lister being absent through illness. The school children also took part in the proceedings, and acre in charge of the head teacher, Mr E. Smith.
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DOMINION DAY., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 23, 28 September 1907
DOMINION DAY. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 23, 28 September 1907
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