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AMBULANCE LECTURES AT WAKAPUAKA.

[from a corresponbent.]

Miss Marsden, who has had a great deal of experience in nursing and attending to the siok and wounded, having belonged to the Red Cross Society, and as a member of that Seciety passed through three European wars, has favored our little district with two most interesting lectures. In her first, she in the simplest way told us how to deal with accidents of various kinds, such a3 wa are liable to have in a place like this, where the axe is in such constant use, and so many are liable to be injured from falling trees, vicious horses, &o, &o She also gave the gentler sex some most useful hints as to how to make the sick one's room comfortable, and make their time of trouble aa pleasant as a careful nurse can. She also dealt with nursing in serious illnesses. In her 6econd she weafc a little more into detail as to dealing with accidents, giving us hints aa to the beat way of roughly sotting a broken limb until the doctor could be reached, how to make a rough stretcher out of a coat and two poles, how to deal with burna, and foreign matter in the eye and ear. She also gave us some of her experiences on the battle field wh-sn before Pievna with tbe

Russian army. Yi'ho people turned out very well, fi! .'.:j the sohoolroom at Hillside on each evening. She will be returning to us again, I understand, to give us some more simple lessons in bandaging, &c, and also some more of her experiences on the field of battle. I understand she ia going to give leoture3 in Motueka, Brightwater, and Nelsoa, and I am sure if they only knew th« great value of them, they would crowd out to hear her. She-has certainly been a great help to üb, and has given us hints which may bn the means of saving many a valuable life, and casing the sick bed of rcaoy a weary invalid.

MOTUPIKO ROAD BOARD.

An ordinary meeting of the above Board

was held on Saturday last, when all the members exoept Mr J, W. Palmer were preseut.

Some disoussioQ took plaoe re the old

Board's aocountss Resolved, That as Councillor Griffiths has not replied to a letter sent him on the 14th February, and that as an important rate has not been paid to the credit of the old Board, consequently the discussion of tha Council in the settlement of these accounts must be incorrect, and that this Board beg the Council to reconsider their decision before they proceed further in this matter. A letter from the County Council relative

to the main roads in this district was read, - No answer to correspondence re by-read near Coleman's having been received, it was resolved that this matter be adjourned to next meeting.^ The work in Motueka Valley was reported M passed. ' A letter was read from the Government Overseer re blocked culvert in Hope Valley, and stating that he will see to the same, Besolved to employ one man for two daya in Motueka Valley to fill in holes. Payments were pai^d lor. £8 7s,

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The Colonist, Colonist, Volume XXXII, Issue 5435, 6 March 1889

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AMBULANCE LECTURES AT WAKAPUAKA. Colonist, Volume XXXII, Issue 5435, 6 March 1889

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