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j + WORK TO BE COMMENCED. A special meeting of the Drillshed trns- , tees was held yesterday to make final arrangements for the construction of the new drillshed, gun rooms, armoury and mobilisation store. Colonel Porter presided, and there was a full attendance. Ifc was de- , oided to entrust the construction of the main building to Messrs Lutfcrell Brothers, ■ at a cost not to exceed £4376, the sum to be provided by n, Government grant of £2500, public subscriptions amounting to £500, and debentures for £1376 raised by the trustees. It was also decided to urge the Government to proceed with the erection of the eastern end, comprising two brick buildings in accordance with public works plans and estimates, at an estimated cost of £2000, bringing the total cost of construction to £6376- ! It is intended! that the princiiml entrance gate, of brick, and facing Montreal- Street, shall be erected subsequently at an* estimated cost of £500, which sum, ( it is anticipated, -will be contributed by ai generous citizen. At a previous meeting ib -had been left to the trustees to select a suitable -designation for the whole, of the premises constituting the barracks, and it> was decided yesterday that they should he- oall-ed "Kirn*' Edward Barracks," and that his Exoelleoccy the Governor should be asked, to gain the Royal sanction of the nameIfc is expected that the work will bs completed within a very few months after the receipt of the material and tho commencement of the construction. The completed barracks will bs tbe finest of their kind in the Australasian colonies. The drillshed proper will be a very fine building, and the architects are doing even-thing in their power to provide barracks of which the Volunteers will have every reason te be proud.

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Star, Star, Issue 8102, 30 August 1904

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THE NEW DRILLSHED. Star, Issue 8102, 30 August 1904