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WANGANUI PUBLIC MUSEUM

At a meeting of the trustees of the above institution held last evening, some usefu, business was got through. A letter from Mr Babbage, secretary of the Bulb Show lecently held, was read, giving particulars of same. It wus resolved, that a hearty ycte of thanks be accorded" to Mr Babbage for his valuable services in connection with the show ; also to Mr A. Allison, who acted as-judge at the show, and to Messrs Geo Smith and Laird, junv., who devoted a lot of time and troub'e to make the show a. success. Armstrong's orchestra also was not forgotten, the selections played by them during the evening being greatly appreciated and favourably commented upon, whilst Mr John Duncan's generous nssistance in kindly lending his fine, large phonograph on the occasion was much appreciated. The acting secretary, Mr J. G Wr.on, was requested to convey the thanks of the trustees by letter to the above in terms of resolutions passed at tl>s meeting. The Chairman, Mr J. H. Nixon, lcferred to the success attending the interview he and the Curator, Mr J. H. Drew, had with his Worship the Mayor m.d Borough Council, re an additional subsidy of £25 per ' annum- in aid' of the Museum Funds. It was resolved on the motion of Air 'Nixon, seconded by Dr Ilatherly, that an extra office bo created. on the management of the '. j^j!2£H9V^XJ- z '»..i na t °f assistance cuiatov, and that Mv Harry Drew be appointed to said office, who will be an ex officio member of the trustees' board. Letters were vend from Captain Hutton, Curator of the Christchurch Museum, and Mr R. Etheridge of the Sydney Museum, respectively offering to exchange exhibits with the Wanganui Museum. Jt was resolved that the money placed in the Sunday, Contribu-s tion Boxes be de-voted to the building of two (2) new aviaries. Dr Saunders, it was mentioned, had very kindly offered to give a quantity of mesemfryamthenum cuttings, a beautiful "creeper," from his garden to ba planted on the sand-bank in front of the Museum. Other useful business was put through, th'o trustees parting for the""night well satisfied with their work and the' healthy position as a 2>ublio institution that the Wanganui Museum now occupies.

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WANGANUI PUBLIC MUSEUM, Wanganui Chronicle, Issue 15000, 19 September 1900

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WANGANUI PUBLIC MUSEUM Wanganui Chronicle, Issue 15000, 19 September 1900

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