Scottish heritage thrives

Winners in the Otago competitions of the Piping and Dancing Association of New Zealand (from left...
Winners in the Otago competitions of the Piping and Dancing Association of New Zealand (from left) Donald Scott, Jean McKenzie, Beulah King, Doreen Wheeler and D. McKenzie. — Otago Witness, 21.6.1921.
The piping and dancing competitions were continued yesterday morning and after in  Burns Hall, when the attendances were again large. The various events were got off smartly, and the proceedings throughout the day were again of a most enjoyable and entertaining nature.

In the evening a most successful concert was given.

The general management of the whole carnival is excellent, but special praise is due to the supervisor, Mr K. Cameron, the president of the New Zealand Piping and Dancing Association.

Mr Cameron has thrown himself heart and soul into the work, and to his energy and constant alertness is very largely due the smoothness with which everything is running.

He has the complete confidence of the whole of the officials, and the competitors are equally aware of the enthusiastic friend they possess in him.

As long as the association has at its head a president so wholeheartedly devoted to its welfare it cannot fail to prosper.

An evening of loyal sentiment

Another pleasant and entertaining evening of the Dunedin Orphans’ Club was held in St Paul’s schoolroom on Tuesday night, Bro A.C. Hanlon presiding over a large attendance of members.

The evening took the form of an Empire night, and the whole proceedings were of a very patriotic nature, the various items being in harmony with the occasion.

Bro Hanlon, in proposing the toast of  “The Empire”, said that we should not allow the Empire to become a mere name, but should strive to perpetuate the high ideals it stood for. 

He referred to the fact that the Empire was still suffering from the effect of the great war.

The trouble in Ireland, India, Egypt and other portions of the Empire should be an incentive to all to strive to cement the bonds of Empire more firmly.

Waipahi lectures well attended

With a view of giving the school children and young people of Waipahi entertainment, and incidentally to augment the school funds, the Waipahi School Committee decided earlier in the year to conduct a series of winter evening lectures, leaving the matter in the hands of the headmaster.

The first of the series was delivered by Mr Sinclair on “The Lady of the Lake”, illustrated with lantern slides (the property of the school), and the second by Mrs Drury of the Barnardo Homes, on the work of these homes, under the title of  “The Romance of a Garden”.

- ODT, 2.6.1921.




Mrs Barnado of Drury delighted the assembled with a rendition of the Romantic Garden song "Carmen, and the Gardener Married", adapted from the verse of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.