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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69


The Jubilee celebrations to day were a grand success, the weather being favourable, and Auckland poured out her thousands to witness the magnificent spectacle presented. Numbers generate magnetism, and never in the history of Auckland, since her foundation as a province, were such masses of people to be seen in her streets. On all hands was to be seen the flag of New Zealand on the flagstaffs, and those who looked upon the symbol of the Southern Cross did so with feelings of gratification and pleasure, for they felt that after the scenes of to-day we had made a new departure—the first pulses of life in the young nation had begun to throb.