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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69

The Wharves, &c

The Wharves, &c.

The shipping: in port was gaily decked with bunting from stem to stern. Special notice was taken of the splendid appearance of the men-of-war—H.M.s. Orlando, Opal, and Lizard being elaborately dressed with flags. Holiday reigned on board these ships, and the crews and their friends watched with keen interest the different events. All the principal establishments in the vicinity the Northern Roller Flour Mills, the Waverley, Thames, and Waitemata Hotels, made a good display of flags. The Harbour Board Offices were similarly adorned, while the New Zealand flag was gaily flying for the first time from the turret of the net Custom House.