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Mounted on green, embossed mounting board, with gold paint around edge of photo.

Flag raising ceremony at Shannon School, July 1901. This ceremony occurred 12 years after the opening of the school in 1889. The Horowhenua Mounted Rifles are lined up in background (left). Some band music instruments are sitting on ground (right).

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Information in 1949 Jubilee booklet (Acc.#1979.132.0002): First flagpole erected, 18th May, 1901 (replaced 21 June 1917). 18th July, 1901 the ceremony of hoisting the flag took place at the Shannon School. Among those present were Hon. T.Y. Duncan (Minister of Lands), Mr John Stevens (M.H. Reps.), the Horowhenua Mounted Rifles and the Shannon Brass Band. Speeches were made by Messrs Duncan, Stevens, Davis, Rev. McLean, Nation, Voysey (headmaster), and Lind.

Identical photo to Acc. #s2002.079.0001

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Flag raising ceremony at Shannon School, July 1901

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