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\ : nivi!i^ and prosperous town is Hamil i, ii metropolis of the extreme Western 11;i'iri. It is readied in three different u;n- l>\ steamer to Portland, thence
LUNCHEON PARTY IN THE SADDI.IXC PADDOCK.
MONl'MCXT TO HAMILTON SOLDICRS WHO FKLL IN SOI.TH AFRICA.
tram, di- to Warrnambool Ity tram or strainer, then by train. From Melbourne the most convenient route is by the Ade laide express to Ararat, staying over night, and calehing the 7.15 train next morning, arriving at Hamilton before 10. Hamilton impresses one as a bright, prosperous place.
it hay i.rwn r\di:i; nil ri\i-:s
HIO'vU I. MH R. STAl'VETON BllKK'S HOME
;ui(l then* is a briskness about it thai is
(Utile i;> liilaraliu^r. 'J'lie buildings ate solid looking and architecturally attractive. The Hamiiloiiians do nol ini'tret their liosjiital. Tin; money for it tv;ts originally tttised by pustoralisis. thirty of tliem fii\iitg L'lOD etteli. The niantmeinetit litis a credit
balance in the hank of over t'l.OtKl. Around 11 a 111 i I r on there ate some very line private dwellings. witii welldaid-oul gardens that would lie the envy of drought-stricken dis tricts. The water supply is excellent. It is carried through pipes front the mountains ahout twenty miles distant, and the reser
OI.D IDENTITIES, RESIDENTS, AND VISITORS.
voir, which can store 30.000.000 gallons, is I about a mile out lrom the town. There is
a datn adjoining to take the overflow for |
slock. The racecourse is three miles out, .uul members all through the district take a great interest in their oluli. So keen are they that rooms at the hotels are booked twelve months in advance. The meeting lakes the form of a picnic, lunches under the [lines and in the carriage-paddock being
foil lures of t lie meeting. Willi good fields and a Ueatuifullvlaid oul course the Hninil tonians always reckon on good spurt.
ST RONANS : MR DAVID T.AIDLAW'S RESIDENCE.
IN AND AK<H'ND llAMILTcX. IXLAN']) METROPOLIS OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT.