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Princess-"My Mate."

A friendly reception was given at the Princess Theatre on Saturday tonight to "My Mate," a melodrama by the well   known actor Mr. Edmund Duggan, whose   name has been associated with the'author- ship of several Australian plays. The story is one of great friendship between two young farmers, Jack Melton and Jim Fern- leigh, interrupted when both fall in love with the same girl, Nell Morland. A re- conciliation follows, and when one of the mates is arrested on a charge of murder the other helps him to escape and aides him in other ways up to the time of the "happy ending." The play provides useful material of its kind, and this was generally well treated, though some of the actors should have been better acquainted with their lines. Mr. Robert Inman and Mr. Roy Redgrove played the mates in suitable manly fashion, and Miss Eugenie Duggan acted brightly as Kell Morland. There was plenty of comedy, well given by Mr. George Sharrntt, as Dolf Dalling, a stockrider; Miss Adele Inman, as Jessie Morland. Miss Mabel Hardinge, as Bunny, a half-caste aboriginal girl; Mr. George Gilbert as Gun-   yah, a black tracker; Mr. Flunk Crossley, as Trooper McGuire: and Mr. Dave Saun- ders, as a loafer who linds difficulty in being arrested. " '