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Small Attendance for Anzac

Gone, it would seem, are the years when Trafalgar Street was lined five and six deep for the parade by returned servicemen and women and service organisations. A very small attendance at this year's function was commented upon by R. S. A. president Mr Les McIvor, after the service. And it appears that services in other parts of New Zealand were similarly affected. As this pic shows, the younger generation was well-represented. But the older generation was not.

On the Church Steps, above (Cubs, Scouts and Guides, are Mr S. A. Whitehead M. P. and Mrs Whitehead, the Mayor, Mr Strawbridge, Father J. R. Aitken (Otaki), the speaker, Mr McIvor, the Rev. J. S. Strang, Bishop Sutton and the Rev. G. A. B. Lee.



Four veterans: Allen Tunnicliff, Norm Win, and Boer War veterans, Jerry Partridge and Seymour Spencer.


Another Boer Wat veteran: Bill Murray.


Wreath bearers ready for the parade to commence.


Nelson College cadets.


First and Second World War digs side by side.


Highlight of the opening of the Nelson Basketball Association's 1968 season was a parade of all teams in uniform before the first competition games were played. About 800 players took part in the parade - a most impressive muster. A section of the big gathering of players we've printed above. Time brings changes, and the most noticeable change this year is in uniform style. Many teams have discarded gym frock and blouse in favour of blouse and skirt, and the new colours have certainly brightened up the courts. They should also make for easier identification while playing. Principal of the Nelson College for Girls, Miss G. E. Voller, opened the season, and, at left, sizes up the height of the goal before tossing a first-of-season goal.


Miss Voller is seen with Mrs Ellen Wood, new president, and association officials.