Successes in First Aid Examinations
At the first aid course held recently, thirty-one candidates passed the examination.
The examinations were conducted by Drs. H. Barnett, D.A. Bathgate, J.W. Wray and I. Aarons, assisted by ofﬁcers of the district staff.
The following were the successful candidates:-
Misses Howse, Burﬁeld, Taylor, Hilton, Stanley, Duff, Bruce, Little, Heffernan, Cornwell. Mesdames Shuker, Shaw, Powell, McBride, Cullen, Isdale, Herries.
Joan Von Slobbe, Jean Heppleton, lris Shuker, Margaret Eliot, Marion Snadden, Enid Ludlow, Shirley Middleton.
Charles Gillan, Arthur Olsen, Allan Clough, Frank McBride, Norman Ludlow, Nigel Smith, Derek Denne.
PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATIONS
Send in photos and illustrations to the editor now, but do not be disappointed if they do not appear in the following issue of C.J., as the engraving process is very costly and your drawings and photos are engraved with larger ‘essential’ illustrations. It may be some time before the opportunity arises to have these blocks engraved.
Casualties At Ceremony.- No fewer than 331 casualties were treated by the St. John Ambulance Brigade during the ceremony of Trooping the Colour in London on Thursday the 13th June. Seventeen were ambulance cases and one had acute appendicitis. Most had fainted in hot sunshine.
By Dist. Supt., Mrs. F.G. Yeo.
Gisborne now owns a fine St. John Hall, built by the local members after monstrous efforts to finance its completion. The cadets are fortunate in having full use of this splendid building in giving space for drill, lectures, practice and social life. Someday you may have the opportunity to visit the Gisborne cadets where a warm welcome greets a fellow St. John.
The railcar journey is a long one – rushing through valley, hill and tunnel with glimpses of Lake Tutira – the privately owned bird sanctury- deep gorges with stoney clear waterways – rumble over 3 high viaducts. (The Mohaka being one of the highest and longest in New Zealand.)
From Wairoa the railcar climbs around the coastline giving breath-taking panorama of blue seas – sandy beaches with sweeping waves – past the old Waitotopu [Waikokopu] Wharf and on the right it is fascinating to trace a grass covered coach road running along the banks of a rocky bottomed stream which is gradually washing away its foundation – and so Gisborne – after sparsely settled hills to a beauty spot where stands a hall – a tribute to the tradition of our Order – an inspiration to others.
NEW HALL FOR GREYMOUTH
Sir William Appleton Chancellor of the Order in New Zealand, addressed the gathering at the opening of the new St. John Ambulance Hall in Greymouth early in June.
The Editor of C.J. wishes to thank Mrs. Tannahill Superintendent of the Waipawa Nursing cadets for her contribution of 5/-.