Newspaper Article 1939 – Coronation Triplets Hold Second Birthday Party


Mary, Rose and Elizabeth, the little Coronation triplets, and children of Mr and Mrs J.C. Anderson, of Kahuranaki, Havelock North, celebrated their second birthdays yesterday at a happy little party which their parents gave in their honour.

These little ones, though but two-years-old, appeared to be quite conscious of the honour paid to them, and clapped their hands excitedly, said their mother, when they saw their lovely birthday cake lit up with candles.

The cake was decorated in three colours, the favourite colour of each child and divided into three sections, each of which had two candles. The children made a pretty picture with their happy smiling faces underneath their gay paper hats.

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13 May 1939

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  • J C Anderson
  • Mary, Elizabeth and Rose Anderson

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