Newspaper Article 1941 – Lively Young Sprigs


For the “New Zealand Free Lance.”

ALWAYS causing interest wherever they go, the Coronation Triplets, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Anderson, Kahauraniki [Kahuranaki], Havelock North, are now in their fourth year and still look exceedingly alike. As they grow older they can help a little with the busy routine of a country home – bringing in the wood for one thing.

Rose, Mary and Elizabeth dearly love to “swim” in the river nearby where they dabble about like three young porpoises. Mary and Rose are inseparable when any fun is doing and Elizabeth is content to watch them at it.

Bed at 6.30 pm. is their daily routine and a rest by day, but no one can keep them in bed after 5.30 a.m. for then they dash out of their cots and want to be outside and into all kinds of fun and mischief. Mrs. Anderson has her hands fuller than ever now that her stepson has gone to territorial camp and his share of milking 14 cows is taken over for some months by “Mother.”

Photo caption – No one in the Anderson family can catch this portly pet lamb except the triplets who can do anything with him. They have lovingly called him Bunny. On the left is Rose, Mary is the centrepiece and Elizabeth is on Bunny’s right.

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  • J C Anderson
  • Mary, Elizabeth and Rose Anderson

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