Children of London treated to Christmas Dinner at the Guildhall by the people of Queensland

Queensland State Archives posted a photo:

Taken from the Daily Telegraph, January 6 1917:


Yesterday, at the Guildhall, for the twenty-fourth successive year, 1,300 children brought together by the Shaftesbury Society and the Ragged School Union were entertained to a children’s banquet and entertainment, and the happy proceedings were rendered ever memorable for the little guests by the presence in full state of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress with the Mace Bearer and Sword Bearer, the Sherriffs, and members of the Corporation of the City. The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress and their retinue, amid tumultuous cheering, walked around the tables to see and to be seen by every child. The houseful of enchanted little ones were the guests of the people of Queensland. Last year, also, the same great daughter Colony, through the kind offices of Major Sir Thomas B. Robinson, the Agent-General, and Lady Robinson were the

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