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A dinner dance in the National School tent

‘Elite’ residents of the Forest Creek community held a dinner dance in the recently opened School Tent. The tent was decorated with wattle and lit with wax candles.

18 April 1853
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Australian National Dictionary Centre, The Gold Rushes and Australian English: a resource for researchers, teachers and students, Australian National University, 2005, http://www.anu.edu.au/andc/res/aus_words/gold/index.php. Details
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MOUNT ALEXANDER. Forest Creek 21st April, 1853. The public dinner which has been announced to take place, under the auspices of the National Education Board, was held on Monday night last, in the National School tent. The tent was lined with green baize, and tastefully decorated with branches of the green wattle and other indigenous shrubs; and as the light from the wax candles, with which the tent was illuminated, was reflected from a long array of knives and forks, and a very tasteful and creditable display of plate, and other requisites usual on such occasions, it formed a scene both pleasing to the sight, as well as creditable to the taste and exertions of the Sub-Committee and Stewards…. D. BUNCE Argus, 26 April 1853