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 "Today, before noon is over, the old order of things political will be of the past, and a new order will have begun.  We are all in joyful mood - those of us who have no conspicuous part to take in the celebrations - and in a quiver of excitement."

West Australian, 21 October 1890.

For many, it seemed the colony was finally on the move after decades of slow growth.  They hoped that self-government would bring prosperity and progress for all.

At the Esplanade in Perth, the new Governor,  Sir William Robinson, made a congratulatory speech and led three cheers for Queen Victoria.  Artillery shots rang out as the British flag was raised.

"...I trust that every good wish that I am now addressing for the future of this colony will be amply realised ..."

Governor Robinson, 1890

Afterwards, the crowd feasted on tables piled high with food.  There were sports, with novelty events like "climbing the greasy pole" and "catching the pig with a greasy tail".   At night, fireworks lit up the city and there were glittering balls and dances.

Grand Supper and Ball

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Proclamation Day

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(Tuesday October 21)

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M ESSRS. HOGAN & GODDARD
Have resolved upon giving the public of Perth an opportunity of commemorating the occasion of their new Constitution which marks a new era in their new Constitution which marks a new era in their colonial existance by giving a BALL in the spacious ball-room of this hotel Maison Dore'.

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A grand Programme to be gone through.

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A spirited Band, consisting of local talent, to be in constant attendance.

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Decorations of an elaborate description will be made, in order to make the event unique in character, and moral in tendency, during this season of festivities.

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TICKETS

Gentlemen 5s, Ladies 6d.

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Tickets may be had on application at Stein's Barrack-street, Perth, or at the Maison Dore'.

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THE PEOPLE'S BALL.

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 A GRAND BALL under the supervision of the Committee - will be held at the WORKING MEN'S HALL and the ROMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL, Irwin Street. commencing at 9 p.m Efficient music will be provided, and a Refreshment Stall will be erected at each place of entertainment.

 Tickets of admission: ONE SHILLING.
PROCLAMATION DAY

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THE PEOPLE'S CELEBRATION.

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Committee :
Messrs. F. T. Crowder, D. Harwood,
W. Simpson and R.S. Haynes.

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Hon. Secretary :
T. G. Molloy.

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THE PEOPLE'S SPORTS.

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To start immediately after the Proclamation.

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MAIDEN RACE. -- 100 yards;
1st prize 1pound 15s;
2nd prize 15s.
BOYS' RACE. -- Under 16, 200 yards;
1st prize 1 pound, 2nd prize 15s.
ALL-COMERS RACE. -- 100 yards;
1st prize 1 pound 15s, 2nd prize 10s.
OLD MAN'S RACE -- 100 yards;
1st prize 1 pound, 2nd prize 10s.
BOYS' RACE. -- Under 14, 100 yards;
1st prize 1 pound, 2nd prize 10s.
SACK RACE. -- 100 yards;
1st prize 1 pound,  2nd prize 10s.
GO-AS-YOU-PLEASE. -- Quarter hour.
1st prize 2 pounds, 2nd prize 1 pound.
CLIMBING GREASY POLE. --
Prize 1 pound 10s.
PIG WITH GREASY TAIL. --
Prize, the Pig.
HURDLE RACE. -- 200 yards;
1st prize 2 pounds, 2nd prize 1 pound 10s.
PROCLAMATION HANDICAP. -- 200 yards; 1st prize 10 pound, 2nd prize 2 pound.
FIRE BRIGADE COMPETITION. --
1st prize 2 pounds.
ABORIGINAL RACE. -- 150 yards;
1st prize   1 pound, 2nd prize 10s.
BICYCLE RACE. --
1st prize 2 pound, 2nd prize 1 pound.

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THE TEA MEETING.

---  A MONSTER TEA MEETING will be held in the evening at the RAILWAY READING ROOM, at 7.30pm sharp; to be followed by a CONCERT, the particulars of which will appear in a future issue.
 Price of admission : ONE SHILLING.

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THE PEOPLE'S BALL.

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