[September 2, 1901 – Auckland Star] The Pakuranga hounds met last Saturday at Mt. Albert. The hounds were thrown off at Alberton, and after drawing for a hare in several directions here without success, a cast was made in Mt. Albert mission swamp, Mr Tutt’s property, when soon a hare was on foot, closely followed by the anxious pack, pussie led them at a merry pace across the swamp towards Wihini.
Here pussie doubled, returning over her course, then passing over the Mt. Albert and Onehunga Road into Mr Sewell’s property with a circle back to the mission. Another hare was immediately on foot, which ran towards Mt. Roskill, passing near Mr Tutt’s residence and away towards Three Kings Maori school, then back again through Messrs Ash’s and Taylor’s, Mrs Bycroft’s, Mr Moody’s slaughter house property, Mr Sewell’s, to the mission, with stone wall jumping en galore, away again pussie led them through Mr Moody’s at Mt. Roskill. Here pussie took refuge in a drain pipe on the Mt. Albert and Onehunga Road, when the services of a small terrior were required to send the poor unfortunate hare from her place of security.
Again the quarry was pursued by the anxious pack, which resulted in a kill in some gorze near a by road. At the same time another hare was chopped. During this run Mr J. Kinloch had a very serious accident through his pony falling on him over a stiff railed fence.
Mr and Mrs Moody with their usual hospitality invited the followers to partake of substantial refreshments. Mr Moody’s property was then drawn over, but it was very late in the afternoon before a hare was found, which gave one of the smartest runs of the season, taking the followers through Mr Moody’s straight as a crow flies towards Three Kings, passing the Maori school, through Mr Conollys to the top of Three Kings, where pussie, fortunately for herself, made her escape, and as it was getting dark the followers dispersed, being perfectly satisfied with their day’s sport.
Amongst those present were:—
Driving: Mrs J. G. Ralph, Miss Percival, Mrs A. Myers, Miss Myers and party, Messrs P. Dawson, Alexander (2), Mr and Mrs J. Buchanan and family, Mr Caldwell and family, Mr Bagnall and Miss (William) Gorrie and party, Mr H. Gorrie and Miss Gwen Gorrie, Mr McCosh Clark and Mr and Miss Stevenson. Mrs Thomas Morrin and party, Mis; Markham, Mrs Thorne George and party, Mrs Pittar, Mr and Miss Jordain, Messrs G. Reid. Somers and party, Mr Lloydd and Miss Claire Smith, Mr Pickering and Miss Hesketh. Mr Booth, Mrs Moore and party, Mrs Martin, Mr H. Dyer, etc.
Riding were:—Mrs Cox, Mrs Moody (Mike), Mrs Kelly (Steeltrap), Mrs Schnackenberg (Tim), Mrs Crowe (Dick), Misses Thorne-George, Buddie, Horton, Moody, Eae (Carbine), Abbott (Tuirne), Gorrie (Jimmy), N. Gorrie (Starlight), Rachel Gorrie (Dolly), Grey, Davies, Kerr-Taylor (Nimrod), Stribley (Awakina), Roberts (Molly Hawke). 0. Buckland, Stribley, etc., Messrs J. G. Ralph (Peter Simple), E. P. Kinloch (Tarrigon), H. Kinloch (bay), J. Kinloch (pony), Crowe (Ptarmigan). Canniner (Ingorangi), McLaughlin (Dad), Brown (Maxime), Myers (Rally), Dalton (La Grippe), Seccombe (Puriri), Ellytt (Miss Drury), — Ellytt (Jim), Tonks (Shepperton), Lewis (Tip), H. Crowther (Skipper), Cotter (Blazers), Pittar (Marine), C. Wood, Wallace, J. M. Walker (Game Boy), Norgrove (Polo), Niell, Waller (Cragsman), Rae, E. Burns (Squire). V. Kerr-Taylor (Woodbine), Morrin (Rona), Tom Schnackenberg (Dandy Dick), Evans (Monk), Miller (Kaiser), Adams, Moody (Brown Bess), C. Purchas (pony), Bloomfield (M’Liss), Lockhart. P. Harrison (grey pony), O’Dowd, Hickson, W. Ralph, Drake, Todd, Boyle, Stewart, Clark, Davis, Neale, etc.
On bicycles were Messrs Myers and Miss Ettie Myers.