Pupils of various ages, along with at least one baby, are assembled outside Benjamin Ashwell's mission school at Taupiri, in Waikato. Their education included learning a new system for measuring time, then carrying out assigned tasks at regular hours. This was a very different routine than those their parents had grown up with. It marked a transition from daily rhythms based on the sun and seasons, to one determined by the clock, calendar and school timetable.
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Photograph reference: PA1-o-207-06