In 1906 a royal commission was set up to look at Te Aute College. Despite the fact that Te Aute had trained most of the outstanding professional Māori leaders at the time, the commission recommended that it add agricultural courses and scale back the academic stream. This cartoon shows images of some of the people who attended the commission and the commissioners. Ironically, Āpirana Ngata, a new MP and one of the outstanding old boys of Te Aute, was one of the commissioners.
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Reference: New Zealand Free Lance, 9 June, 1906, p.11
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