In 1906 a royal commission was set up to investigate Te Aute College. Though Te Aute had trained most of the outstanding professional Māori leaders of the time, the commission recommended that it scale back its academic stream and add agricultural courses. This cartoon depicts the five commissioners and some of the people who attended the commission. Apirana Ngata, a new MP who was 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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