Story: Primary and secondary education

Homework (2nd of 2)

Homework

In 1860 William Hay, a pupil at one of Canterbury province's schools, was given some arithmetic homework. It was later kept as an example by one of the school inspectors. In an age of metrics, the problems seem especially intimidating.

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Christchurch Regional Office, Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: CH287 CP599b 3/4/1860

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Primary and secondary education - Education from 1840 to 1918', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/36630/homework (accessed 24 April 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012