Story: South Canterbury region

Timaru Girls’ High School

Timaru Girls’ High School

Pupils stand outside the boarding hostel at Timaru Girls’ High School, in the 1920s. The hostel was mainly for out-of-town pupils – many from farming families – who lived too far away for daily travel. Another attraction for some was that urban high schools had a more academic curriculum than the rural district high schools.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Sport, culture, society and leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2021)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017