Story: Country schooling

Country schoolroom

Country schoolroom

The flags, pictures of battleships and roll of honour (on the wall at left) indicate that this photograph of the sole classroom at Tomarata School, in Northland, was taken during the First World War. The sketches of farm animals suggest that the teacher was adapting lessons for country children.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Jane Wordsworth, Unwillingly to school. Wellington: Reed, 1976, p. 25

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Country schooling - Getting an education: 1800s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008