Story: Thornton, John

Staff and students of Te Aute College, with headmaster John Thornton seated in the front row, late nineteenth century

Staff and students of Te Aute College, with headmaster John Thornton seated in the front row, late nineteenth century

When John Thornton was headmaster of Te Aute College from 1878 to 1912 high academic standards were fostered, allowing able students to develop their talents.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, H. N. Whitehead Collection (PAColl-3068)
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How to cite this page:

John Barrington. 'Thornton, John', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2t42/thornton-john (accessed 2 December 2021)