Story: Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city

Te Aute Old Boys

Te Aute Old Boys

These ‘Old Thornton Boys’ attended Te Aute College in Hawke’s Bay when John Thornton was headmaster. They are Sir Māui Pōmare (back, left), Archdeacon H. Hawkins, Sir Peter Buck (Te Rangi Hīroa), Hāmiora Hei (front, left), Sir Āpirana Ngata and Reverend Rēweti Kōhere. From the late 19th century Te Aute was unique in providing an opportunity for Māori boys to prepare for academic study at university. All of these men had distinguished careers.

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Aroha Harris, 'Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city - The city and education', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Aroha Harris, published 11 Mar 2010