Story: Primary and secondary education

Puketiro School

Puketiro School

Children and their bowler-hatted teacher stand outside Puketiro School, South Otago, in 1910. This tiny, remote school was typical of many built in rural areas in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was situated near a railway that was being extended, and the children who attended were the offspring of mill and railway workers. Made of corrugated iron, the building stands among the stumps of trees felled to clear more land for farming.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: Otago Witness, 7 December 1910

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Primary and secondary education - Numbers and types of schools', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36658/puketiro-school (accessed 25 August 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012