Thomson Wilson Leys endowed the Leys Institute in Ponsonby, Auckland, to promote learning and self-reliance in the city's youth. In 1906 a gymnasium was added to the other facilities and gymnastic classes for young men and women were offered.
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Janice C. Mogford. 'Leys, Thomson Wilson', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2l11/leys-thomson-wilson (accessed 20 October 2019)