Story: Leys, Thomson Wilson

A gymnastics class for young women at the Leys Institute, Auckland, 1906

A gymnastics class for young women at the Leys Institute, Auckland, 1906

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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Alexander Turnbull Library, Auckland Star Collection (PAColl-3752)
Reference: 1/1-002943; G
Photograph by William Henry Thomas Partington

How to cite this page:

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 23 March 2019)