Story: Combs, Frank Livingstone

'The schools of 60 years ago' featuring Frank Combs

Hear Frank Combs in a 1950 radio series, 'The schools of 60 years ago'. He recalls the 'primers' of 1890, the teaching of spelling and arithmetic by rote, and the use of 'object lessons'. (3 min 29 sec)

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Sound Archives / Ngā Taonga Kōrero
Reference: D2229.1

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William Renwick. 'Combs, Frank Livingstone', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 May 2021)