Story: Tertiary education

Wellington Technical School poster, 1895

This poster for the Wellington Technical School (which opened in 1886 as the Wellington School of Design) shows the kind of classes offered by technical schools in the 19th century. Most were held in the evening so working people could attend, though Wellington also offered day classes.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-ARTS-1895-01

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Tertiary education - Polytechnics before 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012