In this group portrait of pupils at Waipipi School, near Waiuku, the older boys are in cadet uniforms and are bearing rifles. The effect of the South African War was to heighten the sense that the military training of young men was essential both to the nation's health and to the boys' moral virtue.
Courtesy of Pukekohe Library
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Reference: Footprints 02366
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