This montage combines photographs of Elam Art School students in class and drawing outside with one of Archibald Fisher, head of the school from 1924 to 1959. Fisher came to New Zealand from England as part of the La Trobe scheme. Introduced by William La Trobe, superintendent of technical education within the Education Department, the scheme brought qualified staff from Britain to work in technical institutes (for administrative purposes all publicly funded art schools were treated as technical schools).
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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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