Wellington, N.Z. Published by C.A. Innes & MacGregor Ltd _____ 1928
WELLINGTON COLLEGE. __________ Founded A.D. 1854 by His Excellency Sir George Grey, K.C.B. Board of Governors: W. H. P. Barber, Esq. (N.), Chairman. R. Darroch, Esq. (E). Resigned Sept., 1928. W. H. Field, Esq., M.P. (N). The Chairman of the Education Board (Ex Officio). Mrs. E. W. Kane (N). F. Holdsworth, Esq. (E). Col. G. Mitchell, D.S.O. (E). His Worship the Mayor of Wellington (Ex Officio). (E) Elected by Parents. (N) Nominated by His Excellency the Governor-General. Secretary to the Board of Governors: G. F. Judd, 219 Lambton Quay. __________
STAFF. Headmaster: W. A. Armour, M.A. (Hons.), M.Sc. Teaching Staff:
T. Brodie, B.A., Chief Sports Master. T. E. Beard, B.A. H.B. Tomlinson, M.A. (Hons.), W. F. C. Balham, B.A. Head of Department of English. W. V. Jones. W. Alexander, M.A. (Hons.), LL.B., P. Martin-Smith, B.A., LL.B. Head of Latin and French Department J. L. Dighton, B.A. M. F. Turner, B.A. J. S. Lomas, M.A., T. G. Hislop, B.A. Head of Department of Mathematics and Science. W. J. Eason, B.A. J. Hall, B.A., B.Sc. T. B. Nelson. J. R. Cuddie, M.A. (Hons.). L. Russell, B.A. F. Joplin, B.A., B.Sc. G. J. Sceats, B.A. W. H. Stevens, M.A. J. R. Griffin, B.A. A. Jackson, M.A., M.Sc A. W. Griffin, B.A. F. E. Thornton, M.A. (Hons.). J. D. Mackay H. A. Heron, M.A. (Hons.). F. S. Ramson Special Instructors:
Physical Drill: Lieut. P. G. Thomson, late Staff Sgt Major Trentham Drawing: V. Smith and H. L. Richardson.
Music: L. F. Watkins, Mus. Bac. Bookkeeping: D. L. Irwin Shorthand: R. Arter.
N. F. Bramwell (Head), N. M. Hislop, T. E. Kelly, R. L. Parker.
School Prefects N. F. Bramwell, G. H. L. Davies, V. H. Du Chateau, T. E. Kelly, G. L. R. Holden (Deputy Head), C. C. Middlebrook, B. A. Paetz (Head), R. L. Parker, A. G. Somerville, J. B. Stephenson, J. R. Stevens, G. M. Williams. Cricket
Mr. Joplin. Captain: B. A. Paetz.
Mr. Beard. Captain: G. M. Williams.
Mr. Ramson. Hon. Secretary: R. A. Rowe.
Messrs. Dighton and J. R. Griffin.
Mr. Stevens. Hon. Secretary: B. H. Etherington.
Natural Science Society
Librarian Mr. Tomlinson. Assistant Librarians
E. W. Evans, J. H. Randal, I. D. Thompson.
Mr. Eason. Hon. Secretary: A. G. Wiren.
Mr. Stevens. Hon. Secretary: A. Russell.
Mr. J. R. Griffin. Hon. Secretary: W. R. Birks.
Messrs. Joplin and Thompson.
Cross Country Runs
Messrs. Jackson and Dighton.
The Museum Mr. Stevens. The Dramatic Society
Mr. Turner. Hon. Secretary: L. A. Davis.
Mr. Lomas (Hon. Conductor).
O.C.: Capt. W. F. C. Balham. Adjutant: Lieut. J. R. Cuddie.
Messrs. Hall, Hislop and A. W. Griffin.
Assistant-Editor Mr. Heron. Business Manager Mr. Brodie.
CONTENTS. Page Prize-Giving Day of 1927 5 Official Opening of the Memorial Hall 7 The Memorial Lectern 10 Examination Results, 1927 11 The College Carnival 12 Cricket 17 The Cadets 26 Tennis 31 Swimming 31 Life-Saving 33 The Camera Club 34 The Museum 34 Natural Science Society 34 Firth House Notes 35 The Observatory 37 The Library 38 Philatelic Society 38 Radio Club 39 Tramping Club 39 Football 42 Boxing 55 Annual Sports 59 Cross Country Runs 64 Debating Society 66 The School Roll 67 Dramatic Society 72 The Orchestra 73 Senior Free Place Recommendations, 1928 74 Junior Free Place Extensions, 1928 75 Inter-College Sports 76 School Notes 77 Cycling Tour of the South Island 80 Shooting 82 Original Verse 83 Old Boys Notes 86 List of Subscribers 109 Editorial Notices 114 Treasurerâ€™s Acknowledgements 114
Mr. W. A. ARMOUR, M.A., 3I.Sc., Headmaster 1928.
PRIZE-GIVING DAY OF 1927. “At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.” - TUSSER. N December 16, 1927, the joy of breaking up for the summer vacation was tinged with regret by the thought that three of our masters, Messrs. T. R. Cresswell (headmaster), A. C. Gifford (maths, and science master) and F. M. Renner (English master), were retiring from connection with the institution. There was a large attendance of parents, Old Boys, and scholars in the West School for the breaking-up ceremony. Mr. W. H. Field, M.P., presided, and other members of the Board of Governors present were Mrs. Kane and Messrs. F. Holdsworth and R. Darroch. Mr. W. H. P. Barber, chairman of the Board of Governors, attended at a later stage. Mr. Field said it gave him great pleasure as the oldest member of the Board of Governors, both in years and in service, and also as an old boy of the College, to preside at the breaking-up ceremony. He could remember when the college grounds were a wilderness, and they had about 50 boarders, of whom he was one. The College has had many able masters, from Mr. Kenneth Wilson down to Mr. T. R. Cresswell, who had done his utmost during his seven years’ term of office to keep up its best traditions. The Board of Governors, the Old Boys’ Association, and, in fact, everyone connected with the college, hoped that Mr. Cresswell, in his retirement, would speedily recover his health. The best friends the college had were the old boys. It was largely due to their efforts that they had secured the Memorial Hall. It was also hoped to improve the playgrounds. Mr. Cresswell (the retiring headmaster), in taking leave of the school, said that the past seven years had for him been crammed with work and crowned with happiness. Throughout the years he had been at the college, it had suffered very much from the lack of suitable buildings and consequent overcrowding. When he came to the school the roll number was 600; last year it was 900. Not more than 300 of these boys were suitably housed, and it was imperative that a suitable building should be put in hand at once. He had come to the school with several beautiful ideals, and he was disappointed that some of these had not been realised. Notwithstanding its disadvantages, the school had done well academically. The school had also done well on the playing fields, and many of the old boys had become champions in various branches of athletics. Mr. Cresswell went on to refer to the great interest which the old boys took in the school. The Old Boys’ Association had contributed no less than £10,000 towards the buildings of the college. He thought it would be a wise plan to give a representative of the Old Boys’ Association a seat on the Board of Governors. Addressing the parents, Mr. Cresswell said that he had been excellently supported during his term as headmaster. He had in his cabinet two files - one for complaints and one for appreciations - and he was pleased to say that the latter outnumbered the former by ten to one. In concluding, he thanked the Board of Governors and the staff, and wished the boys of the school every success in their future. On the call of Mr. Field, three ringing cheers were given for Mr. Cresswell, followed by equally hearty cheers for Mrs. Cresswell. The Mayor (Mr. G. A. Troup) presented the prizes, addressing a few words of congratulation to each successful pupil as he came forward. In an address to the scholars, Mr. Troup referred to the signal service Mr. Cresswell had rendered, not only to the pupils and parents of the college, but to the whole of the city of Wellington. All regretted that Mr. Cresswell had been compelled for health reasons to hand in his resignation. Addressing the prize-winners, he said that
hard work would bring success in school as well as in life. The boy who would “plug into it,” whether he had ability or not, was the one who would make a success of life. He commended two ideals to the boys - service and truth. Let their word be their bond, so that men could trust them. Mr. W. H. P. Barber, chairman of the Board of Governors, referred to the regret which was felt that Messrs. Cresswell, Gifford and Renner were leaving the school. They were not losing Mr. Renner, who was going to take over the control of the new boys’ college at Rongotai. It was a matter for regret that Wellington College had lost its status through the opening of the Rongotai College, but he considered it was the duty of the Government to keep up the prestige of the college and provide it with adequate buildings.
THE PRIZE-LIST. Scholarships. - James Mackay Bursary: 0. L. Eaton. Moore Scholarships: G. W. H. Adams, 1; B. E. Stonehouse, 2; I. D. Thomson, 3. Rhodes Scholarships: W. H. Pickering, 1; J. G. Harkness, 2. Walter Turnbull Scholarships: R. F. A. Grey, 1; P. S. Falla, 2; T. M. Pemberton, 3; C. J. Read, 4; P. H. Warren, 5; R. G. Millard, 6; W. B. Barker, 7; J. C. McIntosh, 8; R. I. M. Christie, 9. W. H. Levin Scholarships: Languages, K. M. Wilton; science, N. J. Jenkins. W. R. Richardson Scholarship: Second year history, E. G. Nevitt. W. R. Richardson Scholarship: Second year book-keeping, K. A. Burr. Special Prizes. - Head of the school, 0. L. Eaton. Proxime accessit (Miss Greig’s prize), R. A. Grey. Barnicoat Memorial, T. I. Benge, 1; P. S. Falla and H. B. Hawthorn, 2; A. C. Mackenzie and C. G. Watson, 3. Liverton science, W. H. Pickering. Liverton history, L. Sharp and T. J. Benge. Foster Crouch prizes for English composition: Ilia. F. R. Hothersall, 1; J. H. Etherington, 2; IIIb, C. R. Mentiplay and R. Harrison. Foster Crouch prizes for English literature: Mod. Ilia, H. K. Patience; Mod. IIIb, J. A. Jamieson and E, W. Lee. A. B. Withers’s science prize: IVb, J. S. Clendon. Bethune N.Z. history: Senior, A. L. Kirk and A. F. T. Chorlton; junior, J. Connell. Old Boys’ mathematics prize, O. L. Eaton. S. Eichelbaum’s literature prizes: Via, R. F. A. Grey; VIb, P. Falla; Vic, G. I. Josephs; Sp. V, I. D. Thomson. Navy League essay prizes: A. F. T. Chorlton, 1; R. Petherick, 2; B. N. Vickerman, 3. Geoffrey Hyams’ mathematics prize: VIb, P. S. Falla. Wyville Rutherford prize: R. I. Petherick. Sefton Adams Memorial prize: A. F. Chorlton. Mrs. Helen Hales’ prize for music: W. K. McGavin. L. C. Hales’ prize for music: D. A. Ballantyne. E. C. Hales’ prize for all-round sport: R. I. Petherick. E. S. Hales’ prize for elocution: Senior reading, C. G. Watson; junior reading, F. E. Hothersall. W. S. 0. Hales’ prize for elocution: Senior recitation, G. M. Williams; junior recitation, F. E. Hothersall. C. A. Muir; Scripture prizes: J. Stewart and C. Aked, 1; J. A. Evans, 2; 0. R. Magrath, 3. Shorthand Prizes. - Mr. Gifford’s prize: Senior, L. R. Nash; junior, S. J. Baker. J. M. A. Ilott’s prize for English literature: IVa, F. J. Kember and T. G. Messer; Ilia, J. M. Watt, 1; A. J. Stewart, 2. Mr. Cuddie’s prize for N.C.O. examination: R. E. Kember. Drawing prizes: VI, H. B. Hawthorn, 1; J. F. Bruce, 2. V., R. R. Robson, 1; G. R. Clunies-Ross, 2. Drawing Prizes. - Fourths: R. G. Conner, 1; E. R. S. Garrett and L. M. Cook, 2. Thirds: H. J. Fisher, 1; H. K. Patience and J. S. Nelson, 2.
CLASS PRIZES. Via. - English: O. L. Eaton. Latin: O. L. Eaton. French: O. L. Eaton. Science: O. L. Eaton. Higher mathematics: A - G. W. H. Adams; B - W. H. Pickering. VIb. - English: T. I. Benge and H. B. Hawthorn. Latin: P. S. Falla and P. H. Warren. French: K. Tahiwi. Science: T. M. Pemberton. VIc. - English: G. L. Josephs. French: O. Raskin. Science: M. Boyd. Chemistry: T. M. Pemberton. Mathematics: J. P. Good. Sp. V. - I. D. Thomson, 1; D. Patterson, 2; L. B. Denby, 3. Va. - W. P. Bradley, 1; L. H. Searle, 2; D. W. Smythe, 3. Vb. - G. Cain and C. G. Camp, 1; I. L. Boyd, 2. Vc. - W. C. Duncan, 1; Hassall B. Martin, 2; J. Oliver, 3. Sp. Mod. V. - F. Smart, 1; J. D. Froud, 2; J. H. Randal, 3. Mod. Va. - C. M. Donald, 1; Geere-Watson, 2. Mod. Vb. - L. W.Hipkins and M. P. Hood, 1. Mod Vc. - C. H. Ashworth and G. I. Gribble, 1. IVa. - R. L. M. Christie, 1; R. H. Hosie, 2; H. Norton and J. Murphy, 3. IVb. - G. Halliday, 1; A. Ashley-Jones, 2; A. A. McCaul, 3. IVc. - 0. B. Magrath, 1; R. J. Rose, 2. IVd. - D. W. Turnbull, 1; J. D. Holmes-Edge, 2. Mod IVa. - L. G. Petrie, 1; F. Irvine and J. A. Burr, 1. Mod. IVb. - K. A. Sheard, 1; A. A. Earnshaw, 2. Mod. IVc. - J. A. Carmody, 1; A. A. Lawson, 2. Mod. IVd. - M. Moeller, 1. IIIa. - J. M. Watt, 1; A. V. Stanley, 2; A. D. Benham, 3. IIIb. - L. H. Beauchamp and C. A. Kerr, 1; R. V. Berry, 3. IIIc. - A. McBride, 1; P. Hollis, 2; J. F. Holm, 3. IIId. - T. Orr, 1; A. Amies and H. Roberts, 2. Mod. IIIa. - C. T. Jones, 1; D. V. McIntyre, 1; J. A. Evans, 3. Mod. IIIb. - D. A. Petrie, 1; R. T. A. Warwick, 2. Mod. IIIc. - K. C. Lark, 1; A. E. Winchcombe, 2. Mod. IIId. - D. J. Burney, 1.
THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE MEMORIAL HALL. “Non Omnis Moriar” - HORACE.
HE official opening, on March 2nd, 1928, by His Excellency the Governor-General, Sir Charles Fergusson, of the Wellington College Old Boys’ War Memorial Hall, and the unveiling of the memorial window,
marked a red-letter day in the annals of the college. The new hall, a stately and dignified edifice, has been designed to form the central feature of the new buildings to replace the old,and admirably does it fulfil its purpose. At the ceremony there were present, besides His Excellency, the Hon. Sir Francis Bell (who attended for the Prime Minister), the Hon. F. J. Rolleston (Minister of Defence), the Hon. R. A. Wright (Minister of Education), Mr. G. A. Troup (Mayor), Mr. W. H. P. Barber (Chairman of the Board of Governors), Sir Frederick Chapman, Mr. W. H. Field, M.P., Mr. M. C. Barnett, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Firth, and Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Cresswell, a very large number of other prominent citizens, in addition to old boys, parents, friends of the school, and present pupils. Old boys who had seen active service provided the guard of honour for His Excellency, the college Cadets lining the approach to the buildings. Colonel R. St. J. Beere commanded the guard of honour.
After the singing of the hymn “All People that on Earth do Dwell,” the President of the Old Boys’ Association (Dr. J. S. Elliott) said: “This memorial carries our thoughts into those five fateful years of unending battles, of monstrous and desperate conflict on land, on sea, and in the air. To us the memory of the war is fraught with faces and forms familiar still, flesh of our flesh, bone of our bone, once the personal and human agents of our deliverance. Their achievements and their sufferings cannot find better or more true expression than in the message to the army of the Commander-in-Chief who lately entered into his eternal rest. He wrote: “Many amongst us now are tired. To these I would say that victory will belong to the side which holds out longer. There is no other course open to us but to fight it out. Every position must be held to the last man. There must be no retirement. With our backs to the wall, and believing in the justice of our cause, each one of us must fight on to the end. The safety of our homes and friends and of mankind alike depends upon the conduct of each one of us at this critical moment.’ “What words can express the tribute that is due to the Regular Army, the Old Contemptibles, that broke the most terrible assaults that the British Army ever sustained in its long and glorious history. No age, no nation, ever sent braver men to war. For the most part that first British Army perished, but ere it expired it gave birth to new armies, whose blood was ‘set from fathers of war-proof.’ Into these new armies recruits came from the uttermost ends of the earth, and those who answered the farthest call were the citizen-soldiers of New Zealand. It was in the year 1573 that the Indians on the Isthmus of Panama, from a look-out on a tree-top, gave Sir Francis Drake his first view of the Pacific Ocean, and Drake said, with the help of God, he would furrow that sea with an English keel. Little did he dream that after the lapse of a period but short in the world’s history, driven not by the fickle winds, but propelled by the power and precision of science, a new Invincible Armada, crowded with soldiers from the farthest outpost of the Empire in the Pacific Ocean, would rush to the aid of the Motherland to make a common cause. “Of that New Zealand Expeditionary Force, well over a thousand men had been educated at Wellington College, and this hall has been built and adorned in fond and loving memory of these soldier sons of this school, particularly those who lost their lives for the cause. Under the noble influence of Mr. Firth and his assistants, they had learned their duty to themselves and to their country. They were to find ‘the toppling crags of duty scaled are close upon the shining tableland to which our God Himself is Moon and Sun.’ These, ‘through faith, subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.’ And what shall I say more except that the fathers, mothers and wives who emptied their bosoms of their loved ones could not have laid a more costly sacrifice on the altar of their country. “This is a hall of proud and loving memories, memories that shine like stars on the dark brow of night. Our sadness is overlaid with pride. “We do not only make a memorial for the dead, but we look upon this Hall of Memories chiefly as an inspiration to the living, and we doubt not that Mr. Armour and his successors will see that future generations of boys will never forget their glorious heritage, and if the call comes again for service and for sacrifice, the present and future scholars of this school will not have less fidelity than those former pupils who have passed out of the sight of men. “The establishment of this memorial has been an act of love and reverence on the part of the Old Boys of Wellington College, but this memorial is only an outward sign and symbol of service and sacrifice, and those constitute the true and everlasting memorial. “These honoured dead have died that as a nation we might live. They have ‘fought a good fight,’ they have
finished their course. They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old. Age shall not wither nor the years decay ... We shall remember them. That they may not have died in vain, let us, the living, remember with what a great price our freedom was bought, let us, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, ‘from these honoured dead take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion” Sir Francis Bell, who apologised for the absence of the Prime Minister, said that the old boys of any school were as much part of the school as the present pupils. It was fitting that the memory of those who served in the Great War should be treasured and honoured, and the Memorial Hall was a most fitting tribute to that memory. There was a duty which was the obligation of citizenship; that duty the sons of the college had nobly performed. Mrs. J. P. Firth read a brief message from Mr. Firth. In it he said he was proud and honoured to be present. He was not so strong as he once was, but was stronger than ever in his devotion to the old boys of the school, and had fond memories of those who had given their lives to the great cause. His thoughts were with those loved ones that day. Mr. T. R. Cresswell, M.A., said that he supposed that he had been asked to speak as a link between the past and present. He read letters from the Hon. F. M. B. Fisher, representing the Old Boys in England, and from Wellington College, England, the latter expressing a desire to join in a common sorrow and pride. Mr. Cresswell expressed gratification at the consummation of the Old Boys’ ideal, which consummation was due largely to the indefatigable efforts of Dr. Elliott and Mr. Firth, “the grand old man of Wellington College.” The headmaster, Mr. W. A. Armour, M.A., M.Sc., said it behoved him as a new-comer to be brief. He thanked His Excellency and the others for being present, and said that he felt it a privilege to represent the school. He knew that the glorious traditions of the past would be upheld in the future, the Memorial Hall being a daily inspiration to the present generation to lead a life of service and self-sacrifice; they would carry on the foundations well and truly laid by those to whose memory the building had been erected. His Excellency then pulled the cord which let fall the large Union Jack and New Zealand flag which draped the memorial window. A striking window it is, too, the central figure depicting a youthful knight in armour. This figure is surmounted by the New Zealand arms, on either side being the texts, “Their name liveth for evermore” and “Death is swallowed up in victory.” Beneath the whole is a dedicatory inscription: “To the glory of God and in honoured memory of the old boys who gave up their lives for God, King and Country in the Great War, 1914-1918. ‘Greater love hath no man than this’” “I cannot add much to the eloquent tributes that have already been paid,” said His Excellency, who added that the culminating note was pride, not sorrow. The message he had for the boys of to-day was that the supreme glory of life was giving - not getting. Ambition was laudable, but the one who really triumphed was he who served and loved. Those to whose memory the hall had been erected had set a fine example, and the hall of remembrance should be a hall of inspiration to those who came after. It should be the heart of the school, a place in which to dream dreams and see visions, a place where the spirit of the old boys should inspire to higher and nobler thoughts and actions. Mr. W. E. Bethune, on behalf of the Old Boys* Association, presented a gold key to His Excellency. A scripture reading by the Rev. Dr. J. Kennedy Elliott was followed by a dedicatory prayer offered by the Right Rev. the Bishop of Wellington (Dr. Sprott), proceedings closing with the hymn, “0 God, Our Help in Ages Past,” the “Last Post,” “Reveille,” and the National Anthem. The Wellington Municipal Tramways Band provided the music for the ceremony, and the bugle calls were sounded by Cadet Steele.
THE MEMORIAL LECTERN. “ The art that can immortalise.” - COWPER.
ESIGNED and constructed by Mr. E. C. Isaac, father of an Old Boy of the school, a handsome lectern was unveiled in the Memorial Hall on March 9th. The ceremony took place before the assembled school, and among those present were Mr. T. R. Cresswell, late headmaster of the college, representatives of the Wellington College Board of Governors, and the Old Boys’ Association, and Mr. W. Armour, the present headmaster of the college. The lectern, or reading desk, consisting of base and four Ionic columns, is of oak, and above this is the desk proper, which is of bronze. The book-board is carried by eight solid bronze pillars - the four in front forming spaces for pierced bronze repousse panels, while the College Crest and motto in gilded metal is on a bronze plate in the centre. The side panels are also of pierced repousse, and the book-board of oak is inlaid with a geometrical design in kingwood, satinwood, and ebony. “Something over a year ago,” said Mr. Cresswell, it occurred to me that there were many pupils and ex-pupils of the school who would like in some way or other to associate themselves with the opening of this fine hall. I sent round a subscription list, and without the least difficulty collected a fairly large sum of money. The subscriptions came from hundreds of boys who had recently left school. I did not approach anyone except boys who had been at school under me. Hundreds of boys who had left school responded, and also a large number of boys who were at school, and of whom, I believe, quite a number are still in the school. The money was used to purchase the lectern, but there is still a certain amount left, and that will later be devoted to some other purchase in connection with the hall.” The lectern, continued Mr. Cresswell, had been built entirely by Mr. Isaac, who was well known as a supreme artist in wood and metal work. Mr. Isaac had put into the lectern a great deal of time and a great deal of labour, and he thought it would be admitted, a great deal of soul, for Mr. Isaac himself was the father of an old boy of the school who served during the war. It had been built with a view to it harmonising with the general design of the building. The lectern, while intended as an ornament, was also intended for daily use, and he presumed the headmaster of the college would use it every morning. As an old boy of Wellington College, and as one who has been honoured by being its head prefect, I shall always cherish the associations which go with being a member of this school,” said Mr. Len. George. The lectern would embellish the hall which would always stand as a memorial to those boys who learnt the principles of loyalty, sacrifice, and service while under the headmastership of Mr. J. P. Firth. Dr. J. S. Elliott President of the Wellington College Old Boys’ Association), who unveiled the lectern, said that it had been provided by the forethought of Mr. Cresswell and the generosity of more recent old boys of the school. He congratulated Mr. Cresswell upon the happy thought which inspired him to have constructed such a fine piece of work. He could not but refer to their gratitude to Mr. Isaac, who had not only put his brains into the noble piece of work, but his hands and his heart as well. They all thanked him. With regard to the money still in hand, he suggested that it would be well used in the provision of a piano for the hall. “The very happy thought that inspired Mr. Cresswell to erect this lectern is one that we shall always remember with the deepest gratitude,” said Mr. Armour. The headmaster then read the following lines from a letter received from Mr. Isaac: The construction of this desk has been a joy to me, and I have done my best to make it worthy of the place it is to occupy, and trust it will be counted worthy “Those lines,” added Mr. Armour, “very aptly and beautifully express the work put into the lectern by Mr. Isaac.” At the conclusion of the ceremony cheers were given by the pupils for Mr. Cresswell, Dr. Elliott and the Old Boys’ Association, and Mr. Isaac.
EXAMINATION RESULTS, 1927. “Nothing succeeds like success” - FRENCH PROVERB. UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS. Junior University Scholarship: O. L. Eaton (1st in New Zealand). University National: G. W. Adams, R. F. A. Grey, W. H. Pickering. Passed with Credit: J. T. Beckett, J. G. Harkness, J. J. Warring. Engineering Preliminary: G. K. Aston, M. Boyd, J. F. Bruce, G. Ferris, J. L. Frost, H. B. Hawthorn, C. A. Highet, P. B. Lattey, J. C. McIntosh, R. A. McWhannell, A. S. Rodda, F. H. Stewart, I. S. Watt. MATRICULATION, SOLICITOR’S GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND MEDICAL PRELIMINARY. M.S.P.: N. Ashenden, L. A. H. Bogren, J. R. Bennell, D. A. Benjamin, N. F. Bramwell, K. R. Buck, D. A. Ballantyne, J L. Belcher, I. L. Boyd, I. F. Calder, J. L. Charters, E. J. C. Claridge, R. B. Cutforth, M. F. Clark, G. Cain, C. G. Camp, A. R. Currie, L. B. Denby, V. H. Du Chateau, W. A. Doherty, B. H. Etherington, H. S. Fanning, W. D. Foster, R. N. Fleming, F. H. Greenaway, R. A. H. Howe, K. F. Hoy, B. Hardy, N. M. Hislop, R. E. Kember, J. B. Kent, W. R. Lapsley, D. A. Magrath, H C. Middlebrook, W. G. Maciver, J. F. McDougall, A T. S. McGhie, R. E. Mclnnes, I. G. McIntosh, J. N. Nicolson, J. G. Oliver, D. Patterson, G. E. Redward, K. R. C. Rowe, E. R. Renouf, A. Russell, C. J. Seelye, H. N. Sturroch, H. P. Scott, A. H. Scotney, L. A. Sutcliffe, I. D. Thompson, R. G. Todd, D. de P. Tayler, C. G. Watson, A. W. Woodford, E. B. Weekes. M.S.: A. F. T. Chorlton, N. I. Curtis, J. E. Hopkirk, E. A. Roussell, L. H. Searle, A. F. Thomas. M.: C. H. Clark: G. H. Davies, I. E. Duff, R. W. Dawson, J. F. Eggers, A. L. Elborn, E. W. Evans, A. W. Fairway, J. D. Froud, A. O. Gidall, D. A. Graham, J. R. Hefford, H. R. Hicks, S. W. Hicks, B. Hope, P. L. Hunter, I. V. Jones, F. V. Johansen, W. H. Kelly, A. G. P. Kirkwood, N. G. Krebs, R. C. Lamb, R. C. Masters, R. W. Martin, H. S. McKinnon, I. H. Mourant, L. R Nash, C O’Sullivan, R. L. Parker, R. A. Picton, R. E. Rawle, J. H. Randal, R. E. Redding, R. R. Robson, D. W. Smythe, K. C. C. Smythe, F. Smart, C. L. Steele, A. N. Tosswill, J. Te Moana, A. O. Wansbrough. I. S. Watt completed Matriculation in French. J. E. Finch and P. J. Brown gained Partial Passes in Accountants Preliminary.
SENIOR NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS (arranged in order of merit). D. Patterson, J. H. Randal, C. G. Camp, C. J. Seelye, R. L. Christie, J. L. Charters.
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTRANCE. L. E. B. Barclay, A. S. Chisholm, A. R. Currie, J. Dougal, A. W. Fairway, H. S. Fanning, J. D. Froud, I. C. Glendinning, D. A. Graham, S. G. Harper, H. R. Hicks, N. M. Hislop, W. F. G. Knudson, N. G. Krebs, J. F. McDougall, H. M. Reid, L. E. G. Sharp, D. W. Smythe, N. Stitt, R. D Webb. JUNIOR NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS. D. G. Edgar, J. H. Etherington, J. A. Evans, R. C. Goldie, K. J. Gunn, N. Gustofson, C. D. Leonard, D. V. McIntyre. W. S. Mitchell, D. A. Petrie, J. M. Watt.
THE COLLEGE CARNIVAL. “Dulce est desipere in loco.” - HORACE.
ARLY in the year, recognising the need for money to floor and equip as a gymnasium the basement of the Memorial Hall, and also to develop a much-needed sports ground to the east of Firth House, Mr. Armour announced his project of holding a Carnival in September to raise funds. A meeting of parents, Old Boys, members of the staff and friends of the school was held, and committees appointed to organise the effort. The idea was taken up with enthusiasm, and offers of help were quickly forthcoming. Committees were appointed as follows:General Management Committee: Mesdames Appleton, Armour, Currie, Dixon, Donald, Francis, Heron, Martin, Middleton, Martin-Smith, Paetz, Redward, Shearme, Sloane, Wiggs, Du Chateau; Miss Mayne; Messrs. Archibald, Appleton, Barnett, Binnie, Burrow, Barnes, Bethune, Cramond, Cuddie, Desborough, Denby, Duncan, Eton, George, Griffiths, Hislop, Hall, Innes, Lomas, Martin-Smith, Milne, Nimmo, Stevens, Sloane, Stevens, Thomson, Thornton, Wright. Chairman: W. A. Armour, Esq. Hon. Treasurer: T. Brodie, Esq. Hon. Secretary: W. W. Cook, Esq. Side Shows and Outdoor Amusements: Messrs. Binnie (convener), Burrow, Eton, Balham, Alexander, Joplin, Jackson, Mackay, Ramson, Nelson, Hislop, Griffin, Dighton, Russell, and members of Old Boys’ Clubs. Stalls Erection: Messrs. P. Martin-Smith (convener), S. Duncan, J. Hall, H. J. Griffiths, W. H. Nimmo,~F. E. Thornton, P. Thomson. Gates, Seating, Decorations, etc.: Messrs. Heron, Beard, Sceats, Ramson. Entertainments and Dance: Messrs. Lomas, Turner, Jones, Tomlinson, George, Burt, Bray, Du Chateau, A. Donald. Executive and Finance: Messrs. E. J. Archibald, W. A. Armour, M. C. Barnett, T. Brodie, W. E. Bethune, W. W. Cook, A. A. Cramond, L. Denby, A. W. Paetz. Scientific Demonstrations: Messrs. Stevens, Lomas, Cuddie. Exhibits: Messrs. Eason and Stevens. Publicity: Messrs. W. Appleton (convener), H. Desborough, C. A. Innes, M. S. Martin, D. Sloane. Conveners of Stalls: Fancy (Mrs. Paetz); Surprise (Mrs. E. Currie); Cake (Mesdames Donald and Dixon); Sweets (Mrs. Wiggs); Books (Mrs. P. Martin-Smith); Ice Cream (Mesdames Middleton and Adams); Cold Drinks (Mrs. Dunbar Sloane); Flowers (Mrs. Francis); Afternoon Tea (Mesdames Martin and Redward); Boys’ Work (Boys’ Party)); Fish Pond (Boys’ Party); Produce (Dunbar Sloane, Esq.)
After many months of preliminary work and organisation, the Carnival was held on the afternoon and evening of September 21st and 22nd. The weather, on which the success of the Carnival to a great extent depended, was none too kind, as the boisterous wind on the first day made things unpleasant for the outdoor amusements, and a heavy downpour early on the next afternoon necessitated the total abandonment of some of the projected items. However, to some extent what “we lost on the swings we made up on the roundabouts,” as the indoor stalls and amusements attracted plenty of custom. The net profit, including the result of the Dramatic Society's performance earlier in the year, was £716. The official opening was performed by Her Excellency Lady Alice Fergusson, who was accompanied by Lord Waleran. Her Excellency was met by the Principal of the College (Mr. W. A. Armour), Mr. W. Bethune, representing the Old Boys, and Mr. W. H. P. Barber, representing the College Board of Governors. After being escorted to the official dais, Her Excellency was presented with a bouquet by little Alison Armour. In the official party were Mrs. Armour (who was presented with a bouquet by Miss Olive Thompson), Mrs. Walter Bethune, Mrs. W. J. Day, and Mrs. J. P. Firth. Other visitors included Mr. T. R. Cresswell (former, principal of the College), and Mrs. Cresswell, Miss Batham (principal of the Wellington East Girls' College), and Miss Greig (principal of the Wellington Girls' College). On behalf of the College, Mr. Armour thanked Her Excellency for her presence and said how much her interest and that of His Excellency the Governor-General in College matters was appreciated. The Carnival, he said, was assured of success because of two things: first, because of the association of parents and friends, and, secondly, because it enabled pupils to exercise ingenuity, which was not always possible in the ordinary school routine. Mr. W. Bethune, speaking on behalf of the Old Boys' Association and for the Carnival Committee, regretted the absence of Dr. J. S. Elliott, the President of the Old Boys' Association. He referred to the fact that the Governor-General had laid the foundation stone of the Memorial Hall and that he had also performed the opening ceremony. He spoke of the association of the Old Boys with the school and said that the Old Boys' Association was a living link between the outside world and the school. So far as he knew, Wellington College was the only one in the Dominion which had an “Old Boys' Day.” The Memorial Hall, continued Mr. Bethune, was a memorial to those who fought for King and country. No finer atmosphere could be created for the boys of any school than that created by the Memorial Hall. The Old Boys had stipulated that the hall must be used for sacred purposes and for purposes such as school assemblies only. This Carnival was inaugurated to equip the basement for secular purposes, such as dancing, concerts, etc., and also to make further improvements to the College possible. Mr. W. H. P. Barber expressed his appreciation of all those who had worked so hard to arrange the Carnival. At the same time he expressed thanks to all people who gave up their time endeavouring to obtain improvements in the surroundings of the colleges under the control of the Board of Governors. The Board, he said, relied a great deal on contributions of money for providing, by entertainments, etc., the wherewithal for improvements. Unless the environment was congenial for the education of young people, the correct impression was not gained. In conclusion he was pleased to say that the Government had now decided to build two new wings on to the Memorial Hall, and hoped that in the future the old wooden building would disappear, and a new edifice would be erected. He sincerely hoped that the new building and its approach would be worthy of the College to which it would belong. Replying to the speeches of welcome, Her Excellency said that she was sure that everyone must be in sympathy with the parents, and the Old Boys, and all those who showed such keenness in improving the College. With such live associations as those possessed by the College, it was proof of affection and pride which could only
be inspired by a school really worthy of them. The Memorial Hall, continued Her Excellency, was another instance of that pride and affection as well as a memorial to those who had fought in the Great War. Now a new effort was being made so that boys of to-day might have still further advantages. In conclusion, Her Excellency said that she was particularly struck with the excellent and varied programme which had been compiled for the festivities. “I do hope that all your efforts will be crowned with success,” said Her Excellency, as, amidst the loud cheers of the enormous bodyguard of pupils, She declared the Carnival open. Following this, the official party made a tour of inspection of the many stalls, and were then entertained at afternoon tea. Many of the exhibits were most interesting, especially that displaying the handiwork of some of the boys. It was not long before the fun of the fair began in earnest. If success of the Carnival depended on the enthusiasm - and noise - of the boys in charge of the side shows, then this function should have surpassed anything ever held in Wellington. Amidst loud cries visitors were invited to try their luck at golf putting, archery, nail-driving, Aunt Sally, coconut shies, darts, ugly men competitions, goal-kicking, shooting, and a host of other attractions. Youthful pupils proudly conducted parents and friends from stall to stall, and from room to room in the buildings, in which could be seen scientific demonstrations, photographic, coin and philatelic exhibitions, electrical .displays, a motor railway exhibit, and numerous other objects of interest. Spectacular displays were given by troupes of gymnasts from Wellington Girls’ College, Wellington East Girls’ College, and Wellington College. Items were given by the College Variety Entertainers and the minstrel troupe. The Carnival was continued at night when there was an especially large attendance. All the side shows and exhibits did good business, and a concert in the West School was well attended. The performers well deserved the round of applause that followed each item. The stalls and those helping on them were as follow: - Ice cream, Mesdames Middleton and Adams; soft Hrinks, Mesdames D. Sloane and J. Sloane; cakes, Mesdames Donald, Dixon, Stewart, Ombler, George, Duncan, Denby, Thompson, Palliser; produce, Mesdames Warden-Hicks, W. White, Gidall, Smith; packet and dip, Mesdames Currie, Tomlinson, Morpeth, Watt, Dixon, E. Wright, Edgar, Caughley, Cramond; fancy, Mesdames Paetz, Archibald, Simpson, Stephenson, Griffiths, McGill, Holmes, Dougall, McMillan, Harrison, Somerville, Norman, Misses Strange-Mure, Holdsworth, Connell, Doherty, Clarke; flowers, Mesdames Francis, Cromie, Dick, Palmer, Tasker, Graham, Chisholm; sweets, Mesdames Wiggs, Williams, Keir, Gillies, McGill, Misses Joy, Chapman; books, Mesdames Martin-Smith, Alexander, Joplin, Beard, Jackson, Jones, Cuddie. On the second afternoon, a heavy downpour of rain delayed some of the outdoor amusements, and put off completely such items as the novelty sports, the basket-ball display by the Wellington East Girls’ College, the golf competitions, and our physical drill display. However, when the rain cleared off, such shows as could be held on the gravel of the terrace round the East school did good business, and the blare of mega-phones and the lusty shouts of the amateur showmen attracted good business. The indoor amusements went on without interruption, and the ladies in the various stalls in the basement of the Memorial Hall had a very busy time. The stalls kept open till 5.15 p.m., When the unsold perishable goods were auctioned. The sports at the Carnival proved only a small side issue enjoyed more by the competitors than by the admiring crowd of onlookers, who were chiefly noticeable for their absence. The weather prevented many ambitious athletes from taking part in the keenly contested events - the dampness of the weather especially deterring many from taking part in the apple in the tub of water race which developed ultimately in most participants taking their next morning’s cold bath rather prematurely. In this event there were very few entries,
but those who did compete not only ran with the prospect of an uncertain prize but were assured of a bite of an apple which was at: the most only half rotten and of a good wash also. The sack race provided great merriment, but perhaps the obstacle and potato races were most enjoyed, the latter, by the officials and few spectators who now and then surreptitiously replaced an already removed potato by another, much ultimately to many competitors’ unsuspecting consternation, while the former was especially delighted in by the many helpers and “auxiliaries” who prepared the course on the previous day. A very happy function was' prettily rounded off by the distribution of the prizes, beautifully beribboned boxes of very sweet chocolates, although here was experienced some slight difficulty in enticing some of the modest prizewinners to claim their own. A booklet containing a history of the development of the College was published and sold during the Carnival. This excellent production, edited by E. W. Evans, who spent a great deal of time hunting up past records, and illustrated by E. R. Renouf, was printed at College under the supervision of Mr. Cuddie. The sales during the Carnival realised over £20, and a large number of copies are still available. These may be obtained on application to Mr. Cuddie, price 6d., or with postage, 7d. EXHIBITS SECTION. SCHOOL WORK. - The exhibits in this section were numerous and all were of a very high standard. They included drawings, science note-books and excellent maps. PHILATELIC EXHIBIT. - The entries in this class were nearly as numerous as in the School Work Exhibit. In the mounting and arranging of each set could be seen the work of keen collectors, and the sets were shown to advantage by their being exhibited flat underneath sheets of plate-glass. PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT. - Although the entries in this and in the numismatists’ exhibit were not as numerous as in other sections, they formed an interesting display. The fine photographs showed care and patience on the part of photographers and included examples of land and seascapes, portraits, animal studies and still life. We have to thank Mr. Thornton for the loan of his large collection of aerial photographs of Christchurch, all excellent examples of aerial photography. COIN COLLECTIONS. - These, though not numerous, were all interesting and were all good collections. Among the interesting collections were to be seen, early copper coins of George II. and III., coins of the Federated Indian Native States, South Sea Islands bead money, coins of the Chinese, Turkish and Japanese Empires, coins of the United States, France, Spain, and nations of Europe. MECCANO EXHIBIT. - One and all, the models exhibited were excellent and all showed early engineering efforts of several members of the junior forms. The exhibits, nearly all of which worked, included models of the “Southern Cross,” a road-grader, a tip lorry, and a motor chassis which ran under its own power and had 1st, 2nd and reverse gearing. The Section was very successful and the various Committees thoroughly realise their indebtedness to Mr. Eason for his enthusiasm in their various causes. The work of advertising the various side-shows and entertainments was undertaken by the boys under the direction of Mr. Stevens. A large number of excellent posters were prepared by the united efforts of E. R. Renouf, L. Duncan, R. E. Rawle and B. Hardy. Many of these works of art were destroyed by the storm which raged on the first night of the Carnival, but some of them still remain ta lend an air of brightness o the otherwise sombre appearance of the drawing-room.
Amongst the entertainments was & lecture on “Magic, Mystery and the Black Art,” given by Mr. Stevens and his two assistant “magicians,” Messrs. H. C. Wickett and H. R. Hicks. Carnival goers do not, as a rule, take much interest in lectures, but thanks to Hick's enthusiastic advertising, some three hundred people were persuaded to come; and judging by the rapidity with which the room was vacated at the conclusion of the lecture, the audience certainly appeared to have had enough. A model railway constructed by W. K. Dickie and K. T. Magill was exhibited in Room 15. A double circular track some 20 feet long was laid down around the room. Diminutive stations, tunnels, bridges, signal boxes, etc., were accurately arranged to make an extremely realistic model, which was exceedingly popular with the children. C. de Dixon, assisted by K. Burbidge and D. Devery, constructed a dart board. Their takings amounted to over £16. At the conclusion of the Carnival these enterprising showmen disposed of their board for 5/6. The grand concert in the West School on Friday night proved an outstanding success, and was exceptionally well attended. All the performers received a most attentive hearing, though doors and windows banged, and the storm raged outside. Though not up to the standard of previous years, the College orchestra played its two selections well. The Masters' String Quartet was perhaps the finest item, and a special word of praise is due to W. Turner for his original sketch which, although the performers were hidden, presumably in some radio broadcasting station, held the enjoyed attention of the audience for some fifteen minutes. We wish to thank Mr. Len. Barnes for his assistance with the programme. Mr. Lomas was responsible for the instrumental items, while the general arrangements were in the hands of Mr. Turner. The following is the programme: - Orchestra (a) “The Spirit of the Winds,” (b) “Cavatina” (Raff); recitation, “The Thousandth Man” (Kipling), F. Hotliersall; song, selected, Miss Bryce; violin solo, “Slavonic Fantasy” (Dvorak), S. Pomeroy; song, selected,. Mr. Hinge; bassoon lecturette, Mr. Yeates; original sketch, W. Turner, A. Stewart, F. Hothersall; string quartette, “Allegro, First Movement No. 4” (Beethoven) , Messrs. Lomas, Jones, Keys, Pomeroy; recitation; “Bertram on Babies,” C. Muir; song, selected, Miss Clarke; “God Save the King.” A very delightful programme was given to an appreciative audience in the Gymnasium Theatre on Saturday evening before the Cabaret Dance, by the pupils of Mrs. Martyn-Williams. The old gym. has seen many performances, but never anything so well done and beautifully acted as the half-hour play called “Kitchen Clack” by the Misses Williams, Jones, and Freeman. Miss Bartosh charmed her audience with her two monologues. It was a great pity that the many other attractions of the Carnival prevented a number of people from seeing this excellent performance. We wish to thank Mrs. Williams and her performers. The following is the programme: Monologue, “Having it Out,” Miss Kathleen Bartosh; play, “Kitchen Clack,” Misses Billie Williams, Ethel Oldbury-Jones, and Madge Freeman; dance, “A Girl and a Boy,” Miss Kathleen Bartosh; recitation, “Perlmutter, M.P.,” Mr. Patchett. A tempestuous downpour in the late afternoon made the prospects for the Cabaret dance very gloomy, but fortunately the weather cleared and the evening was beautifully clear, the bright moonlight enabling our guests to move from building to building with a minimum of inconvenience. Supper was held in the dining-room and was excellently run by Mrs. Shearme and a hard-working band of assistants. The basement looked at its best, further decorations having been added after the stalls had been removed. It was pleasing to see so many Old Boys present, and, if we may judge by the congratulatory remarks, all enjoyed themselves. It was a fitting close to a very successful Carnival.
MEMORIAL HALL WINDOW
CRICKET. “Yo ho! Yo ho! said the courtiers three: Honour and life to Willow the King” - SONG.
UR College has maintained its place in local cricket, having entered five teams in the Saturday afternoon games and eighteen in our own morning matches. In spite of the fact that our College has about 200 fewer boys than it had last season, we find that we have no difficulty in keeping our teams at full strength, and our cricket generally is as good as it has ever been. The first XI played in the Junior B grade and lost one match this match was played during the holidays, and with a very short and weak team we were well beaten by the winners of the Junior B grade. The XI had, last season, a well-balanced side and was never able to produce its best in the competition owing to the fact that the other teams were so lamentably weak. Match after match we won by an innings and the result of playing against such weak opposition was that the Wanganui College XI., playing senior grade, was easily able to dispose of our team. And it seems useless to protest that our XI ought to be promoted to Junior A. Until we meet stronger opposition our cricket cannot improve. It seems that to be promoted we have to win the Junior B championship, which means not only bur playing through the summer vacation with a weakened side, but also the keeping of our grounds open. Up to the present, in the 1928-29 season, we have played one match - usual result, innings win. The Junior C team, however, went a step further than the XI. It won all its matches, managed to collect some sort of team for the holidays, and annexed the championship - the first the College has won for a long time. Led by Davies and assisted by three masters, and backed by good fielding, it made light of the opposition. Its record will be seen in the subsequent account of the scores, etc. This team has as usual provided an excellent “feeder” for the XI. The team this season (1928-29) is also a strong one and will prove a tough proposition for any team in the Junior C grade. The three other Saturday afternoon teams played for the first time in the local Secondary Schools grade. This grade also includes young teams from the Boys’ Institute and the Technical College. The matches last one day only and keen games are the result. IIA plays senior grade, IIB intermediate, IIC junior in this competition. IIA. found the opposition a little too strong for them, IIB won about half their matches, and IIC won all their matches except one. Mr. J. Griffin coached IIA., Mr. A. Griffin coached IIB.; IIC didn’t have a coach, or rather, didn’t need one! The season 1928-1929 is now in full swing. The XI. had, in March, a strong side, the following old caps having returned: Paetz (captain), Du Chateau, Stevens, Stephenson, Hankins, Robinson, Brittenden, Cramond, Bolt. With Wiren and Middlebrook the team was a very strong one, but Hankins has left us, and Brittenden has gone to Christchurch Boys’ High. Both are sadly missed, Hankins in particular as his ’keeping is first-class and his batting so strong. Brittenden was our left-handed bowler, and was besides a promising batsman. However, we have promoted Griffiths to supply Brittenden’s place; but we haven’t, so far, found a ’keeper. Davies is promising in this direction, and so is Robinson (Parker was our reserve ’keeper, but he broke his leg at the end of the football season). A. Hill and O. Turner are also showing promise and have been tried out. The team needs much fielding practice and much team work before it can come up to last year’s standard. The bowling is satisfactory, but both the batting and the fielding need much more vim. The Saturday morning cricket, containing as we have seen 18 teams, has been taken over by Mr. MartinSmith, who has remodelled it on a proper “district scheme.” The boys take a great deal of interest in this competition, and some keen cricket is seen. One cannot over-estimate the importance of these matches for our school cricket; and the boys respond very readily to Mr. Martin-Smith's enthusiasm.
WELLINGTON COLLEGE v. WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOL, 1927. This match was played at Wanganui on the School grounds, on 15th and 16th of December, 1927. We had a good XI., and had put in hard practice: but found that the School XI. was a particularly strong one in all departments of the game, and quite outplayed us. We travelled to Wanganui on Wednesday, 14th, and were met at the station by Mr. Allen of the Collegiate Staff, were motored to the School, where we found afternoon tea awaiting us. We then had a short net practice, but found the slow wicket hard to manage. Our team was: W. H. Brittenden, W. Barclay, A. Cramond, V. Du Chateau, B. Hankins, W. Lees, B. Paetz, R. Petherick (capt.), E. Robinson, J. Stevens, J. Stephenson, H. Bolt (12th man). On Thursday, at 10.45 a.m., the game commenced on a very good, easy wicket, Bunny and Giesen opening to Stephenson and Brittenden, the scoring being slow to good length bowling. The first change came at 10, Du Chateau bowling, but runs came steadily and then a double change was brought on, Barclay and Stevens going on, but runs still came steadily - Giesen was the more aggressive, hitting freely, but the batting was very solid. Petherick was changing his bowlers well, trying Cramond, Lees, Stevens, Robinson, Stephenson and other change bowlers. At lunch time the pair were still batting, the score being 130 (Bunny 47, Giesen 81). After lunch, Stephenson soon had Bunny l.b.w.; 153 - 1 - 56. Giesen, playing steadily, reached 100, the first century recorded by a School player against our eleven. Mason followed but was clean bowled by Stevens, and Gaddum then skied Stephenson to Leys at cover. Giesen was then clean bowled by Stephenson, after a chanceless display; the same bowler also clean bowled Hudson, and the score now looked better for us: 184 5 - 1. Five wickets had thus fallen for about 50 runs since lunch. Stephenson was bowling splendidly, hitting Barton's stumps. Macdougall and Hornabrook, however, put up a stiff fight, and with the assistance of BullockDouglas carried the score to 270, when heavy rain stopped play for the day. Our boys had had a long day in the field, yet right through the fielding was very keen, and Hankins behind the stumps had allowed only three byes. The rain continued through the night, but the morning was very cold, and the wicket easy. Bullock-Douglas batted freely, and the total was 306 - a very fine score, which no doubt would have been greater had not the outfield been so dead, and had our boys not fielded so keenly. The bowling was never loose, and much praise must be given Stephenson in taking six wickets for 64 runs, off 31 overs. Our batting was not impressive: it lacked sting, and our boys found the wicket too slow after our own hard ones. The wicket was good throughout the game, but was much worn at the bowling crease and popping crease. Paetz and Du Chateau opened to Barton and Hornabrook, the former soon skittling Du Chateau's stumps. Petherick followed, but Barton soon bowled him with a swinging yorker. Brittenden and Paetz batted very carefully, and defied all attempts to shift them, until in the over before lunch, Paetz went for a hit and was clean bowled. He had played welFTor his 35. After lunch, Brittenden went l.b.w., after batting very rockily for two hours. Lees was badly missed in the outfield, but was at once snapped up behind the wickets (93 - 5 - 7). Both Stephenson and Hankins failed to add to the score, but Robinson and Cramond hit freely and carried the score to 133 when the former went l.b.w. to Hornabrook. Cramond was batting very freely, his cover drives travelling hard. Stevens was badly dropped first ball, but gallantly smote the next for six (the only six of the match), and was then l.b.w. to Hornabrook. Cramond was then caught at point, after a most valuable contribution to our score. Of our second innings, the less said the better. For some unaccountable reason,a â€˜rotâ€? set in, and no one
was able to stop it. Barton bowled splendidly, and though he had bowled many overs already, yet he sent his deliveries along with plenty of sting, and had our boys completely beaten. His performance with the ball was most meritorious, and he received an ovation for his feat in capturing eight wickets for only 16 runs. Hankins was the only one to reach double figures. Throughout the period of the match, our boys were very happily billeted. Mr. Allen made our stay a most happy one; lunch and afternoon tea were served each day in the School dining hall. On Thursday evening, the team were entertained at the Opera House, and much enjoyed â€œPatience.â€? We returned to town on Saturday, 17th, without the shield, but with a firmer resolve to try all the harder in 1928. The scores are as follows: WANGANUI. 1st Innings. Bunny, lbw, b Stephenson 56 Giesen, b Stephenson 110 Hudson, b Stephenson 1 Mason, b Stevens 6 Barton, b Stephenson 7 Gaddum, c Lees, b Stephenson 6 Hornabrook, run out 20 McDougal, b Cramond 29 Burke, b Stephenson 35 Bullock-Douglas, not out 24 Andrew, run out 4 Extras 8 306 Bowling Analysis 0. M. R. W. Stephenson 31 7 64 6 Brittenden 18 6 44 0 Du Chateau 11 1 30 0 Barclay 7 0 19 0 Stevens 28 5 78 1 Robinson 9 2 31 0 Cramond 6 0 17 1 Lees 3 0 10 0 WELLINGTON COLLEGE. 1st Innings. 2nd Innings. Du Chateau, b Barton 9 Cramond, b Barton 9 Paetz, b Hornabrook 35 Brittenden, c Mason, b Barton 0 Petherick, b Barton 1 Paetz, c Mason, b Barton 0 Brittenden, lbw, b Hornabrook 10 Du Chateau, c Mason, b Barton 0 Cramond, c Bullock-Douglas, b Barton 46 Lees, c and b Barton 9 Lees, c Gaddum, b Hornabrook 7 Hankins, c Gaddum, b Barton 10 Stephenson, c and b Hornabrook 0 Robinson, b McDougal 2 Hankins, b Barton 0 Petherick, lbw, b McDougal 0 Robinson, lbw, b Hornabrook 18 Stephenson, c Gresen, b Barton 8 Stevens, lbw, b Hornabrook 6 Stevens, st Gaddum, b Barton 0 Barclay, not out 2 Barclay, not out 3 Extras 21 Extras 4 155 45
O. M. R. W. O. M. R. W. Barton 35 18 35 4 Barton 17 10 16 8 Hornabrook 29 12 42 6 Hornabrook 7 4 6 0 McDougal 15 7 38 0 McDougal 9 5 17 2 Mason 10 6 11 0 Club Matches - 1st Eleven. 15th October, 1927 - v. Kilbirnie. Won by 3 wickets. Kilbirnie 90 and 169 (Stephenson 2 for 8, Robinson 2 for 7, Stevens 4 for 30). College, 175 and 95 for 7 wickets. 1st innings: Hankins 73, Brittenden 31, Paetz 22. 2nd innings: Du Chateau 30, Stephenson 27. 24th October, 1927 - v. Wairarapa High School. Won by 49 runs. Wairarapa H.S., 113 and 25 runs for 7 wickets. Stevens 5 for 29 (1st innings), 4 for 12 (2nd innings), Stephenson 4 for 19 (1st innings), 3 for 8 (2nd innings). College, 162 (Du Chateau 27, Lees 26, Brittenden 26, Paetz 25, Stephenson 22). 29th October, 1927 - v. Railways. Won by an innings and ^runs. Railways, 126 and 142 (Stevens 8 for 58, Du Chateau 4 for 57, Barclay 4 for 30). College, 271 (Brittenden 73 not out, Cramond 40, Petherick 36, Paetz 34). 26th November, 1927 - v. Marist. Won by 7 wickets. Marist, 152 and 70. Stevens 2 for 13 (1st innings), 3 for 20 (2nd innings), Stephenson 2 for 19, Brittenden 4 for 33. College, 207 and 39 for 3 wickets (1st innings: Lees 78, Brittenden 30, Cramond 23); (2nd innings: Paetz, 18 not out). 30th November, 1927 - v. Old Boys. Won by 20 runs. Old Boys, 204 (Brittenden 4 for 40, Stevens 4 for 59). College 224 (Lees 60, Du Chateau 59, Stevens 25 not out, Robinson 25). 6th December, 1927 - v. Mr. C. C. Wilson's XI. Draw. Mr. Wilson's XI, 151 for 9 wickets (declared). Barclay 3 for 69, Stephenson 3 for 47. College, 112 for 2 wickets (Du Chateau 50 retired, Paetz 48 not out). 8th December, 1927 - v. Wellesley Club. Won by 252 runs. Wellesley Club, 59 (Stephenson 5 for 6, Brittenden 3 for 26). College, 311 for 9 wickets (Stephenson 73, Hankins 67 not out, Petherick 48, Du Chateau 47, Stevens 32 not out). 9th December, 1927 - v. St. Pat's. Won by 102 runs. St. Pat's 98 (Barclay 3 for 12, Du Chateau 2 for 8, Stevens 2 for 22). College, 200 for 8 wickets (Lees 46, Barclay 36, Stephenson 31). 10th December, 1927 - v. Y.M.C.A. Defaulted on second day. Y.M.C.A., 135 runs for 6 wickets (Stevens 2 for 21). College, 254 for 4 (declared). Cramond 109 not out, Lees 66 not out, Du Chateau 33. December 12th, 1927 - v. Masters. Draw. Masters, 243 (Stephenson 3 for 27, 34, Wiren 27, Brittenden 27). January 7th, 1928 - v. Old Boys. Won by an innings and 18 runs. Old Boys, 138 and 120 (Middlebrook 5 for 24, Stevens 3 for 38). College, 276 (Petherick 76, Keegan Stevens 2 for 69, Du Chateau 2 for 35, Barclay 2 for 33). College, 147 for 4 wickets (Paetz 57 retired, Brittenden 24 retired, Du Chateau 23). January 14th, 1928 - v. Johnsonville. Lost by 75 runs. Johnsonville, 139 and 239. Keegan 4 for 33, Du Chateau 3 for 39 (1st innings), and 4 for 63 (2nd innings).
College, 92 and 211, 1st innings: Hankins 29 not out. 2nd innings: Wiren 50, Petherick 39, Hankins 36. February 4th, 1928 - v. Varsity Junior B, Won by 5 wickets. 'Varsity, 233 and 150. Stevens 3 for 50 (1st innings), 2 for 10 (2nd innings), Middlebrook 2 for 19, Cramond 2 for 30, Brittenden 2 for 29. College, 277 and 115 for 5 wickets. 1st innings: Stevens 60, Brittenden 60, Dn Chateau 40, Middlebrook 35 not out. 2nd innings: Hankins 44 not out, Du Chateau 26, Stephenson 24 not out. March 3rd, 1928 - v. â€™Varsity Junior A. Won by 77 runs, â€™Varsity, 165 (Stevens 4 for 21, Hankins 2 for 22). College, 242 for 7 (declared). Hankins 59 (retired), Paetz 51 (retired), Cramond 50 (retired), Wiren 37. March 10th, 1928 - v. Hutt. Won by an innings and 77 runs. Hutt, 95 and 64. Paetz 3 for 5, Stevens 2 for 33 (1st innings), 7 for 26 (2nd innings). College, 236 for 8 wickets (declared). Hankins 78, Wiren 68 (retired), Cramond 36. March 14th - v. Junior C. Won by 28 runs. Junior C, 143 (Middlebrook 5 for 46, Stevens 3 for 54). 1st XI., 171 for 8 wickets (declared). Stevens 26, Hankins 36 not out, Cramond 25, Robinson 23, March 19th - Prefects v. School. Prefects: 1st innings, 131 (Du Chateau 50), Robinson 5 for 33. 2nd innings, 59 (Stevens 29), Wiggs 5 for 11. School: 1st innings, 121 (Hankins 63), Du Chateau 5 for 36. 2nd innings, 82 (Cramond 51), Stevens 7 for 34. School won by 13 runs. March 24th - v. Combined Secondary Schools. Won by 8 wickets. C.S.S., 76 and 147 (Stevens 6 for 31 and 1 for 22, Paetz 4 for 23). College, 184 and 53 for 2 wickets. 1st innings: Paetz 40, Wiren 33, Stevens 26. 2nd innings: Stevens 31 not out. March 28 - v. Masters. Lost by 17 runs. Masters, 114 (Mr. Dighton 32 retired). XI., 97 (Hankins 31). Mr. Armour 6 for 42. 1st XI. BOWLING AVERAGES. Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Average B. A. Paetz 23 9 85 9 9.4 J. B. Stephenson 141 30 340 33 10.3 C. C. Middlebrook 82 14 213 20 10.6 B. D. Hankins 3 - 22 2 11.0 J. R. Stevens 328 57 928 79 11.6 L. E. Barclay 72 10 243 16 15.2 E. T. Robinson 70 10 206 12 17.2 V. H. Du Chateau 101 9 490 25 19.6 W. J. Brittenden 140 20 594 22 27.0 W. H. Lees 8 1 27 1 27.0 R. A. Cramond 26 3 100 3 33.3 A. G. Wiren 6 1 24 - -
1st XI. BATTING AVERAGES. Inn. N.O. H.S. Runs. Av. C. C. Middlebrook 6 4 35* 81 40.5 B. D. Hankins 21 6 78 531 35.4 W. J. Brittenden 16 5 73* 325 29.6 A. G. Wiren 12 1 68* 300 27.3 W. H. Lees 13 1 78 327 27.2 B. A. Paetz 21 5 57* 386 24.1 R. A. Cramond 22 3 109* 425 22.4 V. H. Du Chateau 23 1 59 453 20.6 R. I. Petherick 15 1 76 289 2Q.6 J. B. Stephenson 13 2 73* 226 20.5 J. R. Stevens 20 5 60 300 20.0 L. E. Barclay 16 3 36 73 10.4 E. T. Robinson 14 0 25 in 8.4
JUNIOR C. Kilbirnie. Kilbirnie: 1st innings, .105. Mr. Joplin, 3 for 8; Keegan, 3 for 15; Wrigley, 2 for 15). Junior C: 1st innings, 92 (Tuckwell 36, Masters 14, Robinson 14. Kilbirnie: 2nd innings, 75. Middlebrook, 5 for 19; Mr. Joplin, 2 for 0; Bolt, 2 for 14. Junior C: 2nd innings, 135 for 8 wickets (Robinson 53, Masters 15, Bolt 25). Junior C won by 2 wickets and 47 runs.
v. Thorndon A. Thorndon: 1st innings, 121. Middlebrook, 4 for 39; Robinson, 3 for 27. Thorndon: 2nd innings, 58. Mr. Beard, 3 for 14; Robinson, 2 for 11. Junior C: 1st innings, 273 (Tuckwell 71, Robinson 60, Parkes 35, Masters 26, Mr. Joplin 24, Bolt 15). Won by Junior C by an innings and 94 runs. v.
Wellington B. Junior C: 1st innings, 404 (Mr. Joplin 175, Tuckwell 59, Wifen 47, Wrigley 34 not out, Keegan 26.* Wellington B: 1st innings, 238. Mr. Beard, 3 for 16; Mr. Joplin, 3 for 24; Wrigley, 3 for 29.Wellington B: 2nd innings, 174. Keegan, 8 for 60. Junior C: 2nd innings, 18 for 0 wickets. Junior C won by 9 wickets and 19 runs.
Midland. Junior C: 248 (Mr. Joplin 102 retired, Wiren 26, Tuckwell 29, Masters 30 not out), and 1 for 79 (Wiren 43 not out). Midland: 125 and (Wrigley, 5 for 21). Junior C won by 9 wickets.
Wellington A. Junior C: 1st innings, 367 (Mr. Joplin 171, Mr. Dighton 63, Paetz 40). Wellington A: 1st innings, 151. Mr. Beard, 3 for 24; Paetz, 2 for 17. Wellington A: 2nd innings, 128. Mr. Beard, 7 for 27. Junior C won by an innings and 88 runs.
“Dominion.”’ Junior C: 1st innings, 211 (Mr. Joplin 123 not out, Mr. Dighton 56). “Dominion”: 1st innings, 27. Mr. Joplin, 8 for 11; Mr. Dighton, 2 for 5. Junior C: 2nd innings,198 for 4 wickets (Hall 71, Middlebrook 30, Struthers 30 not out). “Dominion”: 2nd innings, 139. Hill, 5 for 56; Mr. Dighton, 3 for 20. Junior C won by an innings and 45 runs.
“Evening Post.” Junior C: 1st innings, 200 (Mr. Joplin 96, Warren 25, Mr. Dighton 25). “Evening Post”: 1st innings, 211. Mr. Beard, 5 for 40; Hill, 3 for 43. Junior C: 2nd innings, 182 (Mr. Joplin 60, Mr. Martin-Smith 23, Mr. Beard 21, Hill 22). “Evening Post”: 2nd innings, 76. Mr. Joplin, 7 for 33; Mr. Beard, 3 for 36. Junior C won by 95 runs.
v. Y.M.C.A. Junior C: 1st innings, 254 for 9 wickets (Mr. Dighton 51 not out, Kelly 49, Law 32* Mr. Beard 27, Wiggs 25, Davis 21 not out). Y.M.C.A.: 1st innings, 149. Mr. Joplin, 5 for 41; Mr. Beard, 2 for 38. 2nd innings, 66. Mr. Beard, 4 for 18; Mr. Joplin, 3 for 17. Junior C won by an innings and 39 runs. The following are the chief averages for the season: Batting. Runs Innings Average Mr. Joplin 769 8 96 Hill 225 8 28 Mr. Dighton 209 7 29 Tuckwell 194 7 27 Keegan 81 4 20 Mr. Beard 70 5 14 Warren 58 5 11 Masters 75 7 10 Davies 69 7 9 Middlebrook 56 8 7 Bowling Runs Wickets Average Mr Joplin 271 37 7.3 Mr Beard 323 31 10.4 Keegan 110 13 8.4 Middlebrook 198 14 14.1 Hill 169 9 18.7
IIA. IIA. IIA. IIA IIA. IIA. IIA.
IIA 134 v. W.Y.M.I. 117. IIA. won by 17 runs. For IIA.: Kelley 64,Williams 5 for 30. 99 v. St. Patrick’s College 244. St. Patrick’s won by 125 runs. For IIA.: Laws 31; Francis, 4 for 50. 81 v. Technical College 1st XI. 219. Technical College won by 138 runs. For IIA.: Mr. Griffin 39; Francis, 5 for 50. 75 v. Institute 81. Institute won by 8 runs. For IIA.: Atkins 15; Hislop, 3 for 15. 91 v. Scots College 1st XI. 200. Scots won by 109 runs. For IIA.: Mr. Griffin 30; Nimmo, 4 for - . 211 v. Scots College 1st XI. 99 (return match). IIA. won by 112 runs. For IIA.: Mr. Griffin 68; Atkins, 3 for 10. 141 v. Wellesley College 1st XI. 52. IIA. won by 89 runs. For IIA.: Atkins 45; Nimmo, 6 for 22. SATURDAY MORNING CRICKET. Third Term, 1927.
October 22nd: A Grade. Suburbs A beat Suburbs B by 22 runs. Oriental A (Turnbull 65) beat Suburbs C by 58 runs. Firth House B beat South A by 71 runs. B Grade: Oriental C (Pyne 102 retired) beat Suburbs E by 5 wickets. Town C beat South D by 97 runs.
October 29th: A Grade. Firth House (Kier 67 not out) beat Town A by an innings and 99 runs. South A beat Suburbs C by 2 runs. South B beat Town B by 47 runs. B Grade: Oriental B beat Firth House C by an innings and 27 runs. Suburbs D beat South C by 51 runs. November 12th: A Grade. South A beat Firth House A by 3 runs. South (B and C) beat Oriental B by 5 runs. Oriental A beat Suburbs B by an innings and 45 runs. Suburbs A beat Suburbs C by 32 runs. B Grade: Oriental C (Pyne 60 not out) beat Firth House C by an innings and 78 runs. Suburbs D (Crawford 101 not out) beat Suburbs E by an innings and 102 runs. Town B (Clark 128 not out) beat South D by an innings and 122 runs. November 26th: A Grade. Suburbs A beat Firth House A by 8 runs. South A (Swanson 50) beat Suburbs C by 61 runs. Firth House C drew with Suburbs D. December 3rd: A Grade. Oriental A beat Firth House A by 22 runs. Suburbs C beat Town A by 54 runs. South A beat Suburbs B by 38 runs. South B beat Town B by an innings and 46 runs. Suburbs A beat Firth House B by an innings and 64 runs. B Grade: South D beat Town C by 24 runs. Suburbs D (Heenan 50 retired) beat South C by an innings and 85 runs. Oriental C beat Suburbs E by 51 runs. Oriental B beat Firth House C by an innings and 135 runs. December 10th: A Grade. Suburbs C beat Firth House B by 50 runs. Oriental A (Wiggs 57) beat Suburbs B by an innings and 46 runs. Town A (Frost 50) drew with Suburbs A. South A beat Firth House A by 39 runs. B Grade: Suburbs E beat Firth House C by 1 run. Oriental B beat South C by an innings and 31 runs. South B beat Town C by an innings and 24 runs. South D beat Suburbs D by 68 runs. Oriental C beat Town B by 2 runs.
The points scored by the teams were as follows: A. Grade: South A 13, Firth House A 12, Oriental A 12, Suburbs A 11, Town A 7, Suburbs C 6, Firth House B 4, Suburbs B 3. B Grade: Oriental B 18, Suburbs D 17, South B 15, Oriental C 9, Town B 7, Firth House C 7, South D 6, South C 4, Town C 4, Suburbs E 2.
1928 Season. A slight rearrangement of the districts was made at the beginning of the year, so that the teams are now called by the name of the electorate from which they come. After the first dayâ€™s play Firth House B moved down to the B Grade, its place being taken by South B, who moved up into the A Grade. A new team - Wanderers - was then created in the B Grade. This team consists of those who have been unable to secure games with the other teams. 18 February, 1928: A Grade. . Central A beat Suburbs B by 47 runs on the 1st innings. South A beat North A. Firth House A v. Suburbs A. Drawn game. B Grade: North C beat Suburbs C by 45 runs on the 1st innings. South B beat South C by an innings and 90 runs. East C beat Firth House C by 24 runs on the 1st innings. North B beat Central B by an innings and 28 runs. East B beat Central C by 10 runs on the 1st innings. 24th February, 1928: A Grade. Firth House A beat Central A by 49 runs on the 1st innings. Suburbs A beat Suburbs B by 92 runs on the 1st innings. East A beat North A by an innings and 4 runs. South A beat South B by an innings and 25 runs. B Grade: Firth House B (Beal 74) beat North B by 24 runs. Central B beat South C by 70 runs on the 1st innings. Suburbs C (Watchman 51 and 42) beat Central C by 6 wickets. North C (Wright 97) beat Wanderers by 206 runs on the 1st innings. East B beat East C by an innings and 43 runs. 3rd March, 1928: A Grade. Firth House A beat Suburbs B by an innings and 81 runs. East A beat South A by 45 runs on the 1st innings. Suburbs A beat Central A by 04 runs. South B beat North A by 17 runs on the 1st innings. # B Grade: East B drew with Wanderers. Central B beat Firth House B by 4 wickets and 67 runs. Suburbs C beat East C by 5 wickets. South C beat North B by 66 runs. North C (Ongley 68) beat Central C by 1 wicket and 25 runs. 19th March, 1928: A Grade. Firth A drew with East A. Suburbs A beat South B by 33 runs. Central A beat North A by 19 runs. South A beat Suburbs B by an innings and 3 wickets. B Grade: Firth House B beat Central C by 25 runs on the 1st innings. North C beat North B by 56 runs on the 1st innings. East B beat South C by 11 runs on the 1st innings.
Suburbs C beat Wanderers. Central B beat East C by 125 runs on the 1st innings. Central B (Pringle 55 retired) beat East C by 125 runs on the 1st innings. 18th March, 1928: A Grade. Firth House A beat South B by 125 runs on the 1st innings. Suburbs A drew with East A. Central A drew with South A. Suburbs B beat North A by 2 wickets and 13 runs. B Grade: Firth House B (Levy 50 retired) drew with East B. North B drew with Suburbs C. North C beat Central C by 36 runs on the 1st innings. South C (Ashley 50 retired) beat East C by 36 runs on the 1st innings. Central B beat Wanderers by 104 runs on the 1st innings. 31st March, 1928: A Grade. Firth House A beat North A by an innings and 4 wickets. South A beat Suburbs A by an innings and 22 runs. East A beat Central A by 20 runs on the 1st innings. Suburbs B beat South B by 7 wickets and 4 runs. B Grade: Firth B won by default from Suburbs C. North B (Riley 65 retired) beat East B by 78 runs on the 1st innings. East C beat Central C by 15 runs. Central B beat North C by 9 runs on the 1st innings. South C beat Wanderers by 16 runs on the 1st innings. On Saturday, March 17th, an under 14 team was picked from the Saturday morning players to play Croydon. The team travelled over to Day’s Bay and play commenced about 11 o’clock. The team was entertained at lunch and afternoon tea, and after the match the team had an enjoyable dip in the sea, thanks to the kindness of the Croydon boys in fitting the team out with bathing togs. Altogether the team had a most enjoyable day, and our thanks are very much due to the Croydon School for such a good outing. The College team won by seven wickets. Croydon in their first innings made 49, to which College replied with 87. In their second innings Croydon made 60, thus leaving College with 22 runs to get, which they did with the loss of three wickets. The best performances for College were: - Wright 18, English 18 (retired), Ongley 15, McLaughlan 15. ’English 6 for 24, McLaughlan 2 for 1, Burnette 8 for 21 (including the “hat trick”).
THE CADETS. “Back to the army again, sergeant.” - KIPLING.
HE N.C.O. Examination results still remain to be chronicled from last year. The following were the examiners: Squad Drill: Lieut. J. R. Cuddie and Plat. Commander A. G. Somerville. Musketry: Capt. F. M. Renner. Arms Drill: Lieut. J. L. Dighton and Coy. Sergt.-Major H. M. Reid. No new tests were taken in Extended Order drill. The successful candidates were as follows: Candidates completing Infantry Class: - Duncan, D. E.; Elborn, A. L.; Froud, J. S.; Hefford, J. R. H.; Patterson, D. Candidates taking Headquarters Wing Course: - Barker, W. B.; Birks, W. R.; Duff, J. E.; Guthrie, H. J.; Hicks, H. R.; Magrath, D. A.; Nash, L. R.; O’Sullivan, C.; Picton, R. A.; Pomeroy, S.; Raskin, 0.; Robson, R. R. All the candidates passed in this section. Candidates taking full Infantry Course: - Alderson, J. L.; Ashenden, N.; Bear, W.; Belcher, J. L.; Binning, A. C.; Bishop, S. J.; Boyes, R. V.; Brittenden, R. S. (on probation); Cameron, R. P.; Claridge, E. J.; Connor, R. G.; Costley, D. N.; Davis, L. A. W.; Deck, J.; Denby, J. H.; Denby, L. B.; Evans, H. R.; Fortune, B. A.; Foster, W. D.; Frew, J. F.; Gapes, R. H.; Gribble, G. A.; Hill,r M. C.; Hope, B.; Jacobsen, A. H.; Joyes, R. B.; Kaberry, A. C.; Keedwell, S. H.; Kember, J.; Kember, R. E.; Kirk, A. L.; Leonard, R. J.; Manning, H. E.; Martin, H. B.; Mowbray, N. A.; Mclnnes, R. E.; Nattras&, K.; Oliver, J. G. (on probation); Osborn, H. M. B.; Pennington, S. R.; Petrie, L. G.; Randal, J. H.; Rawle, R. E.; Robinson, E. T. H. (on probation); Russell, R. A.; Ryan, R. J.; Tanner, W. W.; Tuckwell, W. F. (on probation); Vare, J. F.; Warren, P. H.; Webb, R. D.; Wilson, R. F.; Young, G. T. The Officers and N.C.O/s during the Barracks, from the 22nd to the 25th May, 1928, were as follows: 1st Cadet Battalion, Wellington Regiment (Wellington College): Officer Commanding: Captain W. F. C. Balham. Adjutant i.: Lieut. J. R. Cuddie. Adjutant ii.: Lieut. J. L. Dighton. Quartermaster: Lieut. P. Martin-Smith. O.C. “A” Company: Captain T. G. Hislop. 2nd in command: 2nd Lieut. J. R. Griffin. O.C.“B” Company: Lieut. J. D. Mackay. O.C. “C” Company: Lieut. T. Nelson. 2nd in command: 2nd Lieut. G. J. Sceats. Attached Officer: Lieut. Russell. O.C. “D” Company: Lieut. P. G. Thomson. O.C. Junior Field Section: 2nd Lieut. F. S. Ramson. N.C.O’s: Bn. Sergt.-Major: A. G. Somerville; Bn. Ord. Sergt.: C. E. Middlebrook, Bn. Q.M.S.: G. L. R. Holden; Armoury Sergt.: K. C. Pyne; Band Sergt. Major: A. H. Scotney; Band Sergeant: G. H. L. Davies; Band Corporal: E. M. Gill. “A” Company: Platoon Commanders: No. 1: J. Te Moana; No. 2: G. M. Williams; No. 3: T. E. Kelly; No. 4: N. M. Hislop. C. S.M.: A. McGregor.
Platoon Sergeants: No. 1: Hassel B. Martin; No. 2, K. F. Hoy; No. 3: A. H. Etherington; No. 4: B. Hardy. Section Commanders: - No. 1: S. H. Keddell, G. I. Gribble, D. Thom. No. 2: W. H. Turner, J. F. Frew, Henry B. Martin. No. 3: K. R. C. Rowe, P. H. Warren, S. J. Bishop, R. A. Russell. No. 4: L. G. Petrie, A. S. Goldsmith, H. H. Butler, K. Nattrass. “B” Company: Platoon Commanders: No. 5: G. W. H. Adams; No. 6: J. G. Cook; No. 7: D. A. Graham; No. 8: A. F. T. Chorlton. C. S.M.: R. P. Cameron. Platoon Sergeants: No. 6: J. R. H. Hefford; No. 7: W. G. Mclver. Section Commanders: No. 5: R. P. Griffiths, C. J. A. Nyberg, R. D. Saunders. No. 6: L. A. Davis, R. E. Rawle, D. N. Costley, D. E. Duncan. No. 7: D. Patterson, A. F. Thomas, F. W. T. Rooke, B. Hope. No. 8: W. Harvey, J. C. Deck. “C” Company: Platoon Commanders: No. 9: H. E. Middlebrook; No. 10: N. P. Alcorn; No. 11: L. B. Denby; No. 12: E. W. Evans. C.S.M.: R. E. Mclnnes. Platoon Sergeants: No. 9: J. B. Stephenson; No. 10: B. A. Fortune; No. 11: G. K. Claris; No. 12: R. E. Kember. Section Commanders: No. 9: J. H. Denby, G. T. Young, N. A. Mowbray, J. H. Randal. No. 10: K. E. Vare, R. V. Boyes, A. C. Kaberry. No. 11: J. Kember, M. C. Hill, J. G. Oliver, R. D. Webb. No. 12: A. K. Kirk, H. M. Osborn, G. L. Scholefield. “D” Company: Platoon Commanders: No. 13: I. D. Thomson; No. 14: W. R. Birks; No. 15: A. R. C. Cramend; No. 16: A. R. Currie. C.S.M.: B. A. Paetz. Platoon Sergeants: No. 13: D. Magrath; No. 14: A. C. Francis; No. 15: H. C. Wickett; No. 16: S. Pomeroy. Section Commanders: No. 31: H. R. Hicks, G. Willis; No. 14: N. R. Palmer; No. 15: T. Atkins; No. 16: L. M. Cook. The Cadet classification was carried out almost immediately on our return to school and an early start made. Boys under 14 have been formed in the Field Section, a separate squad which does light drill until 3.30 p.m. Apart from this and the forming of Nos. 5 and 8 platoons of “B” Company into the N.C.O. class, the usual system of organisation was carried out. Following last year’s practice the whole Battalion turned out for parades in the school uniform. One parade a month, however, was held in khaki. The unit greatly regrets the loss of its O.C., Captain Renner, who has left to take up the headmastership of Rongotai College; but has a capable successor in Captain W. F. C. Balham, who for many years has been second in command. Rongotai has also been the cause of the unit’s reduction in the roll number to about 700. The excellence of the work accomplished by the Battalion this year is due greatly to the large number of N.C.O.’s who attended the camp at Trentham in last January. More attended this year than ever before. We wish to extend our heartiest congratulations to Mr. Hislop on attaining his Captaincy and Mr. Mackay his 1st Lieutenancy.
First Term. Fortunately the weather all this term was very good, allowing regular parades. A large N.C.O. class under Mr. Dighton, Battalion Sergeant-Major Somerville, and Sergt.-Major Duncan of the Defence Staff did much excellent work. This reduces the number of platoons doing regular work in “B” Company to two. “A,” “B,” and “C” Companies have been going on with regular work and “D” Company has been carrying on with specialist work at the Drill Hall in Buckle Street. On Anzac Day a big parade was again held at the Basin Reserve. All the unit, except the Field Section, marched from the College to the grounds, where an open air service was held. At the close of the service the College buglers, who had been practising for some time under Sergt.-Major Mahoney and Band Sergt.-Major Scotney, played. Contrary to the usual custom we broke off at Pirie Street in order to allow the boys to watch the troops and our own band “march past” at the Cenotaph. A full parade was held on March 2nd, 1928, for the opening of the Memorial Hall. The Battalion lined the drive for the reception of the Governor-General, and later assembled in the Memorial Hall. Second Term. During the first four days of the term, from the 22nd to the 25th May inclusive, a Barracks was held to take the place of weekly drill during the winter months. On the first two days we had glorious weather, but intermittent showers of rain hindered work rather on the latter two. Work was, however, carried on satisfactorily under cover. Coming directly after the holidays it helped to get the boys in trim for the next term. A large number of the Defence Staff men came up to assist with the training. No small part of the success of the Barracks was due to the keenness of the N.C.O.’s. We were also very fortunate in having a large number of masters officering the Battalion. “A” Company went through musketry, arms drill, squad drill, company drill, and battle drill. Owing to the wet weather the mock battle proposed to be held at Lyall Bay took place on the hills around the school. The attacking party advanced from the College and from there moved to a position near the Fever Hospital. “B” Company. Platoons 6 and 7 did regular work on a similar scale to that done by “A” Company. They benefited by the extra N.C.O.’s from Platoons 5 and 8. These latter did special preparation work for the N.C.O. examinations under our own officers and the Defence Staff men. They made very satisfactory progress. “C” Company. The apparent decrease in stature of the new boys did not prevent “C” Company from doing good work in squad drill, platoon, and company drill. “D” Company. A lot of very interesting work was gone through by “D” Company during the four days. Drivers, engineers, machine gunners, and signallers, all had full equipment brought up from Buckle Street in the shape of field battalions, horses and guns, signalling apparatus, and machine guns. On Friday the gunners fired “blank” ammunition, and the machine gunners had target practice. It speaks well for the discipline of the unit that on no occasion during the Barracks was an “orderly” room held. Despite the unfavourable weather during the last two days all the members of the unit benefited greatly by the Barracks. This year the school was again honoured in being asked to supply a guard for the opening of Parliament on the 23rd June. Although only 110 were at first required there were 217 volunteers. Preference was given to the N.C.O.’s and those members of the N.C.O. class who were considered best able to handle a rifle. The guard trained strenuously for a month under Captain G. Mcl. Bruce, Area Officer, who has since returned to his regiment in India, Sergt.-Major J. Duncan of the Defence Staff, and our own officers. All took great interest in
the training of the guard and it is to their efforts that we attribute the very successful turn-out. The guard was officered on the day by Captain Balham and Lieut. Dighton. After the guard had marched from the Drill Hall in Buckle Street, via Cuba Street, Jervois Quay, Bunny Street, and Molesworth Street, the Governor-General inspected it before a large crowd in the Parliamentary grounds. After the inspection His Excellency asked Captain Balham to compliment the guard on its great steadiness. It was thought by many to be the best guard the Battalion has produced both in the marching down to the Parliament Buildings, and the drill there. We wish specially to convey our heartiest thanks to the Community Club for providing the very welcome afternoon tea. Except for the N.C.O. classes no more parades were held for the rest of the term. THIRD TERM. Drill was recommenced immediately on our return to school. Unfortunately the weather has not been as good as previously this year, a fact which has hindered work rather. During one of the battalion parades, after a short address, Mr. Armour presented the Marksmen’s Badges won in 1927. The following were successful: Battalion and Company shots for 1927: Battalion Shot: Tasker, B. Company Shots, 1927: - A. Coy.: Alcorn, N. P.; B. Coy.: Bennett, W. I.; C. Coy.: Ahearn, A. C.; D. Coy.: Christie, R. L. M. Winners of Marksmen’s Badges, 1927: A. Coy.: Bowler, T. H.; Congreve, R.; Croskery, H.; Dougal, J.; Etherington, B.; Fletcher, R.; Garrett, E. R.; Gidall, A. 0.; Gilberd, A. 0.; Gribble, G.; Halliday, G.; Harding, E.; Hardy, B.; Hislop, N. M.; Hay, K. F.; Kelly, T.; Martin, Hassall B.; Martin, Henry B.; Martin, R. W.; Olifent, T. E.; Oram, J. C.; Prince, R. V.; Russell, R. A.; Smart, F.; Smyth, K. C.; Somerville, A. G.; Tasker, B.; Turner, W. H.; Tustin, A.; Wall, A. H.; Wansborough, H.; Warren, P.; Williams, D.; Williams, G. B. Coy.: Arlow, R. W.; Caughley, D.; Davys, N.; Duncan, D. E.; Falla, P. S.; Holden, G. L. R.; Hosie, R. H.; Lewis, R. H.; May, J. E.; McFarlane, I. T.; Nyberg, C. J.; Ongley, F. W.; Patterson, D.; Poulton, G.; Priestley, J. S.; Rawle, R.; Redward, J.; Redward, G.; Reynolds, E.; Riley, D.; Seelye, C. J.; Smith, A. G.; Smith, G. L.; Thomas, A. F. C. Coy.: Boyes, R. V.; Claris, G. K.; Deck, J. C.; Denby, J. H.; Denby, L. B.; Kabery, A. C.; Middlebrook, H. C.; Orsborn, H. M.; Randal, J. H.; Webb, R. D. D. Coy.: Bramwell, N. F.; Cramond, R. A.; Francis, A.; Greenaway, A. B.; Greenaway, F. H.; Greig, O. M.; Gunn, K. J.; Hankins, B. D.; Howe, R. A. H.; Kelly, W. H.; Keogh, M.; Miles, R. W.; Parker, R. L.; Sargisson, J. C. M.; Sutherland, V. E.; Wickett, H. C. Unfit: Armstrong, J. Band: Carlson, D.; Cromie, K.; Davies, G.; Logan, W. K.; Milne, G.; Scotney, A. H. Field Section: Duncalf, J.; Hicks, S. W. The N.C.O. classes held during the year were brought to a finish when on the 27th October the written examination was held. The success of the year’s work was shown by the high standard of the examination work. It is due mainly to the untiring efforts of Lieut. J. L. Dighton, 2nd Lieut. J. R. Griffin, Staff-Sergt.Major J. Duncan, and Battalion Sergt.-Major A. G. Somerville. Fifty-three boys have signified their intention of being present at the N.C.O. Camp at Trentham in the January holidays. Last January the many N.C.O/s who attended it were able to render far more efficient service for the Battalion. In the Infantry Class 70 out of 76 candidates passed fully and two on probation. In the “D” Company Class 11 passed fully and one on probation out of 12.
The following were the examiners: Squad Drill: Lieut. J. R. Cuddie, Battalion Sergt.-Major A. G. Somerville. Musketry: Lieut. J. L. Dighton, Pit. Commander G. M. Williams. Arms Drill: Captain W. F. C. Balham, Pit. Commander E. W. Evans. Extended Order Drill: Staff Sergt.-Major J. Duncan, Coy. Sergt.-Major A. Macgregor. Parts of the Rifle: Armoury Sergeant K. C. Pyne. The candidates from the Specialist Company, “D” Company, were separately examined by Sergeants-Major from the Defence Staff in their various departments. The successful candidates were as follows: Infantry Class: Abraham, H. I. McK.; Akel, M. J.; Ambrose, M. T. A.; Arlow, R. W.; Armstrong, J. B.; Ashby, H. T.; Baker, S. J.; Barnes, R. J.; Beauchamp, L. H. on probation); Bethune, W. K.; Caughley, D. A.; Clendon, J. S.; Craig, M. R.; Davys, N.; Deck, J. C.; Duncalf, J. A. (c); Evans, J. H.; Edwards, C. J.; Ellis, R. K.; Etherington, J. H.; Falla, P. S.; Foot, W. R.; Griffiths, R. P.; Gustofsen, N.; Harrison, R. K.; Harvey, W.; Hoare, P. R.; Hosie, R. H.; Keir, J. E.; Kelleher, J.; Kerr,C. A.; Leopard, G. H.; Marris, B. A.; Meek, R. J. McK.; Metge, C. J. C.; Middleton, R. (on probation); Mitchell, R. C.; Mitchell, J. G.; Morpeth, R. C.; Mouton, H.; Murphy, J.; McDonald, D. B.; McGregor, D.; McIntosh, A. D.; McIntyre, R. M.; Nash, J. A. D.; Nevitt, E. G.; Oliver, J. G. (e); Ongley, F. W. F.; Orr, R. T.; Parker, E. R.; Patience, H. K.; Paterson, A. H.; Paviour-Smith, B.; Priestley, J. S.; Purdie, I. A.; Redward, G. E.; Redward, J. C.; Riley, D.; Saunders, R. D.; Seelye, C. J.; Smith, A. G.; Smith, G. L.; Smythe, M. B.; Stewart, A. J.; Tayler, D. de P. (c); Thomas, A. F. (c); Thomson, A. P.; Watson, C. G.; Willis, H. N.; Wilton, A. F.; Young, W. L. (c) Completed.
“D” Company: Benham, A. D.; Gayford, H. C.; Hill, A. K.; Hollis, P.; Illingworth, R. E. (on probation); Mackenzie, A. C.; Mowbray, N. A.; Read, H. E.; Stephenson, E^H.; Walsh, J. L. J.; Wickett, H. C.; Willis, A. G.
TENNIS. “We will by God's grace, play such a set ” - SHAKESPEARE. FIRST TERM. HE following Committee was elected at the General Meeting: - A. F. T. Chorlton, A. J. Driscoll, B. H. Etherington, S. W. Hicks, R. A. H. Howe, E. Robinson, E. A. Roussell, Mr. F. S. Ramson. An early start was made and last year’s Championships, which had not been finished, were soon completed. The results were: Senior Singles: R. A. H. Howe. Junior Singles: P. F. Shannon. Senior Doubles: R. A. H. Howe and E. A. Roussell. Junior Doubles: P. F. Shannon and S. G. Radford. In an endeavour to stimulate interest in the Club, the Committee decided to start a “ladder." This has had the desired effect and has brought to the fore some promising young players. Five teams (two senior and three junior) have competed in the Inter-College games at Miramar every Saturday morning. These teams have all done well, the A teams in particular having had more than their share of success, but in spite of reversals, it is pleasing to note that the lower team have lost none of their enthusiasm. At the beginning of the term the Club held two "working bees" to clean up the courts and to attempt to clear the water away from the so-called drain along the eastern bank. The latter proved an almost impossible task, but we are hoping (we’ve been doing so for a number of years) that some much-needed repairs will be started shortly.
SWIMMING. â€œOnce more upon the waters! yet once more!" - BYRON. . Committee: Paetz, B. A.; Gill, E. M.; Middlebrook, H. C.; Hay, K. F.; Scotney, A. H.
AST swimming season was a very successful one, owing to the excellence of the weather. The baths were usually so crowded that there was little opportunity of swimming. Nevertheless, all appeared satisfied so long as they could get wet or bask in the sunshine. This year, we again entered two teams for the Maxwell Trophy, our teams of the previous year having swum first and second respectively. Competition was much keener, and after a good race our A and B teams finished second and third to Technical College. We should like to take this opportunity of congratulating the winners on their excellent performance. The teams were: A Team: - Middlebrook, H. C.; Scotney, A. H.; Hinton, J. F.; Nelson, J. B Team: - Bird, W. A.; Beauchamp, L. H.; Claris, G. K.; Dougan, K. The swimming sports were held in the College Baths on 29th February. We were rather unfortunate in not being able to choose a finer day, especially as the weather had before that time been so good. The entries were very large, and practically every race had to be reduced by swimming off the heats before the sports day. The championships, senior and junior, were won by Gill E.M., and Middlebrook H. C., both of whom we congratulate on their excellent performances. The following are the results: 200yds. Senior Championship. 1. Gill, E. M. 2. Cameron, R. P. 3. Kelly, T. E. 100yds. Junior Championship. 1. Middlebrook, H. C. 2. Oliver, O. S. 3. Foot, W. Time, 79 3-5 secs. 100yds. Senior Championship. 1. Gill, E. M. 2. Hoy, K. F. 3. Kelly, T. E. Time, 74 3-5 secs. 50yds. Senior Championship. 1. Gill, E. M. 2. Kelly, T. E. 3. Hoy, K. F. Time, 29 secs. 50yds. Junior Championship. 1. Middlebrook, H. C. 2. Scotney, A. H. 3. Bird, W. A. Oliver, O. S. Time, 33 1-5 secs. 25yds. Junior Championship. 1. Middlebrook, H. C. 2. Scotney, A. H. 3. Bird, W. A. Time, 14 2-5secs. Junior Plate Dive. 1. Nelson, J. 2. Harding, P. G. 100 Yards Breast-stroke Championship (Junior). 1. Nelson, J. 2. Young, L. G. Time, lmin. 46 secs. 100 Yards Breast-stroke Championship (Senior). 1. Hewitt, T. B. 2. Hankins, B. D. Time, 1 min. 38 secs Dive (Senior). 1. Williams, G. M. 2. Logan, W. K.
Dive (Junior). 2. Oliver, O. S. 75 Yards Open. 1. Gill, E. M. 2. Bramwell, N. F. Time, 57 secs. Combination Race. 1. Hewitt, T. B. 2. Nelson, J. Time, 50 secs. 50 Yards Open. 1. Oliver, J. G. 2. Hewitt, T. B. Time, 37 secs. Crocodile Race. 1. Nelson, J., and Cameron, R. P. 2. Macgregor, A., and Somerville, A. G. Time 25 secs. 25 Yards, under 14. 1. Brown, R. J. 2. Sears, P. D. Time 18 3-5 secs. Form Relay Races. Third Forms. Dead heat for first place. Mod. IIIc.: Keedwell, O. H.; Leech, A.; Beck, D.; Young, L. IIId.: Dougan, K.; Bethune, W. K.; Parker, E. R.; Hinton, J. F. Fourth Forms. 1st, Modern IVb. Nelson, J.; Harris, W. S.; O’Loughlin, J.; Kendall, L. F. Fifth and Sixth Forms. 1st, Vic. Bramwell, N. F.; Oliver, J. G.; Scotney, A. H.; Te Moana, J. Senior Championship 1. Gill, E. M., 9 points. 2. Kelly, T. E., 4 points. 3. Hoy K. F., 3 points. Junior Championship. 1. Middlebrook, H. C., 9 points. 2. Scotney, A. H., 4 points. 3. Oliver, O. S., 2½ points.
1. Foot, W.
LIFE SAVING “Knowledge is power” - BACON.
HE Life-saving Examinations were held in December of last year in the Tepid Baths. At Firth House, in the early morning, and at the baths in the afternoon, the classes trained vigorously for six weeks. The classes were large, but the larger the better, for it behoves all to learn how to render assistance to a comrade in distress. Of those who entered for awards of the Life Saving Society, only one failed. We would like to take this opportunity of congratulating W. M. Porteous, who passed the Hon. Instructor's Examination and the Award of Merit, and A. Macgregor and W. K. McGavin, who both passed the Award of Merit (silver medallion). We also desire to thank the custodian for his kindness in granting us the use of the Tepid Baths. The results of the examinations were: Elementary Certificate, Proficiency Certificate and Bronze Medallion. - N. F. Bramwell, W. Dougall, W. A. Doherty, H. R. Hall, R. H. Hosie, T. E. Kelly, D. R. May, A. F. Wilton, K. M. Wilton, E. M. Gill, C. H. E. Ashworth, S. W. Hicks, J. I. Cook, J. Hewitt, D. W. Smythe, T. M. Hailey Award of Merit (Silver Medallion). - W. K. McGavin, A. Macgregor, W. M. Porteous. Hon. Instructor's Certificate. - W. M. Porteous.
THE CAMERA CLUB. “Now we see through a glass, darkly.” - NEW TESTAMENT.
T the end of last year we lost our President, Mr. Fathers; his place was taken by Mr. Stevens. The following competitions have been held so far this year: Miscellaneous: Animal Study: McIntosh 1. Landscape: Artificial Light: This year, the entries in the competitions have not been quite so good as in previous years. Seelye, last year’s winner, is not entering this year. The remaining competitions will be: - Portrait, Copy, Seas, School Life. The Camera Club Room has been used by the Natural Science and Wireless Clubs, and has been opened in the lunch hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week. A 3i-inch Kodak film tank has been added to the apparatus in the dark rooms and although it has been used extensively, more use could be made of it by the owners of film cameras. At the College Carnival the Camera Club showed a display of its work at the show of exhibits in Room K. Two members of the Club also raised a small sum towards the proceeds of the Carnival by taking and selling photographs of some of the forms.
THE MUSEUM. “So sleeps the pride of former days.” - MOORE. Curator: J. H. Randall. UR collection has been steadily growing so that our space is extremely limited. The Museum has been so well patronized that a new system of issuing a certain number of tickets per week had to be organized to prevent overcrowding. We were pleased to receive during the first term donations of fossils, chiefly echinoderms, from Goldie, Vb, and a large bundle of arrows from Gapes, IIIc. During the second term the Museum was opened on Wednesdays and Fridays, under the new system, which was highly successful. During the term a great variety of fossils and curiosities were received from Mr. Gifford. We hope that when the new building is erected it may be possible to have some glass cases placed in the corridors and vestibules.
THE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIETY. “Let Nature be your teacher.” - WORDSWORTH.
S in previous years the meetings of the Natural Science Society have been crowded to the doors. Mr. Stevens has been very fortunate this year in possessing two such enthusiastic assistants as H. C. Wickett and H. R. Hicks. Wickett specialises in the construction of most realistic volcanoes, and of equally realistic cartridges which burn long and fiercely under water. Hicks has the true showman’s spirit, and that most useful art of creating a mystery about things of which there is no mystery. Two magazines - “Science and Invention” and “Amazing Stories” - have been purchased regularly and put in the Society’s reading-room. These books have been extremely popular, especially with fourth form boys. The Society will certainly do more along these lines next year.
FIRTH HOUSE NOTES, 1928. “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers .” - SHAKESPEARE.
LTHOUGH a considerable number of new boys joined our band this year our number is almost the same as last year, because a large number left at the end of last term. The first Saturday we were back we went to “Les Miserables," a picture of French revolutionary times. We wish to congratulate the prefects who are, in order of seniority, Bramwell, Hislop, Parker and Kelly. Three prefects - Bramwell, Parker and Kelly - were made school prefects as well. We congratulate Parker on his being picked in the first XI. and hope he will continue to hold his place. At the end of last year it was decided that there should be a prefect's badge, to be worn on the blazer, and this year, so that one might not be mistaken, an “H" is added for the House and an “S" for school prefect. In the swimming sports the boarders did fairly well again this year, Kelly winning the open plunge and gaining second place in the senior championship. We wish to thank all who helped in removing forms from the Memorial Hall after the official opening. We are sorry to have lost Kingi, who left during the term, because he was one of the mainstays in the Boarders' team as well as that of the school. We wish to congratulate “Tommy" Atkins, who played for the Secondary School first grade reps., for whom he made the second highest score of 39. At the end of the cricket season some wished the season was longer, but the majority were longing for football, which commenced with “punt-about" and classification immediately before Easter. We have had mild influenza in the House, but it left us at Easter. When we returned after our short vacation we started having football for gym., as the ground had softened on account of the rain during Easter. On 14th April the Tramping Club went for a walk from Petone to Tawa Flat. Several Boarders went and we thoroughly enjoyed the outing. The Boarders' team played a very good game against the School, who had a much heavier, but less trained team. We lost by 9 points to 14, but, nevertheless, they had to play hard to beat us, mainly, we believe, because they had H. C. Middlebrook, who was equal to about three of us in weight. “Norm." Sargisson was our haka leader on the bank and he did his job exceedingly well, there being plenty of noise preceeding from the Boarders' section almost all the game. We were sorry to hear that “Tommy" Atkins was leaving at the end of the term. We had a special dinner provided for us on the Wednesday prior to breaking- up. This meal was very enjoyable to all, but the pictures afterwards were less so to some who had received injuries during the game. SECOND TERM. On arrival we had to prepare buttons, boots, badges, belts and all other equipment for the week's barracks, which, this year, was held at College. The first two days were fine, but there was rain during the final two. The authorities report that “the barracks were a great success." But if one asked most of the Boarders the answer would probably be otherwise, with an “except that we got off a week's school." It was decided that we did not get enough excitement, so some very entertaining (?) games were procured for our benefit, and for about a week there was a rush on them, but the craze died out and everyone has returned to the old game of ping-pong, which helps us greatly to pass the dull, bleak winter afternoons when we are visited by Wellington’s only too frequent visitor, Mr. South-Easterly. Of course football has been in full swing and we have not had very much rain, with the result that the grounds have seldom been closed, which fact is very helpful to us as, if a team misses a practice it has little chance of making up for the loss that week on account of the number of teams in each grade. The first fifteen have six Boarders at present in their number. These are Parker, Kelly, Hislop, Te Moana, Smith and Caro, who will in all probability remain in the team for the rest of the season. We are pleased to note that Mr. Jackson has taken the game up as a forward. We do not not think that he intends taking up senior football, but just practises with the
firsts to liven things up, and he does too, according to some of the forwards. Thanks to the Dramatic Society, which put on a play at the Town Hall, we, the Boarders, had a very pleasant evening’s entertainment. There have been several debates held in the prep, room this term, but there is not much amusement (apart from hearing some “super swat” from VIB. make some obvious pun), for the simple reason that we’re not allowed to throw cabbages or remarks at the speakers. The Boarders’ dance, which as usual was a great success, was held on the 30th June in the West Big School. We wish to thank all helpers, especially Mr. and Mrs. Armour and Miss Mayne, who arranged everything concerned with the supper. The prefects are also to be thanked for their strenuous efforts to make the dance a success. The College Dance of the 14th of July was held in the basement of the Memorial Hall which was excellently decorated for the occasion. We wish to thank all Boarders who lent a hand, and especially those who sacrificed a Saturday morning to complete the excavation of the kitchenette. The few day boys who worked after school one Friday did some good shovelling, but disappeared before it was nearly finished. “Tommy” Atkins is at present playing for Manakau Juniors and Ted Kingi for Carterton Seniors. Parker, who was well in the limelight as far as football was concerned, broke his knee in a practice game against Old Boys and was unable to play in the Tournament at Nelson. However, another Boarder (Beale) got in in Parker’s place and, we believe, played well in the Tournament. Thus Te Moana, Hislop, Kelly, Caro, Beale, Smith and Parker received their caps, making this year’s number of caps in the House the same as last year’s. Football became rather tiresome at the end of the season, as the grounds were as hard as boards, there being a spell of six weeks without rain. About thirty Boarders and the same number of day boys went down to see the team off at the ferry wharf. As soon as the team was aboard, cheering commenced and continued unceasingly until the ship was well on her way. The team had a wretched trip over, and we think that that had a lot to do with our losing so badly. The term ended rather tamely, though we had a dancing class dance the Monday before departing for the holidays. M. C. August left us at the end of the term, and we wish him the best of luck in his farming career, which we are informed he is taking up. THIRD TERM. The last term of the year is probably the most popular, especially among boarders, because we are not compelled to pass as many dreary afternoons as in winter. Furthermore, there are numerous holidays for sports days and other functions. Mr. Armour informed us that he did not like this term, for that reason, but, alas, he has the opinion all to himself! “That’s a jolly swatty notion,” was the most popular phrase at the announcement of the proposal to hold a College Carnival. The reason for such a response was, of course, that it was obvious to all that we would do little work for the first fortnight of the term - and neither we did. Thus, you see, it automatically became a popular function. We deserved the holiday we had, as we worked like Trojans for about a week previous to the great event, making sideshows, stalls, and the like. While on the subject we wish to thank all who lent a helping hand - or brain. Until the end of October we had but two prefects, as Kelly left during September; but, nevertheless, we are glad to see Parker back, with his leg much better. We congratulate Greenaway, who secured first place, and Richardson, who secured third, in the cross-country runs, both being off the three-minute mark. Also those who “put it across” with sore ankles. The house library is no longer a dream, but actually exists - with about three hundred classics - genuine, of course. We had an excellent view of the “Southern Cross” when she arrived from Australia, as her course lay right over the house. By the time these notes appear in print, we shall be thinking of what train or boat we have to catch home for the holidays, and in conclusion we wish everyone the best of luck in his future career.
THE OBSERVATORY. “Hitch your waggon to a star.” - EMERSON.
HIS year has been a particularly unlucky one for the Observatory. At the end of last year we lost Mr. Gifford, who resigned after a very long service at the college, and who always took an active interest in the affairs of the Observatory. At the same time Mr. Fathers, who gave a great deal of his spare time in taking charge whenever the Observatory was open, was transferred to Rongotai. His place has been taken this year by Mr. J. R. Griffin. During the first term, the Observatory was opened twice, under the supervision of Mr. Griffin, and a large number of new boys were shown the moon, Saturn, Omega Centauri and other stars of interest. Later in the term, about half a dozen or so went up and had a very good view of the comet of 1928, and it was surprising what an amount of detail was brought out, using the low power on the telescope. On the occasion of the total eclipse of the moon, it was seen between drifting clouds by a large number of boys, many of whom were rather disappointed in not having a better view. The sky cleared, however, about 10 p.m. or 10.30, just after the Observatory was officially closed for the evening, and the author was able to get a very good view of the period of totality till about 11.40. The weather of the second term rarely permits of much observation, and it was during this term that the shutter began to work loose, after holding up against the heavy gales experienced up there for more than three years. We were also favoured with a visit from the representative of the famous firm of Carl Zeiss, Jena, with whom we placed an order for a “sun and moon camera,” for use with the telescope. The third term saw the shutter ripped entirely off the dome and deposited on the ground near the building. To protect the telescope, it is at present lashed on immovably, and the telescope is now unable to be used. The Observatory was prepared for opening during the Carnival (while the shutter was still off), but the weather was entirely opposed to this, to the great disappointment of many visitors and pupils.
THE LIBRARY. “A true university in these days is a collection of books.” - CARLYLE.
HE future historian of the Library will note 1928 as the year of the Great Trek. We have shifted our quarters from the small room on the north-west angle of the West School, that has done duty since the West School was built, to the old Assembly Hall. We hope, in our now commodious habitation, to play an even larger part in the life of the school. When the room is furnished with tables, chairs and forms, over a hundred boys should be able to read in comfort and quiet during lunch hour. It cannot be said that any noteworthy advance in the standard of literature read by the mass of the school has been observed during the past year. P. G. Wodehouse is rapidly thumbed to pieces; P. C. Wren and Zane Grey are more often called for than Thackeray or Jane Austen. However, the poetical and the dramatic sections are drawn upon very frequently. Biography is looked upon as somewhat dessicated, while history and geography are evidently regarded with an abhorrence naturally the due of examination subjects. We have to thank numerous old boys and friends of the school for gifts of books. While on this topic we would again draw the attention of boys to a custom not as frequently observed as it used to be, of presenting a book to the Library when leaving. The Junior School take out such old-time favourites as Ellis, Henty, or Fenn in great numbers, and many boys must have volumes of these authors, which they have now outgrown. Such books might well be presented to the Library and wear out in use.
THE PHILATELIC SOCIETY. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever .” - KEATS.
Chairman: Committee: Hon. Secretary:
Mr. W. J. E. Eason. Kirk, Seelye, Patterson, Currie. Wiren.
HE membership of the Philatelic Society was not as large as it has been in previous years, but the interest shown by the members was particularly keen. The first meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday, 13th March. The officers for the forthcoming year were elected. Two letters were received from collectors in England and America asking for members to exchange stamps with them. Two copies of Stanley Gibbons’ Catalogues had been received for the Philatelic Library. On August 2nd a general meeting was held for ail those interested in stamps, photography, Meccano, coins, and school work. Mr. Eason had arranged an Exhibit Section for the Carnival, and prizes were to be awarded for the best displays. A committee was elected for each of the five groups in order to receive the entries. At the Carnival the school collection was displayed. The collection included many rare Queen Victoria stamps, some of which would realise several pounds each. The displays proved to be successful - thanks to the good work put in by Mr. Eason and the committees. Members met twice a week in the Camera Club room, where they exchanged stamps with one another, or read the monthly philatelic journals that the Society receives. Several letters were received from collectors abroad throughout the year asking for members to exchange stamps with them. A very good collection of stamps can be obtained in this way.
THE RADIO CLUB. “I’ll put a girdle round about the earth” - SHAKESPEARE.
Blair, Mowbray, Watkins. R. A. Russell.
T the first meeting of the Club this year, there was a very large attendance, but as usual the problem of giving every member of the Club his money’s worth cropped up. As the wireless cabin is a full house if there are more than six in it at a time, this year we shared a room in the East School with the Camera Club for a library. Owing to there being no member holding an operator’s certificate this year, we were unable to transmit, merely concentrating on short-wave receiving and, of course, broadcast, by means of the Browning Drake acquired last year. Both “Browning Drake” and short-wave receiver were overhauled, the old homemade coils and low-loss valve socket of the latter being replaced by new apparatus. The broadcast receiver was in good working order, Bringing in the New Zealand and Australian stations with great volume. During the second term the short-wave receiver responded well to the amateurs about New Zealand, whilst the Dutch station PCJJ and ANE Java and several others came through with fair strength. The aerial having collapsed at the end of last year, we decided to fix it to the chimney of the dining-hall, gaining a big increase in height. During the Carnival in the third term we rigged up the Browning Drake in the basement of the Memorial Hall, along with a power amplifier kindly lent by the National Electric Co. Although this amplifier increased volume to a considerable extent, music could barely be heard above the noise of the vendors and customers of the stalls. However, during the Cabaret on Saturday evening the music from 2YA was appreciated. During the third term owing to the sudden death of our ULX 199 tube we were forced to use only 201 A’s and had some difficulty in neutralizing the receiver, the result being that any DX work we might have undertaken was quite out of the question. On the occasion of the “Heeney-Tunney” fight we fitted up the Browning Drake receiver with the accompanying 2-valve audio amplifier in the Chemistry Laboratory, where we received a very clear description
of the fight, several masters and not a few pupils taking the opportunity of breaking the dull monotony of school work by listening-in. The 1st audio transformer in the Browning Drake “gave up the ghost” in the second term, necessitating its replacement by a resistance capacity audio stage, which we later removed and placed in the share audio stage, the transformer of which we fitted in the Browning Drake. We were fortunate this year in acquiring a PCJJ type loud speaker, the previous speaker being distinctly “tinny” in tone and appearance.
THE TRAMPING CLUB. “A merry heart goes all the way; Your sad tires in a mile-a.” - SHAKESPEARE. Club Captain: Hislop. Scribe: Birks. Committee: Chorlton, Etherington, Greenaway, Kelly, and Patterson.
HE first tramp for the year was held on April 14th, when there were 25 members, led by the Club Captain. We met at Lambton Station, and travelled to Petone by train, and then set off up the Koro Koro Stream to the reservoir. After retracing our steps for a short distance we climbed a spur towards the main ridge, whence we obtained a magnificent view of the harbour. It was a perfect day with a light northerly blowing, and the visibility was very good. On one side were the Hutt Valley, the harbour and Miramar peninsula, while on the other side stretched the Ranui Valley from Johnsonville to Porirua. We had a dry lunch on the ridge, and then descended towards Tawa Flat, until we reached a creek. Here the senior members boiled the billy while the juniors searched in the creek for “crawlers” and eels. About 2.30 we set out again, following the stream down to a farm-house, and as there was no other path we had to pass through the farmyard, where were several damsels who, much to the embarrassment of the selfconscious senior members, smiled mildly as we passed. We had one more ridge to cross, which, except for a little gorse, was easily negotiated, and we reached Tawa Flat with about two hours to wait. The proposal to go on to Johnsonville was vetoed on account of the junior members. The train arrived at Thorndon at 6.40 p.m., and we all went home well satisfied with our day’s outing. No further tramps were held in the first term, and none in the second term. We were all very sorry to lose Mr. Adams at the end of the first term when he was transferred. He took a very active interest in the Tramping Club as he did in most of the College activities, and we all miss his jovial personality. Mr. Hislop and Mr. J. R. Griffin took charge of the Club during the third term. THIRD TERM. On Saturday, September 29th, the first tramp of the third term was held. There were about 33 members present, with Mr. J. R. Griffin in charge, when we boarded the 8.20 train at Thorndon, although the main party, consisting of boarders, had slept in, and so kept the train waiting about five minutes. Of course, the usual very funny jokes were cracked when we left the train at Porirua, and set out along the road towards Titahi Bay. At the Maori Pa we left the road and climbed the ridge on the left. After about an hour’s easy tramping we reached the west coast about three miles south of Titahi Bay. Here we spent half an hour searching for the denizens of the rock pools. After collecting a large number of specimens we set out again along the beach. About two miles further on we stopped to boil the billy and have lunch. When we had finished tea, there was a rush for the condensed milk tin. Mr. Griffin headed the rush and had first turn, and then handed it on to be fought over among the other members. We spent the early afternoon basking in the sun, hunting in the rock pools, and climbing the hills.
We set out on the last lap to Porirua a little before three o’clock, and crossed the range of hills about half a mile south of Titahi Bay. We spent an hour in Porirua, visiting the local stores, and other points of interest, and caught the 4.48 train. We arrived at Thorndon just before dark after an enjoyable though easy day’s tramp. On Saturday, October 6th, twenty members, under Mr. Hislop, caught the 7.40 boat to Rona Bay. Many members were deterred by the early start, but they missed a very enjoyable tramp. After buying all the necessary supplies of “scrunch,” etc., we set out along the road to Gollan’s Valley. After a short rest at the top crossing the Wainui River and the road, we climbed a low ridge to look down into the Catchpole Valley. This is a well sheltered little valley with plenty of bush. In front is an open space, with one or two gorse and bracken bushes, and this is bounded by the stream, beyond which stretches the forest. To the right the valley becomes rough, barren and gorse-grown, and to the left is a gorse-covered spur, but straight ahead stretch miles of bush, where native shrubs and trees abound. We boiled our billy and roasted our sausages in one of the huts in the valley. After lunch five of the more courageous spirits, undaunted by the cold, stripped and plunged into the stream, the water of which reached just over their ankles. After spending three hours in the valley, we returned the same way as we had come, reaching Rona Bay in time to catch the 5.15 boat, thus ending a very pleasant day’s tramp. As Monday, October 22nd ,was Labour Day and a holiday, it was decided to hold a three-day tramp. As very few members had ever been to the bird sanctuary, we decided to go to Kapiti. Mr. J. R. Griffin immediately opened negotiations with the Lands Department, and we were given permission to visit Kapiti on Monday. Thus, on Saturday, October 20th, a party consisting of Mr. Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, Armour, Bayliss, Best, Birks, Burney, Chorlton, Hefford, Hoy, Keedwell, Lennie, Maclnnes, Mudford, Parker and Turner, met at Thorndon and caught the 8.20 train to Paraparumu. We had decided to try to get out to the island before Monday, so after arranging for our kits to be sent out by lorry, we walked out to the beach and had lunch on the sand. We found that we could not obtain a launch to take us over to Kapiti, so we camped among the sand-hills, although we found there was no fresh water. We had just pitched our three tents, when someone sighted a launch approaching the beach. We all rushed at once to the beach and met the fishermen as they came ashore. They agreed to take us across next day, so we returned to our tea in high spirits. We spent the evening yarning beside the fire, and turned in early to spend a rather restless night. We were all up early oh Sunday, and by nine o’clock we had packed up our kits and were waiting for the launch. Mr. Field, the fisherman, offered to take us to a small island of his own, while Mr. and Mrs. Jackson went on to Kapiti with Mr. Wilkinson, the caretaker. This island, Motungarara (the Home of the Lizards), is only about five acres in extent, but it has played a considerable part in New Zealand’s history. It was here that Captain Wakefield treated with Te Rauparaha for the settlement of Wellington. Here also are buried several whalers, and here is the Diffenbach spring, discovered in 1839, but lost sight of until a year or so ago. This island has been beautifully laid out in vegetable gardens and flower-beds, and with native shrubs and plants. We spent the day on Motungarara, in glorious sunshine, boating, fishing and swimming. The blue cod are very plentiful here, and we had plenty to cook for tea. The swimming was good, too, and we were all sun-burned. Sunday night was a rather restless night for us, owing to raids and counter-raids, and both tents were blown down during the night. On Monday morning we set out, after packing up our gear, for Kapiti itself, and spent the morning viewing the bird life. The birds were wonderful; we saw tuis, bell-birds, parakeets, silver-eyes, the rare North Island robin, and wekas, and we heard several kakas; but although the cuckoos were there we did not see any. In the afternoon Mr. Wilkinson took us up to the trig station through native bush. From the trig station we had a magnificent view of the North Island up to Mt. Egmont and of the South Island, with a horizon of 50 miles. We left Kapiti about 3 o’clock and returned to Wellington, tired, grubby, but happy, after a most interesting and enjoyable week-end. We wish to thank Mr. Field, who gave us the run of his island and his boat, and who did all he could to make our stay enjoyable. We also wish to thank Mr. Wilkinson, who took us on to Kapiti and up to the trig station, and who showed us many interesting phenomena of bird and plant life.
FOOTBALL. “ This life's but a scrummage we cannot get through But with many a kick and a blow.” - SONG. INTER-COLLEGE TOURNAMENT. 1st. XV.
HE season of 1928 promised well, as far as football was concerned, but when we lost Atkins, Kingi and Hankins at the end of the first term, our prospects were not so bright. As the season progressed, we lost Claris, who damaged his knee in the St. Pat’s match, and Parker, who dislocated his knee just before the tournament. Williams (captain), Te Moana (deputy-captain) and Gill were the only old caps remaining. The following boys gained their caps: - Williams (captain), Te Moana (deputy-captain), Smith, Caro, Stephenson, Hislop, Griffiths, Gill, Du Chateau, Steele, Scotney, Davies, Graham, Beale, Middlebrook, Kelly. Williams was easily the best of the forwards, and as captain was a good leader of the pack, but although some of the others at times played excellent games, in general they lacked vim. Davies and Steele both played good football in the tournament game against Nelson. Du Chateau was easily the best of the backs and played two outstanding games in the tournament. Griffiths played well during the season, but Gill was weak on defence, and this showed up during the tournament. Stephenson did all that was asked of him in the tournament and tackled well. CHRIST’S COLLEGE v. WANGANUI (24 - 11). This match was the opening game of the tournament. Christ’s College forwards made the game close, and the whole Wanganui team seemed to be feeling the effects of the trip across. The Wanganui backs were thus unable to play their usual game. The game, because of the tactics adopted by Christ’s College, was on the slow side. Wanganui held Christ’s College until well on in the second spell, after which Christ’s took charge and eventually won out with the scores: - Christ’s College, 24; Wanganui, NELSON v. WELLINGTON (13 - 13). Nelson had the better of the play in the first ten minutes, and had our boys penned in their twenty-five. Newman missed two penalty kicks, and Paton attempted a pot. Nelson attempted several rushes, but the tackling of our backs kept them out. After defending for the first fifteen minutes, Williams and Middlebrook headed a forward rush, which took play into Nelson’s twenty-five, where Turley relived. From a scrum at half-way, Nelson hooked the ball, which travelled along their backs to Newman, who fended off Smith and scored in the corner. He converted his own try. Nelson, 5; Wellington, 0. From now on we were hooking the ball, and from one scrum handled in turn, Stephenson kicked through instead of sending on to Hislop, and was beaten for the ball in the race for it. The forwards were now playing much better, with Steele doing good work in hampering Johnstone, Nelson’s second five-eighth. Nelson were now busily defending, and because we were getting the ball from the scrum, they changed to the 3...2...3 formation. From a loose scramble in Nelson twenty-five the ball came out to Hislop, who gathered it up and outpaced the Nelson backs, to score close in. Scotney failed to convert. Nelson, 5; Wellington, 3. A few minutes later there came the best piece of work of the day. Nelson were attacking, but their forwards failed to get up to Hooper’s long kick, which was taken by Du Chateau in his own twenty-five. In stead of kicking out, he set out with his backs in line and sent on to Griffiths, to Gill, who clapped on pace, to Stephenson, who drew the wing threequarter, to Caro, who received at half-way and raced Johnstone to the line, where he finished off the most spectacular piece of combined work of the day. Scotney converted. Nelson, 5; Wellington, 8. The game, for about ten minutes, developed into a scramble, with many long kicks, but suddenly the forwards again took charge, where, headed by Steele and Williams, they took play into Nelson's twenty-five. From the loose scramble on Nelson's line Du Chateau was almost over on the blind side, and Nelson had to force twice in quick succession. Hislop and Griffiths commenced an in-and-out passing movement, but it broke down. Nelson now worked down field and
Johnstone was almost over. From the loose mush on the line Du Chateau received the ball, and slipping round the blind side, kicked out well up. From a long kick down the field Witeside, following up fast, was favoured by the bounce and went over for a try. Nelson, 8; Wellington, 8. Shortly after this Griffiths was injured, and was replaced by Te Moana. From a cross kick from Smith Hislop followed up fast, and his pace again allowed him to outpace the opposition and score near the posts. Te Moana converted. Nelson, 8; Wellington 13. For the next ten minutes the Nelson team was defending its line. First, our forwards, headed by Williams, Steele and Davies, carried play to the line. Then Du Chateau, Gill, Stephenson and Caro handled, but the movement broke down. From a scrum on the line Du Chateau was almost over on the blind side. From the following scramble Du Chateau fed his backs, and Te Moana went over, but was recalled, and a scrum ordered. Then Williams broke from a line-out and went right to the full-back on his own. His pass was a bit high, and was dropped. From now on the forwards seemed to lose their sting and Nelson commenced to attack. From a loose scramble the ball came out to Johnstone, who battled his way over with two players holding him. He was awarded a try, which Newman converted. Nelson, 13; Wellington, 13. The forwards went away again in a rush, but were stopped by a mark by Hawkesworth. With only a few minutes to go, excitement ran high, with Nelson attacking, but they could not drive home the attack. Du Chateau again, right on the line, appeared from nowhere and saved with a line kick well up. Just on time Nelson were awarded a penalty close in, but the kick missed, and the game ended with the score: Nelson, 13; Wellington, 13. By the rules of the tournament, Nelson (being the team which had not won a tournament) played off with Christ’s and we with Wanganui for the wooden spoon, which we were successful in retaining. Of the backs, Du Chateau played the best game, and along with Giesen, was the outstanding back of the tournament. Of the forwards, Williams stood out above the rest, or, as the Nelson paper says, “Williams, Wellington’s forward captain, was in a class by himself.” Steele and Davies also shone out and played good games. The final was played on Monday, in perfect weather, and before a large attendance. In both teams there were several changes from Saturday. Hislop injured his leg and his place on the wing was taken by Stephenson. Both Barron and Ramsay, Wanganui’s wing-forward and half-back, were injured against Christ’s and were replaced. WANGANUI v. WELLINGTON (26 - 6). From the kick-off we scored. The forwards followed up fast and secured possession. From the scrum Du Chateau sent the ball to Griffiths, to Caro, who reversed to Griffiths, who scored. Te Moana failed to convert. Wanganui, 0; Wellington, 3. For about ten minutes our forwards held their own, but from the succeeding play were penalised in their twenty-five. Giesen kicked a penalty. Wanganui, 3; Wellington, 3. From now on our forwards seemed to have lost all their dash and pace. Giesen, who was Wanganui’s five-eighth, was allowed plenty of room to work, and took full advantage of it and played a wonderful game. From the following play he made a nice opening, and the ball went out to Rainbow, who ran round behind the posts. Giesen converted. Wanganui, 8; Wellington, 3. For a short time it looked as if the forwards were about to revive. They were hooking the ball, and Du Chateau sent his backs away, but the movements broke down. Then Giesen received and cut in, and the ball travelled out to Rainbow, who was well tackled by Smith in the corner. From the lineout we were penalised, but Wanganui missed an easy penalty. The forwards then carried play to Wanganui’s twenty-five, and the clever work of Du Chateau kept play there. Twice Wanganui were penalised, but Te Moana failed on both occasions to turn them to account. Then Robertson cut in right through the backs and went twenty-five yards, through weak attempts to tackle. He handed on to Mackenzie, who scored. Giesen converted. Wanganui, 11; Wellington, 3. After half-time Wanganui commenced to throw’ the ball about with abandon and were allowed to do so by the sluggishness of the forwards and the weak tackling of the backs. From a scrum Taylor sent Giesen away, who went right through to Smith, whom he drew, and handed on to Mackenzie to score. Giesen converted. Wanganui, 16; Wellington, 3. Several of the passing rushes of Wanganui broke down. One, in which eight of their players handled, broke down near the line. Our forwards, headed by Williams, now carried play to within striking distance of Wanganui’s line, where, from a penalty, Te Moana kicked a fine goal. Wanganui, 16; Wellington, 6. From the play following Mackenzie crossed the line, but lost the ball, and Taylor went right throughout the backs to Smith, but he held on with four or five backs in attendance and lost a certain try. From the scrum on the line Du Chateau cleared to half-way, where, from a penalty, Te Moana attempted
to goal, but the distance was too great. From the succeeding play Giesen broke through and reverse passed to one of the forwards, who scored. Giesen converted. Wanganui, 21; Wellington 6. Griffiths, who was feeling the effects of the bump he received on the Saturday, went back to full-back, and Smith moved up to centre. Later Griffiths received another bump and had to go off. The Wanganui forwards then hooked from a loose rush and the ball travelled through the backs and came back to the forwards to Bethell, who ran in under the posts. Giesen converted. Wanganui, 26; Wellington, 6. CHRIST’S COLLEGE v. NELSON. Nelson were much smaller than Christ’s College, and although the opinion was that Christ’s College would win easily, Nelson worried them considerably and put up a wonderfully game fight. Their forwards especially played against a more solid pack with great vim a;nd determination, and also found time to worry the Christ’s College backs. Christ’s won out in the end and thus won the tournament of 1928. FIRST XV. “EN VOYAGE” TO NELSON. A large and enthusiastic crowd of boys and friends assembled to bid the departing First XV. farewell and to wish them the best of luck in the tournament at Nelson. All that happened on the wharf would, if recorded, fill a volume of large proportions. However, after much cheering, we got under way, and by 8 p.m. we were out in the Straits and in the teeth of a howling southerly gale. The first signs of “mal de mer” were making their appearance on hitherto bright and smiling countenances. By 9p.m. those who had retired to their respective cabins were working like clockwork, with intervals of about 15 seconds. The sea was indeed taking its toll. Those who were able to do so (now a limited number) visited the stricken members (an overwhelming majority) and freely imparted advice and encouragement (mostly advice). The ingenuity of those who were prostrated was taxed to the utmost, the burning question being “to beg, borrow, seize, steal, apprehend, or acquire by some means or other large numbers of that article known to men (and women) as the “strawberry box.” Gill the Guileful found that his box had been “acquired” by someone else, whose need was urgent. However, he did not find out in time, and the result was that the cabin mat was pressed into service; but, being a wily bird, he rolled it up (with its contents) and hid it from the steward’s ken for ever by pushing it far under the lowest bunk. We arrived at Nelson just as the glorious lamp of heaven was starting on a 12 hours’ non-stop run. In other words, at daybreak. So deep was the sigh of relief breathed by each man as he stepped on to firm ground that the combined efforts resembled the rustle of leaves in the forest, and many a laugh was raised by the sight of so many “pasty faces.” The return voyage was not entirely devoid of incident, and at one period the volume of song being raised would have led a Collegian to suppose that it was Friday morning in Assembly, with the whole school “in chorus.” However, we were all so tired that it was not long ere everybody was safely stowed away dreaming sweet dreams of our truly wonderful stay in “Sunny Nelson.”
CLUB MATCHES. FIRST XV. v. Wellington A. Won 16 - 6. v. Old Boys A. Won 34 - 9. v. Eastbourne. Won 47 - 5. v. Oriental A. Won 34 - 0. v. Oriental B. Won 32 - 3. v. University B. Won 45 - 0. v. Johnsonville. Lost by default, v. Old Boys B. Lost 3 - 14. v. Petone A. Lost 3 - 14. v. University A. Lost by default, v. Athletic. Lost by default.
v. ST. PAT’S - (LOST 8 - 10). We won the toss and defended the northern goal on Athletic Park. Just after the kick-off, from a scrum at half-way, Du Chateau sent away Griffiths, who cut away from his other backs. From the ensuing scrums St. Pat’s forwards carried play into our twenty-five, where off-side play enabled Te Moana to find touch well down. From a loose rush Hart set his backs going, but off-side play gave Te Moana a chance at goal, which just missed. From the kick out the St. Pat’s forwards, headed by Wright, carried play into our half, but Te Moana found the line. Also, immediately afterwards, Mexted attempted to pot a goal. From now on the Pat’s forwards were dominating the play, and only the defence of the backs kept them out. Once Wi Wi, Pat’s five-eighth, cut in and looked like scoring, but was well tackled by Smith. Du Chateau was at this stage doing a lot of defensive work. We were relieved by a free-kick, which Te Moana sent well down, and another kick by Du Chateau sent play back to half-way, but the Pat’s forwards were immediately back again, and from one dribbling rush, headed by Wright, and stopped by Smith, the ball was heeled to Smart, who handed to Mexted, on the blind side. Mexted went over near the posts. Condon converted. St. Pat’s, 5; Wellington 0. Te Moana’s kick went over the line and Pat’s forced. For a time our forwards seemed to revive, and the forward play was equal. Twice Wi Wi was tackled in possession. From a line-out about half-way, Williams broke away, assisted by Parker, who gathered up and commenced a passing movement. The backs swung into position and the ball passed to Griffiths, to Gill, who went over near the posts. Te Moana converted. St. Pat’s 5, Wellington 5. After the interval Pat’s forwards came down the line, but Caro found touch. Wiwi was hanging on to the ball instead of letting it out to his backs. The Blue forwards worked down the field, but Du Chateau saved and kicked out. From now on until near the end our forwards woke up and commenced to heel the ball to their backs. From one rush Caro was pushed out in the corner. From another scrum Du Chateau sent his backs away, but a bad pass from Gill to Te Moana spoilt the attempt. Wright headed a Pat’s rush back to midfield, where Du Chateau sent Hislop away on the blind side and he, in a speedy run, took play to Pat's twenty-five. From another rush Te Moana was out of position, and a good opportunity was lost. From the ensuing play Du Chateau again sent his backs away, but Te Moana was held up. From the loose scramble the ball came out to Griffiths, who sent on to Hislop, who raced over in the corner. Te Moana's kick failed. St. Pat's, 5; Wellington, 8. Pat’s forwards came to life again, and hard scrummaging, about mid-way, followed, and we were soon defending. Wright went away from a line- out in a solo rush, but Griffiths saved. From mid-field Pat's forwards again came down, and from a scramble near the line Mexted received and went over. Condon converted. St. Pat's, 10; Wellington 8. The whistle sounded almost immediately, without further score. FIRST GRADE A TEAM. Coach: Mr. Martin-Smith. The first year of the new arrangement by which all College teams below the First XV. play in the InterSecondary Schools' Grade, as far as this team is concerned, has been a success. Although the number of games played against outside teams was less, yet nearly all the games played were keen ones and full of interest. The team had a very successful season and finished up winners of its grade, winning nine games and drawing two out of a total of eleven games played. The games against Scots' College, St. Patrick's College and our own B’s were keenly contested, and provided good football. The team worked well as a whole, though perhaps the forwards were a little less dashing than they might have been. A point for all aspiring forwards to remember is this: Every one can be a good forward providing he has a reasonable physique, and energy and fitness to keep on the ball the whole time. The first of these requisites, of course, is not in the boys' power to gain, but the second one is within the power of everyone, and should be remembered. If this is taken to heart, then forward play must improve. It is not easy to sort anyone out for special mention among the forwards, but Graham, Perrett, Roussell and Currie were fine workers and played good football, Graham and Roussell being later promoted to the First XV. The backs were good and gave some fine displays. Doherty, at half-back, always played a dogged and sound
defensive game. He was perhaps a little too inclined to get into the “rough stuff," but this is a good fault to start off with. Driscoll, at first five-eighth, played some brilliant games, always quick to seize an opening and profit by his opponents' mistake. Hill is an ubiquitous type of player, clever on his feet, but a little inclined to get out of place through over-eagerness. Cromie, at centre, generally played a good sound game. Both the wingers - Middlebrook and August - were very speedy and scored a number of tries. The former showed very much improvement towards the end of the season and was playing well. Powell proved a good, safe full-back, and at times started some good passing rushes. The record of games played is as follows: v. Scots' College. Won 9 - 8. v. St. Patrick's College A. Won 5 - 0. v. Rongotai. Won 50 - 0. v. Hutt Valley. Won 19 - 3. v. College C. Won 30 - 0. v. College B. Draw 0 - 0. v. Technical College. Won 29 - 0. v. College D. Won 74 - 0. v. Scots' College. Won 9 - 3. v. St. Patrick's College A. Draw 3 - 3. v. St. Patrick's College B. Won 17 - 0. FIRST GRADE B. Coach: Mr. Dighton. The following boys played for the team: J. R. Stevens (captain), J. B. Stephenson (vice-captain), G. W. Adams, W. R. Birks, N. F. Bramwell, H. H. Butler, D. Carlson, L. A. Davis, F. H. Greenaway, T. B. Hewitt, S. H. Keedwell, A. A. Lawson, R. C. Masters, I. D. Thompson, 0. Turner, R. M. Wiggs, L. Paul, J. Nelson. The results were: Played, 10; won, 8; drawn, 1; lost, 1. Points for, 162. Points against, 31. Championship points, 17. v. HUTT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Won 7 - 0). This was our first game, and as the ground was wet and heavy, it was mainly a forward game. Bramwell, at half, and Wiggs, at full-back, played excellently. Stephenson potted a goal and Stevens scored a try. v. ST. PAT’S. B (Won 39 - 4). Both backs and forwards played well against a much weaker side. Stephenson, who was too speedy for the opposition, ran round the opposing three-quarters. Tries were scored by: Stephenson 4, Stevens 2, Davis, Lawson, Paul, McLean, Keedwell 1 each. Stephenson converted three tries. v. WELLINGTON COLLEGE A (Drawn 0 - 0). The result of this game came as a surprise to both teams. The game was evenly contested from start to finish, and the result of no score was due to the excellent defence of the two full-backs, Wiggs and Powell. v. SCOTS’ COLLEGE (Lost 0 - 11). This was our only loss for the season. Scots’ forwards were too heavy, and consequently managed to keep control of the ball. The school team lacked life in the first spell, while playing with the wind, but more than held their own in the second spell.
v. RONGOTAI COLLEGE (Won 41 - 3). This game proved rather an easy one, as Rongotai were a much lighter side. Turner and Davis were the best of the forwards; Paul and Bramwell the best of the backs. Tries were scored by Turner 2, Davis 2, Carlson 2, Stephenson and Masters 1 each. Stephenson converted seven out of eight tries and kicked a penalty. v. WELLINGTON COLLEGE D (Won 28 - 0). Turner was easily the best of the forwards; Carlson and Bramwell the best of the backs. Tries were scored by Stephenson 2, Adams 2, Stevens, Bramwell, Carlson and Turner 1 each. Stephenson converted two. v. WELLINGTON COLLEGE C (Won 12 - 0). The C’s proved quite a solid team, and their forwards more than held their own. Lawson, Paul, Stephenson and Carlson each scored a try. v. TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Won 23 - 6). The backs saw little of the ball, as Bramwell was on the sick list. The College team found it hard to establish a lead until the second half, when points came freely. Tries were scored by Davis, Paul, Turner and Stevens, 1 each. Stephenson converted two tries, potted a goal, and kicked a penalty. v. ST. PAT’S. A. (Won 12 - 7). This was looked forward to as our hardest game. Owing to sickness, however, both teams were depleted. We managed to win, owing to the excellent kicking of Masters, who succeeded with three penalties. Stevens scored the only try. v. ST. PAT’S. B (Won by default). The season proved an enjoyable one for all, Scots’ College and St. Pat’s A providing very solid opposition. The College forwards were heavy, but in some cases slow and lacking in initiative. Turner and Birks were the best of the forwards, but Hewitt, Davis, Keedwell, Greenaway and Nelson were honest grafters. Bramwell, at half, played an excellent game, both in defence and on attack. Paul and Stevens combined well in the five-eighths line. In the three-quarter line, Carlson shows a good deal of promise. He is perhaps rather inclined to tackle high. Masters handles well and runs straight. His kicking won the match for us against St. Pat’s. Stephenson, the speediest member of the team, scored most of the tries. His kicking proved a valuable asset to the team. Wiggs, the full-back, inspired his team with confidence. He takes well, kicks accurately and rarely ever gets his side into trouble. FIRST GRADE C. Coach: Mr. Nelson. This team had a very enjoyable season, and met with a fair measure of success. Some of the games resulted in very close finishes, and on more than one occasion the team was lucky to be having their turn in front when time was called. The following played during the season: Kendall (captain), Bayliss, Coles, Cook, Dumbleton, Higgins, Harding, Mclnnes, Oakey, Olliver, Orr, Rowe, Sloane, Illingworth and Nelson. Kendall was undoubtedly the best back, both on attack and defence, and the team missed his services very much when he was unable to play for some weeks on account of injuries received in the first game. Orr and Cook also played consistently good football throughout the whole season, but the other backs all lacked confidence. The forwards were very evenly matched, but Olliver, Bayliss and Sloane set a good example for consistent hard work, which could have been followed by the remainder of the pack, and thus brought more success to the team
as a whole. The following are the results of the matches played during the season: v. Scots’ College. Lost 0 - 25. v. Technical College. Won 5 - 3. v. Hutt Valley H.S. Lost 0 - 32. v. Wellington College A. Lost 0 - 32. v. St. Pat’s. A. Lost 3 - 19. v. Wellington College B. Lost 0 - 12. v. Rongotai. Lost 8 - 10. v. Wellington College D. Won 15 - 6. v. St. Pat’s. B. Won 8 - 5. v. Technical College. Won 15 - 13. Played, 10; won, 4; lost, 6. Points for, 54. Points against, 157. ID. Coach: Mr. Mackay. ‘‘By their deeds shall ye know them.” Matches played, 11; won, 0; lost, 11. Points for, 20. Points against, 340. The personnel of the team underwent numerous changes from match to match but the following were fairly consistent players for the team: C. W. Archibald, Alcorn, D. Caughley, Christie, Harding, B. Hardy, J. Hefford, R. L. Lewis, W. K. Logan, Nash, Redwood, J. T. Richardson, Robinson, G. Willis, C. C. Dumbleton. This must surely be one of the most noteworthy of school teams - it never won a match! This was not the fault of its half-back, a giant of some 4ft. 9in. and 6st., or the hookers (they were red-headed giants, too), or the lock (a mere dwarf of about 13st.), or the five-eighths (one of them was also a red-head), or the three-quarter line, who did everything but score, or the full-back, who invariably took the ball - on occasions! No, it was not the fault of the players, but of the position in which they were placed - they were merely a reserve for teams higher up in the grade. But, in spite of this handicap, and in spite of reverses, the players were always optimistic. Even though they turned out on numerous occasions with a “scratch” team, they had the satisfaction of giving the opposition a good game, and at the same time derived full enjoyment from it themselves. SECOND GRADE. This year an experiment was tried throughout the secondary schools of Wellington, wherein a special competition for secondary schools replaced the former open grades with outside city clubs. In many ways this scheme is excellent in theory, but in practice it revealed many weaknesses. The upper teams in the II. Grade, especially II.A, found little trouble in disposing of the opposition in each of their games. Only seven matches were obtained during the whole season against outside colleges. The method of permitting players to change from grade to grade throughout is not in the best interests of good combination necessary for keeping a team together and maintaining steady interest, nor does it conduce to the greatest satisfaction among the members of such teams. II. A. Coach: Mr. Jackson. This team was comprised of: - Pyne captain), McKenzie (vice-captain), Poulton, Denby, Stephenson, Hinton, Leech, Griffiths, Kember, Bird, Hood, Bassett, Deck, Norris, E. Ongley, C. Ongley, McGregor and Foote. It proved to be a very strong combination, especially the forwards, while the backs improved very much towards half-way through the season, until the team was a well-balanced whole. Pyne, the skipper of the team, was a tower of strength among the backs, especially at the beginning of the season, when they lacked cohesion. When these improved, however, Pyne’s habit of shouldering so much work proved difficult to overcome, and
THE COLLEGE 1st XV., 1928 Back Row: I. H. Smith, C. Steele, J. B. Stephenson, P. E. Beale, T. E. Kelly, H. C. Middlebrook. Middle Row: E. M. Gill, N. M Hislop, G. M. Williams (Captain), Mr. Beard (Coach), J. Te Moana (Vice-Captain), A. H. Scotney, G. H. L. Davies. Front Row: E. S. Caro, J. Griffiths, V. H. Du Chateau, D. A. Graham, H. E. Perrett, A. R. Curry. Inset: R.L. Parker
THE COLLEGE 1st XI., 1927 Back Row: B. D. R. Hankins, J. B. Stephenson, J. R. Stevens, R. A. Crammond, Middle Row: E. T. H. Robinson, W. H. Lees (Vice-Captain), R. Petherick (Captain), B, A, Paetz. L. E. D. Barclay. In Front: V. H. Du Chateau, W. J. A. Brittenden.
perhaps on some occasions it would have been better to let some of the outside backs have more work. As captain of the team he kept them well up to the work, and on the field he commendably altered the position of players and changed tactics as the occasion demanded. Denby, at half-back, proved an excellent and versatile player, while on occasions he was almost too plucky. Poulton throughout the whole season combined well with the above two players to form a solid trio. Stephenson, centre, and the wings, Hinton and Leech, were a little unsteady at the beginning of the season, being prone to get left out of position, especially the centre; but the whole three showed tremendous improvement and finally they could all be depended upon to come to light, Stephenson, with a good burst of speed, to outpace the opposition, with a good try to round it off; Leech to make a fine run down the sideline, with a tricky turn infield, which very often duped the opposition; and Hinton to make a most determined dash for the corner to score a try in the most approved wing-three-quarter manner. Griffiths, at full-back, rarely let the team down, and never completely, the only three points scored against the team being scored by a penalty goal from an infringement incurred by a slight misunderstanding in the Ongley family, speaks well for the full-back’s defence. Nevertheless, Griffiths was too prone to keep possession of the ball and was often caught by the referee struggling with it after the rules permit. It is chiefly due to the forwards, however, that most of our wins were gained. At their full strength, and when not resting on their laurels - a habit that the whole team were foolishly conceited enough to indulge in - the forwards proved a very good pack indeed. Their work in the scrums was solid and continuous, while their fast breaking away after the ball often shattered the morale of the opposing backs. It was when they had done this that our backs were enabled to show their usefulness. McKenzie, as vice-captain, made a good leader of the pack, bustling in the line-outs and bustling in the loose. In the loose, Bassett, Foote, Hood and the two Ongleys, who incidentally seemed to have seen each other for the first time in the week on Saturday afternoons, were particularly noticeable, while Bird, McGregor and Norris were honest toilers in the tight. Perhaps McKenzie held a slight lead on the rest of the forwards, but it would be difficult to differentiate between the remainder. Kember played for the team on several occasions and rendered it some invaluable assistance, playing mostly in positions he was quite unused to. The following is a list of matches played, with results: v. Scots’ College. Won 48-0. v. Hutt Valley H.S. Won 32-0. v. Technical College. Won 32-0. v. St. Patrick’s College. Won 17-0. v. Wellington College C. Won 48-3. v. Rongotai College. Won 68-0. v. Wellington College D. Won 27-0. v. Scots’ College. Won 25-0. v. Technical College. Won 8-0. Games played, 9; won, 9. Points for, 300. Points against, 3. II.B. Coach: Mr. Heron. A late start and bad weather somewhat hampered the activities of this team at the beginning of the season, but the first match with Wellesley College, played in good football and in excellent weather, gave promise of a season more successful than it eventually proved. Of eight matches played, four were won, three lost, and one drawn. The team was particularly unfortunate during the season, firstly, because of the numerous wet practice days, and, secondly, on account of injuries to several members. Against Scots’ College, for example, in a closely contested game, lost 0-3, the half-back (Kelly) had to retire on account of an injured ankle, and against Hutt Valley we finished the game with twelve men on the field. Nevertheless, the season’s football proved most enjoyable, and if a greater keenness had been displayed by several members of the team, particularly in the matter of regular practising, a more successful season would undoubtedly have resulted.
The following is a list of the players, two of whom, Leech and Bassett, were called early in the season to the A team: Osborne, Riley, Radford, Dick (captain), Paterson, Davies (vice-captain), Kelly, Ellis, Williams, Beck, Matthewson, Martin, McGregor, Harris, Bassett. Ryan and Kember played several games for the team. Results: v. Wellesley. Won 11 - 5. v. Rongotai. Won 12 - 4. v. College D. Won 24 - 0. v. Scots’. Lost 0 - 3. v. Hutt. Lost 0 - 12. v. College C. Won 9 - 3. v. Technical. Drawn 3 - 3. v. St. Patrick’s. Lost 3 - 6. Of the backs, Davies and Kelly were the best, while Osborne was fairly sound and very lucky at full-back. Paterson’s play was often good, as also Radford’s, but the latter’s hands are unsafe. Riley and Dick have still to learn to tackle low, but Bassett, Martin and McGregor were the three best forwards. The remainder acquitted themselves quite well in their respective positions. II. C TEAM. Coach: Mr. Eason. This team was considerably weaker than that of 1927, owing to the loss of boys to Rongotai. We often found it difficult to get together a team, but, despite this, interest never flagged, and every match was contested in an admirable spirit. The following boys played during the season for 6C, though some were transferred to 6B or 6D: Abraham, Bassett, Hay, Hollis, Hosie, Hollis, Keir, Male, Macaskill, Mitchinson, Moffat, Lawton, Nicholls, Osborn, Pomeroy, Redward, Riley, Prince, Rooke, Williams, Wilton (captain), Ulmer and Reid. The record of games is as follows: v. RONGOTAI (Won 18 - 0). Tries by Wilton (2), Rooke, Mitchinson, Bassett, and a penalty goal by Osborn, v. ST. PAT’S. (Lost 0 - 23). This was mainly because some of the team went to 6B and we were one short, v. TECHNICAL (Lost 0 - 28). The team was again one short, and two substitutes also were played, v. SCOTS’ COLLEGE Lost 5 - 11). Wright scored a try and Pomeroy converted. Scots’ forwards were too heavy for ours, and our fast backs had no suitable opportunities. v. HUTT VALLEY (Lost 0 - 9). The game was very even till towards the end, when Hutt Valley scored a penalty and two tries in quick succession. v. WELLESLEY (Lost 0 - 8). This game was also very even, for, with only live minutes to go, Wellesley scored two tries, converting one. Our forwards were able to hold them well, but the tackling was weak. v. COLLEGE A Lost 3 - 43). A foregone conclusion, this game was noteworthy in that we obtained the first score against this team - a penalty by Pomeroy.
v. COLLEGE B Lost 3 - 9). This game was somewhat more even than we had expected. Nicholls kicked a penalty, but the B’s scored three tries, two of them in the last spell. v. COLLEGE D (Won 8 - 3). Our old rivals nearly succeeded in defeating us, but, luckily for us, their crack winger was absent. Pomeroy scored a try and converted it, and also scored a try. Second Round. v. RONGOTAI (Lost 9 - 17). This was a complete reversal of form. Rongotai piled up the points, mainly through the agency of their five-eighths, who cleverly intercepted, and scored two fine tries in good positions. Our forwards, at the end, dominated the game, and thus we were able to score two tries (Moffat and Rooke), while Pomeroy kicked a penalty. The season resulted in 46 points for and 152 points against. 2D. Coach: Mr. A. W. Griffin. This team did not meet with a great measure of success, but many enjoyable matches were played, and the practices with 2C were keenly contested throughout. The following is the record of matches played: v. Rongotai College. Lost 0 - 20. v. Scots’ College. Lost 3 - 20. v. Wellesley College. Lost 0 - 22. v. Wellington College 2B. Lost 0 - 28. v. St. Patrick’s College. Lost 5 - 8. v. Technical College. Lost 3 - 9. v. Wellington College 2A. Lost 0 - 24. v. Wellington College 2C. Lost 3 - 8. v. Hutt High School. Lost 8 - 12. v. Scots’ College. Won 12 - 5. Mention must be made of a hard-working set of forwards, to whom was due the improvement towards the end of the season. Adams, Burton, Gilberd and Durrant were always on the ball, and the backs, led by Nieholls, gave good support. Tremewan showed excellent promise as a winger, and with Reid at five-eighths, was responsible for most of the tries scored by this team. III.A. Coach: Mr. Thomson. Players. - Edgar (captain), H. Read (vice-captain), Watt, Harding, Hall, R. MacIntyre, D. MacIntyre, Fortune, Souness, Patience, Sadler, Steele, Elias, Armour, Sheppherd, Kember, Broomfield, Truscott, Feikert. This season we scored many easy wins, and, indeed, up to the last game, no points had been registered against us. In the final game, for which we had had no training for three weeks prior to the match, due to our coach’s illness, we were defeated by Technical A 5 - 3. Our team put up a hard fight, but form and better combination gave Technical College the game. Elias scored our try, and Read just missed converting. Had we devoted more time to kicking during the season, possibly some of the penalties given would have put us in the lead. Of the backs, Sadler was undoubtedly the most outstanding. His management of the forwards was perfect,
and his work behind the scrum left little to be desired. Sadler should go a long way in Rugby, but as yet should eat far more. The back line was at all times steady and sure. It can be said to their credit that usually every time the ball passed safely from Sadler’s hands a try was notched. Watt, in particular, developed a good pace and a fine swerve, but refused to produce them in the Technical match. Read was a good leader for the forwards, setting a good example by heaving and packing tight. He certainly kept the lighter forwards up to their work. Hall, Truscott and Souness were good on rushes, but, on the whole, good forward rushes, with perfect control of the ball, - were few. In conclusion, the team could not have played a more successful season.
v. Technical College C. v. Technical College B. v. Scots’ College A. v. Wellington College B. v. St. Pat’s. College A. v. Wellington College C. v. St. Pat’s. College B. v. Hutt College A. v. Rongotai College B. v. Rongotai College A. v. Technical College A.
Won 52 - 0. Won 36 - 0. Won 46 - 0. Won 22 - 0. Won 21 - 0. Won 23 - 0. Won 33 - 0. Won 38 - 0. Won 62 - 0. Won 48 - 0. Lost 3 - 5.
III. B. Coach: Mr. Turner. Lamason (captain), Cooper( vice-captain), Beard, Broomfield, Birks, Hart, Halliday, Leopard, Kember, McKenzie, Peterson, Rands, Reynolds, Sommerville, Wright, Thew. 3B this year was above the standard of the past few years, and is to be congratulated on its most successful season. Of the ten fixtures, only one game was lost, to the A’s, two were won by default, and the remainder showed a very good margin of points in our favour. The team showed, on the whole, good form, though the backs made a better showing right through the season than the forwards. Of these, the hookers, Hart and Peterson, were the battlers. Leopard played lock, and will improve as he gains in speed; Birks and Sommerville were good in the loose, and Rands played a good game as wing forward. Of the backs, Broomfield played a solid game as half, but Lamason, five-eighths, was the brains of the team, and with his skilful combination with Kember and Cooper, centre, was responsible for many points. Cooper also proved an excellent goal-kicker. Of the wings, Reynolds and Wright, Reynolds was perhaps the faster, but both boys should do well. Half-way through the season Halliday replaced English as full-back, who was transferred to the A’s.
v. Scots’ B. v. Technical B. v. College A. v. Technical C. v. St. Pat’s. A. v. St. Pat’s. B. v. College D. v. Rongotai A. v. College C. v. Scots’ A.
Won 43 - 0. Won 38 - 0. Lost 0 - 22. Won 50 - 0. Won 6 - 3. Won 11 - 0. Won by default, Won 44 - 0. Won 6 - 3. Won by default.
III. C. Coach: Mr. J. R. Griffin. The team: - Young, Fogden, Nalder, Fraser-Hall, Wilkinson, Worboys, Leonard, Paton, Quinn (captain), Priestley, Murphy, Gayford, Keedwell, O’Loughlin, Kelleher, Magill, Devlin, Bartlett. Played, 9; won, 4; lost, 5. Points for, 72. Points against, 61. This team did well. Its success was due mainly to the work of the “pack,” which did splendid work during the season. Of the pack, Kelleher was always to the fore - too much so at times. Keedwell was conspicuous for good all-round play; O’Loughlin again displayed great powers at kicking and fending; Gayford distinguished himself by clever dribbling. Bartlett and Murphy were successful hookers. Magill, Priestley and Devlin were always conspicuous. The backs played well at times, and praise must be given to all for sound tackling. Quinn, Paton and Leonard were consistent, and Nalder displayed trickiness. Fogden, Fraser-Hall and Wilkinson showed speed on the wings. Young, the full-back, played brilliantly in most games, his kicking being a feature. III.D. Coach: Mr. Russell. The team practised regularly and keenly, usually turning up with at least two emergencies. Although playing against bigger and older teams, they had two wins, one draw and seven losses. v. Scots’ A. Won 6 - 3. v. Rongotai B. Won 11 - 3. v. Technical C. Draw 6 - 6. v. Hutt B. Lost 0 - 20. v. Hutt A. Lost 0 - 11. v. St. Pat’s. B. Lost 0 - 11. v. Wellington College C. Lost 0 - 37. v. Wellington College B. Lost by default. v. Technical A. Lost 0 - 34. v. Technical B. Lost 0 - 12. Lenny proved an efficient captain and excelled both as a hack and as a forward. Tricklebank, McGregor, Selwood, Redwood and Gustofsen were the best of the forwards, while Todd and Burney showed promise as backs. THE BAY “REPS.” (All Blacks of To-morrow?) Coach: Mr. J. R. Griffin. Players. - Alexander, Nicholls, Yardley, Cooper, Tait, Davidson, Thorley, Southward, Mulholland, Crooks, Martell, George, Brockie, Shirtcliffe, Reynolds, Blick, Hamilton, Smith, Devery, Bunbridge, Stafford, Curgenven, Campbell, Ashby, Barnes, Burnetts, Carroll, Longstaff, Vine, Boniface, Boreham, Hayvice, Hennifin, Corbett. A team played 7, won 3, lost 4. B team played 6, won 3, lost 3. The “Bay” Reps, certainly enjoyed their football. On Saturday mornings these gladiators turned out and gave interesting expositions of good, open Rugby. Blick and George, two speedy wingers, did most of the scoring, and it was a treat to see their fast dashes for the line. All players deserve praise for their good work and keenness. The First Fifteens of future years will glean abundant harvests from this fruitful seed.
BOXING. â€œThose who in quarrels interpose Must often wipe a bloody noseâ€? - GRAY.
HE College boxing championships were held in the Community Club's Rooms on the 10th, 11th and 12th of October. There were 65 entrants - only about 10 percent, of the school. On the whole the boxing was well up to standard. The majority showed that they had grasped the fundamentals of the sport, the straight left and right following, and the counter with the right cross, being the punches which won most of the bouts. The most pleasing feature, and the one which counts most, was the coolness and self-control shown by nearly all the winners and losers. Another feature which augurs well for the future of our boxing was the relatively large number of younger participants. Thanks are due to all who so willingly assisted in making the tournament a success. Principal among these were the referee, Mr. Thomson; judges, Messrs. Brodie and Dighton, stewards and others. The coaches, Messrs. Joplin, Thompson, R. Griffin and Sceats, were responsible for the good showing of the contestants. PAPER-WEIGHT. Preliminaries. Bout 1. - Sadler stopped Crooks in second round with a solid right to the jaw. Bout 2. - Wood had too long a reach for Stafford, and piled up points with a good straight left. Bout 3. - Campbell (5.4) had the better of a tame bout against Easton (5.4). Bout 4. - Curgenven (5.5) shaped like a champion against Iremonger (5.5), beating the swinging blows of his opponent by straight lefts and rights, and running out a popular winner. Semi-finals. Bout 1. - Curgenven (5.5) was too aggressive and effective for Campbell (5.4), whose right counters failed to stop his man. Bout 2. - Sadler and Wood provided good boxing, blocking, slipping and side-stepping in fair fashion. Sadler countered Wood's long left with a good right cross, and scraped home a winner after a very close bout. Final. Sadler was too big for the smaller Curgenven to reach. The little fellow tried valiantly, but was too small. FLY-WEIGHT. Preliminaries. Bout 1. - Vine and Keen mixed it toe to toe, smiting each other's shoulders with glorious abandon, but with few point scorers. Decent effective punches were few. What few there were were in Vine's favour. He won. Bout 2. - Brockie met Paterson . The former made the fight, but was obsessed with the desire to lefthook. He won on aggression. Bout 3. - Devery boxed nicely against George, who did a toe dance most of the time. Devery won with good left rights and clever evasion. Semi-finals. Bout 1. - Devery met Brockie. Brockie was aggressive, but spoilt this by posing and elbow wriggling. Devery lacked aggressiveness, but blocked well, and landed an occasional left. Brockie did more leading, telegraphed his left a mile off, but managed to land some swings, enough to win. Bout 2. - Vine a bye. Final. Vine defeated Brockie. Brockie repeated his fault of signalling his punch. He was beaten to the punch by effective straight lefts to heart and head. His evasion was good, but he had left-hook on the brain, and lost as a result of waiting for opportunities to use it.
BANTAM. Preliminaries. Bout 1. - McLure lost to Steele, who plied straight lefts and right cross well. Evasion of wild rushes by sidestep was fine. Bout 2. - Souness lost to E. S. Macgregor after a mild exhibition. Bout 3. - Quinn defeated Warren after a stylish exhibition, plying straight left and right cross judiciously to counter Warren's rushes. Semi-finals. Bout 1. - Steele defeated Macgregor after an extra round had been ordered. Some lovely right crosses were landed effectively by both, and Steele slipped inside M's lead with nice right to jaw. Bout 2. - Quinn a bye. Final. Quinn lost to Steele. Both disappointed, swinging wildly and altogether too excited. Steele was more aggressive on the whole and connected with some good lefts, followed by right swing, which landed where most swings do - on shoulder and air. Both forgot to keep cool and box, and the winner was not much better than the loser. FEATHER. Preliminaries. Bout 1. - Haughey lost to Blick after a ragged exhibition. Blick was aggressive, but as open as a baby. Haughey was too new to profit by it. Bout 2. - Ancell defeated Christophers. Ancell plied left-rights monotonously, but improved, and put weight into them. Christophers wasted himself by rushes and swings. Bout 3. - Mooney defeated Munro after a quiet exhibition. Munro landed some light lefts. Mooney some good ones with both hands. Bout 4. - Miller a bye. Semi-finals. Bout 1. - Miller was too much for Mooney and the bout was stopped in the first round. Bout 2. - Blick administered the coup de grace to Ancell early in the first round. Final. Blick defeated Miller. Blick put weight into his punches, connecting to ribs and jaw with rights. Miller led lefts in orthodox fashion, but failed to be effective against his more aggressive opponent, despite a more attractive style. LIGHTWEIGHT. Preliminaries. Bout 1. - Griffiths (R. P.) defeated Beard. Former the aggressor, right crossing or slipping inside Beard’s left. Beard fought gamely but ineffectively. Bout 2. - Denham lost to Paterson after smiting the ether with wild swings, which were ineffective against a fine left to heart and head, judiciously followed by right. Bout 3. - Shepherd outpointed Kendall, using destructive straight left. By no means one-sided. Bout 4. - Wallis knew just a little more than Webb and won on aggression. Bout 5. - Irvine bustled Hay, whose left was not enough to arrest his aggressive opponent. Bout 6. - Hall countered Longworth (a southpaw) with blocking his right lead and following on with right to heart and head, and won on these tactics. Bout 7. - Williams “looked as if he meant it” against Cooper, who was nonplussed by his confidently aggressive adversary and thus lost. Bout 8. - Selwood showed commendable but unavailing courage against Bloomfield,one of the most scientific boxers in College.
Bout 9. - Logan did a step dance after Sawyer and connected with light lefts. A lucky right stopped Sawyer and bout stopped. Semi-finals. Bout 1. - Griffiths, long ’un, failed to cope with the smaller Broomfield, who demonstrated the vast superiority of straight lefts and rights over swings. By ducking swings and slipping inside Griffiths’s guard Broomfield piled up points to win easily. Bout 2. - Shepherd stopped Paterson early per medium of a sharp right-left to jaw. Bout 3. - Irvine fought Hollis vigorously, exploiting a light left followed by a right cross, which bothered Hollis. A right cross counter prevented Hollis from seeing it out. Bout 4. - Williams and Hall provided a wild and woolly exhibition, Williams rushing wildly and excitedly and paying too little attention to clean punching. He landed one good right, which stopped Hall’s interest in the bout. Bout 5. - Shepherd went down to Broomfield, who was too clever for him. Bout 6. - Irvine damaged his hand against Williams and the bout was stopped. Final. Broomfield gave a feast of boxing against fighting when he met Williams, who was too tense and excited. The former ducked swings, countering with both hands to body and jaw, slipped inside the few straight lefts his opponent released, to pile up points. Williams connected to ribs once or twice, but, what a pity, did not know how to use his fine physique, many weighty swings pounding the ether. WELTER. Preliminaries. Bout 1. - Reid defeated Martin, using good straight left, followed by right, plus aggression. Bout 2. - Macgregor (D.) outpointed Ashworth. The former posed, wound up his left and took a running jump at his man, but not so ineffective as his opponent. Bout 3. - Orr and Oliver fought so close a bout that an extra round was ordered. The former won the first round with good lefts, slowed up in the second and allowed Oliver to make up leeway, but in the third round connected more frequently and effectively and won. Bout 4. - Davis outpointed Illingworth after a close mediocre bout, both being yet not too sure of themselves. Semi-finals. Bout 1. - Macgregor defeated Reid. Both blocked each other’s left leads, but Macgregor managed to connect with a left hook, which could be seen a mile off. Both tired and resorted to banging lefts, with more effective punches in Macgregor’s favour. Bout 2. - Davis withdrew - injured thumb. Orr a bye. Final. Orr defeated Macgregor. Commenced in hesitant fashion. Orr felt with his left, his opponent waiting for opportunity, which seldom came, of using left hook. Round 2 saw considerable improvement, with effective lefts collecting points for Orr, who continued to beat Macgregor’s swings in final round, and following up with good right. Straight punch again beats swings. MIDDLE. Preliminaries. Bout 1. - Griffiths (E. N.) narrowly outpointed Somerville, whose efforts connected mainly to shoulders and gloves. Griffiths had clean hits to his credit and won, but was annoying - holding and posing too much. Round 2. - J. L. J. Walshe and Barnes gave a quiet exhibition, there being very little to choose between them until the second round, when the former was ahead to win. Bout 3. - Lewis a bye.
Semi-finals. Bout 1. - Lewis defeated Walshe. The latter waited too long and was beaten to the punch. Lewis demonstrated the correct use of straight left and follow up with right. Bout 2. - Griffiths a bye. Final. Griffiths defeated Lewis, who lacked the confidence he showed in previous bout. His opponent appeared to have a misconception of what in-fighting was, putting head down and using arms as flails, then clinging to his man. Griffiths won on aggression after a most unsatisfactory exhibition, which would have lost him the bout but for his opponent’s inexperience and inability to hold him off. LIGHT-HEAVY. Preliminaries. Bout 1. - Scotney had a slight superiority over Osborne, who was too given to “‘head down and arm flying” style. Scotney was aggressive and connected with what few effective punches were delivered. Bout 2. - Carlson (l0st. lib.) met a veritable will-o’-the-wisp in Hill (9st. 81bs.), and was all at sea against our cleverest boxer. Hill gave a delightful exhibition of head work, slipping in and under Carlson’s left lead, to connect with both hands to body and head. Footwork also was a treat to watch. His constant attention to his opponent’s body caused the bout to be stopped. Bout 3. - Steele kept Gill’s rushes off well with a long left, or else side-stepped them. Gill was most willing, but ineffective, and went down with colours flying. Semi-finals. Bout 1. - Hill dealt with Scotney, a much bigger boy, on the same lines as with Carlson. Scotney tried valiantly to hit the elusive Hill, but met with no more success than Carlson. Bout 2. - Steele a bye. Final. Hill defeated Steele after a brilliant exhibition of boxing, ringcraft, footwork, headwork, and snappy punching being a treat to see. Steele was as nonplussed as Hill’s previous opponents as a result of Hill’s speed both in attack and evasion. HEAVY. Bout 1. - Macgregor and Cramond fought on very much the same lines, left leads of both being blocked. Macgregor’s reach enabled him to put more sting into his leads. In the third round he feinted to stomach with left and brought over several hefty rights, which gave him the decision. Bout 2. - Williams a bye. Macgregor (11.7) defeated Williams (11.8) after a close contest. Williams used his left well, but seemed to have little weight behind it. Macgregor connected with heavier lefts to stomach and head, and brought his right into play in the third round to draw ahead.
THE ANNUAL SPORTS. “Brought forth to show the people Proof of his mighty strength in feats and games” - DRYDEN.
HE Sports were held on Friday, November 9th. The enjoyment of the day was marred to some extent by the weather, which was overcast, with a strong northerly wind and occasional driving mist. However, in spite of this, a very successful day was held, and with an excellent track, no fewer than six records were broken, while one was equalled. G. H. Davies, in the discus throw, with a throw of 109ft. ll½in., broke A. S. Cathcart’s record (1927). F. H. Stephenson, with a time of 24 seconds in the 220yds. under 16, broke by four-fifths of a second his brother J. B. Stephenson’s record (1926). A still more notable performance by F. H. Stephenson was his time of 10 2-5 secs, in the 100 yards under 16, which broke the record made by F. W. B. Goodbehere twenty-five years ago. D. K. Thom’s time, 2min. 10sec., in the half-mile open, beat by 1 1-5 secs, the record made by A. E. Burd, 1925. Another notable performance was that of J. H. Te Moana, who cleared 5ft. 5½in. in the high jump open, and beat by two inches the existing record established in 1894 by R. Cameron, and only once equalled, in 1907 by M. B. M. Tweed. The final record-breaker was J. B. Stephenson, whose time, 55 seconds, for the 440 yards championship, beat by one-fifth of a second that established by E. P. Spencer, in 1921. In addition to these, J. M. Watt in the 100 yards under 14£, equalled the time, 11 2-5 secs., established by A. F. Chorlton in 1926. There was a good attendance of parents and friends of the school. Afternoon tea was supplied in the dining-room and acceptable music was supplied by an electric loud speaker set up in the pavilion. This was kindly installed for the day by Mr. Watson, of the firm of Collier and Beale, engineers. At the conclusion of the Sports, the prizes and trophies, including the swimming and boxing trophies, were distributed by Mrs. Armour. After the Headmaster, Mr. W. A. Armour, had thanked those present for their attendance, and the usual cheers had been given, the proceedings closed with the singing of the National Anthem. The following is the list of officials: General Committee: Mr. Jackson, Paetz, Bramwell, Davies, Holden, Middlebrook, Williams, Du Chateau, Stevens, Stephenson, Somerville, Parker. Judges: Messrs. Thomson, Beard, Mackay, Russell, Sceats, Dighton, A. W. Griffin. Championship Judges: Messrs. Lomas and Eason. Track Judges: Messrs. Hall and Joplin. Starter: Mr. Brodie. Marksmen: Messrs. Ramson and Martin-Smith. Marshall: Mr. Jackson. Megaphonist: Mr. Dighton. Result Stewards: Messrs. Cuddie and Jones. Press Stewards: Messrs. Alexander, Heron, J. R. Griffin, Balham. Timekeepers: Messrs. Tomlinson, Turner, Hislop, Nelson, Stevens, Thornton. JaX Handicappers: Mr. Jackson and General Committee. Judges of Walking: Messrs. Leslie and Thomson. CUP EVENTS: Senior Championship: 1st equal: Hislop, N. M., and Stephenson, J. B., 12 points each. Junior Championship: 1. Stephenson, F. H., 13 points. 2. (Equal) Poulton, G. A., and Patience, H. K. Lady Prendergast Cup (Half-Mile): Thom, D. K.
Lord Ranfurly Cup (Jumping) : 1. Te Moana, J. 2. Hislop, N. M. Oram Cup (Long Distance, Senior). Thom, D. K. Luke Cup (Quarter-Mile) : Stephenson, J. B. Sievwright Cup (Mile Walk) : Hill, A. K. Knox Gilmer Memorial Cup (Junior Long Distance) : Wood, A. N. Webster Challenge Cup (220 yards, under 15) : Elias, M. D. Martin-Smith Challenge Shield: Day Boys.
1st Heat 2nd Heat 3rd Heat 4th Heat 5th Heat 1st Heat 2nd Heat
SPRINTS. 100 Yards Championship: 1. Stephenson, J. B. 2. Hislop, N. M. 3. Turner, O. Time, 10 2-5 secs. 100 Yards Handicap (Open) : 1. Hislop, N. M. (scr.) 2. Lawson, A. A. (3yds.) 1. Birks, W. R. (9yds.) 2. Caro, E. 1. Middlebrook, C. C. (5yds.) 2. Te Moana (2yds.) 1. Davies, G. H. (6yds.) 2. Beale, F. E. (4yds.) 1. Oliver, T. G. (7yds.) 2. Paetz, B. A. (4yds.) Semi-Finals: 1. Birks, W. R. 2. Caro, E. 3. Lawson, A. A. 1. Davies, G. H. and Beale, F. E. (equal). 3. Paetz, B. A. Final: 1. Caro, E. 2. Davies, G. H. 3. Beale, F. E. Time, 10 4-5 secs.
100 Yards Handicap (under 16) : 1st Heat 1. Stephenson, F. H. (scr.) 2. Leech, A. P. (scr.) 3. Patience, H. K. (scr.) 2nd Heat 1. Hosie, R. H. (2yds.) 2. Fraser-Hall 3. Ongley, F. W. (3yds.) 3rd Heat 1. Dick, G. A. (4yds.) 2. Wallace, E. G. (8yds.) 3. Tremewan, C. (4yds.) Stephensonâ€™s time in the first heat, 10 2-5 secs., beat the previous record of 10 3-5 secs, established by F. W. B. Goodbehere in 1903. Semi-Finals: 1st Heat 1. Stephenson, F. H. 2. Patience, H. K. 3. Leech, A. P. 2nd Heat 1. Dick, G. A. 2. Tremewan, C. 3. Fraser-Hall, G.
1st Heat - 2nd Heat - 3rd Heat -
1. Stephenson, F. H.
Final: 2. Dick, G. A. Time, 10 2-5 secs.
3. Tremewan, C.
100 Yards Scratch (under 15): 1. Edgar, D. G. 2. Whitney, D. M. 1. Janes, M. H. 2. Lennie, J. M. 1. Elias, M. D. 2. Blick, A. A. Final: 1. Elias, M. D. 2. Blick, A. A. Time, 11 3-5 secs.
3. McIntyre, R. M. 3. Cooper, B. G. 3. Watt, M. H. 3. Janes, M. H.
100 Yards Handicap (under 15) : 1. Janes, M. H. (12yds.) 2. Lawson, R. M. (4yds.) 1. Blick, A. A. (scr.) 2. Fortune, B. A. (scr.) 1. Whitney, D. M. (9yds.) 2. Lennie, J. (2yds.) and Ongley, C. M. (scr.) 1. Elias, M. D. (scr.) 2. Holmes, D. G. (8yds.) Semi-Finals: 1st Heat - 1. Janes, M. H. 2. Blick, A. A. 3. Fortune, B. A., and Lawson, R. M. (equal) 2nd Heat - 1. Elias, M. D. 2. Ongley, C. M. 3. Lennie, J. Final: 1. Janes, M. H. 2. Elias, M. D. 3. Lennie, J. Time, 11 secs. 1st Heat 2nd Heat 3rd Heat 4th Heat
100 Yards Scratch (under 14Â½) : 1st Heat 1. Cooper, L. C. H. 2. Fanthorpe, R. A. 2nd Heat 1. Ongley, C. M. 2. Whitney, D. M. 3rd Heat 1. Watt, J. 2. Somerville, J. Watt's time in the third heat, 11 2-5 secs., equals the record of A. F. T. Chorlton, 1926. Final: 1. Watt, J. 2. Ongley, C. M. 3. Cooper, L. C. H. Time, 11 4-5 secs.
1st Heat 2nd Heat 3rd Heat 4th Heat
1st Heat 2nd Heat
100 Yards Handicap (under 14): 1. Button, G. (5yds.) 2. Longstaff, H. G. (3yds.) 1. Steele, C. C. (scr.) 2. Gillies, K. (5yds.) 1. Janes, H. (3yds.) 2. George, M. P. (3yds.) 1. Palliser, E. (3yds.) 2. Redward, H. W. (3yds.) Final: 1. Janes, H. 2. George, M. P. 3. Palliser, E. Time, 11 3-5 secs. 220 Yards Championship: 1. Stephenson, J. B. 2. Hislop, N. M. 3. Te Moana, J. Time, 23 3-5 secs. 220 Yards Handicap (Open): 1. Williams, G. (6yds.) 2. Lawson, A. A. (6yds.) 1. Paul, L. R. (12yds.) 2. Currie, A. (8yds.)
3rd Heat 4th Heat
1. Birks, W. 1. Oliver, J. G. (14yds.)
1. Paetz, B. A.
2. Caro, E. (8yds.) 2. Paetz, B. A. (8yds.) Final: 2. Birks, W. 3. Williams, G. Time, 24 secs.
220 Yards Handicap (under 16) : 1st Heat 1. Stephenson, F. H. (scr.) 2. Patience, H. K. (scr.) 2nd Heat 1. Hosie, R. H. (8yds.) 2. Willis, G. (5yds.) 3rd Heat 1. Hall, H. R. (5yds.) 2. Wall, A. H. (5yds.) 4th Heat 1. Frew, S. F. (6yds.) 2. Bagnall, A. G. (5yds.) Stephenson’s time in the first heat (24 secs.) broke his brother’s record of 24 4-5 secs., established in 1926. Final: 1. Stephenson, F. H. 2. Willis, G. 3. Hosie, R. H. Time, 25 secs. 220 Yards Handicap (under 15) - Webster Cup: 1st Heat 2nd Heat
1. Elias, M. D. (scr.) 1. Beard, H. (14yds.) 1. Elias, M. D.
2. Watt, J. M. (scr.) 3. Blick, A. A. (scr.) 2. Edgar, D. G. (4yds.) 3. Hallewell, J. (8yds.) Final: 2. Beard, H. 3. Edgar, D. G. Time, 26 2-5 secs.
220 Yards Handicap (under 14½) : 1st Heat 2nd Heat 3rd Heat 4th Heat
1. Cooper, R. C. (16 yds)
2. Jeromson, A. (26yds.)
3. Birks, E. N. (13yds.)
1. Ongley, C. M. (20yds.)
2. Jenkinson, B. H. (25yds.) 3. Souness, J. C. (16yds.)
1. Watt, J. M. (16yd.s)
2. Sadler, B. (19yds.)
3. Button, G. E. (20yds.)
2. Steele, C. C. (6yds.) 3. Willis, H. N. (scr.) Final: 1. Watt, J. M. 2. Ongley, C. M. 3. Keane, O. J., and Cooper, R. C. (equal). Time, 25 secs.
1. Keane, O. J. (26yds.)
MIDDLE AND LONG DISTANCES. 440 Yards Championship (Luke Cup) : 1. Stephenson, J. B. 2. Thom, D. K. Time, 55 secs, (record). 440 Yards Handicap (Open): 1. Clark, A. (20yds.) 2. Scotney, A. H. (10yds.) Time, 58 2-5 secs.
3. Hislop, N. M.
3. Wiggs, R. W. (15yds.)
440 Yards Handicap (under 16) : 1. Ulmer, K. (20yds.) 2. Dick, J. C. (6yds.) Time, 61 secs.
3. Stephenson, F. H. (scr.)
Half-Mile .Handicap (Open) : 1. Thom, D. K. (scr.) 2. Griffiths, J. L. (scr.) Time, 2min. l0sec. (record).
3. Kendall, L. F. (10yds.)
Half-Mile Handicap (under 16) :
1. Sadler, B. (80yds.)
Mile Championship (Senior): 1. Thom, D. K. 2. Griffiths, J. L. Time, 5min. 4sec.
3. Currie, A. R.
Mile Championship (Junior): 1. Poulton, G. A. 2. Wood, A. N. Time, 5min. 15 3-5sec.
3. Baker, S. J.
Mile Handicap (Open): 1. Oliphent, T. E. (180yds.) 2. Wilton, A. F. (150yds.) Time, 4min. 59sec.
3. Murphy, J. (80yds.)
Mile Walk (Open Handicap): 1. Hill, A. K. (scr.) 2. Cromie, K. G. (scr.) Time, 7min. 51sec.
3. Macaskill, M. R. (70yds)
Cross Country Run (Senior) : 1. Greenaway, F. H. (3min.) 2. Clark, A. (3mim) Time, 19min. lOsec.
3. Richardson, J. (3min.)
1st Heat 2nd Heat
2. Bishop, S. J. (scr.)
Cross Country Run (Junior) : 1. Lennie (2Â˝min.) 2. Baker, S. J. (lmin.) HURDLES. 120 Yards Hurdles Championship (Senior). 1. Hislop, N. M. 2. Te Moana, J. Time, 16 2-5 secs. 120 Yards Hurdles Handicap (Open) : 1. Te Moana, J. 2. Caro, E. 1. Hill, A. K. 2. Middlebrook, C. C. Final: 1. Te Moana, J. 2. Middlebrook, C. C. Time, 19 secs.
3. Keir, J. (20 yds.)
3. Read, H. (2min.)
3. Caro, E.
3. Hill, A. K.
1st Heat 2nd Heat
120 Yards Hurdles Championship (Junior): 1. Patience, H. K. 2. Leech, A. P. Time, 18 4-5 secs. 120 Yards Hurdles Handicap (under 16) : 1. Patience 2. Leech 1. Stephenson 2. Moffat Final: 1. Leech, A. P. 2. Benham, A. D. Time, 20 2-5 secs. FIELD EVENTS. High Jump Handicap (under 16) : 1. Bassett, R., and Benham, A. D. (equal) Height, 5ft. High Jump Handicap (Open) : 1. Te Moana, J. H. (scr.) 2. McArley, T. L. (6in.) Height, 5ft. 5Mn. (record).
3. Stephenson, F. H.
3. Moffat, G. R.
3. Patience, H. R.
3. Carlson, D. (5in.)
Long Jump Championship: 1. Stephenson, J. B. 2. Hislop, N. M. 3. Te Moana, J. (20ft. 2in.) (19ft. l0in.) (19ft. 7in.)
Long Jump Handicap (Open): 1. Davies, G. H. (1ft. 6in.) 2. Bramwell, N. F. (2ft.) Distance, 20ft. 7in.
3. Rowe, K. R. C. (1ft.)
Long Jump Handicap (under 16) : 1. Stephenson, F. H. (scr.) 2. McClune,, K. (3ft.) 3. Edgar, D. G., and Hall, H. R. (1ft.) equal Distance, 17ft. llin.
1. Russell, 88yds. 2ft.
Throwing Cricket Ball: 2. Robinson, E., 82yds. 2ft. 3. Wiggs, R. W., 81yds. 2ft.
Throwing the Discus (Handicap) : 1. Russell (20ft.) 2. Rowe, K. R. C. (15ft.) 3. Davies, G. H. (scr.) 116ft. 4½in. 112ft. 4in. 109ft. ll½in. Davies' throw constitutes a record. Old Boys' Race: Eight competitors ran a carefully-judged dead-heat. Forms Relay Race (880yds.) Sixth and Fifth Forms: 1. Va. 2. VIb. 3. Mod. Vc. Time, lmin. 50sec.
1. Mod. IVa.
Fourth Forms: 2. Mod. IVb. Time, lmin. 58sec.
1. Mod. IIIa.
Third Forms: 2. IIId. Time, lmin. 58sec.
THE CROSS COUNTRY RUNS. â€œBetter to hunt in fields for health unbought Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught." - DRYDEN.
HE cross country runs this year were comparatively as well attended as last year, considering the decrease in the roll number of the school. As the runs on Monday and Thursday increased in number and distance, so did the total numbers of competitors increase, and everything bade fair for good competition in the finals for the Oram and the Knox-Gilmer Cups. The finals were run off in excellent weather, a clear sky reigning overhead, and a slight breeze perfected the conditions. Of the scratch run in the Senior event, Thom and Currie provided an excellent finish, inches only giving the verdict to the former in the fastest time of 17min. 52secs. In the Junior run, Wood was the first scratch man in the fastest time of 18min. 5secs. Although the scratch men ran well in both the Senior and Junior events, the handicaps were too liberal for them to take any of the principal places in the open races. Six runs were completed.
Ia. FOOTBALL TEAM. Back Row - H. Perrett, E. Roussell, A. R. Currie, H. C. Middlebrook, J. Stevens, F. H. Greenaway, K. Cromie. Front Row - D. Carlson. T. Birks, R. Cramond, W. E. Doherty, A. K. Hill, A. J. Driscoll, A. F. Chorlton. Absent - D. Graham.
IIIa. FOOTBALL TEAM. Back Row - P. G. Harding, H. K. Patience, M. D. Elias, R. M. Macintyre, H. E. Read (Dtp. Capt.), Truscott, A. Armour, J. M. Watt. Front Row - H. R. Hall, D. V. Macintyre, C. C. Steele, B. Sadler, D. G. Edgar (Captain), English, B. A. Fortune.
SWIMMING CHAMPIONS. Left to right - E. M. Gill, A. H. Scotney, H. C. Middlebrook, (absent, T. E. Kelly).
BOXING CHAMPIONS. Back Row (from left to right): A. K. Hill (light-heavyweight), S. F. Broomfield (light-weight), C. C. Steel (bantam-weight), A. A. Blick (feather-weight). Second Row: R. T. Orr (welter-weight), A. Macgregor (heavy-weight), E. N. Griffiths (middle-weight). In Front: B. Sadler (paper-weight), W. T. Vine (fly-weight).
HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE MEMORIAL HALL.
The results of the runs were as follows: FIRST RUN. Senior. Junior. 1. Currie. 1 Wood. 2. Rowe. 2. Warboys. 3. Thom. 3. Thompson. 4. Richardson. 4. Dixon. 5. Greenaway. 5. Devery. SECOND RUN. Senior. Junior. 1. Cromie. 1. Poulton. 2. Robertson. 2. Wood. 3. Currie. 3. Watt. 4. Olifent. 4. Edgar. 5. Oliver. 5. Riley. THIRD RUN. Senior. Junior. 1. Martin. 1. McKenzie. 2. Oliver. 2. Mulholland. 3. Olifent. 3. Brockie. 4. Robertson. 4. Devery. 5. Thom. 5. Wilton. FOURTH RUN. Senior. Junior. 1. Olifent. 1. Wood. 2. Murphy. 2. Poulton. 3. Currie. 3. Riley. 4. Alcorn. 4. McGregor. 5. Russell. 5. Brockie. FIFTH RUN. Senior. Junior. 1. Alcorn. 1. Poulton and Wood. 2. Thom. 3. Riley. 3. Currie. 4. English. 4. L Olifent. 5. Brockie. 5. Richardson. SIXTH RUN. Senior. Junior. 1. Alcorn. 1. Riley. 2. Smyth. 2. Keir. 3. Curry. 3. Warboys. 4. Tayler. 4. Goldie. 5. Thom. 5. Martell. FINAL RUN. Senior. Junior. 1. Greenaway (3min.). 1. Lennie (2½min.). 2. Clark (3min.). 2. Baker (lmin.). 3. Richardson (3min.). 3. Read (2min.). 4. Rawle (3½min.). 4. Sadler (2½min.).
5. Cooke (Hmin.). 5. Wilkinson (2min.). 6. Lewis (3min.). 6. Wood (scr.). 7. Christie (3min.). 7. Dixon (scr.). ORDER OF SCRATCH MEN. Senior. Junior. 1. Thom, 17min. 52secs. 1. 2. Currie, 17min. 52secs. 2. 3. Cromie, 18min. l0secs. 3. ______________________ ______________________
Wood, 18min. 5secs. Dixon, 18min. llsecs. Poulton, 18min. 15secs.
THE DEBATING SOCIETY “But here I am to speak what I do know” - SHAKESPEARE.
URING the last few years it has been evident that the general enthusiasm for the Debating Society has been waning. This year it has been harder than ever to get a good attendance. When a boy is asked to come along he immediately asks, “Snail I have to speak?” However, there were some enthusiasts who attended the meetings regularly, and these have saved the Society. One of the reasons that may account for the poorness of the attendance is the fact that debating, especially in the senior forms, is a common feature of class work in English; this kept away many who would otherwise attend. The following office-bearers were elected at the meeting on April 3rd: President: Mr. Armour. Vice-Presidents: Messrs. Martin-Smith, Tomlinson. Committee: Thomson, Evans, Etherington, Greenaway, Paetz. Thomson and Etherington were also appointed reporters. All the debates this year have been held in the Firth House Prep. Room. 21st April. Mr. Martin-Smith in the chair. Subject: “That the present-day craze for trans-oceanic flying is to be condemned. Movers: Greenaway, Evans, Chorlton. Opposers: Thomson, Patterson, Watson. The following boys also spoke: - Paetz, Parker, Somerville, Keedwell, Etherington, Caro, Turner, Keir, Carlson and Currie. 12th June. Mr. Armour in the chair. Subject: “That Secondary education is too easily obtained.” This debate was held between the Prefects and the Rest of the School. Movers: Paetz, Middlebrook, Kelly. Opposers: Thomson, Watson, Chorlton. The judge, Mr. Tomlinson, placed the first four speakers: - Watson, 1; Chorlton, 2; Thomson and Paetz, 3. On a show of hands the motion was carried unanimously. 7th July. Mr. Martin-Smith in the chair. Subject: “That the people of New Zealand occupy too much of their time on sport.” Movers: Young, Turner, Etherington. Opposers: Scotney, Graham, Denby. The judge, Mr. Alexander, placed the first three speakers: - Turner, 1; Scotney, 2; Denby, 3. 21st July. Mr. Armour in the chair. Subject: “That the advantages of town life are greater than those of country life.” Movers: Warren, Hunter, Mclnnes i. Opposers: Keedwell, Sargisson, Macaskill i. The following boys also spoke: Parker, Somerville i., Thomson, Logan, Bramwell, Etherington i., Macaskill ii. On a show of hands the motion was defeated, mainly, we think, not because of the persuasive powers of the speakers, but because of the preponderance of boarders in the audience. The judge, Mr. Beard, placed the speakers as follows: - Warren, Mclnnes, Keedwell, Hunter, Sargisson, Macaskill. 25th August. Mr. Armour in the chair. Subject: “That the present-day boy enjoys too easy a life.” This debate was held between the College and a party of speakers from the Toc H Schools’ Section. Movers: Campbell, Bedding, Jack. Opposers: Warren, Watson, Turner. The judge, Dr. Bull, decided that the Toc H party were the better debaters; he placed Turner as the best speaker.
THE SCHOOL ROLL. “Then the whining school-boy, with his satchel, And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school ” - SHAKESPEARE. VIa. Form Master, Mr. Lomas. Adams, G. W. H. Alcorn, N. B. Boyd, M. Fabian, J. C. Falla, P. S. Francis, A. C. Kelly, T. E. Middlebrook, C. C. Millard, K. G. Paetz, B. A. Palmer, N. R. Vickerman, B. N. Warren, P. H. Wickett, H. C. VIb. Form Master, Mr. Beard. Birks, W. R. Boyd, I. L. Bogren, L. A. H. Charters, J. L. Chorlton, A. F. T. Currie, A. R. Denby, L. B. Du Chateau, V. H. Etherington, B. H. Evans, E. W. Hicks, S. W. Howe, R. A. H. Hoy, K. F. Hunter, P. L. Kember, R. E. Middlebrook, H. C. McGhie, A. T. S. Mclnnes, R. E. Parker, R. L. Patterson, D. Randall, J. H. Redward, G. E. Rowe, K. R. C. Russell, R. A. Seelye, C. J. Smart, F. Tayler, D. de P. Thomson, I. D. Watson, C. G. Woodford, A. N. W.
VIc. Form Master, Mr. Stevens. Bramwell, N. F. Davies, G. H. L. Doherty, W. A. Doyle, A. K. Greenaway, F. II. Gidall, A. 0. Hardy, B. Hefford, J. R. H. Hicks, H. R. Hislop, N. M. Kelly, W. H. Kirkwood, A. G. P. Lamb, R. C. Martin, R. W. Masters, R. C. Maclver, W. G. Oliver, J. G. Rawle, R. E. Renouf, E. R. Roussell, E. A. SPECIAL V. Form Master, Mr. Alexander. Ashley-Jones, A. Bagnall, A. G. Bliss, G. B. C. Callow, D. W. Christie, R. L. M. Duncan, H. G. Fortune, B. A. Griffiths, R.P. Gunn, K. J. Halliday, G. Higgins, C. M. Hill, M. C. Hornig, C. B. Hosie, R. H. Jackson, H. Jenkins, N. J. Kember, F. T. Kerr, J. E. D. Leonard, C. P. Mackaskill, P. Mowbray, N. A. Murphy, J. Nash, J. A. D. Norton, L. H
Oxby, L. G. Redward, J. C. Shaw, M. Sutherland, V. E. Thomson, A. P. Wilton, A. F. Wilton, K. M. Young, G. T. Va. Form Master, Mr. Joplin Beale, F. C. Bolt, H. C. Brittenden, W. J. Caro, E. S. Claris, G. K. Carpenter, J. C. Cromie, K. G. Cramond, A. R. Croskery, G. H. Denby, J. H. Donald, A. W. Duncalf, J. A. Duncan, W. C. Goldsmith, A. S. Gollop, R. G. Needwell, S. H. Kirk, A. L. Martin, Hassell B. Martin, Henry B. Macgregor, A. Niven, A. E. Paul, L. R. Sargisson, J. C. N. Scholefield, G. L. M. Somerville, H. G. K. Stevens, J. R. Stephenson, J. B. Tasker, B. M. Thomson, W. B. Turner, O. Turner, W. H. Wiren, A. G. Young, E. A. Vb. Form Master, Mr. Jackson. Adams, R. A. Archibald, C. I. W.
Baker, S. J. Bennett, W. I. Bromley, C. F. Burrow, W. H. Clendon, J. S. Cooper, C. F. P. Craig, M. R. Deck, J. C. Dixon, J. Y. Driscoll, A. J. Edwards, F. W. Gilberd, M. S. Goldie, R. C. Keenan, R. D. P. Kaberry, A. S. Kernahan, L. Magrath, P. B. Miller, J. Mitchinson, S. W. Morpeth, R. C. Norris, C. Oakey, A. L. A. Ongley, F. W. F. Perry, B. R. Pomeroy, S. Rose, R. J. Thom, D. K. Tremewan, C. W. Wallace, E. G. Wansborough, H. R. Wood, A. N. Vc. Form Master, Mr. Mackay. Arlow, W. R. Carlson, D. Caughley, D. A. Coombe, R. H. Davis, L. A. W. Fletcher, R. H. Foot, W. Francis, J. G. Fuller, A. D. Harvey, W. Hopkins, J. L. Hoy, R. A. Lewis, R. H. Logan, W. K. Martin, R. S. Messenger, R. M. Miles, R. W. Mouton, H. Mudford, R. W. Oliver, O. S.
Oram, J. C. Pope, K. J. Purdie, I. A. Pyne, K. C. Ross, L. R. Ryan, V. P. Saunders, H. A. Saunders, R. D. Waite, J. S. Williams, D. H. MOD. Va. Form Master, Mr. Balham. Armstrong, J. B. Bayliss, A. H. Burr, K. A. Cook, J. G. D. Cook, L. M. Cooper, V. G. Dickie, W. K. Donald, Colin F. Duncan, Donald E. Edmonds, P. T. Frew, J. F. Garrett, E. R. S. Greig, O. M. Gribble, G. T. Gunn, A. G. Hewett, T. B Holden, G. L. R. Hood, M. P. Irvine, J. F. Irvine, A. Keegan, J. M. Kingi, E. S. Nevitt, E. G. Olifent, T. E. Orsborn, H. M. Petrie, L. G. Radford, S. G. Renai, V. R. Roberts, J. S. Shannon, P. F. Sheard, K. A. Stephens, T. M. Sullivan, W. J. R. Webb, R. R. Wilkinson, G. Williams, G. M. MOD. Vb. Form Master, Mr. Turner. Alderson, I. L. M. Ashworth, C. H. E.
Atkins, S. T. Bird, W. A. Boocock, L. G. T. Boyes, R. V. Browne, M. G. Burton, D. W. Butler, H. H. Cameron, R. P. Congreve, R. Cook, R. C. Costley, D. N. Dougal, J. Gustofson, N. Harding, E. B. Hill, N. N. Jupp, W. J. Magill, K. T. Martin, H. W. Milne, M. A. Powell, F. C. Pringle, C. J. Price, R. P. Reid, R. Richardson, L. Richmond, G. T. Smith, G. L. Stevens, A. C. D. Swinson, E. C. Tustin, A. A. R. Vare, K. F. Wingfield, G. E. MOD. Vc. Form Master, Mr. Sceal Bassett, R. Black, F. Broomfield, S. F. Denhard, C. H. Dick, G. A. Dumbleton, C. C, Gill, E. M. Griffiths, J. L. Hill, A. K. Jelley, C. W. G. Lawson, A. A. Mackay, D. M. Marshall, F. F. Martin, E. G. Nyberg, C. J. A. Osborne, K. C. Reid, F. J. C. Robinson, E. T. H. Smith, A. G. Smith, I. H.
Wall, A. H. Watkins, J. N. N. IVa. Form Master, Mr. Heron. Abraham, H. J. McK. Ashby, H. T. Barnes, R. J. Barnes, L. H. Beauchamp, L. H. Benham, A. D. Carroll, M. C. Currie, D. R. Edgar, D. G. Etherington, J. H. Hall, II. R. Harding, P. G. B. Hay, D. R. Hollis, P. Hothersall, F. E. Hutton, M. R. Kember, F. H. Kerr, C. A. King, H. F. Leopard, G. H. Mawson, K. G. Meek, R. J. McK. Miller, J. B. Mitchell, W. S. Paviour-Smith, B. Read, H. E. Riley, D. Shaw, L. Stanley, A. V. Stedman, J. J. Stephenson, F. H. Stevenson, D. B. Stewart, A. J. Watt, J. M. IVb. Form Master, Mr. Caddie. Anderson, T. R. Burnette, N. S. H. Christophers, C. G. Cooper, D. C. H. Davys, N. Edwards, C. J. Eyres, D. F. B. Fairway, E. J. Greenaway, A. B. Griffiths, E. N. Harrison, R. K. Keir, J. E.
Lamason, R. H. Macaskill. M. R.. McBride, J. A. McGill, A. W. McIntosh, A. D. McIntyre, R. M. Marris, B. A. Metge, C. C. Milne, Gk Mitchell, J. G. Morrison, L. W. Murphy, T. E. Nimmo, P. Poulton, G. A. Quinn, F. H. Schierning, J. S, Scott, N. B. Sears, P. D. Stafford, F. D. Webbs, A. H. Whitney, D. M. Willis, H. N. Young, R. Young, W. L. IVc. Form Master, Mr. Martin-Smith. Amies, A. G. Bertram, J. A. Blair, P. I. Brown, R. J. Button, D. H. Button, G. E. Campbell, B. C. Cox, F. A. Ellis, R. K. Fraser-Hall, G. D. Harrison, J. S. Hood, K. W. Illingworth, R. E. Levy, I. L. Leonard, G. B. Macfarlane, G. T. Macgregor, D. McIntosh, M. K. May, J. E. Middleton, R. Nalder, E. M. Orr, R. W. Ombler, E. W. Paterson, A. H. Richardson, J. T. Roberts, F. H. Robyns, I. W.
Rogerson, A. E. Scrymgeour, D. R. Sharp, W. M. Souness, J. C. Tasker, C. F. Walshe, D. A. T. Walsh, J. L. J. Wannell, O. G. Warren, R. J. Whiteford, A. M. Willis, A .G. MOD. IVa. Form Master, Mr. J.R. Griffin Akel, M. J. Barraclough, J. V. Boddy, R. T. Burney, D. J. Calson, J. H. Dixon, C. de V. Harper, D. E. Hill, T. H. Jamieson, J. A. Lark, K. C. Lennie, J. M. MacDowell, K. McClelland, A. C. Mclnnes, P. T. McIntyre, D. V. Patience, H. K. Paton, T. B. Perrett, H. E. Petrie, D. A. Porter, D. R. Porter, E. B. Priestley, J. S. Smythe, M. B. Stewart, T. Strickland, J. B. Urquhart, J. M. Williams, H. W. Winchcombe, A. E. Worboys, A. G. MOD. IVb. Form Master, Mr. Ramson. Ahearn, A. C. Bade, D. L. Broom, E. R. Burbidge, K. A. Christsen, J. H. Cittadini, W. R. Coles, JI. A. Dempsey, J.
Devery, D. P. Durrant, H. R. English, E. G. Gilbert, W. G. Griffiths, W. M. Harris, W. S. Hill, V. G. Kelleher, J. Kendall, L. F. Krebs, P. W. Mackenzie, A. C. Mouat, W. N. Muir, C. A. Nelson, J. S. Poole, R. S. Reid, F. V. Smallbone, C. T. Whiterod, P. W. Williams, F. B. R. Wright, R. F. MOD. IVc. Form Master, Mr. Eason. Aked, C. Ambrose, M. T. A. August, M. C. Bowler, T. H. Copp, M .H. Evans, J. H. Fogden, K. E. Gillies, R. R. Gray, G. W. S. Hall, V. W. Keogh, M. P. McCallum, H. C. McLean, J. S. Nicholls, W. H. Prince, R. V. Phillips, S. O. Rastall, A. S. Reid, R.T. Roberts, F. D. Renai, N. H. Reynolds, E. H. Sampson, H. R. Sloane, D. C. Upton, H. E. Wiggs, R. W. Wilkinson, J. H. Burns, L. B. Wright, W. B. Oâ€™Loughlin, J. H.
IIIa. Form Master, Mr. Hall. Alexander, A. K. A. Armour, A, H. Austin, W. S. Campbell, I. L. Cody, W. E. Chisholm, R. S. Dale, J. M. Dellow, A. R. Findlay, B. G. Forgie, B. C. Forgie, G. C. Frazer, G. K. Gunn, R. A. Hart, D. S. Harewood, B. M Herd, R. A. Johnson, H. E. McGregor, A. McKenzie, R. B. Morgan, M. L. Nind, J. H. Palliser, E. S. Patterson, W. G. Pasley, G. P. Petherick, H. C. Rands, M. B. Redward, H. W. Roxburgh, R. S. Scarff, R. A. Taylor, J. B. C. Tricklebank, W. Wilson, J. O. Webb, R. D. Wood, R. M. Wycherley, P. J. IIIb. Form Master, Mr. Dighton. Barckam, P. R. D. Birks, C. N. Buckley, D. F. Chisholm, W. P. Comrie, K. L. Easton, H. I. Elias, M. D. Fanthorpe, R. A. J. Farquhar, W. E. George, M. P. S. Gillies, K. Gilmer, H. G. Gollop, J. Harton, M. C.
Iremonger, G. E. Lawton, R. G. Liddle, P. L. Longhurst, W. D. MacLachlan, G. C. L. Mair, L. J. McClune, E. K. Martell, R. P. McGill, D. G. Munro, C. Norman, J. N. M. Pegram, J. A. Proudfoot, J. W. Rowe, C. G. Sadler, B. S. Sharp, G. H. Somerville, L. C. Steele, C. C. Todd, J. M. Vine, W. J. Wansbrough, F. J. D. Withers, B. D. Wright, M. F. E. IIIc. Form Master, Mr. Russell. Appleton, I. E. Bethune, W. K. Brooke-Taylor, E. Bush, T. W. Campbell, D. M. Campbell, J. P. Crisp, G. H. Crooks, M. B. Denham, S. C. Fahy, C. R. Gapes, B. G. Gillespie, B. S. Greenaway, N. D. Hallewell, J. Heenan, A. P. Hoare, P. R. Irvine, T. Jefferson, N. R. Jenkinson, B. H. Jeromson, A. M. Johnston, J. W. Keene, D. J. E. King, G. T. Lewis, R. G. H. Mackay, E. A. McIntosh, A. J. Ongley, C. M. Parker, E. R.
Pasley, M. S. Peterson, K. S. Riddle, E. A. Searle, G. Shepherd, K. R. Smith, R. J. Turner, J. N. P. Watt, H. T'. N. IIId. Form Master, Mr. Nelson. Abercrombie, L. N. Ancell, W. C. Appleton, B. M. Borlase, E. D. Brickley, T. M. Brittenden, J. A. Cattanach, J. H. Collings, H. E. Curgenven, A. P. Davies, J. E. Dougan, K. Devlin, L. D. Evison, C. S. Feichert, P. S. Fisher, R. W. Forsyth, E. W. Gandy, K. S. Haughey, M. E. Holmes, D. G. Hinton, J. F. Judd, N. J. Kirk, J. V. Laing, J. M. Male, J. F. Miller, L. R. Moffat, G. R. M. Mooney, C. A. Munro, W. J. McNeil, G. V. Sawyer, W. J. Selwood, J. L. Shearme, J. H. Smith, A. G. Somerville, J. M. Tutty, G. H. Ulmer, R. E. Ward, G. C. Webb, W. A. Willis, F. W. Young, S. A.
MOD. IIIa. Form Master, Mr. Hislop. Bartlett, C. R. Blick, A. A. Boniface, H. W.; Brockie, W. E. Bretherton, M. S. Callow, N. Carey, L. B. Corbett, H. S. Earl, D. J. Elliott, R. J. Gayford, H. C. Gray, D. Hamilton, C. G. Hayvice, D. Headefen, N. A. Hill, A. R. Hutchings, J. W. Jones, M. H. Leech, A. A. Macgregor, A. S. McHugh, N. J. Moran, S. C. Nattrass, L. Olsen, O. S. Reynolds, S. M. Reynolds, G. T. Ross, G. W. Shirtclifre, W. J. Smith, A. J. Stroud, B. C. MOD. IIIb. Form Master, Mr. A. W. Griffin. Alexander, D. J. Briggs, H. W. Cooper, A. B. Davidson, C. R. Gardner, D. Oâ€™M. Golding, M. A. Gower, H. L. Griffiths, D. W. Heal, P. B. Jackson, I. Jowett, A. Keedwell, 0. H. Law, D. A. Lawton, T. W. Lawson, R. N. Longstaff, H. G. Lyon, C. W. McMillan, K. J. McIntosh, D. C.
MacNamara, R. E. Nicholls, O. Southward, J. C. Smith, K. G. Tait, P. Thorley, F. H. Whittaker, M. Wright, A. H. Yardley, W. R. B. MOD. IIIc. Form Master, Mr. Jones. Ashworth, C. K. August, L. F. Baker, D. Banks, R. F. S. Beard, H. H. Beck, D. O. Best, N. Brown, G. H. Campbell, R. Davis, S. E. Hadfield, V. A. Jelley, H. McK. Liddle, H. B. MacLean, J. Marley, M. Matthewson, H. Mitchinson, H. Moore, S. Mulholland, C. H. Parker, C. S. Powell, G. H. Simpson, R. A. Swanson, N. Thew, S. P. Truscott, R. Turner, A. H. Watchman, R. R. Young, L. G. Rooke, F. W. T. Ashley-Jones, H. 0. Tunbridge, V. A. BOARDERS AT FIRTH HOUSE. Ashworth, C. H. Ashworth, C. K. Atkins, S. T. August, J. L. August, M. C. Bayliss, A. H. Bayliss, W. L; Bagnall, A. G.
Beale, F. E. Hislop, N. M. Rowe, K. R. Beard, J. K. Holmes, D. G Russell, R. A. Best, N. Hosie, R. H. Sargisson, J. C. Blair, D. I. Jefferson, N. R. Scarff, R. A. Birks, C. N. Keir, J. E. Searle, G. Birks, W. R. Kelly, T. E. Shearme, J. H. Bethune, W. K. Keedwell, S. H. Shirtcliffe, W. J. Bramwell, N. F. Keedwell, O. H. Smith, I. H. Burton, D. W. Lawson, A. A. Smith, R. J. Carlson, D. Liddle, P. Somerville, A. G. Caro, E. S. Logan, W. K. Somerville, M. Cittadini, W. R, Macaskill, M. R. Steele, C. Coles, H. A. Macaskill, P. Strickland, J. B. Dumbleton, C. C. McKenzie, R. G. Te Moana, J. Foot, W. McNamara, E. R. Thomson, W. B. Fortune, B.A. Mooney, A. Vine, W. J. Gayford, H. C. Mudford, R. W. Wall, A. George, M. P. Parker, R. L. Williams, D. H. Greenaway, F. H. Quinn, F. H. Willis, G. Greenaway, A. B. Rands, M. B. Willis, H. Greenaway, N. D. Reid, R. Wingfield, G. E. Harper, D. E. Richardson, J, T. Webb, R. D. _____________________ _____________________
THE DRAMATIC SOCIETY. “Suit the action to the word, the word to the action” - SHAKESPEARE. Committee: Davis (Secretary), Turner, Denby, Middlebrook, Thompson.
RALPH Roister Doister,” one of the earliest English comedies, was written, we are told, by Nicholas Udall, a schoolmaster, and duly performed by the boys of Westminster. The tradition thus established was worthily carried on by many generations of boys in the English public schools. The plays of the Greek and Latin dramatists were the chief fare, but the classics of Shakespeare were also acted. Five years ago our College, realising we were lagging behind in this interesting and important work, got to work, with the result that a very active and enthusiastic dramatic society was formed under the direction of Mr. Turner. In the first public production, a shortened form of “Twelfth Night,” we adhered to classic lines. Since then we have ventured into farce, old and new, modern comedy, whilst this year found us back again among the classics. In Moliere’s “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” we found a treasure. We believe that this was the first time it has ever been played in Wellington. The Concert Chamber could not contain all the people who wished to gain admission during the two nights’ performance. All those who took part, both on stage and off, are to be congratulated on their effort. The work entailed in rehearsal and preparation this year was particularly heavy, but all gave up their Friday nights willingly, and as the result of careful, if at times arduous, rehearsing, everything went well. We wish to thank again all those who helped us in any way, particularly Madame Bligh. It would take too much space to single out all the performers, but a special word should be given to W. Turner, who in the exacting role of M. Jourdain carried on his shoulders the weight of the whole evening. His performance, though rather unconventional at times, showed originality. The following is the cast: - M. Jourdain (The Would-be Gentleman), W. T. Turner;
Dorante, Comte de Ch&teau-Gaillard, E. W. Evans; Cleonte Dubois, G. T. Young; Covielle (Vale to Dubois), A. J. Stewart; Music Master, A. L. Kirk; Dancing Master, H. Ashby; Fencing Master, L. B. Denby; Professor of Philosophy, C. G. Watson; Baptiste (Lackey to Jourdain), R. P. Cameron; Second Lackey, R. V. Boyes; A Tailor, D. A. Caughley; Mufti, Dancing Dervishers, Musicians, Slaves, etc.; Mme. Jourdain, H. C. Middlebrook; Lucille Jourdain, B. Findlay; Dorim&ne, Maruise de Montignac, R. A. G. Howe; Nicole (Maid to Mme. Jourdain and Lucille), N. Gustofson. The following is one of the press reports: “The Concert Chamber was filled to overflowing for the second performance given by the Wellington College boys of the English rendering of Moliere’s famous comedy, “The Bourgeois Gentilhomme.” The antics of M. Jourdain, the new ex-shopkeeper trying to become a gentleman, kept the house in a simmer of amusement. The three acts of the comedy were brightly played, and there were no distressing lapses and waits, as is too often the case in amateur performances. Mr. M. F. Turner was responsible for the production of the play, and received a call before the curtain. W. H. Turner, as the comic “would-be gentleman,” never let the fun lag for an instant, and he shared the honours with E. W. Evans, who played the role of Dorante, the flattering, scheming count. G. T. Young, as the lover Cleonte, gave another outstanding performance, and a handsome young giant (H. C. Middlebrook), the possessor of a very robust and manly voice, was an ‘outsize’ Madame Jourdain.” The other three boys who took the female parts are also to be congratulated on what are always difficult parts for boys. Not the least gratifying side of the performance was that, as a result, we were able to hand over to the Carnival Fund a substantial sum. Shortly after the performance the cast were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Armour at a very pleasant social evening. We also gave a performance of the play to the invalid soldiers in the Red Cross Hospital. They were most appreciative and afterwards hearty cheers were exchanged, and supper was provided by the Matron. This performance was given under the auspices of Toe H. Any boy who is interested in this work and wishes to take part in the coming productions should not fail to come forward. The keen boy always gets a part. _____________________ _____________________
THE ORCHESTRA. “It will discourse most excellent music” - SHAKESPEARE.
HE membership of the Orchestra this year has not been very strong, and the enthusiasm of a few of the members has been dampened by various circumstances. The want of a practice room and the necessity of practising wherever a corner round a piano can be found is very discouraging. The old discordant piano in the Memorial Hall in mid-winter does not lend itself to a very enthusiastic rendering of Paderewski’s Minuet when the temperature is approaching 0 deg. Cent. Wireless and machine-made music and the ready means of listening to others seem to have destroyed to a great extent any desire in the present generation of taking a personal share in producing music either vocal or instrumental, and this, coupled with a tremendous ignorance of what is good and what is bad, and with no means of judging except a conviction that local productions are necessarily of much lower standard than what is heard from a distance, has caused nearly every musical society in Wellington and elsewhere to verge on bankruptcy. The vicious tendency of some public performers and Picture proprietors towards giving the people what they want, or what these proprietors think they want, deprives the public of any chance of education in musical appreciation.
It is more than surprising to find in a College of our size how insignificant a place music seems to take in the homes of the greater part of the school, and our education is more and more controlled solely by commercial utility. The school Orchestra assisted at Mr. Turner’s dramatic performance in the Concert Chamber of the Town Hall, and played Paderewski’s Minuet and the incidental music to “The Merchant of Venice.” They also took part in a grand concert during the College Carnival, when they played an overture, “The Spirit of the Winds,” and an arrangement of Raff ’s “Cavatina.” The members of the Orchestra are: - Violins: Pomeroy, Duncan, Harvey, Cook, Goldsmith, Evison, Findlay. Flute: Thom. Double bass: Alderson. Pianists: Palmer, Alcorn. We have also been very kindly assisted by Mrs. Armour (viola), Mr. Jones (violin), Mr. Keys (piano), and our old members Barke (cornet) and Bowman (clarinet). During the year Alderson has practised very assiduously on the double bass, and cannot help but become a very accomplished musician. Mr. Sceats has held a free class for learners on the violin, and we hope that full advantage will be taken of this next year. The College possesses a double bass and a viola, and also there is an offer from a friend of the school of the loan of a bassoon for any boy who will take up that instrument. _____________________ _____________________
SENIOR FREE PLACE RECOMMENDATIONS 1928 Abraham, H. J. M.
Burnette, N. S. H.
Christsen, J. H.
Ashby, H. T.
Brown, R. J.
Copp, M. H.
Anderson, T. R.
Button, G. E.
Dick, G. A.
Amies, A. G. W.
Barraclough, J. V.
Akel, M. K.
Boddy, R. T.
Ahearn, A. C,
Burney, D. J.
Dixon, C. de V.
Bade, D. L.
Dumbleton, C. C.
Ambrose, M. T.
Broom, E. R.
Edgar, D. G.
Bird, W. A.
Browne, M. G.
Etherington, J. H.
Boocock, G. L. T.
Edwards, C. J.
Eyres, D. F. B.
Costley, D. N.
Ellis, R. K.
Broomfield, S. F.
Carroll, M. C.
Fairway, E. J.
Barnes, R. J.
Currie, D. R.
Fraser-Hall, G. D.
Barnes, L. H.
Christophers, C. G.
Greenaway, A. B.
Beauchamp, L. H.
Cooper, D. C. H.
Benham, A. D
Calson, J. H. F.
Hoy, A. R.
Hall, H. R. Harding, P. G. B. Hay, D. R. Hollis, P. Hothersall, F. E. Hutton, M. R. Harrison, R. K. Hood, K. W. Harper, D. E. Hill, T. H. Hill, V. G. Illingworth, R. E. Jupp, W. J. Kerr, C. A. King, H. F. Kember, F. H. Keir, J. E. Kelleher, J. Kendall, L. F. Keogh, M. P. Leopard, G. H. Lamason, R. H. Longworth, H. Lark, K. C. Lennie, J. M. Martin, R. S. Miles, R. W. Mouton, H. Milne, A. M. Mackay, D. M. Marshall, F. F. Meek, R. J. M. Mawson, K. G. Miller, J. B.
Mitchell, W. S. Metge, C. C. Milne, G. Mitchell, J. G. Murphy, T. G. Middleton, R. Muir, C. A. McArley, T. E. L. Macgregor, D. McBride, J. A. Macaskill, M. R. McGill, A. W. McIntyre, R. L. McIntosh, M. K. Macfarlane, J. T. McClelland, A. C. Mclnnes, P. T. McIntyre, D. V. MacKenzie, A. C. Nelson, J. S. Nicholls, W. H. Orr, R. T. Oâ€™Loughlin, J. H. Osborne, K. Pope, K. Purdie, J. A. Powell, C. F. Pringle, C. Paviour-Smith, B. Poulton, G. A. Patience, H. K. Paton, T. B. Petrie, D. A. Porter, D. R.
Porter, B. E. Prince, R. V. Robinson, E. T. H. Read, H. E. Riley, D. Swinson, C. E. Stanley, A. V. Stedman, J. J. Stephenson, F. H. Stevenson, D. B. Stewart, A. J. Schierning, J. S. Scott, N. B. Stafford, F. D. Scrymgeour, D. R. Smyth, M. B. Stewart, T. Smallbone, C. T. Urquhart, J. M. Vare, K. F. Wood, A. N. Watt, J. M. Webb, A. H. Willis, A. G. Williams, H. N. Winchcombe, A. E. Worboys, A. G. Whiterod, P. W. Williams, F. B. R. Wiggs, R. W. Young, R. Young, W. L.
JUNIOR FREE PLACE EXTENSIONS, 1928 Birks, C. N. Burbidge, K. A. Campbell, B. C. Devery, D. P. English, E. G. Gilbert, W. G. Gray, G. W. S. Griffiths, W. M. Harrison, J. S. Hall, V. W. Leonard, G. B.
Marris, B. A. Morrison, L. W. May, J. E. Mouat, W. N. McIntosh, A. D. McCallum, H. C. Nalder, E. M. Ombler, E. W. Poole, R. S. Phillips, S. 0. Quinn, F. H.
Roberts, F. H. Renai, N. H. Rogerson, A. E. Reynolds, E. H. Sears, P. D. Souness, J. C. Whitney, D. M. Willis, H. N. Walshe, D. A. T. Wannell, O. G. Whiteford, A. M.
THE INTER-COLLEGE SPORTS. “Foemen worthy of their steel .” - SHAKESPEARE.
EAUTIFUL weather favoured this meeting, which was held on the Basin Reserve on November 14th. The tracks were in excellent condition, and the light southerly breeze which increased in strength in the afternoon, made conditions favourable for the 100 yards, hurdles and jumps, though it slowed down the speed of the 220 yards, which was run against the wind. Several new records were broken, and some were equalled. The most noteworthy performer was the Hutt Valley High School senior runner, A. Henderson, who distinguished himself and his school by establishing the record time of 2min. 8 l-5sec. for the half-mile, following this up by a new record of 53 4-5sec. for the 440 yards, and also by winning the mile. Record-breakers among our own boys were: - J. Te Moana, senior high jump, 5ft. 4in.; F. H. Stephenson, intermediate 100 yards, 10 2-5sec.; J. M. Watt, junior long jump, 18ft. Those who equalled existing records were: - N. M. Hislop, senior long jump, 20ft. l0½in.; J. B. Stephenson, senior 100 yards, 10 2-5sec.; H. K. Patience, who in the fourth heat of the 120 yards intermediate hurdles equalled the record of 17 2-5sec., but owing to receiving an injury to his leg in jumping was unable to secure a place in the final. The schools competing were: - Hutt Valley High School, Rongotai College, Scots College, St. Patrick's College, Wellington Technical School, Wairarapa High School, Wellesley College, Wellington College. Wellington College won the McEvedy Shield with 68 points. Hutt Valley gained second place with 25 points, and St. Patrick's College third place with 22 points. The net proceeds of the takings at the gates were devoted to the National Art Gallery and Museum Fund. The following are the places gained by Wellington College boys in various events: SENIOR. D. K. Thom: 2nd, half-mile; 2nd, mile. N. M .Hislop: 1st, long jump; 3rd, equal, 100 yards; 2nd, 120 yards hurdles; 3rd, equal, high jump. J. Te Moana: 3rd, long jump; 1st, 120 yards hurdles; 1st, high jump. J. B. Stephenson: 1st, 100 yards; 2nd, 440 yards; 1st, 220 yards. A. R. Currie: 3rd, mile. INTERMEDIATE. F. H. Stephenson: 1st long jump; 1st, 100 yards; 1st, 220 yards. G. H. Davies: 2nd, equal, long jump. A. A. Lawson: 2nd, 100 yards; 1st, 440 yards. J. Griffiths: 3rd, 120 yards hurdles; 1st, half-mile. A. D. Benham: 1st high jump. Kendall: 2nd, half-mile. JUNIOR. J. M. Watt: 1st, long jump; 3rd, 440 yards. H. K. Patience: 1st, high jump; 3rd, 100 yards. C. L. Tasker: 3rd, 220 yards. In the relay races, the Senior team (J. B. Stephenson, N. M. Hislop, K. R. C. Rowe, J. Te Moana) won first place, equal, with Wairarapa, while St. Pat's were third. The Intermediate team (F. H. Stephenson, J. Griffiths, K. C. Pyne, A. A. Lawson) also won first place, with Technical College second and St. Pat's third. The Junior team (C. L. Tasker, H. K. Patience, J. M. Watt, A. A. Blick) came second to Hutt Valley, who won this race in record time. Technical College were third.
SCHOOL NOTES. “The mem’ry of the past will stay, And half our joys renew .” - THOMAS MOORE.
HE Headmaster, Mr. W. A. Armour, M.A., M.Sc., took up his duties at the beginning of the year. Shortly after the beginning of the term, the Chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr. Barber, made a formal introduction of the new headmaster to the school, assembled on the lower ground. After making eulogistic references to the work of previous headmasters, in particular, Mr. J. P. Firth and Mr. T. R. Cresswell, the speaker expressed his confidence in the Board’s choice of Mr. Armour. Mr. Armour replied in a few words, expressing his deep sense of responsibility and his determination to uphold the fine traditions of the school. As indicated in our last number, we began school life this year without the services of several of last year’s staff. We were all exceedingly sorry to hear that Mr. Gifford had been struck down by heart trouble, but were relieved to hear as the year went on that his health was improving. He has now settled down at Silverstream, and we trust that he will be able to spend many happy years in the pleasant surroundings he has made his home. Mr. Renner took up his new duties as headmaster of Rongotai, and has now completed a strenuous and successful year. He has with him of our old staff, Mr. Fathers (as first assistant), Mr. Farquhar, and Mr. McCaw. Owing to these changes, Mr. Tomlinson has taken over the English department, Mr. Alexander the Latin and French, and Mr. Lomas the mathematics and science. Mr Adams left us during the year to rejoin the staff of the Gisborne High School. His place was taken by Mr. Russell, from the Dannevirke High School. The first assembly of the school held in the new Memorial Hall took place on Tuesday, March 6th. The Headmaster, in addressing the boys, urged them to remember that the hall was given by the old boys in fond and loving memory of old boys who had fought and died, and was to be treasured and embellished and preserved in a state befitting its noble purpose. Mr. Donald Grant, representing the International Student Service, gave during the first term a very interesting account of conditions in Eastern Europe during the post-war years. He touched upon life in Austria, Romania and Poland, and emphasised the importance of team games as a means of breaking down the national hatreds which existed in Europe. Late in the first term we were visited by an officer of the Fire Board, who delivered a most valuable address on the subject of fire prevention. After outlining the main causes of fires, he finished by demonstrating the use of a Minimax extinguisher. We have to thank the following for their generous gifts to the school: - Kelleher, one set boxing gloves; A. E. Clark, for £1 for improvements in the Memorial Hall; Gates, for a gift of South Sea Island armour to the Museum. We have to thank J. E. Finch, of last year, for the presentation of a fine cup for the championship hurdles. It is hoped that this trophy will do something to stimulate competition in a branch of sport which has too few followers. A magnificent cricket bat, bearing some famous names, has been forwarded by Mr. Len. McKenzie to Mr. W. E. Bethune, for presentation to the best all-round boy cricketer on Old Roys’ Day. It bears the following autographs: - Lord Harris, A. W. Carr, A. E. R. Gilligan, K. S. Dhulepsinghi, E. H. Bowley, A. H. Gilligan, A. E. Relfe, F. G. Woolley.
We congratulate Mr. Martin-Smith on the success of the Victoria College Senior Rugby team, who were successful, under his coaching, in winning the Senior Club championhip this year. This is the first occasion on which ’Varsity have come out on top. The team which Won the final and deciding game against Poneke, a game described in the local press as one of the finest club games seen here since the war, contained the following masters and old boys: - F. S. Ramson, J. D. Mackay, T. Hislop (masters), R. H. C. Mackenzie, E. T. Leys, S. Childs, H. W. Cormack, E. Blacker (old boys). We also congratulate Mr. Mackay on winning a place in the New Zealand team which played New South Wales this season, and both him and Mr. Ramson on representing Wellington. R. H. C. Mackenzie also obtained New Zealand as well as provincial honours, while E. T. Leys and E. Blacker were also provincial representatives. The signing of the Kellogg Peace Pact was the subject of an address to the school by the headmaster, who traced the growth of the peace ideal from earliest times to this latest event, the renunciation of war as an instrument of national policy. The curses of civilisation had been slavery and warfare. The former had disappeared, and indications were that warfare, too, was losing popularity as a means of settling national disputes. On Magna Charta Day, set apart to commemorate the signing of the “Keystone of English Liberty,” the Headmaster delivered an interesting and instructive address to the school on the significance of the Great Charter. After explaining that the setting apart of a day devoted to special study of the Charter was instituted by the English-speaking Union, whose aim was to foster peace by a close unity of English-speaking countries, he went on to trace the development of interest in home affairs manifested by the barons as a result of the loss of Normandy. The decay of feudalism, and the growing reluctance of the barons in serving abroad, were incidents proving the new awakening that was becoming apparent in England. The spirit was fostered and developed by the character of John, that Nero of cruelty, whose religious conflicts with the Holy See had brought about the discomforts of an Interdict. A leader, Stephen Langton, arose to lead the barons on London, where - significant unity - the rebels were admitted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city. The speech concluded with a reference to the important part played by the common people in the Charter, and the quotation of Kipling’s poem, “Runnymede.” Most boys in the school belong to the Navy League. Those who do not were certainly sorry when an opportunity came of visiting the new flagship of the Australian Navy, H.M.A.S. Australia, an opportunity afforded only to members of the League. But all were present to hear the fine address by Mr. Percy Hutchison, who, on the occasion of the annual presentation of mementos, spoke to the boys on the magnificent heritage that we possess. His ready wit, combined with an intensely dramatic style of delivery, produced a great effect upon his audience, and all were sorry when the speech came to an end. The speaker was heartily applauded in true Wellington College style. On Friday morning, October 26th, at assembly, we were honoured by the presence of three old boys who had distinguished themselves in sport, Mark Nicholls and Charlie Rushbrook, members of the All Black team which toured South Africa, and Ted Morgan, the winner of the welter-weight boxing championship at the Olympic Games. Accompanying them were Messrs. W. E. Bethune, W. W. Cook and C. A. Innes (of the Old Boys’ Association), and Mr. H. Amos (manager of the New Zealand Olympic team). After Mr. Armour had expressed his pleasure at the presence of the visitors, Mr. Bethune, after regretting that the President of the Old Boys’ Association (Dr. J. E. Elliott) was unable to be present, went on to express his delight at the honour won for his old school by each of its three representatives. Each of the three was then called upon to face the ordeal of addressing the assembled school, and received each a rousing round of cheers and applause. Mr. Amos
was also called upon, and gave us some interesting notes on the Olympic Games, referring in particular to the gallant way in which Morgan fought his way through four fights with a dislocated knuckle. He also intimated his willingness to tell us more about the Games at some suitable time. The headmaster once again expressed his pleasure at the visit, and the ceremony ended with hearty cheers for the visitors. Mr. R. Darroch, who has been associated with the Wellington College Board of Governors for the past eight years, forwarded his resignation at a recent meeting of the board, owing to pressure of duties. Mr. Darrochâ€™s resignation was accepted with much regret, and it was decided to place on record his valuable services to education while a member of the board. It is with great pleasure that we record the return of Parker, who, after a very severe injury to his knee during the football season, is now sufficiently recovered to be with us again at school. The expenditure of ÂŁ26,000 has been approved by the Education Department for expenditure on the first two wings to be built behind the Memorial Hall. The total scheme involves the building of four wings of two stories. Tenders are to be called shortly for the building of these two, and it is expected that they will be ready for occupation in 1930. The Headmaster informed the school at assembly of the death of J. E. Davies, of Form IIId., which took place on November 6th, as a result of diphtheria. The whole school stood as a mark of sympathy with his family. The International Student Service is a world-wide organization having its representatives among the students of many countries. Its aim is to pursue such activities as will induce a broader outlook than exists among nations of the world at present. In a word, its aim is to secure international understanding between individuals. This year a beginning was made in the College. Letters were written and sent by the New Zealand Secretary to Geneva, the World Headquarters of the Movement, for distribution to the countries to which boys wished to write. Replies have been received from some - Germany, Denmark, and Austria - and all are very interesting and informative. More will be heard of this movement next year, as the foreign correspondents are desirous of spreading the correspondence among their friends. We should do the same, and other activities can be thought out and pursued later. The annual College Dance, on the 4th August, was held rather earlier than usual this year so as to entertain the Wairarapa High School XV., which was to play College on that date. However, owing to scarlet fever, their trip was postponed. We used the gymnasium for the first time, and the committee found that much more effort was required to decorate it than was the case in the West School last year. However, their work was well done, and the decorations, together with the excellent supper provided by Mrs. Armour (hostess) and Miss Mayne, and a successful orchestra, combined to make a very pleasant evening for about 80 couples. Mr. August kindly gave us permission to collect the lycopodium from his property at Taita, and we were extremely lucky in obtaining coloured lights, bunting and wiring, at a minimum cost, thanks to Mr. D. Hall. The lights caused no little trouble, however, as, after spending all Saturday afternoon decorating, one or two of the committee found themselves wasting a good part of their evening scaling a pole at the back of the hall, trying to locate a fuse. At the close of the dance Paetz thanked Mr. and Mrs. Armour for the splendid help they had given, and also mentioned the services of Messrs. Hall and Thomson. The committee consisted of Mr. Tomlinson and the prefects.
FIRTH HOUSE PREFECTS. N. M. Hislop, N. F. Bramwell, R. L. Parker, T. E. Kelly.
IIa. FOOTBALL TEAM Back Row: F. W. Ongley, W. A. Bird, C. Norris, J. Hinton, K. W. Hood, P. Leech, JB. N. Griffiths. Front Row: Mr. Jackson, C. M. Ongley, J. C. Deck, A. C. McKenzie, K. C. Pyae (Captain), W. Foote, F. H. Stephenson, G. A. Poulton, L. B. Denby. Absent - R. L. Parker.
THE PREFECTS, 11)28. Standing: N. F. Bramwell, T. E. Kelly, C. C. Middlebrook, V. H. Du Chateau, A. G. Somerville. Sitting: J. R. Stevens, G. L. R. Holden (deputy head), G. M. Williams, B. A. Paetz (head), G. H. L. Davies, J. B. Stephenson. Absent - R. L. Parker.
THE CYCLING TOUR OF THE SOUTH ISLAND. “Again I saw, again I heard, The rolling river, the morning bird.” - EMERSON.
he afternoon of Boxing Day, 1927, saw a party of ten boys of the College, under the leadership of Mr. McCaw, busily packing camp equipment. At about 5 o’clock we cycled, fully loaded, to the ferry wharf, to deposit all our gear on board the Wahine. We were fortunate in having a very pleasant trip to Lyttelton, where we arrived quite fresh and ready for the long climb before us. Fortunately, we found the climb much easier than had been anticipated. The descent to Sumner was very much shorter and steeper. Most of the day was spent at the beach, and we did not cycle into Christchurch until late in the afternoon. After a much-needed night’s rest in the church hall, which was ours for that time, we set off for Ashburton. At Riccarton we met with disaster. Mr. McCaw fouled the tramlines, and, as a result of his fall, cut his leg so badly as to render it impossible for him to cycle for the remainder of the trip. He thus had to go ahead of us each day in whatever conveyance was available, while we cycled daily under the very able deputyleadership of Johansen. This day’s travelling and the next day’s (to Geraldine) were over the Canterbury Plains. To the casual observer, this country may seem very monotonous and uninteresting, but to us it was not so. There were a thousand and one little things which attracted our attention and made the journey cheerful. Geraldine itself is a pretty place, and we found it a real pleasure to stay there a whole day, as we were forced to do, owing to minor mishaps to the bicycles. This was the only wet day we experienced throughout the whole tour. From Geraldine we climbed up through Burke’s Pass into the Mackenzie Plains, perhaps the only part of the tour which was at all monotonous. The roads there were very difficult to cycle on, being built up with shingle. Fortunately, we did not have any very long rides over roads of this sort, the longest being 39 miles. We rested at Fairlie for New Year’s Day. New Year’s Eve was a busy time for us, as we had to order supplies for nine days in advance. These were delivered as required by the Mount Cook Motor Company. On January 2nd we set forth for Tekapo, 27 miles away. Lake Tekapo, like Lake Pukaki, has a somewhat bare appearance. From the outlet of Lake Pukaki, where we arrived late in the afternoon of January 3rd, a magnificent view of Mount Cook is obtained. When the lake is dead calm, the sight of the mountain, together with its reflection, is one never to be forgotten. From Pukaki we set out for the Hermitage on January 3rd. The roads were now much better, and we were able to make more rapid progress. That evening we saw and believed every word that we had been told of the magnificence of the sight of a sunset from the Hermitage. When the sun sinks behind Mount Cook the ice on the range opposite becomes deep pink in colour. As the sun sinks still lower, the shadow of the mountain moves slowly up the slope of the range until the pink has disappeared. The semi-subdued light which follows immediately has the remarkable effect of making Mount Cook, in reality eight or nine miles distant, appear to be barely half a mile away. The next two days were spent in a visit to Ball Hutt. Owing to our laziness in rising on the second day, we had to be content with less time on the ice than we had anticipated. From Ball Hut we had a glorious view of the Minarets and the Tasman Glacier. We were most fortunate in having such fine weather during our stay at the Hermitage. Mount Cook itself was perfectly clear against the sky, without the slightest trace of a cloud to spoil the wonderful sight it made. We were very sorry to have to return to Pukaki on the Saturday. Here we spent the following day in “cleaning up” generally. On the Monday we were away early for Omarama. Late in the morning, when calling at a farm for milk for the lunch, we were asked to come and watch shearing, which, strange to say, was being carried out under true time. We crossed the Otago boundary before lunch that day. If we expected any improvement in the roads, we were badly disappointed, for the Scotsmen’s roads were even worse than those in Canterbury. However, we reached Omarama in quite good time.
We were now confronted with the hardest section of the trip This was the two days’ journey over the Lindis Pass to Tarras. The roads for the first half of the distance became steadily worse. About a mile out of Omarama a mishap occurred to one of the bicycles, and, as a result, the party became somewhat divided. However, we assembled, safe and sound, at Tarras on January 11th. We had come through somewhat depressing stretches of country, with occasional pretty gullies. But this did not detract from the enjoyment of the nights’ camps and the rides. For instance, will any member of the party ever forget the “refined” taste of the cocoa made with salt instead of sugar? Tarras is a pretty little place, especially after the parched Mackenzie Country and the barren hills of the Lindis Pass. Here we had the use of the village school for sleeping purposes, but we pitched the tents and slept out-of-doors. One member of the party had the misfortune to be thrown from a horse during our stay at Tarras, and was consequently badly shaken. Next day we set off for Pembroke and Lake Wanaka. The roads had shown a very marked improvement since leaving what had been Lindis Hotel. Now they became really good, and improved steadily, barring one or two very short bad stretches, as we cycled southwards. Pembroke, although a sleepy little place, has an attractive air about it, which makes such a visit as we paid it most enjoyable. On Friday, January 13th, we went by launch to Pigeon Island, to see Paradise Lake. This lake is on the top of the island, 450ft. above the level of the lake. The water is not stagnant, but there does not seem to be any definite theory as to its source. It is very pretty and well worth the climb to reach the height. In addition to the attractiveness of Paradise Lake, a rather good view of Lake Wanaka itself is obtained from various points of vantage on top of the island. We enjoyed a very cold swim in a small bay near the wharf, and were very sorry to have to return to Pembroke in the middle of the afternoon. Saturday saw us earlier than ever on the road for Queenstown. This ride, although 48 miles in length, was one of the most enjoyable of the whole trip. The twenty odd water-courses which had to be ridden through afforded us much fun, as may be guessed. We had lunch at Cardrona, at the foot of the Crown Range. In the afternoon we expected to have to push ten miles up this range and walk eight miles down the other, on account of the steepness of the grade. As a matter of fact, the only prolonged walking that was done was about two miles at the top of the range. The task of climbing the incline was made much easier by our having no packs to carry, these having been taken on to Queenstown by Mr. Whitehead, of Wellington, who was motoring through. We were very grateful to Mr. Whitehead for his kindness. The view from the Crown Range of the plains below and of the surrounding ranges was one that we shall never forget. When we reached the plains we were delighted with both the scenic beauties and the road. As we passed some of the strawberry gardens close to Queenstown we made very sound mental notes of their exact location. For, on Sunday, we took all possible advantage of “1s. - pick-and-eat” facilities. On the Monday we went with an excursion to Elfin Bay, on the Government’s lake steamer Earnslaw. In the afternoon we climbed to Rere Lake, another very pretty sight. This surrounded on three sides by bushcovered hills. The bush extends to the water’s edge, thus making a beautiful sight on a calm day. The approach to the lake is like a wander through fairyland, so beautiful is the bush surrounding the track. In the evening, when we returned to Queenstown to our “place of residence,” which took the form of the local school, we held a lengthy discussion as to whether we should climb Ben Lomond to see the sunrise over the Remarkables, or whether we should go to see the Kawarau Dam in the morning. The mechanical instinct in our minds ruled supreme, and we spent Tuesday morning at the dam. On Wednesday morning we had a wild scramble to get the boat in time, with the usual result, that the boat did not leave promptly. The remainder of the tour was simply two days’ ride over the Southland Plains to Invercargill. The first day’s ride terminated at Lumsden, where we had our final camp dinner, and a worthy one of four courses it was, too. Friday was spent in Invercargill, and on Saturday, January 21st, we departed for Christchurch by train, and thence by ferry steamer to Wellington, arriving home on January 22nd. We cannot speak too highly of the kindness shown to us by residents at all stages of the tour. To Mrs. W. G. Gilchrist, of Invercargill, we are especially indebted for her entertainment of the party, making our stay in that city most enjoyable.
SHOOTING. “A fool’s bolt is soon shot .” - HEYWOOD.
URING the whole of the first and third terms the customary cracking of rifles has been heard on the range. Mr. Hall has spent many a long and arduous afternoon there teaching the young idea how to shoot. His chief interest is in class-firing and he has been ably assisted by Mr. A. W. Griffin and also by those warriors Birks i, Willis i, and Pyne, who have trained themselves to such a high degree of perfection in range routine and organisation that they have become first-class aides. The Senior and Junior teams were again under Mr. Hislop, and the standard of team shooting has been well maintained by them. Again they have performed well in spite of the bad weather experienced in the third team and the lessened number of days spent on the range. Mr. Hall had much more class-firing to do for the Defence Department this year, and the teams suffered in consequence. A team of 120 of the best shots in the school entered for the Imperial Challenge Shield, but owing to the numbers little individual coaching could be given, and we do not expect to be among the placed schools of the Empire. On Saturday, 17th November, a strong contingent of 69 Cadets, under Captain Hislop, represented the Battalion at the Area Rifle Meeting at Trentham. Here we scooped the greater part of the prize money, which was generously donated in full by the winners to the Shooting Club for the purpose of buying new rifles. This has been the custom for some years past and it indicates clearly that our riflemen place school and shooting before their own interests. Sergt.-Major N. M. Hislop obtained the cup and silver medal for runner-up of the Senior Cadet Championship at the meeting. The Weekly Press Shield was shot for on a very windy day, Monday, November 19th. The following boys represented the school: - Armstrong, Tasker, Carlson, Nyberg, Garrett, Swanson, Vare, Oram, R. Reid, Priestley, Hill, G. L. Smith, Congreve, Ahearn, Frew, J. Redward, C. Edwards, Duncalf, Broomfield and Quinn. The team average was 46.75 points. The best individual scores were: - Congreve 64, Tasker, Vare and Garrett 62. For this, Congreve receives the Powles Cup for the champion shot in the school under 17 years of age. The Senior team is practising hard for Old Boys’ Day and is quite confident that it will extend the Old Boys’ team. The four cups for Senior champions, as well as the cup for the best shot in the school and the Old Boys’ Medal are awarded on the results of this match; so there is no lack of enthusiasm among the individual members of the team.
ORIGINAL VERSE. “The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven.” - SHAKESPEARE.
NON OMNIS MORIAR. As the pallid light of morning drives the shadows from the sky, As the slumbering skylark wakens, making echoes far on high, When the dew-drops fade as the dawning beams lift mists to its panoply, And the sleeping valley’s darkness wakes in silent majesty, Think of us! As the gleaming orb of heaven swings clear above this earth, When the shadows slowly deepen and reveal the moon’s cool birth; As the purple sunset lingers, touching valleys, fading by To the cool deep echoing mansions where our happy spirits lie, Think of us! As the shadows of the golden clouds awake the night bird’s cries, When the darkness stealing o’er calls forth the twinkling skies, When the peace of the silent evening stills that home that once we knew, And the moonlight chases shadows and recalls our dreams of you, Think of us! - S. J. Baker, VIb. ____________________ ____________________
MORNING AND EVENING IN THE FOREST. Long ere the sleeping world has stirred, Within the forest’s depths is heard The matins of the native bird. With melody they hail the dawn, And when, on cosy cloudlets borne, The sun appears on each Spring morn, They herald him with ecstasy, While singing so enchantingly, In trills of sweetest sympathy. When twilight comes in forest glades, A solemn stillness there pervades, As softly fall the evening shades. Hark! through the silence of the spell, Sound as a monastery bell, Rich, melancholy notes that swellAnd melt away within the woods. Then darkness o’er the forest broods, And not a sound the calm intrudes. – R. Lamb, VIc
VALENCIENNES. In a sleepy little sunset The cathedral spires are flushed, And the noise of cart-wheels rumbling On the cobbles now is hushed. On a dreamy, slow canal, The old barges dragging slow, Like the city, lie a-dreaming In the evening’s sunset glow. Now a peal of church bells follows, Like some golden, sweet’ning rain, And my quaint old Flemish city Lies and dreams of no more pain. C. G. Watson, VIb. ____________________ ____________________
SUMMER IN THE FOREST. I thought I’d wander ’mong the trees, To hear the birds and see the flow’rs, To feel the breath of fresh’ning breeze, To catch the noise of humming bees, And then to ramble on for hours. I saw green fern, and nodding flow’r, And here and there a stately fir. I saw the mighty poplar tow’r, And chirping bird on favourite bow’r; The fragrant woods smell sweet of myrrh. I saw the berry, ripe and red, The sweet wild rose in pinkish hue, The golden ear of nodding corn; The lily pale, and sharpen’d thorn, Bathe in the glist’ning dew. On marshy swamp (green-covered mud) The dragon-fly was glist’ning gold; The flimsy yellow daisy bud Was nodding in a grassy flood; Summer had conquered Winter cold. H. H. Patience, Mod. IVa.
THERMOPYLAE, 1928. The kingly sun sank lingering upon a golden fleece, And orange merged to purple-black, and night full-diademed Shot purple-black with crystal stars, that Thessaly begemmed, And, like celestial annalists, brought back the Age of Greece. • • • • • The tramp of the Persian host came near, and swelled, and was silent again; A frightened moon shed spectral gleams through the eerie, narrow glen; And the pass was still as a room where Death is slowly claiming his own, When a helmet gleamed in the yellow light, and a sword-hilt flashed, Thermopylae! And the frozen stars looked down. The trumpets of Greece and of Asia rang with a full-voiced call to arms; Far Media’s golden note cried shrill ’gainst deep-toned brazen alarms; The host advanced; their trumpets ceased, and they closed with the Spartan few, And glittering swords on armour clanged, and slashing they sang, Thermopylae! And turned, and slashed anew. And the Medes were falling, falling back from that merciless wall of spears, And the men of Greece were beginning to laugh at their long-implanted fears; For the Persian Immortals strewed the pass, and Xerxes blanched to see How the seven thousand had rallied again, and taken the battle Thermopylae! And made it a victory. But a Malian for ever accurst in Greece was friend to Persia then, And round a narrow defile he led their barbarous, wolf-eyed men. And the Spartans stayed, though they knew their doom, for Sparta or they must fall; And there in the pass as they fought they died; and the place of their rest is Thermopylae! Where they answered the War-God’s call. And the moon remembers, the stars enshrine that night in a treasured past, And the high, immemorial, rough-hewn walls have held the tradition fast. For though the Spartans were conquered there, and their bones bleach white on the hills, Yet the name of Leonidas echoes yet, and bids men, Remember, Thermopylae! And the name through the ages thrills. The lingering sun had sunk to rest upon a golden fleece, And there in that majestic pass I watched till dawn of day. For twice twelve centuries rolled back, and dwindled all away, And as I stood, for me returned the Golden Age of Greece. - P. S. Falla,, Via. ____________________ ____________________
A TRIOLET. Book-keeping is a trial, We work at it all day. From morn till night, Book-keeping is a trial.
But with all our might We chant this lay: Book-keeping is a trial; We work at it all day. E.vB. Porter, Mod. IVa.
INUTES of the Thirty-eighth Annual General Meeting held at Messrs. J. H. Bethune and Co.’s Rooms, Brandon Street, Wellington, on Wednesday, the 30th May, 1928, at 8 p.m. Present: Dr. J. S. Elliott (President) in the chair; Mr. W. A. Armour, Mr. T. R. Cresswell, and about 40 members. Minutes of the Thirty-seventh Annual General Meeting were read and confirmed. Apologies for unavoidable absence were received from Messrs. J. P. Firth, C.M.G., U. Shannon, F. M. Renner and W. H. Denton. Annual Report and Balance Sheet. - These having been taken as read, Dr. Elliott moved their adoption, and in doing so referred to the great length of time the Association had been established for so young a city as Wellington. He was gratified that the work of the Association had culminated in the erection of the Memorial Hall which had been visualised for years, many difficulties and obstacles having to be overcome to reach the completion of the building. Dr. Elliott also made reference to the decrease in the number of boys by the starting of Rongotai College and to the notable success of Old Boys’ Day. Although the Hall was not completed as regards memorials, the bronze tablets would be soon to hand, the marbles had been started and the money was in hand for other embellishments. Dr. Elliott also referred to the scholastic attainments of the school, to the necessity for more sports grounds and to the distinction gained by Mr. C. A. Rushbrook being selected as a member of the All Black Football Team to tour South Africa. Mr. A. R. Meek seconded the adoption of the Report and Balance Sheet and considered the last year of the Association had been easily its best. The following spoke to the motion: - Mr. T. R. Fleming, Professor Kirk, Mr. R. Darroch, Mr. J. A. Malcolm, Mr. B. 0. Binnie and Mr. J. L. Palethorpe. Report and Balance Sheet adopted. Mr. W. A. Armour, who was asked by Dr. Elliott to say a few words, thanked the Association for the privilege of being present and for the eulogy of himself contained in the Report. He was inspired by the great work of the Association and by the Old Boys’ keen enthusiasm for the old school. He would always do his best to carry on the great traditions of the school. He referred to the beauty and the stateliness of the Memorial Hall and the Memorial Window and his intention to complete the basement by means of a Carnival, for which he enlisted the assistance of all Old Boys. Election of Officers: President, Dr. J. S. Elliott (Dr. Elliott returned thanks for the honour shown him in re-electing him for another year); Hon. Auditor: O. G. Kember, F.P.A.N.Z.; Hon. Secretary: W. W. Cook; Hon. Treasurer: C. A. Innes. Assistant Hon. Secretary: B. Binnie. Committee: Col. R. St. J. Beere, D.S.O., W. E. Bethune, R. Darroch, H. Desborough, F. ‘M. Renner, L. George, J. A. Malcolm, A. Chegwidden (F.C.), F. I. Eton (C.C.). On the motion of Colonel Beere, seconded by Mr. Bethune, it was resolved that as the Memorial Hall Fund was not expended, Messrs. J. P. Firth, C.M.G., M. Myers, K.C., M. C. Barnett, W. H. Denton and A. R. Meek continue in office. Carnival Committee: It was resolved that three members from the Association and two from each affiliated club be appointed by the incoming Committee to the Carnival Committee.
The usual donations were made to the College: - Ground Fund, £5/5/-; Mathematics Prize, £2/2/-; Shooting Prize, £2/2/-. Mr. Desborough referred to Old Boys who had won honours in British sport - Russell Young (Tennis) and Denis Blundell (Cambridge Blue, Cricket). It was decided to send congratulations to their fathers. Also letter to be sent congratulating Mr. Justice Smith on his elevation to the Supreme Court Bench. Regret was expressed at the omission from the Report of reference to the presentation of the Lectern for the Memorial Hall. Mr. Cresswell, who was asked to say a few words, thanked the Association for the invitation to be present and said he would always take a personal interest in the welfare of Wellington College. He considered a new playground necessary and referred to efforts made by himself to commence work on that during his last year. He also referred to the establishment of the Wellington College Perpetual Trust Fund and appealed to Old Boys to support it. Votes of thanks were passed to Messrs. Innes, Binnie and Cook for their services during the year, to the Press for its support and sympathetic assistance, and to Mr. Bethune for the use of rooms and assistance given to the Association in various ways. The meeting closed with a vote of thanks to the Chair. _______________ OLD BOYS’ FOOTBALL CLUB - SEASON 1928. Officers: President: J. P. Firth, C.M.G. Vice-Presidents: Dr. W. Young, Messrs. M. C. Barnett, W. E. Bethune, W. A. Armour, A. E. Wilson, Dr. J. S. Elliott, E. S. Barclay, W. W. Cook, K. D. Duncan. Club Captain: J. A. Malcolm. Junior Club Captain: U. Shannon. Hon. Secretary: A. C. Chegwidden. Hon. Treasurer: W. S. Keegan. Assistant Hon. Secretary: H. Hand. Assistant Hon. Treasurer: W. H. Hawker. Management Committee: B. O. Binnie, W. Renai, N. Duncan, G. H. Menzies, R. Meadows. Hon. Auditor: C. A. Innes. Delegates to W.R.F.U.: J. Prendeville, G. H. Menzies, W. Chegwidden. Life Members: W. E. Bethune, H. E. Avery, W. Alexander, J. Palethorpe, W. H. Simmonds, A. E. Wilson, W. W. Cook, L. McKenzie. The season just ended, while not so successful as was anticipated from the playing point of view, was nevertheless an excellent one from the Club's standpoint, in that a new record of membership was established. Nine teams were entered in the Wellington Rugby Championship, a record since the Club was established in 1897, and 189 members took part in the games. It will be seen from the fact that 189 members were called upon during the season to fill 135 places that the Club experienced more than its fair share of casualties. Especially so was this the case in the Seniors who played the last game with only four members of the original fifteen in the team. The Fifth Class team distinguished themselves by winning the Fifth Class Championship for the first time since the inauguration of the Club, and are to be heartily congratulated. Since its entry this team has proved perhaps the most consistent in the Club. The following is their record for the last four years: -
Played. Won. Lost. Drawn. Points Points Champ. Position. For. Against. Points. 1925 14 10 4 0 223 48 20 4th 1926 14 12 2 0 263 64 24 2nd 1927 16 4 3 5 141 54 21 5th 1928 15 14 1 0 188 47 28 1st The majority of the other lower grade teams did very well, notably the Fourth A team, who finished runners-up to Petone and only lost one game, and the Third B team who were third in their grade, losing one and drawing one game, but nevertheless finishing the season with the best scoring record. The Club retained its position as fourth in the Club Championship, which may be regarded as very satisfactory. During the season, several visits were made by the Club's teams to play friendly games with outside Clubs. At Easter, a team consisting of Seniors, Juniors, and Thirds, went up to Masterton to play the Masterton Old Boys, and a very enjoyable time was spent. Unfortunately the team which was got together for this match could only be regarded as a very scratch side and was soundly trounced. Later in the season, the Masterton Old Boys played a return match in Wellington and we were beaten in a close game by a small margin, mainly owing to the brilliance of A. E. Cooke, the All Black five-eighth, who was a member of the visitors. We also received a visit from the West End Old Boys Junior team of Palmerston North, who played against our Third “A" team. Our team eventually won a somewhat ragged but close game by 6 points to 3. The Club has been fortunate in its office-bearers, who by their enthusiasm and their untiring energy have clearly shown that they have the best interests, not only of the Club but also of Rugby generally, closely at heart. Especially may this be said of the Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer, who worked so unselfishly during the year and who, unlike the majority of the other working officers, have not the personal satisfaction of being active participants in the game. The sincere thanks of the Club are due to Mr. W. A. Armour, the Headmaster of the “Old School," who has contributed in a very large measure to such success as we have achieved, by allowing us the use of the top ground at the College for training purposes of an evening. Mr. Armour need have no doubt of the sincerity of our appreciation of this valuable concession which places the Club in a position almost unique in Wellington, in that our members enjoy facilities enabling them to train under natural conditions. This advantage has been reflected in the improved standard of play shown by the various teams. The Club was again successful in winning the Senior Seven-a-side Tournament with the following team: - H. L. Grenfell (capt.), J. Lamason, R. Lamason, J. Dixon, I. Wylie, W. Dustin and H. Hand. The services of C. A. Rushbrook was sadly missed by the Senior team during the season, but there was some compensation in the thought that the team had produced an All Black and would in due course derive great benefit from his hard-won experience in various matches against the redoubtable Springboks. Our representative’s progress was closely watched throughout the tour by his club-mates and Old Boys in general, and his consistent good form justified the hope that he would be included in at least one of the tests. If the judgment of the selectors in excluding him was justified, the standard of play of the other three-quarters’ must have been of exceptional quality. It will be remembered that in the crucial test, two at least of the three-quarters were practically incapacitated owing to old injuries, a defect from which Rushbrook is fortunately quite free. Better luck next time, Charlie!
The following players are to be congratulated on obtaining representative honours: - Senior: C.
McPherson, C. Claridge. Junior: C. Patrick, C. Reynolds. Fourth: T. Reynolds, H. Avery. Fifth: I. Falconer, R. Malcolm, A. N. Toswill, L. Hipkins. The following resume of the various teams is given in the hope that it may be of interest not only to present boys but also Old Boys who are out of touch with the Club. SENIOR GRADE. Played. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Points Points. Position. Points Against. Champ. 16 9 1 6 212 166 19 4th Coach: Mr. E. Perry. Great and apparently well-founded hopes that the Senior team would retain the Senior Championship were entertained at the commencement of the season, but these expectations failed to materialise. This outcome was not due to any lack of playing ability but rather to the abnormal number of casualties incurred during the season, necessitating continual changes in the personnel of the team with a resultant loss of the effective combination which gained us the premiership last season. Notable absentees from many of the games owing to injuries were H. L. Grenfell, R. Meadows, J. A. Malcolm, L. du Chateau, C. Hurn, E. T. Emerson and J. Lamason. Nevertheless the team finished in an excellent position under the circumstances. The team throughout the season was ably coached by Mr. E. Perry, and much of the credit for the teamâ€™s showing is due to his untiring energy. The strength of the team was undoubtedly in the forwards. Our pack, under the able coaching of Mr. Perry, is improving each year. This year it again averaged about 14 stone and more than held its own against any other pack in the competition. The backs were unfortunate in that owing to the many injuries it was found very difficult to place the same back line in the field for more than one or two games, with the result that the combination was not all that could be desired. The following notes on individual players may be of interest: - Malcolm: Very safe full-back and one of the best kickers in Wellington. Unfortunate in being injured in the shoulder towards end of season. R. Lamason: Fine scoring threequarter, with great fend. Wylie: Strong runner, slightly lacking in experience, but from whom good results are expected next year. Grenfell: Brilliant in attack and defence, but unfortunately incapacitated early in the season - a great loss to the team. Aitcheson: Very fast and good on attack, but inclined to shirk responsibilities in defence. MacDonald: Best defensive player in team, but somewhat uncertain on attack at times. Dustin: With more experience will develop into a fine player. Inclined somewhat to go alone. Du Chateau: Good on attack and defence, but adversely affected by injuries. Bydder: Most improved player in team. Good all round and an excellent tackier. Jones: A great help in line-out play. Bray: Honest worker and not afraid of anything; good hooker. Claridge: Consistently good, in the thick of everything. Wellington representative. McPherson: A hard grafter, always in the heavy work. Wellington representative. Meadows: Solid scrummager and great help in the line-out. Preston: Excellent worker, but inclined to be erratic on occasion. Mitchell: Splendid forward. Will develop into a first-class player with a little more experience. Emerson: Played well, but does not use his weight enough. Hurn: One of our best forwards; excellent in scrum, and always on the ball. Menzies: A fine leader, good in loose, but handicapped by lack of weight in tight play. J. Lamason: Great attacking wing-forward. Very strong place-kick.
JUNIOR GRADE. Played. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. Position. Points Points Champ 15 8 5 2 158 118 18 5th Coach: Mr W H Simmonds The Junior team, when the season commenced, was undoubtedly a fine one and would have gone very close to winning the Junior Championship if it had been left alone. Unfortunately owing to the many injuries received by the Senior players, Junior players were called on to fill the vacancies of the Senior team. This happened very shortly after the season started, with the result that the team was in the main somewhat disorganised and lacked combination in the backs. The forwards were excellent and played well right through the season, Hand and Lapworth being out-standing. Among the backs, Comerford showed great promise, but should practice taking the ball especially from high kicks. Patrick was excellent on attack but on defence is somewhat inclined to watch the man instead of the ball. The attendance at practice of the team was somewhat erratic, especially so in the case of the backs. This should be remedied next season, as no team plays well without practice together. THIRD GRADE “A” Team: Coaches: Mr. W. Renai and Mr. R. Mansfield. Played. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points Position. Points Points. Champ. 14 9 5 - 202 114 18 7th For the Third A team the season proved to be a most successful one, not perhaps from the point of view of games won but from the sportsmanship, good fellowship and team spirit shown by all the members of the team. The most improved player was E. Eton, the nuggety hooker, who was recommended for the medal for the most improved player m the Club, this medal being awarded to Jones of the Fifth Class team. The captain and first five-eighth of the team, C. Watts, also distinguished himself by his kicking abilities, potting eight goals and with conversions and penalty goals scoring 98 points for his team during the season. The forwards were all good workers with perhaps J. W. Hoare and H. D. Reid a little superior to their fellow players. Of the backs, R. B. Robertson, wing-three-quarter, was rather unlucky as few opportunities came his way, but when they did he proved himself capable of turning them to advantage. R. Sneddon, in making his first appearance at Rugby, gave quite a good performance and showed himself to be possessed of a very fair turn of speed. The rest of the backs could all be depended on to carry out their work in a workmanlike manner. “B” Team: Played. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points Position. Points Points. Champ. 15 13 1 1 362 59 27 3rd Coach: Mr. H. R. Wright. Most of the players in this team came up from Fourth Grade at the beginning of the 1928 season, and the team was supplemented by several players who had played Third Grade in 1927.
The team generally trained constantly and well, which was a great encouragement to their coach and to themselves, and was responsible for the excellent form shown. W. Dustin was the outstanding back. He showed an individual cleverness rarely seen in lower grade Rugby, and good team work, besides developing points from potted goals. He is a little inclined however to shirk going down to forward rushes on defence. The outstanding forward would be hard to select, Hand, Grenfell, Clarke and Wright being a foursome just about all square. All were good hard workers and scrummagers, Hand and Wright specializing in line-out work and following up, and Grenfell and Clarke as tacklers. The other forwards were all honest workers and were very little behind the leading four. Among the backs, Pickering at full back was peculiar in that at times he played a wonderful game but on several occasions was terribly weak. Radford and Ames were good three-quarters, the former being particularly clever and fast. The latter should endeavour to improve his handling. Sadler, Wixon and Hawker were all clever and sound and did all that was required of them. Hawker is inclined to overdo the “dummy” a little, but is a coming Senior player as he is well built physically, possesses a strong boot and handles well. “C” Team: Coach: Mr. J. Gauntlett. This team was composed of enthusiasts who played the game for the game’s sake and were ably coached by that solid Club supporter, Mr. J. Gauntlett. Although not gaining many wins, the team remained consistently cheerful in the face of adversity the acid test of true team spirit. Johansen, le Sueur, Fletcher and James were the pick of the forwards, and Macklin and Adams the best of the backs. Johanson and Macklin in particular show great promise of developing into fine players. FOURTH GRADE. “A Team”: Played. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points Position. Points Points. Champ. 15 13 1 1 273 67 27 2nd Coach: Mr. C. Hester. The Fourth “A” team had a very successful season, finishing runners-up to Petone “A” out of twentytwo competing teams. The standard of football shown by this team was good, particularly so with the forwards. The pack was an excellent one, with no one, apart from T. Reynolds, really outstanding. The backs were as good as usual, with Avery and Baldwin outstanding. Hawker (full-back) played consistently good football and was the “find” of the season, as he was originally placed as second five-eighth. The three-quarter line - Fisk, Avery and Griffiths - was an excellent one, scoring forty-four out of sixty-eight tries. Avery (centre) was the “star” man of the team and proved himself a dangerous scoring machine, having twenty-five of the forty- four tries to his credit. Griffiths was another consistent player and always a “trier,” while Fisk also played good football. The five-eighths - Baldwin and S. Grenfell - went well together, both showing an excellent knowledge of the fiveeights play. The half-back and captain of the team, Lapworth, was another consistently good performer and was extremely unlucky in not being selected as the grade representative for that position. Coming to the forwards it is hard to pick out one more than the other, apart from T. Reynolds. This player was the best forward and was of great value to his side. The hookers, Colley and Robertson, did excellent service and gave the backs plenty of the ball. Desborough (lock) did his job very well indeed and showed great improvement during the season. The remaining forwards - Gittings, Paton, Hurn, R. Reynolds and J. Campbell - also did good work and did not “shine.” The team spirit shown was excellent and was certainly the cause of the success during the season.
“B” Team: Played. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points Position. Points Points. Champ. 15 3 11 1 89 248 7 18th The Fourth “B” team had a good pack of forwards and much could have been done with them, but the back division was rather on the weak side. It was hoped in the latter half of the season when weaker teams were met, that more wins would be gained but the results were disappointing. A falling-off in practice attendance and the epidemic of accidents that befell the Club generally, handicapped the team. The last match was unfortunately defaulted, not through lack of interest but on account of the sickness and accidents that depleted the ranks. An outstanding player was McKinley, fast and dashing in the open, who did not shirk the tight work. McWhannel and Clark were also fine forwards, the latter being an excellent tackier. Of the backs McConchie was most noticeable. Quick and clever in attack, he handled and fielded well, but was rather weak in tackling. Although the team did not have a very successful season, the players are to be highly commended for the manner in which they turned out each week against far stronger teams with the final result almost a foregone conclusion against them. They played the game for the game’s sake. “C” Team: Played. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points Position. Points Points. Champ. 12 - 12 - 20 230 - 22nd Coach: Mr. J. L. Palethorpe. It was not expected that the Fourth “C” team would beat any of the stronger teams, but as in the case of Fourth “B” it was hoped that they would have some success in the latter part of the season, when meeting some of the weaker teams. No success was met with, though the team missed a win by a narrow margin on several occasions. The players however turned out cheerfully and hopefully every Saturday and the spirit of the team was excellent. The strength lay in the forwards. In fact, practically all the members were forwards, some of whom had to play in the back division. The scrum work was bright, Barker and Burley being a pood pair of hookers and Hill an excellent lock. Of the backs, Stevenson and Kelly did good work. An acquisition to the team was Kirk, who unfortunately played only in the last few matches. There were the usual number of accidents and losses through sickness, and on this account the last two matches had to be defaulted. FIFTH GRADE. Played. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points Position. Points Points. Champ. 12 14 1 0 188 47 28 1st Coach: Mr. R. McColl. This team, under the excellent coaching of Mr. McColl, brought honour to themselves by annexing the Fifth Class Championship. They also won the Dr. Elliott Cup for the best team in the Club. All members attended practice regularly, a factor which proved to be one of the outstanding reasons for their success, and many older players in the Club could do worse than endeavour to emulate the example of their younger clubmates. The team was a well-balanced side, both back and forward, and thoroughly deserved their success, being very consistent right through the season. They lost only one game and that by a potted goal to a try against Athletic. Individually it would be hard to select anyone for special mention, but it is predicted that Sturrock, Malcolm, Hipkins, Jones, Falconer and Tosswell will all have a bright future in the game. Jones especially
showed wonderful improvement during the season, and was awarded the medal for the most improved player in the Club. The foregoing gives a fair idea of the doings of the Club during the past season. The Club extends a hearty welcome to any present boys who will be leaving the College this year and who still desire to “carry on” on the field. Our membership is limited to Wellington College Old Boys, so that none need not feel “at home” when joining up. To facilitate our getting into touch with intending members, a supply of forms have been sent up to the school, and it is hoped that all boys leaving will fill up one of these forms. If any further information is desired, ask any of the office-bearers, or drop a line to Mr. A. C. Chegwidden, C/o P.O. Box 710, and any point you are in doubt about will soon be cleared up. These notes would not be complete unless they placed on record our great indebtedness, first to our coaches, who have freely given their time and energy to furthering the interests of the Club; secondly, to Mr. J. P. Firth, Mr. W. E. Bethune, D. J. S. Elliott, Mr. W. W. Cook, Mr. A. E. Wilson, Mr. B. Wilson and others for their never-failing interest and support; and thirdly to our many supporters who have followed the teams Saturday after Saturday to all grounds and in all weathers. It is hoped that these notes will prove of interest to present boys, Old Boys and all readers of the “Wellingtonian,” and we particularly wish to stress the following points: (1) It is our earnest desire that all footballers leaving school should jpin up with our Club; the membership is limited to Masters and Old Boys of Wellington College. (2) We are anxious to induce any Old Boy resident in Wellington and desirous of helping the Club to come along next season and offer his services, either as a player, a coach, an honorary member, or just a moral supporter. If our aims are realised in full or in part, the writers of these and previous notes will feel well and amply recompensed. WELLINGTON COLLEGE OLD BOYS’ CRICKET CLUB. Officers for the Season. President: J. P. Firth, Esq., C.M.G. Vice-Presidents: Messrs. M. C. Barnett, W. E. Bethune, T. R. Cresswell. Club Captain: Mr. B. 0. Binnie. Hon. Secretary: Mr. F. I. Eton. Hon. Treasurer: Mr. B. 0. Binnie. Hon. Auditor: The Hon. Treasurer, Wellington College Old Boys’ Association. Management Committee: Messrs. McColl, McGuire and Ronaldson. Delegates to the Wellington Cricket Association: Messrs. Broad, Ronaldson, Lusk and Stainton. Membership. If anything this has increased, although towards the latter end of the season, as was the case with the previous year, difficulty was experienced in keeping at full Strength the four teams entered in the Competition. It is to be hoped therefore that the following season will show a greater increase in membership. This could be achieved not only by bringing new members to the Club, but also by re-introducing some of the old members, who must surely have gone into temporary retirement. A little canvassing by membersT - not trespassing - in this direction should bring the necessary results. As the College grows older and larger so should your Club. Results. The Senior Eleven tied with Petone for third place in the Championship. This, after their losing the last two games, both of which provided exciting finishes, was a most creditable performance. However, had the fielding of this team been up to standard, it probably would have carried off Championship Honours. It is expected that this most important department of the game will show considerable improvement in the coming season.
The Junior “A” team finished very low on the ladder. This could only be expected in view of the fact that at various times throughout the season members of this team were called upon to fill vacancies in the Senior Eleven, caused chiefly by injuries and sickness. The members of this team are to be congratulated by the way they stuck to their task in facing these adversities. The Junior “B” team did very well and ended up in fourth position in their grade. The Junior “D” team was comprised mostly of the younger members and did extremely well for their first year in this grade. The members of this team must be congratulated for the way they attended net practice throughout the year. The prospects of this team for the forthcoming season appear to be very bright. Representative Honours. In this respect the Club was well served. James and Lambert represented the Province in all Plunket Shield games and are to be congratulated, particularly James, who scored 108 against both Otago and Auckland. This was not only a coincidence but also a meritorious performance. James represented New Zealand against the Australian Touring Team, and Lambert also represented the North Island against this team. W. Dustin represented Wellington against the Otago Touring Team and fully justified the selectors’ judgment. He also made the excellent score of over 200 for the Colts against the Wellington Mercantile League. In this game C. Patrick also performed very creditably. Old Boys’ Day. The Club fulfilled its engagement on this day, when four very enjoyable games were played against the College boys. The Club has also to congratulate K. James on his wonderful showing with the New Zealand Team which toured England. He evidently kept wickets so well on this tour that one leading English critic expressed the opinion that had James been an Englishman he would be chosen as “ ’Keep” for England. The Club extends a very hearty welcome to all boys leaving College at the end of this year and Mr. Binnie, our Club Captain, would be only too pleased to give any information required. Mr. Binnie’s address is C/o. Gardiner & Binnie, Huddart- Parker Building, or Telephone 41-755. ___________ We acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a presentation copy of “The History of the Wellington Regiment, from C. A. L. Treadwell (1901-5), one of the joint authors. Ralph Grey, who gained a scholarship last year, is studying law in Auckland, in the office of V. R. Meredith, Crown Solicitor, Auckland. G. E. Cox paid us a visit at the end of the second term just before leaving for London, where he intends to take a two years’ course in optics at the London Polytechnic. Among the letters of congratulation received by Mr. F. M. Renner on his appointment to Rongotai is one from J. G. Dawson, who writes: - “After a few years of roaming around I eventually settled down up here about eighteen months ago; have only been out of it once since, to pop down to Wanganui and be married. My health broke down in Wellington in 1924, due partly to over-work and partly to ‘whooping it up’ a bit too much; and from then until I came here I had quite an interesting time. Was a navvy, shepherd, bushman, share salesman, at various times, then managed to become a sawmill secretary. The mill eventually went bung (not the fault of the secretary), and I landed up in Auckland on the hardest work there is, looking for a job. Eventually I landed my present possie - accountant to a big general store; not over-paid, and too much work for one man, still, enough to keep me and my wife. In addition, I keep books during my spare time for a local builder, a local carrier, and the Oddfellows’ Lodge, and occasionally do a little reporting for the local paper, all of which add grist to the mill. Have not seen many Old Boys lately. One Ward (I think, 1918-20) comes here as a traveller for Skelton Frostick. He generally has an evening or two with me. Nathan Firth I saw quite a bit of
in Auckland. Ran into Booth, Quin. Donald and Doyle Moncrieff in Carterton a couple of years ago, and saw ‘Onk’ Sutherland in Martinborough last election night. Saw ‘Fong’ Bramwell and Paddy Burke when I was in Wanganui last Easter, and Wally Dalrymple in New Plymouth a month prior to my originally coming up here..” F M. Corkill has been appointed to the position of engineer to the Invercargill Borough Council. We regret to have to record the death in Christchurch in September last of Mr. William Walton, B.A., aged 72, who was an assistant master at College during the first term of 1909. Neville Watkins sends his best wishes to the school and his old masters. He is now at Clergy House, Parish Church, Leeds, England. So far he had come across only one Old Boy, J. F. Zohrab, M.B., Ch.B., who is now in Hertfordshire. Watkins hopes to be returning to New Zealand next year. He describes Leeds as a great town of half a million inhabitants, very dirty and smoky, but surrounded by lovely country. Mr. Andrew Wiren, who has always taken a keen interest in the College, and who has had three sons at College, sends us the following: - “I was looking through an old ‘Football Annual’ published by Sleigh of Dunedin in 1885. It contains the enclosed reference to Wellington College, which I thought would be useful, if you did not already have the information. It only gives the years of the matches Wellington College played with Nelson and Christ’s College, not the dates or the scores. ‘Wadell,’ I think, should be ‘Wardell.’ I knew most of the players mentioned. The ‘Myers’ was, I think, ‘Arthur Myers,’ later of Auckland.” Wellington College Club. - Formed, 1870. Ground, the College. No. of members, 104. Colours, black and yellow. Captain, T. P. Kemble; Treasurer, J. T. Barnicoat; Secretary, J. P. Firth, The College, Wellington. Matches played, season 1884 - Matches played, 6; won, 2; lost, 3; drawn, 1. Results of previous school matches - 1876, v. Nelson College, won; 1876, v. Nelson College, lost; 1877, v. Nelson College, lost; 1879, v. Nelson College, drawn; 1882, v. Nelson College, won; 1883, v. Nelson College, lost; 1884, v. Nelson College, lost; 1884, v. Christ’s College, drawn. Team of 1884: Back, Montgomery; three-quarters, Kemble, A. Coghill, D. Coghill; half-backs, Glasgow, Wadell; forwards, Smith, Reader, Speedy, Myers, Wallace, Lange, Greenstreet, Campbell, Hirschberg. Famous old College players who have represented Wellington Province: W. Burns, A. Morrah, G. H. Smith, G. Bishop, J. Taylor, R. Hirschberg, J. Perry, R. C. Kirk, A. Bishop, A. Martin, A. Cooper, P. P. Webb. Dr. Alistair Young, a son of Dr. Wm. Young, is at present in New Zealand on holiday from the Old Country. G. D. Robinson is now on the staff of the National Bank, Timaru. He writes enclosing a subscription for the “Wellingtonian” and sending his best wishes for the coming year. We acknowledge with thanks some photos in connection with the ceremonies on Anzac Day in Melbourne, sent by M. C. Eton (1914-1918), who, along with S. L. Wilson (1881-92) placed a wreath in College colours on the Cenotaph in memory of Old Boys who had given their lives in the War. We are indebted to A. J. C. Hanan for the following notes on Old Boys in Dunedin: Jim Steele, B.A. (’18-’21) is taking a Divinity course in the Hall at Knox College D. M. Hercus, B.E. (’18-’21) is also qualifying for the ministry. Hugh Anderson is a third year Dental and doing well. He represented Otago University in the sprints at the Easter Tournament. A. Middleton, G. Leslie and N. Clouston are in their third year at Dentistry. Noel Clouston was again selected to play for the Otago junior football reps. He also plays senior cricket for Albion and promises well. Middleton has taken up hockey and was a member of the junior seven-aside hockey team. Leslie plays for the B hockey team. E. Thompson and Gilbert are studying Dentistry. Don Norris and Alf. Oakey are sitting for the 8nd Professional in Medicine in December. Oakey is a member of the ’Varsity B senior football team. Spencer, Miller, Hanan, Randall and McQueen passed the final examination for the degree of M.B., Ch.B., in last December. Spencer has gone to Auckland, Miller to Hamilton, Hanan is in Dunedin, Randall in New Plymouth, and McQueen is in Christchurch.
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Andrew Sharp, at College in 1919, was selected as Rhodes Scholar for 1928. Mark Hanan, head prefect in 1923-24, has been nominated by the Professorial Board of Otago University as a candidate for the Scholarship for 1929. Hanan is completing his LL.B. this year. Old Boys will join in heartily congratulating them and wishing Hanan good luck in the final selection. Fred. Burton is a traveller for Messrs. Sargood, Son & Ewen, and is doing well. F J. Green has been doing well in his law exams., taking high places in his classes. Rae Campbell, T. M. Smith, Bennie Hooper and L. Dimond are sitting the first section of the 3rd Professional Examination in Medicine in December. Dimond represented Otago University at the Easter Tournament and gained his N.Z.U. Blue for throwing the hammer. Gifford, Panton, McGavin, N. Kimbell and Cable are in their second year in Medicine, while Porteous and Eaton are freshers. Claude Kimbell is sitting his final exam, in Medicine in December. Ormie Dormer is managing Messrs. Harrison Ramsay’s Proprietary, Ltd. Until he was injured he was a regular member of Pirates Club senior football team. Dr. J. C. Forsyth and Dr. E. L. Button have both obtained their F.R.C.S., Edinburgh. A. Russell completed his B.D.S. last year and is now on the staff of the Dental Clinic at Wellington Public Hospital. J. C. W. Mutter (1920-1924) is at present studying for Holy Orders at St. Johns College, Tamaki, Auckland. Ethelbert Hales (1892-7), who arrived in Wellington on a visit in September, is a well-known Old Boy, who won distinction at College in sport. R. R. T. Young, who was at school (1926-20 and won the school tennis championship in his last year and his Blue at Cambridge last year, has now distinguished himself by representing New Zealand in the Davis Cup contest in which New Zealand beat Portugal. New Zealand had to default after beating Portugal, as Young and C. G. Aitken, who are both at Cambridge, could not spare the time to travel to Austria. R. R. T. Young is a son of Arthur Young, an Old Boy of 1875-81, who is also an enthusiastic tennis player. All Old Boys, and especially members of the Old Boys’ Cricket Club, were very interested to learn that Dennis Blundell, who two years ago had played in our team, had won his '‘Blue’ ’at Cambridge. This is an honour for which all Old Boys will congratulate him. There were only two players wanted to complete the Cambridge team this year, and one had to be a wicketkeeper, so it is all the more to the credit of our Old Boy in getting into the team. Mr. Blundell is the second Old Boy to get his “Blue” - Mr. D. Collins, the previous winner, gained a double “Blue” in cricket and rowing. He also played in the New Zealand team that was in England last year. Apart from his success on the cricket field, he has done very well in his studies and hopes to complete his law examinations next year. V. J. J. Garnham writes from Durban, South Africa, enclosing a subscription for this year’s “Wellingtonian,” and expressing his desire to keep in touch with the school by becoming a regular subscriber. He is at present a junior clerk in the Shell Company and likes the work very much. Old Boys of 1913-1917 will be sorry to hear of the sudden death of W. W. Bramwell who was at College with his twin brother H. H. Bramwell, during those years. After leaving College he took his degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery at Otago University, and for the last six or seven years had been practising his profession in Wanganui. He was engaged in studying for his doctorate, and met his death by misadventure in experimenting on himself with an anaesthetic in preparation for a thesis he was writing on anaesthesia. We are indebted to “Jerry” Daniell, of Masterton, for the following notes on Old Boys in the Wairarapa In pre-war days the association between the Wairarapa and Wellington College was much closer than it is at present. In those days the Wairarapa was not provided with a boarding College, but nowadays the Wairarapa High School fills most of the wants. A brief survey of the Wairarapa district, however, shows the impression that the old school has left in the district.
Tom Jordan is the Mayor of Masterton and Tom Page is the Mayor of Eketahuna. Tom Jordan is also Chairman of the High School Board of Governors. The Chairman of the Electric Power Board, J. Kershaw, is an Old Boy. Martin Tweed is the President of the Wairarapa Automobile Association, one of the most live bodies in New Zealand. Henry Booth is a Past-President and a very active head of the Wairarapa A. & P. Association. W. F. (Eric) McLaren is President of the Masterton A. & P. Association. Further north G. H. Smith, who was at school in 1875 or thereabouts, is the uncrowned king of Pahiatua. Charlie Richardson has filled numerous local offices, and the Martin family look after the interests of Martinborough. George Morice, of the local High School, is Chairman of Directors of the local Y.M.C.A. C. C. Jackson is Chairman of the Farmers’ Union. L. T. Daniell is the Wairarapa member of the Wellington Land Board, and his brother H. H. Daniell is one of the older members of the Masterton County Council. Dave Logan has been a member of the Board of the Wairarapa Patriotic Association since its inception. In the field of sport four Donalds play for the United team; Corry, Irvine, and Kingi play for the Carterton team, which won the local championship; Doug. Riddell and Jack Lawson play in the local Old Boys, who were the runners-up. Jack Lawson expects to be married before Christmas. Bernie Welch captured the Wairarapa tennis championship, and Dave Collins, still the evergreen cricketer, turns his hand to winning golf championships during the winter months. In the schools we find L. Arcus as O/c of the Lansdowne (Masterton) School, and Bob Drummond is O/c of the Masterton Central. J. Lamason is also at the Lansdowne school and has been seen out on the cricket fields. In other walks of life we find Norman James as the genial secretary of the Masterton Racing Club, and Jack Mackley as secretary of the Wairarapa Highway District. Archie Hubbard is in charge of the Masterton Stock Department, Tommy (T. V.) Caverhill is chief buyer for the local Freezing Works, and T. H. Verry is Chairman of the Konini Dairy Company. Bob McLaren is manager of Wright, Stephenson & Co., and Harry Drummond is manager of Murray, Roberts & Co. Sortain Smith plays cricket and distributes petrol. H. J. Francis manages the local A.M.P. and while he is in England on leave, another Old Boy, Cyp. Bridge, occupies the manager’s chair. Alex. McKenzie is a director of one of our building societies. Alex. Keith runs another of our societies. H. L. (Bert) Griffiths is an active member of the Martinborough Tennis and Golf Committees. Hiko McMaster is chairman of his Dairy Company. Dr. Martin Tweed, who has been practising for some years in Carterton, is leaving that town to practice in Trentham. His place is being taken by Dr. Morton, who used to bowl a very nasty ball about the war years. Dr. Morton should add materially to the cricketing strength of the Wairarapa. In Greytown there is another Old Boy, Dr. Hugh Burney, who devotes most of his spare time to the golf links. Tom Brown is farming at Waihi near Masterton and looks as if he is enjoying it. Angel Caselberg is selling motor cars in this district. Captain J. A. Clachan, who was formerly stationed here, has just returned from India. He has had two years’ experience with our army in India and should be able to quote Kipling ad lib. We understand he is now contemplating matrimony. We regret to report the death of Allen (Kooti) Cameron, who was at school 1892-3. He had been farming in the Wairarapa for a number of years prior to his death. ___________ A letter has been received from Squadron Leader Arthur Coningham, D.S.O., R.A.F., who is at present Commandant at Cranwell Aerodrome, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. This is the largest aerodrome in Europe and is also the most important Training College for Air Force officers in England. He sends best wishes to the school and says that he hopes to have a four-six months’ furlough in New Zealand in 1930 when his next examinations are over. He is very anxious to revisit the school as he has not seen us for 13 years. The last occasion was quite a triumph: he won the Old Boys’ Race in the summer of 1915-16 from a 40-yard start! He
adds the following interesting post- script about some attempts to be made on records by Great Britain in the next twelve months: The Schneider Cup: - This will take place next summer in August or September on the Solent. Probable competitors are Great Britain (holders), America, France, and Italy. Aeroplanes will be Supermarine and Gloucesters; probably a monoplane. Engine: Rolls-Royce of nominal 800 h.p. boosted to 1,500 h.p. The weight per horse-power will be something ridiculous-like lib. per 2 h.p. (normal aero engines average 31b. per h.p.). The cup will probably be won at 300 to 320 m.p.h. and the speed record that will be attempted immediately after will be near 350 m.p.h. (six miles a minute). F.O. D’Arcy Greig is now awaiting weather at Calsher to capture the record with last year’s winner of the Schneider Cup, and if successful will probably do 325 to 335 - S5 monoplane with Napier engine. The pilots selected for next year’s race are - F./Lt. D’Arcy Greig, F/Lt. Stainforth, F./O. Atcherley, F./O. Staniland. Squadron Leader Orlebar commands. Not more than one of the above ought to be killed in the practices or race itself, and Atcherley (an ex-Cadet from here) is favourite. Prestige attached to the race is enormous. It is now a struggle of Governments, and the Treasury have voted £200,000. Endurance and Long Distance Record: - In the early spring or first favourable weather after New Year; a Fairey monoplane of 85 feet span, specially built with a Napier engine. It should remain aloft 60 to 70 hours without refuelling and cover 6,000 miles in still air. It is coming here to Cranwell next month and will do the endurance from here. We have the largest aerodrome in Europe and the only one it would take off from. The endurance record will be attempted first, and if successful the present plan is to ship the machine to Capetown and fly direct to England. The pilot is S./Leader Jones-Williams (born in Canada) and navigator, F./Lt. Major. Height Record: - The least important. Not being considered yet, but at present fairly easy of attainment. Land and Water Record:-Seagrave (ex R.A.L. Squadron Commander) leaves for America in the spring to capture the land and water records. This car is designed for 240 m.p.h. and has Schneider Cup Napier engine. He generally gets what he designs for. The car is 28 feet long and like a specially designed cigar. His motor boat is also engined by Schneider Cup Napier and is designed for 90 to 95. He may get 100 m.p.h. but will win with an average speed of 90 m.p.h. So if the powers that be allow Great Britain a fair share of good luck she should, ere the year is out, hold the world’s speed records for sea, land and air, and the endurance and distance for air and the Schneider Cup. The present owners are: - Speed: Sea, 85 m.p.h., America; Land, 206 m.p.h., America; Air, 318 m.p.h., Italy. Endurance: 50 odd hours, Italy. Distance in air: 5,000 miles, Italy. Schneider Cup: 287 m.p.h., England. It is interesting in connection with speed to note the ratio of sea, land and air. It is approximately 1, 2, 3 in hundreds and will probably always remain so. __________ R. I. Petherick has been awarded the Bruce Dali Prize at Victoria College. The following gained first-class passes in the annual examinations at Victoria College: - K. Tahiwi (French I.), H. W. Youren (Philosophy I.), F. Mackenzie (Education I.), H. W. Thompson (Applied Mathematics III.), O. H. Keys (Chemistry II.), W. K. McGavin, T. M. Pemberton and R. I. Petherick (Chemistry I.), T. M. Pemberton (Organic Chemistry), R. I. Petherick (Applied Physics), F. G. Caughley (Botany), M. T. Greig (Zoology III.), F. G. Caughley, O. H. Keys, W. K. McGavin and T. M. Pemberton (Zoology I.), H. P. Tait (Constitutional History and Jurisprudence). We gratefully acknowledge the valuable gift of a photo of the school taken in the first term of 1877. This was sent by Mr. F. M. Leckie, an old boy of 1876-1880, and also 1882. Mr. Leckie had taken great pains to identify the boys whose names are recorded on the margin of the photograph. The work of identification had necessarily been slow and had taken well over twelve months. Considering that over half a century had passed since the group was taken, it had not been easy. He wished to place on record the valuable assistance received from Mr. W. H. Field, M.P. (1875-1881) in the task of identification. It was to Mr. Field that he was indebted
for the original photo. In accordance with Mr. Leckie’s wish, the photo, which is a valuable addition to the historical records of the school, has been placed in the West School, where there is least danger from fire. A pleasant function was held on the evening of October 24th, when members of the Wellington College Old Boys’ Football Club met to welcome back their clubmate, Mr. Charlie Rushbrook, who was a member of the All Black team which recently toured South Africa. On account of the absence from the Dominion of Dr. J. E. Elliott, President of the Old Boys’ Association, Mr. W. E. Bethune presided over the gathering, which was a very representative one. In welcoming him back on behalf of the Old Boys’ Club members, Mr. Bethune said that Mr. Rushbrook, in all the matches he had played on the tour, had upheld the best traditions of New Zealand football and proved himself a most valuable member of the team. With the experience he had gained on the tour, Mr. Rushbrook was now a big asset for the Old Boys’ Club, to whom he would no doubt give the full benefit of his experience. Mr. Armour, Principal of the College, was unfortunately unable to be present on account of school duties, but he was represented by Mr. T. Brodie, who, on behalf of the school, joined in the Old Boys’ welcome to Mr. Rushbrook, stating that the boys had closely followed his doings throughout the tour. Mr. Hornig, manager of the All Black team, paid a high tribute to Mr. Rushbrook and gave the gathering some very interesting details of the team’s experiences in South Africa. E. O. Faber, Hon. Secretary of the Auckland branch of the Old Boys’ Association, writes as follows: - We are now in touch with 170 old boys in Auckland Province and have decided that social gatherings shall be held at least every three months, to which we tender a hearty invitation to any visiting old or present boys of Wellington College. Our next gathering will be on, or about, 7th December. The following is the result of our last election of officers:-Mr. W. B. Colbeck, President; W. R. Holmes, Vice-President; E. O. Faber, Hon. Secretary; R. A. Loe, Hon. Treasurer; Executive Committee: P. J. Crump (Chairman), R. Gray, J. Hogben, C. Taylor, S. I. Goodall, W. S. Kirk, the Secretary, the Treasurer. Messrs. A. Keane, H. McDonald, W. S. Kirk are all playing senior football in Auckland, the former having represented the province as wing-forward for a number of years. I am forwarding you under separate cover a flashlight photograph of our last smoke concert, held on 31st August. Malcolm Young, who showed good promise at the game in Wellington before leaving for England to attend Oxford University, was not much heard of in tennis, but this year he has suddenly broken the ice by defeating Patrick D. B. Spence in the Gallery hard-court championship singles held at Dulwich. Young met Spence in the first round and beat him 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, but then fell to D. R. Fussell, 6-4, 6-4. Young is still in his early twenties, and Spence is 28 years of age. Young’s victory was a very fine one, as the South African is considered above the average as a player. The Wellington colt must be playing a very solid game to be able to account for such an experienced and able a player as Spence. In the doubles Young played with S. M. Sikri, but went down to Spence and R. D. Helmore, 6-2, 8-6. Mr. W. B. Colbeck, a member of the Committee of the Auckland Stock Exchange, attended the annual meeting of the Stock Exchange of New Zealand in Dunedin. E. Morgan, who won the final of the welter-weight boxing event at the Olympic Games in Amsterdam this year, is an old boy. The honour is all the more noteworthy in that he is the first New Zealander to achieve Olympic honours. Morgan entered college in 1921, and in the college boxing tournament fought out the final of the bantam-weights with Parlane, who beat him after a first-class bout. In the account of this tournament in the “ Wellingtonian,” Morgan is described as a “promising two- handed boxer, with an excellent left.” In 1922 he fought out the final of the light- weight with Kirk, and was again beaten in a close finish. A brief but very impressive touching service of thanksgiving and remembrance in memory of “Elder Brother,” the late Captain W. H. Dillon Bell, was held in St. Mark’s Church. The eldest son of Sir Francis and Lady Bell, Captain Dillon Bell was the first New Zealand M.P. to volunteer in the Great War, and the first to make the supreme sacrifice. The service, which was broadcast by 2YA, was conducted by the Rev. H. E. K. Fry, the Rev. G. C. Blathwayt, the Rev. E. R. Weeks, the Rev. J. R. Blanchard, the Rev. H. W. Austin, and Mr. R. F. Clark. Among those present were His Excellency the Governor-General, Sir Charles Fergusson, Sir Francis Bell and party, Sir Charles Statham, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Sir James Allen, Sir John Luke, Sir
Robert Stout, the Hon. Sir R. Heaton Rhodes, the Hons. F. J. Rolleston, R. A. Wright and O. J. Hawken, Mr. T. Forsyth, M.P., and other members of the Legislative Council and House of Representatives, the Mayor (Mr. G. A. Troup), Sir Alexander Roberts, Colonel Hall, Mr. W. A. Armour (Principal of Wellington College), and Mr. M. F. Luckie. At the meeting of the Victoria College Council it was agreed to approve of the Professorial Board’s recommendation that the Sir Robert Stout Scholarship for 1928 be awarded to Mr. A. C. Keys. The scholarship is of the value of £20. Mr. Keys, who obtained his B.A. degree this year, also gained a Senior University Scholarship in Greek, as well as being runner-up in two other scholarships. W. Sievers (1910-11), who during his service in the late war was gassed and returned to England, where he underwent several operations, afterwards became associated with the Electrolux Vacuum Co., and is now general manager for England. He had this year six months' leave. During his absence another Old Boy, W. B. Bennett, took command in his place. W. B. Fitchett (1905-9), who was in the XV. in 1908 and 1909 and was head house prefect in 1909, paid us a visit last June. He is now associated with the firm of Picot and Co., general merchants. On Wednesday, the 1st February, 1928, the Premier of New South Wales (Mr. T. R. Bavin) paid a visit to Wellington College, which he attended from 1882 to 1884. A number of prominent members of the College Old Boys’ Association were present, the President (Dr. J. S. Elliott) welcoming the visitor. Mr. Bavin, in replying, said that he was pleased to have the opportunity of visiting his old school, and also expressed his gratitude to members of the Old Boys’ Association for being present. He said that he was sure that whatever success he had attained was largely due to training he had received at that school. Those old boys present were introduced to Mr. Bavin and to Mr. W. A. Armour, the new principal, and entertained at morning tea by Mrs. Armour. Later an inspection was made of the school buildings and the new Memorial Hall. Others present were Messrs. T. R. Cresswell, W. H. Denton, H. Desborough, C. A. Innes, C. D. Morpeth, E. P. Bunny, M. Luckie, H. Huggins, M. Myers, P. Myers, M. C. Barnett, E. Y. Redwood, R. Darroch, Dr. Adams, and W. W. Cook. Colonel Beere, Mr. Firth, Mr. W. E. Bethune, and Mr. W. Perry were regretfully unable to be present and sent their apologies. Major and Brevet-Lieut.-Colonel B. C. Freyberg, V.C., C.M.G., D.S.O., Grenadier Guards, p.s.c., has been appointed a General Staff Officer, 2nd. Grade, Eastern Command. Headquarters, Horse Guards, London, S.W.l. The Hon. T. R. Bavin and Miss Bavin were, on February 13th, 1928, the guests of Dr. J. S. Elliott, President of the Wellington College Old Boys’ Association, at Silverstream. Others guests were members of the Association Committee and old boys of Mr. Bavin's term, including Colonel Beere, Dr. Cattell, Messrs. A. Heine (who taught Mr. Bavin), W. E. Bethune, W. W. Cook, C. A. Innes, R. Darroch, M. C. Barnett, W. H. Field, M.P., F. Leckie, and P. Myers. Mr. Bavin left Wellington on his return to Sydney by the Tahiti in the evening. A. C. Mackenzie, who left last year, joined the staff of the “Evening Post.” In a letter received in May, he mentioned he was gathering material for an article on Wellington College in the “nineties.” On the eve of the departure of the All Black team for South Africa, the Headmaster sent, on behalf of the school, a message of good wishes to Mark Nicholls and Charlie Rushbrook. This year, in addition to the appointment of Mr. A. Blair to the Bench of the Supreme Court, a further honour has been conferred on old boys by a similar appointment of Mr. D. G. Smith, a son of the Rev. J. Gibson-Smith. He came to College in 1903, at the age of fifteen years, and matriculated the following year, also winning the Liverton History Prize in the same year. After a brilliant academic career at Victoria College he won his way to a prominent position among the barristers of Wellington, and now, at the early age of forty years, has been promoted to the Bench. J. B. Mawson, M.A., formerly on the staff of the college, was appointed this year an Inspector of Secondary Schools. M. Leadbetter, M.A., another former master, and well known as a champion runner, is now first
assistant on the staff of St. Andrew’s College, Christchurch. L. R. Montefiore, now an insurance manager in Brisbane, wrote in March as follows:-In reading through the December issue of your paper, I was very much surprised to see the article by G. A. Cowan, from Townsville, Queensland, in August last. He states that a pal and he arrived in Sydney and almost immediately went north to Brisbane, and from there to Cairns, etc. Naturally, Queensland being tropical, there are any amount of mosquitoes and other unpleasant insects, but it is the latter part of his letter to which I take very strong exception. He states: “My chief impressions of Queensland are rather disappointing. As far as I can see, it is a land on the verge of bankruptcy.” Having been in control of my company in Queensland since 1917, and during that period travelled over most parts of this vast State, I must say that it has greater possibilities than any other part of Australia or New Zealand. There are many opportunities in this State for young men who are prepared to work. The conditions of living are excellent, the people the most sociable in Australia, and one of the first things a stranger notices is the way people take one at one’s face value. I must congratulate you on your December production, and I always look forward to read about the old school. It is nearly twenty years since I left college, and, naturally, many changes have taken place during that period. During my wanderings I have come across many old boys of the college, and we always have a little chat about the old days. I notice that Mr. A. C. Gifford is now retiring; no doubt he has well earned his rest. And the evergreen T. Brodie is still on deck boosting the school as he always did. Jimmie Cuddie, I am glad to see, is still teaching the young ideas the way they should go. He and I were kids together at Clyde Quay School way back in 1902. Kind regards to any of the others I have not mentioned, and should any of them be in Brisbane, I should be glad to see them, and I can assure you they will go back to New Zealand satisfied that I have not told them enough of the good points about Queensland. Three prominent old boys of Wellington College were officially farewelled by members of the Wellington College Old Boys’ Association on Monday, 27th March. Mr. C. A. Rushbrook, who was one of the All Blacks leaving to represent New Zealand in South Africa; Mr. W. H. Denton, one of the oldest members on the Executive Committee of the Old Boys’ Association, who was leaving on a trip abroad, and Mr. B.O. Binnie had presentations made to them by their fellow members. Mr. W. E. Bethune, who presided, made the presentations. Apologies for absence were received from the President of the Association (Dr. J. S. Elliott) and Mr. J. P. Firth. In presenting a leather suitcase to Mr. Rushbrook, Mr. Bethune said that they were all proud of him for the sake of the college and the Old Boys’ Association. He recalled the fact that Mr. Rushbrook’s father had been a member of the first Old Boys’ football team to play senior Rugby. Mr. Armour, headmaster of Wellington College, said that the present boys of Wellington College viewed with interest and pleasure the deeds of those boys who had left school, and they felt highly honoured that the Old Boys were represented in the team going to South Africa. Wishing Mr. Rushbrook success, he said that the college would take the greatest interest in his progress. Messrs. Prendeville, for the Wellington Rugby Union, and W. Hornig, for the New Zealand Rugby Union, also wished Mr. Rushbrook every success. During his connection with the Executive of the Old Boys’ Association for 32 years, Mr. Bethune said, he had always been in close touch with Mr. Denton, and that they all realised the wonderful amount of work he had done for the Association. He presented Mr. Denton with a fountain pen. In replying, Mr. Denton said that to belong to the Association was one of the things that made life worth living. The success of the Association, he continued, was dependent on the “king pin,” Mr. J. P. Firth, who had done so much to stimulate interest in the Association, and who still continued to do so. Wedding gifts from the Old Boys’ Association and the Old Boys’ Football and Cricket Clubs were presented to Mr. Binnie by Mr. Bethune, who wished him and his bride every success for the future. Mr. Binnie suitably responded. Dr. J. K. Davidson arrived back from his studies in London by the Ulimaroa in February, to be assistant superintendent at the Christchurch Hospital. Mr. Davidson, who is 29 years of age, is an old boy. He was here from 1915 to 1918, and was head prefect in 1918. For two years he played as wing-three-quarter in the college first fifteen. In 1919 he went to Otago University, where he qualified in 1923. For twelve months before he went Home he was in the Christchurch Hospital. As soon as he arrived in London he went to Queen Mary’s
Hospital, in the East End, where he stayed for twelve months. He was then transferred to the Cancer Hospital, staying there for six months, and later he studied at Chelsea Hospital for two months. In 1926 Dr. Davidson gained the Diploma of F.R.C.S., Edinburgh. The Minister of Justice, the Hon. F. J. Rolleston, announced on February 8th, 1928, that Mr. A. W. Blair, barrister and solicitor, of Wellington, had been offered and had" accepted the Judgeship vacated by Mr. Justice Stringer. Mr. Archibald William Blair was born on 25th October, 1875, at Dunedin, his father being the late William Newsham Blair, M.I.C.E., late Engineer-in-Chief of New Zealand. Mr. A. W. Blair was educated at the Terrace School, Wellington, and at Wellington College. On the death of his father in 1891 he left school, being then fifteen years of age, and became office boy in the firm of W. G. Turnbull and Co. (now Messrs. Wright, Stephenson and Co.). He remained there until 1893, and left to become associate to the late Sir John Denniston. Mr. Blair was his associate for approximately five years, and during this period attended lectures at Canterbury College. He was admitted to practice in the year 1899 by Sir Robert Stout, Mr. Blair’s admission being the first judicial act performed by Sir Robert Stout. On his admission, the Judge presented him with a book containing the following inscription:-“Patrem olim amavi, nunc filium quasi paterna auctoritate, in viam vitae admisi.” Mr. Blair was for about a year in the office of Mr. T. F. Martin, of Wellington, and left him to join the Hon. J. A. Tole, Crown Solicitor, of Auckland, remaining with him for about four years, during which time he had fairly extensive experience in Crown Prosecutor’s work. In the year 1905 he returned to Wellington to join the staff of Skerrett and Wylie as managing clerk. Shortly after the amalgamation of the firms of Skerrett and Wylie and Chapman and Tripp, Mr. Blair was made a partner, and he has remained with that firm ever since. On the elevation of his partner, Sir Charles Skerrett, to the office of Chief Justice, Mr. Blair became head of the firm of Chapman, Tripp, Blair, Cooke, and Watson. Mr. Blair has been a member of the Wellington District Law Society since the year 1912, holding the office of President on two occasions. Mr. Hugh G. Croll, an old Wellington College boy, and son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Croll, of this city, has just been appointed a sub-editor on the “New York Times,.” Mr. Croll has been in America for seven years, during which time he has been music and art critic on the “Cleveland Times,” and has also been attached to the literary staff of the “New York Evening Post” and '“Daily News.” In a letter to Mr. Renner offering congratulations on his appointment to Rongotai, E. A. B. Macfarlane says:-“You would be surprised how many old boys are at present in Sydney. Ken Wallace is in the near future to be made Assistant Medical Superintendent to the Sydney Hospital. Then there is Eton-you’ll remember him. He has a stiff leg, and everyone called him, and always will call him, ‘Hoppy.’ I don’t know whether you’ll remember Ted Turner-a thick-set, red-haired, freckly lad he was, from the Terrace School-. Well, Ted is with the “Mastertouch” people, who manufacture piano-player rolls. Then there were the two McCormack boys. They were also Terrace School boys, but I haven’t seen them for a good while. Still again there is Brownrigg. You’ll easily remember him by his glorious U.S. (or U.) accent. Well, he is with Amalgamated Wireless. He hasn’t changed one iota. Knowles-Smith was here with the Bank of New Zealand, but they missed him so much that Sir Harold Beauchamp evidently s.o.s.’d and got him home again. Do you remember Tony Smith? Well, Knowles-Smith told me before he returned that Tony was running a Pierrot show down at Manly, one of our seaside resorts (known to all Sydneysiders as the “village”). It appears that Tony’s troupe banked at the Bank of New Zealand, and that when business was good Tony would go in and deposit the week’s takings. KnowlesSmith didn’t tell me how they got on in wet weather. Possibly (but not very likely) they had an overdraft! In a letter received by the Headmaster from that enthusiastic Old Boy, W. H. Denton, the latter says:-“ Six months have gone since you wished me ‘bon voyage’ on behalf of my old school; your good wishes have followed me all along the route. I am writing particularly to say that I have posted, through Mr. Firth, a book for the College library written by an Old Boy. Dr. Diamond Jenness, student under Mr. Firth, is Director of Anthropology in the Victoria Memorial Museum, Quebec, and is the author of this book, ‘The Children of the Twilights,’ and its value and interest has been recognised by many Arctic explorers. Jenness’ years were around 1906, I think. I also met Old Boy Charles Glenday (1923 about), who has a position in the C.P.R. offices in Montreal. My trip has been a great one, and part of it-by motor car-was made in company with another Old
Boy, Bob Hill (1912 about), who drove us over 7,000 miles through the finest of the scenery of the Western States of the U.S.A. and of British Columbia: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, Portland; Vancouver Island, through the Sierras by the Fraser Canyon, into Okanagan and Kootenay Valleys, and then by that wonderful highway from Winderwere to Banff, through the finest of the scenery of the Rocky Mountains. We ‘ditched’ the car at Calgary and parted company, and I worked gradually East by the CanadianPacific Railway. One has to travel to realise how immense the distances are in America; to find that the province of Quebec is nearly half the size of Europe surprised me. Tell the boys that it is necessary to know French as well as English if they wish to travel and to get the best enjoyment in same. When tramping in Quebec I visited villages where English was not known! In Montreal and Quebec the language spoken in the streets is mostly French. We land at Liverpool this afternoon, and I have now Europe to play in. I hope to hear that your Carnival was a success. With best wishes to you and the staff in the work of the school.” Colonel H. E. Avery, a well-known old boy of the college, and Vice-President of the Rongotai College Parents’ Association, has been elected a member of the College Board of Governors in succession to Mr. R. Darroch, who resigned last September. ___________ ___________
OLD BOYS’ DAY, 1928, Beautiful sunny weather during the whole day helped to make Old Boys’ Day one of the jolliest and most successful gatherings we have had since the inception of this anniversary. As a preliminary to this annual event, the school had been honoured on the previous day by a visit from prominent members of the Old Boys’ Association, including Messrs. W. E. Bethune and M. C. Barnett, who addressed the boys to point out how desirable it was that they should join up with the Old Boys’ Association on leaving school. On the following morning, before the various sports were begun, the old Boys present were welcomed by the headmaster, Mr. W. A. Armour, who expressed his pleasure the opportunity this event gave Old Boys of renewing their association with the school. The boys of the school, assembled on the bank by the pavilion, gave expression to their welcome by hearty cheers. Mr. W. E. Bethune spoke briefly in reply, and warned the boys that the Old Boys were after their scalps, and that the boys would have to do their best if they wished to beat their opponents. He then called for cheers from the Old Boys for the headmaster, the staff, and the present boys. At the conclusion of the morning’s events, a photograph of the gathering assembled on the steps was taken. The members of the earns were then entertained at lunch in the dining-room by the Old Boys’ Association, who also generously provided afternoon tea for the whole school and the visitors. In addition to such prominent old boys as Messrs. W. E. Bethune, M. C. Barnett (who was responsible for the inception fifteen years ago of this annual day), W. W. Cook, C. A. Innes, R. Darroch, M. Luckie, Colonel R. Beere, and many others, we were pleased to have with us Mrs. J. P. Firth, while we knew that the old “boss” was with us in spirit. We were also pleased to see again Mr. and Mrs. Cresswell, and Messrs. A. Heine and A. C. Gifford. Another notable visitor was Mr. Dustin, who was a boy at college 62 years ago, and who still enjoys renewing his association with the college. The various games included five cricket matches, tennis, shooting, swimming, track races, and, for golfers, an opportunity to try their skill on the putting green, which has been retained since it was laid down for the recent carnival. The following are the results of the day’s events:SHOOTING. Old Boys: Fenton 95, Tolhurst 94, Marshall 93, Colonel Powles 92, Hislop 91, Thompson 90, George 87, Beard 87; total, 729. Present Boys: Greenaway 99, Carlson 97, Vare 94, Cook 94, Hislop 93, Nyberg 92, Tasker 91, Caughley 90; total, 750. College won by 21 points.
RUNNING. During the afternoon runners competed in two events, a 100 yards sprint and an 880 yards relay race. The first-named event was particularly interesting, on account of the matching of J. B. Stephenson (senior champion) with his brother, F. H. Stephenson (junior champion), both having won distinction in the intercollegiate contests. The latter, who is only fifteen years of age, is remarkably fast, and his brother beat him by inches only. F. S. Ramson (O.B.) was third. Teams for the relay race were:-School: N. M. Hislop, K. Rowe, J. Te Moana, J. Stephenson. Old Boys: C. F. Thompson, R. Gully, A. E. Burd, F. S. Ramson. Hislop gave the present pupils a lead, which was maintained over the whole distance, J. B. Stephenson finishing strongly from Ramson.
SWIMMING. 25 Yards Dash.-C. Claridge (O.B.), 1; H. Claridge (O.B.), 2. 50 Yards Swim.-C. Claridge, 1; E. M. Gill (P.B.), 2. 100 Yards Relay.-Old Boys (C. Hobson, B. Greenaway, H. Claridge and C. Claridge3, 1; Present Boys (H. C. Middlebrook, O. S. Oliver, K. F. Hoy and E. M.Gill), 2.
CRICKET. College First XI.-First Innings. Paetz, b. Duncan 23 Du Chateau, run out 23 Cramond, retired 79 Stephenson, retired 14 Middlebrook, b. Duncan 15 Robinson, b. Malcolm 31 Masters, b. Malcolm 0 Turner, caught, b. Nelson 3 Hill, b. Nelson 2 Bird, not out 16 Extras 5 Total, declared for 9 wickets 211 Old Boys.-First Innings Arndt, c. Bolt, b, Stephenson 0 Patrick, b. Bird 1 6 Malcolm, c. Stevens, b. Bird 6 Hankins, b. Stevens 11 MacDonald, b. Stephenson 30 Burt, retired 83 J. Eton, b. Stephenson 12 Duncan, c. Paetz, b. Stevens 16 B. Eton, not out 9 Extras 17 Total, declared for 8 wickets 200 Old Boys v. Junior C.-Junior C, who made 142 runs (Law 27, Wiren 16, Griffiths 29, Davies 23, Cooper 34), were defeated by Old Boys, 182 runs, Osborn 24, Petherick 51, Smyth 33, Caldwell 31, Phillips 18). For the visitors, Smith took seven wickets for 24 runs, and for the School, Griffiths secured five for 78; Wiggs, three for 2.
Old Boys (Veterans’ Team) v. lie.-Old Boys, 203 (A. M. Thomson 140 retired, L. Blundell 12, M. F. Lucklie 11, R. Darroch 10), defeated the College Fifth Eleven, 190 (Currie 41, Clark 13, Pyne 18, Denby 19, Leopard 41, English 27). Bowling for College, Pyne took five wickets for 34 runs, while for Old Boys Luckie captured five for 73. Old Boys v. IIa.-In this match the College Third XI., 42 (Williams 13 not out), lost to Old Boys, 127 (Dustin 59 retired, Parker 27, Mackay 24 not out). For past pupils, Binnie took six wickets for 15 runs; Dustin, four for 13. For College, Hill secured five wickets for 25 runs, and Logan two for 23. TENNIS. Singles.-Col. Beere lost to R. Howe, 3-9; Dr. Brown lost to E. A. Roussell, 6-9; W. B. Carpenter lost to Davys, 4-9; L. George lost to Driscoll, 7-9; E. Perryman lost to Elias, 6-9; E. G. Thompson lost to Burbidge, 2-9; W. K. McGavin lost to McIntyre, 3-9; Kimbell beat Pomeroy, 9-3; H. D. Duncan beat Radford, 9-7; K. D. C. Morrison beat Young 9-0; D. A. Young lost to Shaw, 2-9; Eichelbaum lost to Hicks, 6-9; Parsons beat Dixon, 9-4; Hunter lost to Driscoll, 7-9. School 10, Old Boys 4. Doubles.-Col. Beere and Duncan lost to Howe and Roussell, 5-9; George and Carpenter lost to Davys and Driscoll, 3-9; Drs. Brown and Young beat Burbridge and Hicks, 10-8; Thompson and McGavin lost to Elias and McIntyre, 7-9; Duncan and Kimbell beat Radford and Pomeroy 9-5; Morrison and Perryman beat Young and Shaw, 9-2; Eichelbaum and Hunter lost to Pomeroy and Driscoll, 6-9. Old Boys, 3; Present Boys, 4. At the conclusion of the sports, prizes were presented by Mrs. Bethune as follows : Cricket.-Batting, A. R. Cramond; bowling, J. B. Stephenson. Second Eleven, Davies; Third Eleven, V. Hill; Fourth Eleven, Sadler; Fifth Eleven, Currie. Tennis.-Most improved player, E. A. Roussell; medal, R. Howe. Running.-J. B. Stephenson. Swimming.-E. M. Gill. Shooting.-F. H. Greenaway. Prior to the presentation ceremony Mr. W. E. Bethune announced that he had received a telegram from the Auckland branch of the Old Boys’ Association, stating that they would join those present in spirit in the celebration of Old Boys’ Day. “Once again,” said Mr. Bethune, referring to the day’s activities, “youth and health have triumphed. The present boys have carried off the shooting, tennis and running honours, while we have won only the swimming and three of the cricket matches.” He congratulated all the winners, especially A. R. Cramond, the winner of the autographed bat presented by Mr. Len McKenzie, who is at present abroad. This bears the signature of such men as Lord Harris, A. W. Carr, K. S. Duleepsinghi, A. E. R. Gilligan, E. H. Bowley, A. H. H. Gilligan, A. E. Relf, and F. Woolley, all of whose names are household words with cricketers.
E. D. BLUNDELL, Cambridge Cricket Blue.
E. MORGAN, Olympic Boxing Champion.
R. R. T. YOUNG, N.Z. Davis Cup player.
FLASH-LIGHT PHOTO OF THE SMOKE CONCERT OF THE AUCKLAND OLD BOYSâ€™ ASSOCIATION BRANCH.
LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL. Unless otherwise stated the addresses refer to Wellington.
Abbott, F. A., c/o Messrs. Abbott, Armstrong, and Howie, Warehousemen, Auckland Adams, R. T., Barrister and Solicitor, Pahiatua Aldous, G. J., Brunswick Street, Lower Hutt Anderson, H. N., 31 Shannon Street, City Atmore, C. F., Solicitor, Otaki. Archibald, M. K., 5 Athol Crescent, off Boulcott Street Arndt, C. H., Portland Crescent. Avery, Col., 57 Overtoun Terrace, Hataitai Barclay, J. D., Pahautanui Barnett, Dr. L. E., Hampden. Barnett, A. H., Solicitor, Sussex Chambers, 12 Panama Street Bartholomew, N. J., Feilding Beard, G. W., Peep o’ Day, Kimbolton Beattie, Mrs. A. H., Herepolio, Eskdale, Napier Beere, Colonel R., Solicitor, Box 776, Wellington Bennett, J. R. E., c/o Messrs. Young, White and Courtenay Bennett, W. B., Alexander Street, Khandallah Bethune, W. E., Featherston Street Bee, J., The Scot’s College, Victoria Road, Sydney Bidwell, J. Carne, Pihautea, Featherston Biss, H. R., c/o Gawith, Biss and Wilson, Masterton Blair, K. J., c/o Eastern Extension Telegraph Co., Box 1112 H., Sydney. Blacker, E., Koro Koro Road, Petone Blundell, L., “Evening Post” Bolton, J., Woodville Booth, H. B., Middle Run, Carterton Bramwell, W. W., Knox College, Dunedin Brandon, A. de B., Hobson Street Brandon, G. W., c/o A. de B. Brandon, Hobson Street Brialey, E. S., Public Trust Office, Palmerston North Brisco, G. R., Paponga, Te Awamutu Brisco, Hylton, The Tower, Matamata. Bell, Ernest, “Taumaru,” Lowry Bay. Bolton, F., Oete, Pahiatua Booth, Rev. J. Spencer, St. Saviour’s Rectory, Gladstone, Queensland Broad, C., Wellington Gas Company Brown, A. E., Johnston Street Brown, R., c/o “Truth” Office Brown, T. A., c/o Brooklands, Eketahuna
Burdan, C., Wainuiomata Burnett, H., Pakihiroa, Ruatorea, East Coast Burt, P. G., c/o P.O., Kaiwaiwai Butt, S. S. Buxton, A. B., 40 Central Terrace, Kelburn Buxton, C. L., 6 Terrace Gardens, City Caddick, A. E., 52 Tui Street, Fendalton, Christchurch. Carman, A. H., Johnsonville Carman, C. K., Johnsonville Cameron, Dr. R. A., Ngapuni, Paraparaumu Caselberg, H. M., Stoney Creek, Martinborough Castle, S. J., c/o Izard, Weston, Stephenson, and Castle, Solicitors Carlson, W. H., Owhango, Taumarunui Cass, J. L., 1 Manly Terrace, Wellington Central Chapman, J. H., H.M. Customs, Wgtn. Chapman, V. R., McIntyre’s Avenue Childs, S. C., 9 Wha Street, Lyall Bay Clachan, Lieut. J. A., “Aberfoyle,” 22 Ohiro Road Clark, C. W. A., 2 Nelson Road, Petone Clayton, K., 134 College Street, Palmerston North. Clapham, G. C., Kohukohu, Hokianga Cobbe, M., Rahau, Te Tuhi, Wanganui River Cohen, Dr. L., Willis Street Colbeck, Dr. E. H., 55 Upper Berkeley Street, London Collins, D. C., Martinborough Collins, C. G., 140 Clyde Street, Island Bay Collins, R. J., Box 316, Christchurch Connell, Chas., Konini Cook, W. K., 77 Hutt Road, Petone Cook, W. W., c/o Registrar General’s Office Cooper, W. R. P., Kingswell, Masterton Corkill, Dr. T. F., 319 Willis St. Corkill, T. F., Harbour Board, Opunake. Corkill, F. M., Opunake. Corkill, Dr. H. K., 3 Park Street. Cornish, D. G., Bank of N.Z., Palmerston North Coveney, T., 63 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn Cox, G. E., c/o Mrs. T. G. Cox, 59 Maida Vale Road, Roseneath. Cuddie, J. R., Wellington College Cowan, G. A., c/o Cowan Bros., Apiti Cridland, A .G. A., Bunnythorpe
Dallow, V., c/o Bank of N.Z., Marion Daniell, H. H., Masterton Daniell, L. T., Wairere, Masterton Darroch, Bobt., 4 Telford Terrace Davidson, Dr. J. K., c/o. Christchurch Hospital. Dawson, J. T., Kaitaia. Deller, F. A., Tuturumuri, Martinborough Denton, L. A., Tribune Buildings, Hastings Denton, W. H., Willis Street Desborough, H., c/o Cook and Son Desborough, L. 0., c/o Wright, Stephenson & Co. Ltd. Dewhurst, F. C., c/o Dominion Motors Ltd. Dickson, J. P. W., Barrister and Solicitor, Auckland Dixon, E. Shep., G.P.O. Box 742, Wellington. Donaldson, Capt. H., Defence Headquarters, Buckle Street Donald, J. F., c/o Mr. J. Purser, Leeston, Canterbury Donald, L. M., Hadleigh, Bideford, Masterton D’Oyly, H. B., Feilding Dunlop, F., c/o Dunbar Sloane Dunn, A., King’s Chambers Duff, K. J., 12 Macfarlane Street, City Earle, F. J., Mail Office, Nelson Edmunds, E. E., Seatoun Eichelbaum, S., Box 350, G.P.O. Ellingham, E., Te Aata, Horoeka, via Dannevirke Elliott, Dr. J. S., Kent Terrace Elliott, J. K., 43 Kent Terrace, City Evans, E., 19 Hiropi Street Faber, E. 0., Hon. Sec., Wellington College Old Boys’ Association, c/o. Messrs. Harrison Ramsay Pty. Ltd., Auckland. Fell, Lieut.-Commander W. R., R.N., Port Royal, Russell Avenue, Plymouth, England Findlay, Capt. J. L., Wigram Aerodrome, Christchurch Finlay, J. G., c/o J. B. Finlay, 72 Hawker Street Finch, J., 6 Upland Road, Kelburn Firth, J. P., C.M.G., Wade Street, Highland Park Fisk, C. P., 163 Owen Street Fisk, A .H., 20 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn Fitchett, W. B., 382 Colombo Street, Christchurch. Flux, A. L., Mapiu, Taumarunui, King Country Focke, H. E., Te Awamutu Foley, H., 21 Daniel Street, Newtown Fullarton, H. A., 59 Hawker Street Gadsby, Dr. N., 2 Galsarpeat Road, Aberdeen, Scotland
Garnham, V. J. J., 33 Frere Crescent, Durban, Natal, South Africa. Gaudin, W. G., 35 Arawa Road, Hataitai Gawith, A. C., Longbush, Masterton Gawith, S. R., c/o Gawith, Biss and Wilson, Masterton Geange, H. A., Pahiatua Gentry, F. C., Khandallah George, A. L., c/o George and George, Cuba Street Giesen, Dr. E., Rintoul Street Gifford, A. C., Chatsworth Road, Silverstream. Gillies, G., Waipatu, Featherston, Carterton Gilmer, Dr. H. A. H., Wellesley Club Girdwood, S. P., Puketotara Private Bag, Tuakau, Waikato. Goodbehere, E. G., Feilding Gooder, F., Wharepukunga, Te Awamutu Goodwin, W. D., 215 Lambton Quay Gordon, W. A., P.O. Box 1401 Graham, C. E. C., Public Trust Office, Hawera Graham, Guy H.. Barrister and Solicitor,Waverley Graham, P. W., Box 1051, G.P.O. Grant, R. L., P. & T. Laboratory Greig, H. E., 25 Panama Street Grieve, G. F., Labour Dept., Nelson. Hall, H., 70 Hill Street Hall, W. J., 14 Harper Street Hamilton, A., Sharebroker, P.O. Box 1407 Hammond, G. V., c/o Farmers’ Co-op., Hawera Hammond, K., Ngaruru, Hunterville Hammond, Lloyd, Rata. Hannah, R., Boulcott Street Hannah, H. N., 10 Mount Street, City Harding, J. W., 3 Rimu Road, Kelburn Haywood, Dr. L. P., Dentist, Willis St. Heine, A., 5 Corunna Avenue Hellaby, J., c/o R. and W. Hellaby, Shortland Street, Auckland Hemery, L. C., c/o Park and Hemery, Box 949 Hendricksen, E. E., 1 Hunter Street, Island Bay Heron, A. J., 20 Owen Street Highet, G. C., 4 Maida Vale Road, Roseneath Hobson, C. T., Weraroa St., Levin. Hoby, Dr. H., 219 New Road, Chatham, England Hoggard, D., 155 Featherston Street Hopkirk, V., 104 Majoribanks Street Hornblow, R. R., “Evening Post” Hope, G. R. J., 19 Home Street, City Huggins, H. A., Taurima, 55 Hamilton Road, Hataitai Hughes, W. B., 3 Burke Road, Camberwell, Melbourne
Hume, W., Featherston Hurrell, J., Box 6, Miller’s Flat, Otago Hutton, Jas., Greymouth Technical College Hyams, V., c/o J. Nathan and Co., Ltd., 20-26 Queen Street, Melbourne Ilott, J. M., 246b Wellington Terrace Ivory, G. H., c/o Messrs. Henry Ivory and Toon, 212 Lambton Quay Innes, C. A., 256 Lambton Quay. Jacobs, S. ,e/o J. Nathan & Co., Ltd., 16 St. Helen’s Place, London, E.C. 3,England James, C. S., c/o E. W. Mills & Co. Johnson, N. S., Solicitor, Hamilton Jones, H. C. C., Lands and Deeds Department Jones, F. W., c/o Land and Deeds Dept. Joplin, F., Wellington College Jordan, T., Barrister and Solicitor, Masterton Judd, F., P.O. Box 19, Wellington Judd, N. J., Aokautere, Palmerston North. Kebbell, Ii. N., Nga Rata, Alfredton Keith, A., Box 63, G.P.O., Masterton Kellow, A. J., Levin and Co., Feilding Kellow, J. A., 7 Ludlam Street, Seatoun Kelly, E. M., c/o Messrs. Young, Neave and Courtenay Kettle, C. L., Greymouth King, H., c/o State Forest Service, Auckland King, R. V., 116 Cuba Street Kirk, C. G., Nelson College, Nelson Kirk, Professor H. B., Wellington Knowles-Smith, H., Bank of N.Z., Pahiatua. Langdon, F., 49 Brougham Street Lawry, H., c/o A. S. Paterson and Co., Christchurch Leahy, P., P.O. Box 48, Waimate, South Canterbury Levy, Dr. L., 278 Willis Street Lewis, A. W., Suva, Fiji Lindup, F., Public Works Department, Whangarei Logan, D. K., Solicitor, Masterton Logan, A. L., Dental Surgeon, Devon St., New Plymouth Lowe, J. K., Railway Engineer, Auckland Luke, Dr. E. H., 20 Waitoa Road, Hataitai Luke, W. M., Canadian National Railways, Dominion Farmers’ Institute. Lyons, W. G., Church Street, Palmerston North Lyon, R. K., 226 The Terrace Mace, R., Bramerton, Masterton Mackenzie, H. A., 42 Kelburn Parade
Mackenzie, Dr. E., c/o Mrs. Mackenzie, Inverleith, Oriental Parade Mackenzie, J., c/o Eastern Extension Co., Perth, W.A. Macklin, C. T., 75 Waipapa Rd., Hataitai Manning, A. R., 37 Roxburgh Street Martin, T. F., 106 Upland Road, Kelburn Martin, E. E., 380 Collins St., Melbourne Mason, P., Fernhill, P.O., Hastings Matheson, Major D., Makirikiri, Wanganui Matheson, J. P., Rongomai, Eketahuna Matheson, Dr. N. M., c/o D. Matheson, Makirikiri, Wanganui Mathews, G. S., c/o Mathews and Co. Mather, N. K., c/o Messrs. Atkinson and Dale, 215 Lambton Quay Mackenzie, K., Oparua McCallum, G., 47 Rawhiti Terrace, Kelburn McCartney, N., c/o Levin and Co., Masterton McCaskey, C., Gowan Brae, Hillersden Rural, Marlborough McColl, C. W., 67 Wright Street, Wellington McEldowney, W. J., Box 1262 McEwan, W. B., City Librarian, Dunedin McGowan, H. R., c/o Wellington Woollen Company McKellar, A. C., Bank of N.S.W. McKelvie, J., Bulls McMaster, A. D., Korari, Featherston McMaster, R. H., Tuhitarata, Featherston McNeil, A., 24 Disley Street, Taitville Meadowcroft, Dr. C. D., General Hospital, Ipswich, England. Meek, B. A., P.O. Box 256, Hamilton Meek, A. R., Barrister and Solicitor, City Menzies, D. R., Accountant, Box 486 Mitchell, K. H., 100 Oriental Parade Mitford, Dr. B. G., 26 Bolton Street Mills, Athol, c/o Sir W. G. ArmstrongWhitworth Co., Auckland Monaghan, Rev. H., The Vicarage, Hawera Morrison, E. W., Box 358, L. Hutt Morton, Dr. F., c/o Mrs. Morton, 3 Upland Road, Kelburn Molineaux, Dr. L. M., Royal Exchange Buildings, Christchurch Montchore, L. R., Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corp., Ltd., Brisbane Moore, J. L., c/o A. McColl, inr., Taoroa, Taihape Morrah, W. H., c/o Morrah and Co., Willis Street Morton, H. C.,, Messines Road, Karori Myers, F., Dundas Street, Seatoun
Myers, M., K.C., Bell, Gully, Bell and Myers, Ballance Street Mutter, J., Palmboom, 72 Raroa Road, Kelburn. Nathan, J. E., e/o. Glaxo, Melbourne. Nathan, P. H., Eringa, Longbush, Gladstone Natusch, J. G., Belmont, Lower Hutt. Newcombe, W. L., Friend Street, Karori Nutt, W. D. McG., c/o E. W. Mills and Co., Jervois Quay Odlin, A. E., c/o C. and A. Odlin, Ltd., Newmarket, Auckland Oram, M. H., Barrister and Solicitor, Palmerston North Pairman, T., Pakaraka. Palethorpe, J. L., Registrar of Births, Wellington Parr, E. W., Glen Road, Kelburn Paterson, A. S., c/o “Dominion” Newspaper Office Perry, Dr. A., c/o W. Perry, Barrister and Solicitor Plank, C. S., Wallace Street, Karori Pound, J. G., Newlands, Johnsonville Pollen, A. H., Homeward Avenue, Karori Porritt, A. E., Solicitor, Box 28, Paeroa Powles, G. R., P.O. Box 776 Prendeville, J., Crown Law Office, Wellington Preston, C. H., 304 Adelaide Road Raleigh, S. W. C., Sanders Road, Eketahuna Rankin, A., Post Office, Makuri Randell, H., Chaytor Street, Karori Reeve, Alan, 34 Wright Street Reid, F. F., c/o Messrs. Burden, Churchward and Reid, Blenheim Reid, Geo. W., Box 302, Dunedin. Renner, H. C. M., Victoria Street, Lower Hutt Riley, H., c/o A. D. Riley, Lambton Quay Riley, P. J., Box 8, Collingwood, Nelson Roberts, R. R., 114 Abel Smith Street, City Robertson, Dr. H. D., 47 Ingestre Street, Wanganui Robertson, Dr. P. W., Victoria College Robinson, G. W., National Bank, Timaru Robinson, J. H., Ohura Ronaldson, S., Te Keringa, Pio Pio, Te Kuiti Rowse, G. W., 45 Udy Street, Petone Ruskell, A. W., Pahiatua Russell, G. B., c/o Mrs. B. C. Russell, The Astor, Macquarie Street, Sydney Russell, N. H., 39 Watt Street, Highland Park Rutherford, F., Hunt Hill, Onewhero, Auckland
Ryan, W., Box 73, Ilawera Salmon, B. L., 124 Glenmore Street, Northland Saunders, R. W., Wallace Street, Featherston Scholfield, Dr., Parliamentary Librarian. Scholes, A., Mangaroa Scott, C., Pensions Department Shannon, T., Waituna West Shortt, F. B., Lancaster Street, Karori Shetlander, L., 221 Vivian Street Simpson, Dr. W. H., 18 Bouicott Street Sladden, A. J., Box 17, Tauranga Sladden, B., Box 17, Tauranga Sladden, H. Lower Hutt Sladden, P. J., c/o Abraham and Williams, Marton Smith, B., Lancaster Street, Karori Smith, H. H., Ware Mare, Pongaroa Smith, J. R., c/o Editorial Department, “Evening Post” Smith, F. H., Tunapo, Paekakariki Smith, L. B., Taihape Smyth, Dr. E. W., 175 Adelaide Road Smyth, J. H., 1 Tramway Avenue, Wellington Solomon, J. V., Box 205 Shelly, J., Magnus Motors Co., Levin Stace, E. W., Audit Department Stace, H. J., jun.. Marshlands, Spring creek, Blenheim Stainton, W. H., 10 Plymouth Street, Karori Stevens, W. H., Wellington College Stewart, R. P., 58 Majoribanks Street Stout, Dr. T. D., Willis Street Stratford, V. W., Roto-Hiwi, Hatuma Sunley, R., Church Street, Karori Sutherland, A., Karemoa, Hinukura, Wairarapa. Sutherland, D. S., Waihora, Featherston Sutton, R. I., Dentist, Napier.
Taylor, C., Seddon Technical Memorial College, Auckland Taylor, L. F. P., 67 Moxham Avenue, Wellington Tait, J. N., 19 Waterloo Road, Lower Hutt Tapiin, F., Wellington Road, Kilbirnie. Tattle, W. L., 17 Mariri Road, Kelburn Thompson, Rev. J. M., The Manse, Picton, Marlborough Thompson, H. W., Marama Crescent Tolhurst, R. E., Heretaunga Tonks, M. I., 257 Riddiford Street, Newtown Townsend, H., c/o Townsend and Paul, Harris Street Treadwell, A. IT. L., c/o Messrs. Treadwell and Sons Treadwell, C. A. L., c/o Messrs. Treadwell and Sons Tripe, G. C. P., Willis Street Trott, C., c/o Pensions Department Turner, G. H., Levin and Co., Hawera Tuckey, Major H. P., c/o New Yaal River Cods Private Bag, Kimberley, South Africa Turner, C. N., Hikutangi, Morere, Hawke's Bay Turner, M. A., c/o Wellington Meat Export Co. Tweed, Dr. M. B. M., Carterton Twiss, K. G., c/o T. U. Ronayne, Solicitor Van Staveren, I., c/o Van Staveren Bros., Wakefield Street Verry, T., Konini, Pahiatua Vickers, E. R., Buller Road, Weraroa, Levin. Von Sturmer, E. H., Box 429, G.P.O., Auckland Waddel, G. W., 10 Kelburn Parade Wakeman, L. E. R., Remuera, Auckland Wall, F., Martinborough, Wairarapa Wall, L. B., Kairanga Walshe, H. W., 27 Freeling Street, Island Bay Ward, Dr. F., Superintendent Palmerston N. Hospital. Ward, J. W., c/o F. Ward, Heretaunga Warren, D., Turanganui, Featherston Waters, E. F. B., 8 Kowhai Terrace, Auckland. Watkins, Rev. L. N., Leeds Parish Church, Leeds, England. Webb, G., Bank of N.Z. Chambers, Manners Street Webster, B., Espin Crescent, Karori Welch, J. W. F., c/o Signal and Elect. Engineer, N.Z.R. Head Office, Featherston Street Welch, C. L., Mt. Bruce, Masterton Wheeler, C. M., 83 Grant Rd., Thorndon Wiekens, A. S., 81 Northland Road Wilberfoss, R., Gladstone Terrace Wilberfoss, T., Gladstone Terrace Williams, L., 124 Lambton Quay Williamson, J. H., 321 Adelaide Road
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Wellington College's annual magazine - 1928