OLD BOYSâ€™ RECORD. ___________________
Short History Of The College ; AND
A LIST OF OLD BOYS, WITH SOME OF THEIR
Noteworthy Scholastic Anti Athletic Achievements. ______________________ Compiled and Published by a Few of Them. ____________________
Wellington : Brown, Thomson And Co., Printers And Publishers, Lambton Quay. 1891.
PREFACE ABOUT five years ago some of the Old Boys of Wellington College, resident in Wellington, resolved to form an Association of those who have been members of Wellington College, “ for promoting and continuing a mutual interest and fellowship among them, and for publishing lists and records of all past members of the College, and their achievements in life.” After a few enthusiastic meetings a Committee was formed to prepare the School List for publication. These Old Boys had probably not quite considered what a difficult work they had undertaken. How hopeful they were at first may be judged from a note in the minutes -“The School List will probably be ready in three weeks.” That enthusiastic Old Boy M. C. Barnett put his heart and soul into the work, and A. F. Crombie gave all the support in his power. But the innumerable difficulties that they had to contend with, and lack of encouragement from others, caused them to do what old boys rarely do, they grew weary by the way. The whole work was laid aside unfinished. Such was the state of things when I thought it was necessary to revive matters. The Secretary of the Board of Governors gave me all possible assistance, and Barnett was only too glad to get rid of his burden. It soon became clear to me why the work had failed ; for there were no “Archives” that might furnish the material for the publication. The Register was not complete, so that the names had to be hunted up from all manner of books : then the years were wanting, and how were the addresses to be obtained ? The papers in the Parliamentary Library furnished some names of boys who had passed examinations, others were obtained from the Education Board, and a few from University records, It is surprising that in a new country we find everywhere that want of method which is so very desirable: no tabulated records are kept: everything is very slipshod. Under these circumstances the work was at times what might be called a little tedious. By the end of the year the list was pretty accurate, after various Old Boys bad looked through it. All that was now wanted was that the spirit of the Old Boys should be roused. How well this was done everyone will know who was
present at that most pleasant of meetings a few months ago to welcome “our old familiar friend.” Soon after a committee, consisting of M. C. Barnett, A. R. Meek, J. A. Tripe, P. P. Webb, and myself was formed to complete the list, and to add interesting matters for Old Boys. Tripe undertook to write the history of the College, Barnett expressed his willingness to work up the rowing and football records, Meek promised to select the cricket celebrities, while I was honoured with the preparation of the honours’ list and the list of scholarship winners. Of course, the work is not free from mistakes, yet, if we look at the material upon which we had to build, we hope all Old Boys may share our feeling of satisfaction. If anyone should find that some of his achievements have been omitted, we hope he will deal gently with us, and at once send in a correction of errors and omissions he may detect, so that the next edition may be perfect. I take this opportunity of thanking all those who were so willing to assist, and those who sent kind letters of encouragement from different parts of New Zealand, showing that Old Boys still have the welfare of their old school at heart, and keep in kind remembrance the place where they spent their happy school days. We hope that no one will be disappointed by expecting something “elaborate;" for we mean this to be simply a Forget-me-not, that which, however small, we esteem above everything, because it comes from our oldest and best friend - a keepsake. A HEINE. Wellington College,
December 15th, 1890.
INTRODUCTION RIDE in reverence for an historic past may be but a mere sentiment, but it is a sentiment that has influenced the fate of nations, and, notwithstanding the rise of democracy, will probably do so to the end of time. “The child is father to the man,” and so also the past is parent to the future. In this our adopted home, therefore, the want of “old associations ” in connection with our churches, our public buildings, or our educational institutions, is a matter for regret. We have no past history. The events of New Zealand take up but a small space in the history of the world; and, as with its history, so with its institutions. All are intensely modern, and a feeling of newness pervades everything, unaccompanied and unredeemed by any sign of that mighty antiquity which sheds a halo on the doings of classic nations. In a young country, institutions of all classes are undeveloped, and absolutely in their infancy. As time goes on it is of importance that a feeling of respect for the past should be fostered, and that the intellectual should keep pace with the material improvement in the march of progress. If no records of advance are kept, the future historian cannot do his duty to his fellows; and it thus rests with us, as the first generation, so to speak, of the Wellington College, to lay the foundation upon which the future chronicler is to build his super¬structure. It is useless to regret that in the infancy of a colony, or a college, there can be no previous history. The future will make that history-materials for it are now slowly but surely accumulating. With the idea, then, of preserving those materials for the future, they are laid before our present readers. Although, on account of its recent establishment, we cannot look back upon the years our institution has passed through, it may yet afford us gratification to reflect that, short as the life of the College has been, its few years have been by no means barren of results. And for the purpose of keeping these results, so well worthy of remembrance, in our minds, what can be a more fitting introduction than to make a record of the principal events of the history of Wellington College, a record that may be of inestimable value to its future students. It is earnestly hoped and believed that this short history will be as much appreciated and valued, as it is rendered expedient by the growing importance, not only of our colony, but of all its institutions, among which we may number the Wellington College as by no means the least important.
In the early days of a colony, education must necessarily be adapted not only to the wants, but to the means of the settlers. The spirit of adventure which prompts men to seek a wider sphere of action, untrammelled by the conventionalities of other lands, rarely tends to the development of mental culture. All their energies being absorbed in the struggle to maintain their homes, it is not surprising that thoughts of an educational character are postponed until the fortunes they are seeking are to some extent assured. At length, surrounded by the comforts of a home, freed from the laborious drudgery of previous years, and amply supplied with the necessaries of life, they naturally look ahead, and contemplate the establishment of educational institutions. They now recognise the benefit of their early training, and the desire to give their children similar advantages stimulates them to increased exertions. The result is the foundation of a system of education, which, though imperfect, suffices for present wants. The seed once planted, its ultimate development may be left to time. Educational establishments succeed one another in rapid succession, and thus in New Zealand to-day we can boast of a system which satisfies the demands of the most exacting student. The earliest schools in New Zealand were kept by a few enter-prising individuals, who laboured manfully in spite of a thousand difficulties; and to the success that has crowned their indomitable perseverance is perhaps due the surprising fact that the establishment of a College in Wellington was never thought of until the year 1853, when Sir George Grey, at that time Governor of New Zealand, affixed the seal of the colony to a Crown grant, which ran as follows:“Whereas the allotments or parcels of land hereinafter particularly described and intended to be hereby granted and conveyed, have been marked out and distinguished on the charts of the New Zealand Islands as College and Grammar Schools reserved lands, as an endowment for or towards the maintenance and support of a College or Grammar School or Schools alone, which College or Schools are to be always conducted on the following principles :“First. - In addition to the usual course of education in the English language and mathematics, and in such other branches of learning as the Trustees for the time being may direct. All students attending such College or Schools shall, if they desire it, receive instruction in the Greek and Latin languages. “Second. - Any Grammar Schools to be maintained or supported from this endowment upon all school days, not being half-holidays, shall so soon as the necessary funds be procured to defray the extra expenses consequent upon such an arrangement, be kept open for the purposes of instruction for such two hours in the evening between the hours of 6
o’clock p.m. and 10 o’clock p.m., as the trustees for the time being may direct. “Third. - Persons of all classes or races who may inhabit thin colony are to be equally admitted to such College or Schools. “ Fourth. - Such proportion of the students or scholars in the College or Schools maintained or supported under this endowment shall be free scholars, as the Trustees for the time being may deem compatible with the state of the funds of the trust.” By this grant certain lands in the city of Wellington were to be held in trust for the maintenance of the said College or Grammar School, to be conducted on the principles laid down in the grant. It now seemed certain that, with a grant of land, the establishment of a College would be effected at no distant date, and every hope was entertained of its ultimate success. After events, however, did not justify these anticipations. The proceedings of the Trustees until 1857 are not recorded. The first minutes available of any meeting held by them are dated August, 1857, when the following gentlemen were present : - Mr. (now Sir William) Fitzherbert, acting as Chairman and Secretary ; Mr. St. Hill; Mr. (now Sir William) Fox : and Mr. (now Sir Charles) Clifford. We learn from the minutes of this meeting that, owing to the incomplete condition of the Board with respect to numbers, no meeting had taken place for the last twelve months. Could anything be more unsatisfactory ? The non attendance of members points to a lukewarmness in the furtherance of the project. The loss of the minute-book by fire in 1856, which swept away all records of previous proceedings, left the previous actions of the Trustees involved in uncertainty; and, as the present minutes truly record, “In a great measure the proceedings of the Trust were to be initiated afresh.” From this time until 1868 the proceedings of the Trustees are uninteresting. No action was taken, and the only work of importance was the collection of rents, which were steadily increasing in value. Between 1856 and 1872, the following gentlemen at times acted as Trustees of the reserves : - Mr. Justice Stephen ; Mr. St. Hill; Mr. St. Hill; Mr. (now Sir W.) Fitzherbert; Mr. (now Sir W.) Fox; Mr. (now Sir C.) Clifford; Mr. Brandon; Mr. Carkeek; Mr. Pearce; Mr. J. Coutts Crawford ; Mr. Dransfield ; and Mr. W. Lyon. After several years of comparative inaction on the part of the Trustees, the establishment of the College became a reality. In January, 1867, the Rev. H. E. Tuckey (BA., Cambridge) and Mr. W. S. Hamilton opened a school under the name of the “ Wellington Grammar School,” and their efforts were attended with a gratifying amount of success. For the purposes of tuition they occupied a building in Woodward Street, now used, we may mention, for business purposes.
To the Rev. Mr. Tuckey’s scholastic attainments were added, during his residence at Cambridge, laurels gained in athletics. He had been a famous oar, having rowed in the “ Head of the River ” boat, and having represented his University in the winning boat at the Oxford- Cambridge race in 1853. The school rapidly gaining in popularity, the College Trustees formulated a plan by which they would assume control over it and found an institution in terms of the original grant. To give effect to their decision, the title of the school was altered, and henceforth became the “ Wellington College and Grammar School." Pending the erection of new and more suitable buildings, the classes were conducted in one of the old barrack rooms, which used to stand so conspicuously on the Thorndon Reserve. The building was certainly old and devoid of conveniences, but was fairly adapted for the purpose. It was here the cricket club was formed, and many old boys will recall with feelings of pleasure the first match ever played, when a school eleven played against the Crofton College (St. Hill’s), and, as far as can be remembered, scored their first win, thus laying the foundation of their future successes. The match was played at Clapham’s paddock, on the south-east side of Fitzherbert Terrace, so well remembered by athletes, but now scarcely to be recognised, houses and gardens having replaced its grassy slopes. The barracks did duty until the end of 1868, when, the new buildings in Clifton Terrace being completed, the College once more changed its quarters. The new buildings provided such superior accommodation, and a large increase in numbers seemed so probable, that it was deemed advisable to increase the staff. Accordingly the Rev. T. A. Bowden (B.A., Oxford), who had previously occupied the position of Inspector of Schools for the Wellington Province, was offered, and accepted the post of head master. His duties commenced simultaneously with the opening of the new buildings, his assistants being Mr. Tuckey, as classical, and Mr. Hamilton, as mathematical master. The number of students now rapidly increased, and the College gradually acquired a high reputation for excellent management. In 1872 the College was affiliated to the New Zealand University, and for some time classes were held in a building in Featherston Street, in which instruction was given in those subjects specially required in the University examinations. In connection with these classes, the services of Professor Kirk should be noted. He gave lectures in science during the greater part of the time the College was affiliated to the University The numbers still increasing rapidly, it again became necessary to increase the staff, and in July, 1872, Mr. C. J. Hardy (B.A., Cam¬bridge), was appointed assistant-master. Mr. Hardy was a valuable acquisition in many ways. With his qualifications as a master he
combined an ardent love for athletics of all kinds, and the enthusiasm which he infused into all games did much to foster that proficiency for which the College has since been so celebrated. In October of the same year an Act of the General Assembly was passed by which the Trustees were replaced by a body corporate, styled the “Governors of Wellington College.” The affairs of the College have since been administered by this body. The funds of the College were now materially increased by the addition of the surplus balance of the Wellington Savings Bank, which, on the winding-up of that institution, were handed over to the Governors of the College, with the consent of the Provincial Government. The gift was made subject to the following provisions, viz. :“That four exhibitions be established, to be given to scholars of the age of twelve and upwards from any elementary or primary schools within the Province, such elementary or primary schools to be only those which are aided from the provincial revenue or private subscription, after competitive examination in such subjects as are prescribed to be taught in the Government schools. The successful scholars to be free to attend the College until the age of sixteen without payment of fees; one of such exhibitions to be given in each of the first four years, and thereafter only as they fall due.” To the generosity of Messrs. Levin and Turnbull the College is indebted for valuable monetary assistance. Mr. Levin announced his intention of presenting five annual prizes of the value of <£10 each ; and, on the expiration of the five years, he has continued to give prizes, never ceasing, since 1883, to give an annual gift of £20. Mr. Walter Turnbull, on the 14th October, 1874, handed over the sum of £1,000 to the Governors, as an endowment for scholarships and prizes. It may also be mentioned here, while recording the valuable gifts of Messrs. Levin and Turnbull, that Messrs. G. Moore and W. B. Rhodes, each by his will left the sum of £500 as an endowment for scholarships. The interests on these amounts provide the “ Moore ” and the “Rhodes” scholarships. By these donations Wellington College has been enabled to extend its sphere of usefulness, and as the prize funds are sadly in need of augmentation at the present time, we trust that other generous friends will follow the example of these gentlemen. Continuing the narrative of the progress of the College, we must mention now the loss of the Rev. Mr. Bowden, who retired from the staff, and established a private school under his personal superintendence. Early in 1874 the services of Mr. Kenneth Wilson (M.X, Cambridge), were secured through the agency of Dr. Vaughan, Reader at the Temple, and now Dean of Llandaff. The Governors were indeed fortunate in acquiring the services of one so eminently qualified as Mr. Wilson to fill the position for which he was selected. In
July, 1874, he took over the office and duties of head-master. Mr. Hamilton, who had been mathematical master since the foundation of the College, now retired, leaving Messrs. Tuckey, Hardy and Buckland to assist Mr. Wilson. The College had now achieved for itself a position which both its progress and results undoubtedly warranted, and the want of more suitable buildings began to make itself felt. For some time past efforts had been made to obtain a site better adapted to the increasing demands for accommodation, and in 1874 the first portion of the present building was erected. For this purpose about <£1,500 was collected by private subscriptions, the remainder coming partly from moneys in hand, and partly from a grant of the Provincial Government. As there was at this time no public examination in New Zealand to test the work of secondary schools, and as it was almost impossible to get experienced examiners, Mr. Wilson applied to the University of Cambridge to make Wellington a centre for their local examinations, and these examinations were held regularly for five years ; thus enabling the pupils of the College, and any others who might desire it, to compare their work with some four or five thousand pupils of similar schools in England and in the Colonies, until the development of the system of matriculation and scholarship examinations of the New Zealand University rendered this no longer necessary. As an indication of the progress made, and the success achieved by the College, it may be remarked that out of a total of twenty-four candidates from the whole of the British Colonies who were successful in passing the Cambridge local examination year, no fewer than six were furnished by Wellington College. The Governors now had to face financial difficulties, and in 1878, finding it impossible to make both ends meet, were compelled to re-model the institution. A re-arrangement of the staff is, perhaps, the most undesirable and disastrous* event that can befall a College. The system has become de-fined, the students and masters have become identified with each others’ peculiarities, when suddenly a change takes place, and the work must be commenced anew. The masters have now to learn the peculiarities of their pupils, the pupils to study the idiosyncrasies of their masters. In this way much valuable time is wasted, and experience alone can adequately measure its drawbacks. Want of funds seems to be the parent of the “ remodelling system,’ and general, if only temporary disorder, the offspring. In this respect Wellington College has been especially unfortunate, but we trust that the future will see a material and lasting improvement in its income, which will free its Principal from embarrassments, and also from all misgivings that he may be obliged, through motives of economy, to dispense with the services of any of his staff. As a result of the reorganisation, Mr. Wilson was re-appointed head master, Mr. Gammell
(B.A.,London), mathematical master, Mr. Francis (M.A.) second mathematical master, and M. Merlet, who had been connected with the College for two years previously, as master of modern languages. Mr. Francis was noted for his prowess in the cricket-field, and his equal as a cricketer has seldom been seen in Wellington. He was for years one of the best players in the Province, and his performances will long be remembered with pride by all those who take an interest in the athletic achievements of their old school. Mr. Gammell did not long remain attached to the staff. He retired early in 1880, and was succeeded by Mr. Hogg (B.A., Cambridge). Mr. Gammell, soon after his retirement, assumed the control of the school Mr. Bowden had opened, and which occupied the building until recently used as the Girls’ High School. In August of the same year Mr. Pridham (B.A., Dublin) succeeded Mr. Hogg, and in the following October Mr. Walton (B.A, Cambridge) was appointed junior master. In order to supply a much-felt want the College staff undertook in 1879 to establish extra classes for girls, as a temporary expedient until the Governors should be in a position to establish a Girls’ High School. These classes were continued until the reorganisation of the College in 1881. Again existing arrangements were found to be unsatisfactory, and a scheme of reorganisation was determined upon by the Governors, after careful and mature deliberation. As a result, in January, 1881, the whole of the staff received six months’ notice that their services would no longer be required, and the Governors proceeded to make fresh arrangements. It is a matter of extreme regret that, owing to financial difficulties, the College were to lose the valuable services of Messrs. Wilson and Hardy. The names of these gentlemen, for the past eight years, had been so completely identified with the success of the institution, that it was almost impossible to imagine its existence under other guidance, and they have left the imprint of their labours written indelibly on its records—a memento of their long and faithful work in the service of secondary education. The new principal, Mr. Mackay (M.A., Aberdeen), late second master of Nelson College, was invested with full powers to select his staff. His choice fell upon Messrs. W. G. Thistle (B.A., Oxford), J. T. Barnicoat, and J. P. Firth, with M. Merlet as teacher of modern languages. In the selection of Mr. Mackay the Governors were indeed fortunate, and after events fully realized their anticipations of his marked capabilities. Under his guidance the College attained to a degree of prosperity never before experienced, and although at the present time its progress has sustained a check, his services are still as valuable as ever, and his energies in no way lessened. We might mention here that, in May, 1881, the College was dis-affiliated from the New
Zealand University. The financial result of this proceeding seems to have been eminently satisfactory. In some measure relieved from its financial burdens, immense strides were now made, and the numbers of boys became so great that its accommodation was taxed to the utmost. In November, 1881, Mr. T. R. Fleming, who had been educated at Nelson College, under Mr. Mackay’s supervision, was appointed assistant-master, and being found to possess exceptional abilities as a teacher, was transferred to the staff In April of the following year. On Mr. Fleming’s promotion, Mr. A. Heine received the appointment of assistant-master, and soon justified his choice by his close attention to the wants of his pupils. The staff of masters now in power was among the most successful the College had ever possessed, and the results of their teaching were highly satisfactory in every way. The College had never attained such excellent results in any previous part of its career; and not only in mental, but also in physical training, the boys excelled themselves. In June, 1883, Mr. Heine received promotion, being transferred to the staff. He had proved thoroughly efficient in his work, and his promotion was in every way well deserved. In January, 1884, Mr. D. W. M. Burn was appointed in Mr. Heine’s place, but he resigned in the following August. Mr. W. P. Evans (B.A., New Zealand), received the appointment of science master on the staff, rendered vacant by Mr. Burns’ resignation. He commenced duties in October, 1884. Mr. E. P. Bunny, who had been Mr. Mackay’s assistant during the two previous years, resigned at the end of 1884, in order to attend University lectures. He is now practising as a barrister in Wellington, having graduated as B.A. in 1888. In 1883, with assistance from the colonial revenue, the Governors were enabled to make extensive additions to the College buildings. These additions had become absolutely necessary on account of the rapidly increasing number of boys, and their completion was the signal of a large influx of boarders from all parts of the district. The con¬dition of the College still continued to be excellent, and no changes in the staff were deemed necessary, as the large increase of scholars more than compensated for the number of masters. But in January, 1886, the “demon” economy once more prevailed, and compelled the Governors to take steps to reduce the expenditure. As a result of their deliberations, it was found imperative to lessen the number of the staff, and consequently Mr. Thistle received notice that his services would not be required after the first term of the year. Mr. Thistle, not only by his ability as a teacher, but by his courtesy and affability of temper, had so endeared himself to the boys that his departure occasioned universal regret. Upon a reorganisation, Mr. Kenneth Wilson received the appointment of classical master, and entered upon his duties at once.
In May, 1886, Mr. Fleming, who had in 1885 obtained his degree while at the College, resigned, in order to study for the law. It may be interesting to old boys to hear of Mr. Fleming’s success on his leaving the College. After obtaining his M.A. and LL.B. degrees, he was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court, and continued to practice his profession in Wellington. He has lately, however, accepted the responsible position of Assistant-Inspector of Schools for the Wellington Province. Soon after Mr. Fleming’s resignation a severe blow was sustained in the loss of Mr. J. P. Firth, who was undoubtedly the most popular master the College ever had. He resigned in order to have the advantage of an University course, and with that object accepted a position on the staff of Christ’s College. The name of J. P. Firth will ever be remembered with pride by all old boys who were fortunate enough to be associated with him. A strict, but impartial, and capable master, his teaching was a source of terror to the boy who shirked his work. Although a strict disciplinarian, he was ever ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in difficulties. Besides, an eager enthusiast in all sports, a very prince of athletes himself, he took the greatest trouble to instil into the minds of the boys that healthy love of outdoor sports which is so essential to a youth’s physical training. The most important feature in all his work, however, was his earnest endeavour to preserve a high moral bearing in all the actions of his boys - an endeavour in which he was eminently successful. Soon after Mr. Firth’s resignation a most deplorable event occurred. Mr. Barnicoat had been for some time past in low spirits, and it is surmised that over-study had taxed his brain to so great an extent that his reason had given way, when he committed the act which deprived the College of a most able and conscientious servant; his fellow-masters of a true and firm friend ; and the boys of a kind and generous master. Soon after his death, a general desire was expressed to have some permanent recognition of the value of Mr. Barnicoat’s services to the College, and of the respect in which all the boys had regarded him. A meeting of old boys having been held, it was decided to raise a memorial by means of voluntary subscriptions. The sum of £100 was obtained without difficulty, and it was decided to apply the interest to an annual prize, to be given for English, to be called the “Barnicoat Memorial Prize.” The interest has since been appropriated annually for the specified purpose. The losses of Messrs. Fleming, Firth and Barnicoat necessitated several new appointments. The positions vacated by them were filled respectively by Mr. D. C. Campbell, appointed junior master in May, 1886 ; and by W. C. Sproule (B.A., Oxford), assistant master in August, 1886. In September, 1886, Mr. A. de B. Brandon died. He had been for many years previously Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Governors, and had by his close attention to the
business affairs of the College, had done much towards bringing it into working order. Mr Campbell resigned his position of assistant-master at the end of 1886; and Mr. Heine, in-the following January, also retired from the staff, in order that he might attend lectures at Canterbury College. Mr. Heine had during the period of his office done excellent work, and his resignation was received by the Governors with regret. Mr. C. E. S. Cockburn was the next junior master, commencing his work in January, 1887 ; and, in the following April, Mr. R. F. Irvine (M.A., New Zealand,) was selected from a host of applicants to fill the position of assistant master, rendered vacant by Mr. Heineâ€™s resignation. In March, 1887, the new workshop was completed, and was formally opened on June 16th. For some years instruction in wood and ironwork had been given in the City Tramway Workshops, but it was felt that it would be necessary to have a shop attached to the College, in order that the boys might have the exclusive use of it. The money necessary for the purpose was collected privately, and it is owing to these subscriptions that the College is enabled to give those who desire it a certain amount of technical education in addition to the usual scholastic course. In April, 1887, M. Merlet, instructor of modern languages, resigned his position. His place was not permanently filled until October of the same year, when the position was offered to and accepted by M. Naverne, who still retains it. At the end of 1887 the College was again placed in the unfortunate position of being subjected to a re-organisation. The numbers of boys had of late been decreasing, and reductions were found to be imperative. Mr. Sproule accordingly retired from the staff; and at the same time Messrs. Cockburn and Irvine resigned. Mr. Mann was selected to fill the post vacated by Mr. Cockburn ; but he only held it for two months, resigning in March, 1888. Upon Mr. Irvineâ€™s resignation, application had been invited for the position of assistant master. Mr. Heine, who since his previous resignation had taken his degree at Canterbury College, was chosen on the recommendation of Mr. Mackay, and commenced duties in February, 1888. In the following March, Mr. C. F. Baxter (M.A., Oxford,) took up Mr. Mannâ€™s position as junior master. No changes of importance occurred until the following November, when Mr. W. P. Evans resigned, in order that he might proceed to Germany, there to extend the scope of his studies. Mr. Evans has, we believe, since his arrival in Germany, fully sustained his reputation as a scholar of no mean order. His services were of much value to the College, and a serious loss was incurred by his retirement. Mr. James Bee (M.A., New Zealand), in January, 1889, received the appointment vacated by Mr. Evans, and he has since continued to act in the same position. In November, 1889,
Mr. J. U. Collins, who had been acting for some time as Mr. Mackayâ€™s assistant, and in that capacity had given much satisfaction, was placed on the staff. No alterations have taken place since Mr. Collinsâ€™ appointment, and the staff at present is as follows : - Messrs. J. Mackay (M.A., Aberdeen), K. Wilson (M.A., Cambridge), A. Heine (B.A., New Zealand), J. Bee (M.A., New Zealand), J. U. Collins and M. Naverne. The list of masters would be incomplete without a reference to the services of Mr. W. H. Holmes and Sergeant-Major Bell, as drawing master and drill instructor respectively. Mr. Holmes was for many years attached to the College in the former position, which he held until his death in 1886. Sergeant-Major Bell, until his recent death, instructed the boys in their drill, and he was quite a feature of the College, with his genial temper, his amusing peculiarities, and his keen perception of the practical jokes played upon him. Such is a brief sketch of the career of Wellington College from its inception to the present day. It commenced, as indeed all kindred institutions have done, modestly. But, we are proud to say, it kept pace with the times and grew with the expansion of ideas, until it reached a high standard of excellence. It is, however, in the nature of all things human that reverses should one day be met with, and from causes beyond our present control, a cloud has seemed to settle over the College we loved, and still love, so well. The system of free education, admirable though it is, forms a serious obstacle in the way of all institutions which must necessarily exact heavy payments from their students to defray the cost of a highly trained and efficient staff, unless, indeed, more fortunate than Wellington College, they possess endowments sufficient for that purpose. This fact alone speaks volumes. Again, the existence of a rival in Wanganui deprived Wellington of the many boys that formerly came from Wanganui, Taranaki, and the surrounding districts. Canterbury and Otago are well provided for, and she can therefore scarcely look to them for accessions to her ranks. Amid all the troubles that are assailing our College, it must be satisfactory to old boys to know that her staff is as efficient, her training as good, and her moral excellence as high as it ever was in her most successful days. Her rolls can proudly point to the names of many who have won honourable distinction in the sterner school of life; and it is to these she appeals now, to repay in some measure the fostering care she once extended to them. Our toil may be laborious, our anxieties many .and great, our cares at times even overwhelming, but still the recollections of youth are a never failing source of relief, and what is more inseparably connected with our youth than our College career ? If it is the keenest pleasure of an old campaigner to fight his battles over again in imagination and to recount his exploits, should it not be the height of our enjoyment to relate our experiences
and exchange our reminiscences with our old schoolfellows? Our whole lives are, in fact, bound up with the College that first directed our young minds in the paths of learning, that first instilled in us those principles of self reliance upon which our future career depends so much, and that even in the fostering of athletics, while stimulating us to healthy rivalry, still taught us to bear four defeats in life with equanimity, to extend forbearance to, and to respect the feelings of, our fellows. All this and more our College has done for us. Shall we then stand idly by and see her sphere of usefulness narrowed, her energies cramped, and her prestige on the wane, without making an effort to replace her in the proud position she occupied but lately ? Absorbed in our daily avocations perhaps we have forgotten for the time our allegiance; but, if so, it is time to rouse ourselves from our lethargy, and to devote at least a portion of our energies to atone for our past indifference. As we have looked upon the past with pride, may we not look to the future with hope, nay, even with confidence, that Wellington College will sustain the honourable career for which she is so well fitted, and yet distance her many rivals, formidable though they appear, and that the future chronicler of her history may have the pleasure of adding that this happy and successful result has been achieved in part by the help, and through the efforts of, SOME OF HER OLD BOYS.
OLD BOYS OF WELLINGTON COLLEGE ________________ JOS, Junior Civil Service. SOS, Senior Civil Service. M, Matriculation. PrSch, Primary Scholar of Education Board. J Camb. JL, Junior Cambridge Local. S Camb. L, Senior Cambridge Local.
Boys’ Names Adams, Arthur Adams, Charles E. Akers, William D. Allan, Joseph S. Ames, James Anderson, David W. ... Anderson, Henry Anderson, Norman Anderson, Frank Anderson, Wygo Archibald, Charles Archibald, William Archibald, Edward Armstrong, Wm. A. ... Atkinson, Alfred C. ... Atkinson, Edmund T.... Atkinson, Edmund Baird, George Baillie, John Baker, Thomas N. Baker, Charles A. Baker, James E. Bannister, John Bannister, Hamilton ... Bannister, George H. ...
________________ Years at College 82-85 82-85 80-80 73-74 86-88 79-82 86-87 82-84 82-84 88-89 85-86 67-70 88-89 70-70 74-75 74-75 88-88 82-85 82-83 84-88 69-75 69-75 75-76 82-84 86-87
Bannister, Athole Barber, Edward Barber, Harold Barclay, William Barnett, Louis E.
87-88 83-85 84-87 87-88 78-83
Barnett, Michael C. ... Barnett, Michael C. ...
Examinations Passed JCS. M
JCS, PRSCH JCS
PRSCH, JCS, J.CAMB.L J. CAMB. L J. CAMB. L
Professions and Addresses Boys’ High School, Dunedin University Student, Chch. England Clerk, Wellington Clerk, National Bank, Wellington Clerk, Wellington Clerk, Levin & Co., Wellington Auctioneer, Auckland Clerk, Duthie & Co., Wellington Teacher, Wellington Cadet, Gov. Survey Dpt., Wgtn. Clerk, Wellington Clerk, Sargood & Co.,Wellington Engineer, Wellington Judge’s Associate, Wellington Barrister & Solicitor, Wellington Collegiate School, Wanganui Clerk, Wellington Stationer, Wellington Estate Agent, Auckland Estate Agent, Wellington Estate Agent, Wellington Farmer, Masterton Clerk, Crown. Lands. Office,Wgtn. Clerk, Murray, Roberts & Co., Wellington Clerk, Nathan & Co.,Wellington Butcher, Wellington Engineer, Wellington Clerk, Union S.S. Co., Wgton. House Surgeon, Middlesex Hospital, London Civil Service, Wellington Civil Service, Wellington
Barnett, Alfred H. Barraud, Charles L. ... Barraud, Edward N. ...
85-87 67-70 67-71
Barraud, Sidney C. Barron, Netterville Barron, Winston Barron, William Barron, David Barton, William Batkin, Arthur H. Batkin, Louis Batten, James Bavin, Thomas Beaglehole, Edward W. Beale, William Beck, William Beere, Oswald Beere, Winfred Bell, George W. Bell, Thomas W. Bell, William F. Benbow, Charles Bendall, Osmond E. ... Bennett, William Benson, Harry C. Bertie, Arthur Berry, Percival Bethune, Eion H. Bethune, Hector K. ... Bethune, Walter E. Bethune, Keith Bethune, Arthur Bidwill, Charles B. ... Bid will, John Binns, Percy Bishop, Allan Bishop, Andrew C. Bishop, H. Augustus ... Bishop, George F. Bishop, John C. Biss, Leslie Blair, David Blick, John Blundell, Frank Blundell, Walter J. ... Blundell, Percy
67-68 81-86 81-86 83-86 83-86 74-76 78-79 67-70 88-88 82-84 84-88 82-85 69-73 83-85 89-89 75-76 74-76 7285-86 87-88 83-85 67-68 88-88 89-89 72-76 72-76 84-86 87-89 87-89 75-79 69-59 85-86 70-73 73-78 73-74 67-68 67-71 76-80 84-84 84-85 86-89 84-85 85-88
Law Student, Wellington Accountant, Wellington Accountant, Murray, Roberts & Co., Wellington Agent, Bank of N.Z., Hutt Permanent Artillery, Wellington Bank of Australasia, Wellington Engineer, Ry. Wkshps, Petone JCS Govt. Survey Deptmnt., Wgton. Barrister, White Rock Station Dead Telegraph Lineman, Wanganui Watchmaker, Wellington Sydney PRSCH, JCS,W Teacher, Wellington Ironmonger, Palmerston North Cordial Mnfctrer., Palmerston Solicitor, Wellington Ironfounder, Petone Dead S.CAMB.L Doctor of Medicine, Whangarei Wellington JCS, M A. M. P. Society, Wellington Law Student, Wellington Farmer, Masterton England Wellington Clerk, Lyon & Blair, Wellington Mngr.,Bk. Astrlsa., Featherston JCS S.Insptr,, Bk. Astrlsa, Dunedin PRSCH.JCS, Clerk,Turnbull&Co.,Wellington Clerk, A. M. P. Socty., Wgton. Law Student, Wellington Sheepfarmer, Featherston Sheepfarmer, Wairarapa Photographer, Wellington M National Bank, Balclutha Stationmanager, Glenore, Otago Clerk, Melbourne Solicitor, Wellington Shipping Agent, Brisbane Union S.S. Co., Wellington JCS Engineer, Wellington Blenheim Wanganui Collegiate School Clerk, Duthie & Co., Wellington JCS Clerk, J ohnston& Co., Wellington
Blythe, William J. ... Bodmin, Harry J. Bolton, Frederick G. ...
74-75 83-85 78-83
Booth, W. Henry Bowden, Edwin Bowden, Ernest T. Bowden, Nelson B. Bowden, Louis Bowden, Walter E. Bowman, F. Boyd, John Boyes, Albert Brandon, Alfred de B... Brandon, Charles S. ... Brandon, Hugh F. Brandon, James P. Branigan, John Branigan, Cecil Bremner, William G. ... Brett, Henry Bridge, Thomas Bright, Albert E. Brittain, Harry R. Brown, Adolph. F. Brown, Augustus Buchanan, Arthur H. ... Bucholz, Ernest Buchholz, Samuel Buck, Alfred J. Buddie, Charles F. Bull, James Bullen, Frank Buller, W. Leopold Bunny, Charles E. Bunny, Edmund P. ... Bunny, Earle Bunny, Herbert Burgess, Arthur Bumes, Alexander P.... Burnes, Ernest L. Burnes, George G. Bumes, Adam W. G. ... Burnes, Douglas Butts, Edward F. Butts, George Butts, Thomas McD ...
85-86 67-71 68-69 69-71 69-71 73-73 83-84 7988-88 67-70 67-76 80-85 76-76 70-71 70-71 74-75 87-89 75-76 85-87 87-88 70-71 89-89 79-80 81-81 84-85 69-72 70-73 78-80 84-86 77-80 67-67 81-83 85-87 89-89 83-84 76-78 75-77 76-81 7382-84 7373-74 76-77
Wanganui Farmer, Taita Barrister and Solicitor, Wellington
PRSCH, JCS, SCS, M PRSCH, JCS, M Clerk, Public Trust Office, Wellington Wakefield Halcombe
PRSCH S.CAMB.L M, JCS
M JCS, SCS JCS, SCS
Storekeeper, Nelson Storekeeper, Nelson Taranaki Dead Railway Department, Wellington Barrister & Solicitor, Wellington Barrister & Solicitor, Wellington Clerk, Bank Astrlsa., Bathurst Colonial Bank, Petone Melbourne Bank of New Zealand, Wellington Bank of New Zealand,Wairarapa Auckland Chemist, Sydney Government Rail way, Wellington Chemist, Wellington Sydney Engineer, Wellington N. Z. L. & M. A. Co., Sydney National Bank, Wellington Melbourne Farmer, Taita Solicitor, Auckland Farmer, Marton Station, Kaikoura Law Student, England Barrister and Solicitor. Dead Barrister & Solicitor, Wellington Bank of Australasia, Napier Featherston Clerk, Customs, Wanganui Government Insurance, Dunedin Clerk, A.M.P., Wellington Agent, A.M.P., Invercargill Clerk, Govt. Insrnc., Wellington Bank of N. S. W., Christchurch Dead Railway Works, Petone Bank of N.Z., Wellington
Butts, Henry P. Butts, Wolseley Callaghan, William Callis, Charles T. Cameron, Donald J. ... Cameron, Dunean Cameron, Allan Cameron, John Cameron, William D. ... Campbell, Ambrose ... Campbell, Edwd. F. N. Campbell, Gordon A. ... Campbell, Leonard Campbell, Stuart Capper, Howard Carpenter, Charles B.... Carwardine, Henry F.... Caselberg, Lionel Caselberg, Joseph Caselberg, David Caselberg, Alfred Castelli, Ernest Cato, James Chandler, William Chatwin, George Chatwin, Lothaire Chavannes, Charles H... Chew, Edward Christie, Bruce A. Christie, Henry C. W... Churton, John Clapham, Frederick ... Clark, George B. Clark, Joseph M. Clark, Donald G. Clark, David Clark, John Munro Clark, James W. R. ... Clayton, Henry Clayton, Leonard Clayton, William Cleland, Herbert Coghill, David Coghill, Abraham Colbeck, E. Harry
82-88 85-86 76-79
77-78 72-73 67-68 82-83 83-84 82-86 7075-76 85-86 82-85 83-85 67-67 74-76 7879-84 83-86 86-87 86-87 67-67 81-83 88-89 80-83 84-86 67-68 7179797285-86 67-72 7382-85
Bank of Australasia., Wellington Farmer, Masterton Saddler, Wellington M,JCS, SCS Farmer, Marangui, Wanganui Farmer, Marangui, Wanganui Farmer, Grey town Bank of N.Z., Featherston Noble, Campbell & Co., Wgton. JCS Govt. Insurance, Nelson Dead PRSCH Clerk, Campbell & Co., Wgton. Telegraph Department National Insurance, Wellington Auckland Merchant, Masterton Clerk, Masterton Clerk, Masterton Clerk, Masterton Bank, Christchurch Clerk, N.Z. Shppng Co., Napier Clerk, Wellington JCS, M PRSCH Teacher, Wellington Clerk, J. Nathan & Co., Wgton. Hotelkeeper, Wanganui Sawmiller, Carterton Svdney Sydney JCS Auckland JCS Chemist, Wellington Draper, Wellington Draper, Wellington PRSCH, M,JCS Civil Servant, Wellington SCS Wellington Clerk, W. & M. Ry. Co., Wgton. Clerk, Wellington, England Station Manager, N.S.W. Station Manager, N.S.W. Central School, Wellington JCS Farmer, Wanganui Dead JCS, SCS, M St, Maryâ€™s Hospital, London
84-86 84-86 86-88 73-74 73-77 69-71 88-89 83-85 83-85 81-83
Bank of Australasia, Hawera Clerk, Dunedin Postal Dept., Wellington
Colbeck, Charles A. ... Colbeck, Wilfred B. ... Cole, George Cole, Henry Cole, Cyril Conolly, Herbert Conolly, Walter Cook, Herbert Cook, Adolph. W. J. ... Cooper, Claude Cooper, D. G. Arthur... Cooper, Guy S. S. Cooper, Ormond Cooper, Tancred Couper, Fred. Crabtree, James Crawford, Alexander D. Crawford, Charles J. ... Crawford, Henry D. ... Crawford, William Crawford, Charles S. ... Crawford, Thomas Crease, Fred. Creighton, Charles Dripps, Thomas Croker, John L. Crombie, Charles A. ... Crombie, Andrew F. ... Crombie, Henry Cruickshank, William... Currie, Thomas Currie, George Cutten, Frederick Dabinett, James Darrock, Robert D’Ath, Ossian J. Davidson, George R. ... Davidson, Hugh Davy, George B. Davy, James B. Dean, Edwin H. Dean, John H. Dean, William L. DeCastro, Charles DeCastro, Robert DeCastro, William W...
81-84 81-86 84-85 84-85 86-89 81-83 83-84 7873-77 88-90 75-78 7581-84 81-84 83-84 75-75 7376-78 72-77 73-76 85-88 86-87 83-84 74-76 71-76 73-74 73-75 73-78 78-84 84-85 82-86 82-86 87-89 89-89
JCS, SCS, M JCS, SCS, M JCS
87-88 89-89 73-73 83-86 84-85 — 72-74 71-73 7368-70 73-76 73-75
Kaipara Caius College, Cambridge Hatter, Wellington Hatter, Wellington St. Paul’s School, Wellington Sawmiller, Featherston Law Student, Auckland Manawatu Railway, Wellington Grammar School, Geelong Registrar Supr. Court, Wgton. Farmer, Wellington Clerk, Levin & Co., Wellington Wanganui Collegiate School Station, Napier Ironfounder, Wellington Statn. Mngr., Glenore, Otago Station Manager, Wairarapa Stationholder, Miramar Merchant, Wellington Engineer, Wellington Brewer, Gisborne Clerk, Nathan & Co., Wgton. San Francisco Farmer, Whareama
JCS, SCS Surveyor, Titles’ Office, Melb. JCS,JCAMBL . Col. M. Lite Ins. Co., Melb. S. Brit. Ins. Co., Wellington Clerk, Levin & Co., Wellington Farmer, Brunswick, Wanganui Farmer, Brunswick, Wanganui Christ’s College, Christchurch
SCS JCS, SCS JCS
Teacher, Carterton St. Patrick’s College Clerk, E. Mills & Co., Wgton. Dead Deeds Office, Wellington Solicitor, Wellington Assist. Acct. Gov. Life Ins., W. Justice Department, Wellington Auckland Deputy-Registrar, Blenheim
Denton, Frank J. Denton, Mowbray Denton, William H. ... Denton, Robert G. DePelichet, Louis Devenish, William Didsbury, Percy C. Didsbury, Frederick ... Dive, Bradshaw Diver, Henry W. Diver, William C. Dixon, Shepherd Douglas, Sir Kenneth... Dransfield, Edward Dransfield, Francis Dransfield, Gordon Dransfield. Joseph Dransfield, Percy Dransfield, Sidney Drummond, Robert ... Duncan, John G. Duncan, Kenneth D. ... Duncan, Arthur Duncan, Harry Duthie. William Duthie, John Dwan, Thomas B. Dyer, Joseph F. Dyer, Hardwick Edgar, Edward H. Earle, Charles Earle, Joseph Easton, Alfred T. Easton, George H. I. ... Edwin, Alexander Eliott, Huntley J. Eliott, George Eliott, J. Gordon Eliott, Henry C. Eliott, William M. Emmett, John B. Enderby, Charles Evans, Frederick Fairbrother, Rupert ... Featherston, C, T. M....
84-85 85-86 82-83 7969-69 82-82 87-88 88-89 79-81 75-82 82-84 79-82 83-84 68-71 697267-69 7382-83 84-85 83-86 83-88 87-87 82-83 81-83 81-88 77-78 73-73 83-83 69-71 84-87 84-87 83-84 79-81 88-89 81-83 84-86 87-88 68-70 67-69 74-77 84-85 84-85 79-80 67-71
M JCS PrSch
JCS JCS, SCS, M
PrSch, JCS JCS
PrSch, JCS, SCS JCS, SCS JCS JCS
Ironmonger, Wellington Farmer, Foxton Ironmonger, Wellington Engineer, Addington Station Manager, Waipukurau Custom House, Dunedin Engineer, Wellington Clerk, Union Bank, Wellington Farmer, Hawera Actor, Sydney Station, Blenheim Plumber, Wellington Law Student, Wellington Mercantile Agent, London Sydney Bank of Australasia, Feilding
Woollen Company, Wellington Teacher, Wellington Bank of Australasia, Wellington National Bank, Wellington Wanganui Collegiate School Brewer, Nelson Clerk, Duthie & Co., Wellington Clerk, Duthie & Co., Wellington Land Agent, Wellington Salesman,Bannatyne & Co.,Wgn. Bank of Australasia, Fielding
Reporter, â€œ Ev. Press,â€? Wgton. Draper, Thompson & Co., Wgtn. Gov. Audit. Dept., Wellington Gov. Audit Dept., Wellington Union S.S. Co., Wellington Clerk, N.Z. Ship. Co., Wgton. Clerk, Dalgety & Co., Napier Clerk, Colonial Bank, Wgton. Dead Invercargill Clerk, Wellington Railway Dprtmnt., Palmerston Saddler, Wellington Carterton Sheepfarmer, Argentine
Featherston, Wm. R. E. Field, William H.
FitzGerald, Gerald FitzGerald, Maurice ... FitzGerald, Robert FitzGerald, Selwyn FitzGerald, William ... FitzGerald, Otho Fleming, Andrew W. . Fleming, John Fordham, Charles Fox, William France, Francis France, Charles E. Francis, Herbert Freeman, William
68-68 75-77 67-68 76-76 67-68 83-84 84-88 87-88 83-84 74-74 72-73 72-73 84-85 67-69 82-85
Gaby, Charles B. Gair, John R. R. Galwey, John de B. .. Gandy, Maurice Gannaway, Charles Gannaway, Frederick .. Gardner, Oswald Gardner, Douglas Gardener, Percy Gawith, Charles F. Gawith, William Gell, John Gell, Charles H. Giesen, Rufus Giesen, Ernest Gillard, William Gillon, Ernest E. Gillon, Ormsby H. Ginders, Bertram P. .. Gisborne, Lionel Glasgow, Frank Glasgow, Harold A. Glasgow, Alfred Glover, Edwin Glover, Arthur Goldsmith, Oliver G. . Goodall, Harry Goodall, John Gore, Arthur H.
76-79 77-84 90-90 72-73 69-70 83-85 83-85 84-85 67-69 73-74 69-71 86-86 73-77 85-87 69-73 82-84 84-86 85-86 78-80 84-86 84-86 86-88 86-86 86-86 79-79 81-84 83-85 73-77
PrSch M, S.Camb.L. JCS, SCS J.Camb.L JCS, SCS JCS, SCS JCS, M
Dead Barrister and Solicitor, Wgton. Civil Engineer, Picton Dead Dead Dead Dead Bank of New Zealand, Wgton. Bank of N.S.W., Westport Westport Clerk, Turnbull & Co., Wgton. Hotelkeeper, Upper Hutt Dead Clerk, A. M. P. Society, Wgton. Baker, Wellington Engineer, Wellington
J.Camb.L, M JCS, SCS, M
PrSch PrSch,JCS,M JCS
JCS, SCS, M M ...
Solicitor, Brisbane Div. Stdnt., Bishopdale, Nelson Wellington Postal Department, Wellington Telegraph Deprt., Wellington Flaxmiller, Palmerston Flaxmiller, Palmerston Clerk, Duthie & Co., Wgton. Solicitor, Masterton Wellington Telegraph Deprt., Wellington Engineer, Wellington Palmerston North Chemist, Palmerston Draftsman, Railway, Wellington Union Steamship Co., Wgton. Dentist, Auckland Law Student, England Bank, Hokitika Union Bank, Wellington University Student, Cambridge Saddler, Wellington Clerk, Sargood & Co., Wgton. Survey Department, Wellington Clerk, Bank, Timaru Clerk, Napier A. M. P. Society, Napier
Gore, Henry M. Gore, Ross Gore, Charles St. G. . Grace, John J. Graham, Thomas Gray, Alexander Gray, George Gray, James W. S. Greenfield, John Greenstreet, Frank Greville, Reginald Grubb, Edward Gurr, Tasman Guy, Duncan Hackworth, James B.... Hackworth, Vernon R... Hackworth, William L.. Hadfield, Ernest F. ... Hadfield, Frank Hall, Henry Hall, John B. Hall, John M. E. Hall, Robert Halse, Frederick Halse, Henry Halse, William Hamerton, Arthur H. ... Hamerton, Percy E. C. Hamerton, Reginald A... Hamerton, Robert Chis. Hamerton, Stanley G. ... Hamerton, William G... Hamilton, William Hanlon, William Harcourt, Frederick ... Harding, Harold W. L. Harding, William B. ... Harding, Reginald Harding, Richard Harding, Maurice Hawkins, John H. Harper, Charles H. Harris, Alfred Harris, Chantrey Harris, Ernest Harrison, Benjamin R .
73-77 83-84 87-88 79-86 87-88 68-73 72-74 68-69 84-89 83-85 77-79 86-87 89-89 82-84 67-69 67-73 67-68 78-79 86-88 82-83 70-71 75-76 84-85 73-84 73-74 68-69 71-79 71-77 78-85 71-76 79-86 84-84 69-73 81-85 88-89 77-83 69-71 83-86 83-86 69-71 84-84 87-87 83-85 83-88 83-84 77-77
PrSch, JCS JCS
Civil Servant, Wellington Clerk, A. M. P. Society, Wgton Clerk, Eq. Life Ins., Wgton Medical Student, Edinburgh Engineer, Wellington Barrister & Solicitor, Wgton. Wellington Wellington Central School, Wellington Engineer, S. S. â€œKaikoura.â€? Surveyor, Pahiatua Union S.S. Company Law Clerk, Wellington Napier Clerk, Wellington Manager, Nat. Bank, Riverton Dead Solicitor, Wellington Collegiate School, Wanganui Ironmonger, Gisborne
JCS, SCS .. JCS JCS, SCS
Clerk, Wellington Clerk, Wellington Survey Department, Wellington Dead A. M. P. Society, Wellington Govt. Life Insurnce. Wellington National Bank, Auckland Surveyor, Waikato Railway Department, Sydney Clerk, Pub. Trust Office, Wgtn. Clerk, Hawera Barrister & Solicitor, Waimate Clerk, Johnston & Co., Wgton. Collegiate School, Wanganui Medical Student, London Mount Vernon, Napier Railway, Napier Railway, Wellington Mount Vernon, Napier Died at Cape Colony Farmer, Bulls Clerk, Christchurch Clerk, N.Z.L.&M.A.Co., Wgtn. Clerk, Christchurch Post Office, Wellington
Harrison, Sellman Harrison, Wilson Harton, Charles Hartmann, Fritz Harvey, Henry B. Hatfield, Charles H. .. Hausmann, Carl Hazelden, Louis Hazelden, Henry C. Hector, Charles Henderson, Fredk. B... Henderson, William B.. Henley, A. Henry, Claude Hepworth, Raymond ... Hey wood, William Hickson, Cecil Hill, Alfred Hinton, Robert S; Hirschberg, Alex. M. ... Hirschberg, Rudolph S. Hirschberg, Gustave A. Hodgins, Michael Hodgson, Henry F. ... Holdsworth, Frank Holdsworth, Godfrey J. Holdsworth, Charles ... Holliday, James C. Holmes, William R. ... Holmes, Charles Holmes, Walter Holt, Percy W. Howard, Harry Huett, Alfred J. Huggins, Herbert Hughes, Thomas W. ... Hulbert, William Hume, Arthur Hume, Charles Hume, George Hume, William Humphries, George ... Hunt, Alfred H. Hunt, Herbert Hutchen, David Hutchinson, William... Hutchinson, Philip G...
73-74 69-70 87-87 71-72 75-79 78-78 87-88 82-85 74-77 88-89 72-75 72-75 83-84 75-86 89-90 81-82 86-88 85-85 79-80 71-72 79-83 84-86 84-84 68-69 84-86 78-82 78-80 71-73 69-71 84-87 84-87 67-68 84-85 76-76 80-83 7485-86 89-89 80-84 80-86 80-86 71-73 727278-81 7283-84
J. Camb. L.
JCS JCS, SCS, M
JCS JCS, M
M JCS, SCS JCS
Farmer, Marton Bank of New Zealand, Auckland Post Office, Wellington Merchant, Wellington Clergyman, Palmerston Dead Engineer, Wellington Clerk, Wellington Clerk, Wellington Med. Stdnt., Otago Unvrsty. N.Z. Railway Dept., Hastings N.Z. Railway Dept., Albury University Student, Durham Medical Student, Cambridge Telegraph Department, Petone Clerk, N.Z.L.&M.A.Co., Invrgl. Clerk, Nat. Life Ins., Wgton. Conserv. of Music, Leipzig N.Z. Shipping Co. Farmer, Wairarapa Bank of Astrlsia., Masterton Sheepfarmer, Featherston Clerk, Civil Service, Wellington Surveyor, Nelson Law Student, Wellington Clerk, B. Smith & Co., Wgton. Manager, Union S.S. Co.,Wspt. Union S. S. Co., Wellington Audit Inspector, Nelson Farmer, Wanganui Clerk, Turnbull & Co., Wgton. Engineer, Wellington Blenheim Clerk, Civil Service, Wellington Clerk, Post Office, Wellington Wanganui Hatter, Christchurch Engineer, Wellington Farmer, Palmerston Union Bank, Wellington Farmer, Masterton Press Association, Wellington Clerk, Wellington Clerk, Wellington Barrister & Solicitor, Wgton. Farmer, New Plymouth
Hutchison, James Innes, Alfred W. Jacka, Henry C. Jacka, Thomas S. Jackson, Elwvn H. Jackson, Frederick W... Jackson, Reginald J. K. Jackson, Fenwick, W. P. Jackson, Rayney James, Thomas James, William Jeffrey, Frederick J. ... Jewell, Timothy W. ... Johns, Frederick J. ... Johnston, John G. Johnson, William Johnston, Goring Joseph, Joseph Judd, Frederick Kayll, James L. A. ... Kebbell, Cecil Kebbell, Mark Kebbell, Frank Kebbell, George Kebbell, Richard C. ... Kemble, Thomas P. ... Kemp, Alfred G. Kershaw, John Kilgour, Richard S. ... Kingdon, Thomas M. ... Kirk, F. W. Leonard ... Kirk, Harrv B. Kirk, R. Clement Kirk, Frederick Kirkcaldie, Sidney Kitchen, William F. ... Knigge, August H. ... Knight, Arthur Knight, George G. Knight, Harold T. Knight, Percy Knight, Samuel Knight, Charles P. Koch, August C. Koch, John A. Koch, Robert 0.
75-81 88-89 6969-71 80-83 — 74-80 75-80 82-84 75-75 83-84 — 84-86 74-77
79-82 82-84 67-68 87-89 86-87 75-84 80-84 73-76 87-89 78-85 82-86 87-88 89-89 67-69 69-71 79-80 74-78 79-80 80-82 83-89 78-80 75-75 88-92 72-78. 77-78 88-90 7884-86 76-77 77-79 82-82
Journalist, “Times,” Dunedin Bookseller, Masterton Carpenter, Wellington Carpenter, Wellington Law Student, Wellington Petone Barrister & Solicitor, Hutt Bank of N.Z., Marton Clerk, Wanganui Carpenter, Wellington Carpenter, Wellington South Australi Law Clerk, Palmerston Mercantile Agent, Wanganui Clerk, Wellington University, Oxford Merchant, London “Evening Post” Office, Wgton. Architect, Wellington
JCS, M .
JCS M, JCS JCS
Farmer, Alfredton Wellington Wellington Collegiate School, Wanganui Farmer, Tiraumea Farmer, Upper Hutt Clerk, A.M.P. Society. Wgton. Teacher, Wellington Thames Sheepfarmer, Wairarapa Clerk, Petone Education Department, Wgton. Barrister & Solicitor, Wellington Law Student, Petone Draper, Wellington Jrnlist., Ed. “Globe,” Dunedin House Agent, Wellington Collegiate School, Wanganui Barrister & Solicitor Wellington Napier Collegiate School, Wanganui Law Student, Wellington Assist. Eng.,P.W.Dpt., Acklnd Bank of N. Z. Wellington Railway Dprtment., Wellington
Kreeft, Charles V. Kreeft, E. A. Onward... Krull, Philip A. Ladd, Charles Laery, Eliott Laing. John A. Lancaster, Thomas ... Langwill, Archibald ... Langwill, Edwin Langwill, Frank Larchin, Henry L. Large, Harold Lawson, Henry W. ... Lawson, James J. Leatham, Frank Leckie, Frank M. Leckie, Robert Lee, John Lee, William Lemon, John Lethbridge, John P. ... Lewis, Herbert J. Lewis, Thomas W. Lewis, Arnold C. Light, Albert Ling, Benjamin Littlejohn, James G. ... Lloyd, Thomas H. G.... Lockie, Albert Lockie, Harry Lowater, Fred. Lowe, Charles Lowe, David Lowe, John K. Lowes, William J. Lowry, George Lowry, Joseph H. Lucena, William Lucena, John Lucena, Roger Luckie, Philip C. D. ... Luckie, Martin F. Luckie, Frank Luckie, William Ludwig, Joseph F. Luxford, Charles
71-75 71-75 7881-83 86-88 70-72 72-78 70-70 70-70 70-70 86-87 82-84 75-76 72-73 7979-82 75-78 86-86 89-89 72-75 7189-90 75-78 83-87 87-88 72-73 85-87 76-79 7485-88 82-83 90-90 84-85 89-90 72-75 70-70 70-70 74-76 82-83 82-83 7282-84 82-85 89-89 75-77 69-73
Civil Service, Wellington Harbour Board, Wellington Farmer, Wanganui Chemist, Australia
V JCS, SCS, M
JCS, SOS ... JCS, SOS, M
JCS, SCS, M
Clerk, Blenheim Farmer, Palmerston North Melbourne Melbourne Melbourne Midshipman, “Wairoa.” Caius College, Cambridge National Bank, Auckland Resd.Eng.,N.Z.R., Invercargill Salesman, Scoular’s, Wellington Govt. Insurance, Wellington Civil Service, Wellington Dead At School, Sydney Sheepfarmer, Feilding Clerk, Murray, Roberts, Wgton. Native Agent, Napier Barrister & Solicitor, Napier Plumber, Wellington Sheepfarmer, Te Horo Engineer, Wellington Palmerston North Com. Trav., Duthie&Co.,Wgton Station, Gisborne Plumber, Wellington Lincoln College, Christchurch Railway Office, Wellington Masterton
PrSch, M JCS, SCS PrSch,JCambl
Farmer, Hawera Bank of N.Z., Featherston Farmer, Hawera Clerk, Sydney Solicitor, Wellington Gov. Insurance, Wellington Farmer, Watchmaker, London Butcher, Newtown
Luxford, Frank H. Luxford, Henry J. Luxford, John A. Lyon, W. Deans Lyndon, Sidney Lyndon, Frank Lysaght, Brian C. Lysaght, Harry Mabin, — McAlister, William ... McAlister, Patrick McWilliam, — Macandrew, James McCredie, Alfred McArthur, James McColl, Ewen McDonald, Adam McDonald, George McDougal, James McDougal, John McGregor, George McGowan, William .. McGuire, St. John McKay, William McKay, Duncan McKay, George Mackay, William McKelvie, James McKenny, Alphonsus... McKenzie, Earle McKenzie, Hy. A. W. McKenzie, William ... McKerrow, William ... McKirdy, Charles McKirdy, J ames B. McLaughlin, Thomas ... McLean, George F. ... McLean, John C. McLean, John McLean, William D. ... McMaster, Archibald... McRae, George McRae, Flinders Maginnity, John Maginnity, Ernest E.... Major, Edwin
74-79 73 77 67-69 69-72 82-87 82-85 78-80 79-80 83-84 72737280-84 86-87 84-85 67-69 67-69 85-86 87-87 7987-87 85-86 85-86 85-87 86-87 81-89 87-89 7986-86 68-70 89-89 86-89 767684-84 71-74 87-88 79-80 79-80 83-87 81-82 81-83 84-86 86-87 74-
JCS JCS, SCS
Farmer, Palmerston Bank of N.Z., Ashburton Holy Orders, Leeston Clerk, Stewart & Co., Wgton. Clerk, Napier San Francisco Farmer, Hawera Farmer, Hawera Midshipman
Telegraph Dept., Wellington Mariner, Wellington Port Chalmers JCS, SCS, PRSCH Railway Engineer, Dunedin Auckland PrSch, JCS Dead Dead Dead (First College Pupil) JCS Farmer, Featherston Farmer, Featherston PrSch Engineer, Wellington Clerk, Civil Service, Wgton. Midshipman Photographer, Wellington Assistant, Museum, Wellington Dentist, New South Wales Wellington Stationholder, Bulls PrSch Farmer, Ohariu Clerk, Wellington Land Agent, Palmerston Clerk, McTavish & Co., Wgton. Clerk, Sargood’s, Wellington Wilkins & Field, Wellington Ironmonger, Wellington Auckland Turnbull & Co., Wellington JCS, M Napier Clerk, Wellington Clerk, National Bank, Blenheim Farmer, Grey town Farmer, Palmerston Farmer, Palmerston National Bank, Wellington Clerk, Wellington New Plymouth
Manners, Arthur S. ... Manning, Harry S. ... Mantel, Maurice Marchant, Frederick ... Marchant, J ohn Marchant, William ... Marks, Frederick W.... Marks, Henry M. Marks, Sidney A. Marshall, Frederick ... Marshall, Henry Martin, Albert Martin, Arthur Martin, Edward E. Martin, William J. ... Mason, Philip W. Mason, Philip Mason, George M. Mason, Robert H. Matthews, Charles Maxwell, Andrew Meacham, Frank Meek, Alfred R.
7778-80 86-87 85-86 87-88 84-85 68-69 68-69 68-69 81-83 89-89 71-78 72-80 70-76 70-76 84-89 84-86 73-76 73-76 84-85 70-71 84-85 79-83
Meek, Walter L. Meek, William J. Meek, Bertie Meek, Charles Meredith, Clarence K... Meredith, John M. Melville, Leslie Melville, Hugh Merlet, Archibald Merlet, Edwin Miller, Clarence Miller, Francis Miller, Randolph Miller, Rowland II. ... Miller, William Mills, Edward C. Mills, Francis J. G. ... Mills, George C. Mills, Thomas H. Mills, John Mill ward, Arthur G. ... Mitchell, Arthur A. ... Mitchell, Gandy
70-76 73-76 84-88 84-89 74-75 74-76 86-88 86-88 79-80 82-84 7074-75 7268-69 7570-71 74-76 74-76 7083-85 80-83 7570-
M PrSch,â€™M PrSch, JCS
JCS PrSch, JCS, SCS, M
Railway Department. Timaru Gov. Insurance, Wellington Engineer, Wellington Cadet, Gov. Insurance, Wgton. Clerk, Johnston & Co., Wgton. Cadet, Gov. Insurance, Wgton. Salesman, Melbourne Salesman, Melbourne Salesman, Melbourne Engineer, England McArthur & Co., Wellington Doctor of Medicine, Wgton. Sheepfarmer, Otaraia Melbourne Sheepfarmer, Otaraia Medical Student, Clerk, Sydney Sheepfarmer, Napier Sheepfarmer, Napier Farmer, Wairarapa South British Ins. Co., Dunedin Clerk, Post Office, Wellington Solicitor. Wellington Manfacturing Agent, Wgton. Mercantile Agent, Sydney Clerk, Railway, Wellington Dead Station, Timaru Station, Riversdale, East Coast Collegiate School, Wanganui Collegiate School, Wanganui Clerk, Castendyk & Co., Wgtn. Clerk, Wgton. Meat Co., Wgton. Dead Dead Dead Ironmonger, Wellington Ironmonger, Wellington Ironmonger, Wellington Ironmonger, Wellington Clerk, Mills & Co., Wellington Clerk, Rly. Dept., Wellington Wellington British Columbia
Mitchell, George H. ... Mitchell, Robert H. ... Mitchell, Theodore J.... Mitchell, Herbert Mitchelson, Alexander.. Mitchelson, Edwin Moeller, Arthur Moeller, Frank Moeller, Raphael Moeller, Abraham Moeller, John Moginie, John Moir, William E. Monaghan, Edward ... Montgomerie, Alex. ... Mongomerie, Roger ... Moorhouse. Wm. H. S. Morgan, John Morpeth, Charlton D... Morpeth, W. Theodore. Morrah, Arthur W. ... Idorrah, Edward H, ... Morrah, Frank D. Morrah, Walter H. ... Morrison, Alexander ... Morrison, John Morton, John L. Mowat, Thomas Mowat, Harry Mowbray, Ernest R. ... Mowbray, Herbert Mowbray, Ernest L. ... Muir, Herbert Muir, James Muir, William Muir, Walter Murphy, William J. ... Myers, Arthur M. Myers, Bernhard Myers, Leopold M. Myers, Philip Myers Ernest Nairn, Robert Nancarrow, Joseph ... Nancarrow, William ... Nathan, David J.
74-76 83-84 74-76 85-86 89-90 89-89 76-77 7368-68 88-88 88-88 88-89 67-67 77-77 8183 84-85 74-76 74-76 80-85 82-85 74-79 74-80 75-83 77-86 88-89 88-89 88-89 81-81 81-84 83-84 83-84 70-70 89-89 75-78 86-87 86-87 84-86 80-83 83-86 80-85 83-84 79-79 75-75 68-70 68-68 69-69
Clerk, National Bank, Wgton. Dead Grammar School, Auckland Grammar School, Auckland
JCS, SCS JCS, SCS, M JCS, SCS, M S. Camb. L J.Camb.L.M JCS, SCS ICS, M.
JCS PrSch PrSch, JCS JCS, SCS
Occidental Hotel, Wellington America Sailor, Wellington Flaxmiller, Foxton Clerk,Col. Mut. Life Ins., Wgtn. Dead Farmer, Karori Farmer, Wanganui Farmer, Wanganui Barrister & Solicitor, Wgton. Blacksmith, Turakina Gov. Insurance, Wellington Surveyor, Wellington Solicitor, Palmerston Bank of Australasia, Adelaide Station Mngr., Wgton., N.S.W. Clerk, Levin & Co., Wellington Farmer, Grey town Farmer, Grey town Dead Bank of N. Z., Gisborne Clerk, Masterton Clerk, Stewart & Co., Wgton. Civil Service, Auckland Treasury, Wellington Farmer, Wairarapa Clerk, J. Nathan & Co., Wgtn. Compositor, Lyon &Blair, Wgtn. Station, Gisborne Student, Switzerland Manager of Brewery, Auckland Clerk, Brewery, Auckland Barrister & Solicitor, Auckland Clerk, Wellington Clerk, Wellington Surgn, St. Thomas’ Hosptl.,Lndon. Commission Agent, Blenheim Purser “Te Anau” Merchant, Wellington
Nathan, Philip Nathan, Maurice Nathan, Frederick Nathan, Alexander ... Nathan, Louis J. Neil, Percival Nicols, William H. ... Northcroft, Ernest ... Nott, James T. O’Connor, Daniel O’Connor, Frank Ormond, George C. ... Orr, David Overend, William Page, Robert F. Page, Joseph E. Palmer, Cecil W. Palmer, Arthur J. Palmer, Charles S. Palmer, Frederick W... Palmer, Herbert L. ... Parkes, Frank G. Parkes, William C. ... Parsons, William Paterson, James W. ... Pauling, Ernest Pauling, George A. L... Pawson, Thomas Pearce, Arthur E. Pearce, George F. Pearce, Campbell Pearson, John Penny, James Perry, John P. Perry, Joseph Perry, Walter C. Perston, Norman Petherick, Francis E.... Phillips, Herbert C. . . Pilcher, Belton Pilcher, Ernest G. Plimmer, Harry Plimpton, Bichard Pope, Robert
77-83 77-83 84-86 84-86 73-73 84-87 73-73 69-70 76-77 82-83 87-89 76-77 68-68 83-85 84-89 89-89 84-85 70-72 74-75 70-72 74-75 76-77 76-77 83-84 82-87 83-84 74-78 74-77 74-75 75-75 84-85 84-86 89-89 72-72 79-80 81-83 69-71 74-74 81-81 74-74 69-71 86-87 71-72 81-84
M PrSch, M J. Camb. L.
Clerk, Wellington Clerk, Wellington Lincoln Agricultural College Lincoln Agricultural College Merchant, Wellington Law Clerk, Rangitikei Sheepfarmer, Featherston Telegraph Dprtment., Blenheim Holy Orders, Auckland Farmer, Nelson
St. Paul’s School, Wellington Sheepfarmer, Napier Hotelkeeper, Wellington Merchant, Kaikoura Clerk, Bank of N.Z., Wgton.
PrSch PrSch, JCS
Clerk, Colonial Bank, Wgton. Gov. Insurance, Wellington
JCS PrSch JCS, SCS
Dead Clerk, Wellington Printer, Wellington Cadet Station, Rangitikei Engineer, Wellington Clerk, Deeds Office, Chch Farmer, Man gamahu, Wanganui Clerk, Levin & Co.. Wellington Clerk, Levin & Co., Wellington Student, Wellington Photographer, Wellington Farmer, Clareville Farmer, Masterton Farmer, Masterton Law Student, Masterton Bank of N.Z., Dunedin Law Student, Wellington Clerk, Sargood’s, Wellington Clerk, Wellington Secretary, Ry. Commrs., Wgtn. Engineer, Wellington Surveyor, Melbourne Teacher, Levin
Pope, Rowland Pope, Frederick Port, John C. Port, Robert C. Porter, Frank Poulton, George Pownall, Charles A. ...
81-85 81-86 75-75 75-76 84-85 71-71 73-81
Pownall, Frederick J... Prendergast, Michael... Pringle, Graham
73-76 67-70 80-84
Prouse, Woodley Pyke, William
89-89 81-86 83-85
Radcliffe, Herbert Rainie, Charles F. Raymond, Richard W. Reader, Athole B. Redward, Ernest Reeves, Charles H. ... Reeves, Edward R. ... Reeves, William Reid, Alfred Reid, Howard J. Reid, Walter Reid, Walter G. Reid, Edward J. Revans, Claude Richards, Charles G. ... Richards, Edward Richards, Wm. H. F... Richardson, Charles E. Richardson, Charles G. Richmond, Maurice ... Richmond, Robert Richmond, Edward T... Riddiford, Daniel G. ... Ridding, Arthur E. ... Riddle, James Ridler, William S. Robertson, James Robinson, Hercules ... Robinson, George F. ... Robinson, Charles Rose, Henry
7275-75 8083-84 86-87 75-76 86-88 83-85 84-86 83-89 83-89 69-70 78-78 72-75 74-78 85-86 79-79 69-69 79 83 79-83 69-69 78-78 71-71 77-77 82-84 78-78 87-88 82-83 85-87
JCS JCS, SCS, M JCamb.L
PrSch, JCS, SCS, JCambl PrSch PrSch, JCS, SCS, M JCS JCS
Clerk, Civil Service Clerk, Railway Dprt., Wgton Clerk, Nathan & Co., Wgton. Clerk, Eductn. Board, Wgton. Gov. Insurance, Wellington Clerk, Lyon & Blair, Wellington Barrister & Solicitor, Masterton Clerk, Wellington Sheepfarmer, Palmerston Teacher, Wellington Clerk, Cable & Co., Wellington Clerk, Union Bank, Wellington Cadet, Mines Dept., Wellington
Farmer, Hawera Wellington Solicitor, Wellington PrSch, JCS, SCS Clerk, Crown Law Office, Wellington Clerk, Wellington Dead. Died 1890 Clerk, Wellington Auctioneer, Wellington Clerk, Laery & Co., Wellington Clerk, Turnbull & Co., Wgton. Gov. Insurance, Wellington A. M. P. Society, Wellington Bank of N.Z., 3rd officer, Br. Ind. Steamship Co., London
Barrister, Inner Temple, Lon don Engineer, Railway, Wellington Barrister & Solicitor, Wellington Surveyor, Wellington Architect, Wellington Sheepfarmer, Halcombe Blacksmith, Newtown Farmer, Te Nui Railway Department, Wgton. Engineer, Wellington England Engineer, Wellington Farmer, Foxton Gov. Insurance, Wellington
Rowden, Frederick J... Rowden, Arthur Rowden, Harry W. ... Rowland, Christopher... Rowlands, Henry Rowley, Charles F. C... Roy, J. Barton Russell, Jabez Russell, William H. ... Rutherford, William ... St. John, George St. John, John H. D.... St. John, Marcus F. . Sanderson, Ernest V.... Sanderson, Louis A. ... Saunders, Edward J. ... Saunders, William Saunders, Joseph Saunders, Sidney Schultze, Frederick ... Schultze, George E. F. Schwartz, George Scott, Edward Scott, William D. Scott, William J. Scott, George Seager, Maori Sealey, Frederick L. ... Seccombe, Percy Seccombe, Alfred Seccombe, John Seed, Frank W. R. Seed, Harry H. Seed, John G. Seed, Frederick G. Seymour, Robert Shannon, Graham Shannon, William Shaw, Thomas L. Shaw, William J. Shaw, Patrick Sheath, Stephen Sinclair David Skae, Frederick Skeet, Oswald W. Skerman, Leslie
83-86 85-87 86-89 67-67 7174-76 70-73 7679-80 87-90 73-76 73-76 76-76 75-84 74-82 8086-86 81-84 81-84 68-71 74-77 7069-70 7568-69 83-83 74-77 76-76 81-83 81-85 81-86 67-70 746985-87 84-86 81-84 81-88 86-87 75-75 81-86 86-87 83-85 7667-67 76-
Cadet, Station, Bulls Wellington Clerk, Railway, Wellington Farmer, Hawera Dead
Solicitor, New Plymouth Dead Education Deprt., Wellington Station, Canterbury England
JCS, SCS, M
N.Z. Shipping Company England Clerk, A.M.P. Society, Wgton. Clerk, J. Nathan & Co., Wgton. Contractor, Wellington Farmer, Invercargill Wellington Phoenix Insurance, Wellington Dead Farmer, Waikouaiti, Dunedin Farmer, Silverstream Dead Storekeeper, Opunake Dead Clerk, Duthie & Co., Wellington Telegraph Dept., Christchurch England Brewer, Auckland Brewer, Auckland Brewer, Auckland Bank of N.Z., Carterton Draftsman, Property Tax,Wgtn. Engineer, “Mararoa ” Engineer, Wellington Gisborne Station, Feilding Station, Feilding Clerk, Wellington Melbourne Tauranga Law Student, Blenheim Surveyor, Taranaki Marton
Skerman, Reginald ... Skey, Harry Skinner, David Sladden, Arthur Sladden, Frank Sleigh, Stuart K. Sleigh, Ernest Smith, G. Harold Smith, J. Carmichael... Smith, Louis Smith, Sidney Smith, R. Frank Smith, Alexander Smith, Edward Smith, Harry M. Smith, James Smythe, Edward Snow, Charles Oâ€™D. ... Snow, Daines B. Snow, Ernest H. Speed, Hugh Speedy, James Speedy, David Speedy, Hector Southern, William H... Stack, Gerald Stack, Charles Stevens, Frank Stevens, Reginald Stevens, Andrew Stevens Augustus Stevenson, James P. ... Stock, Bernard R. Stock, Edward R. Stock, J. Herbert Storey, Charles Strachan, W illiam Stuart, Charles Stuart, Mellis Sutherland, David M... Swain, Thomas Swain, Sidney Swainson, George E. .. Swainson, John W. ... Taiaroa, John G. Tattle, G. Albert
7685-85 86-86 87-88 87-88 75-77 74-77 79-83 80-86 8384 86-87 86-88 83-87 707287-88 83-84 748067-70 87-89 82-84 83-84 83-84 83-86 80-85 88-89 83-84 87-88 87-88 87-88 83-83 68-71 79 86 79-80 68-68 84-84 78-85 82-86 7283-87 87-87 768087-87 81-84
JCS, SCS, M JCS, M JCS, M PrSch
JCS, SCS, M PrSch,JCS,M
Marton Farmer, Clareville Law Student, Wellington Bank of N.Z., Wellington Clerk, Wgton. Meat Co.,Wgton Solicitor, Napier Union S.S. Co., Dunedin Solicitor, Pahiatua Medical Student, Edinburgh Bank of Australasia, Napier Thames Post Office, Greytown Draper, Te Aro House, Wgton. Farmer, Ohariu Central School, Wellington Clerk, Post Office, Wellington Captain Salvation Army Farmer, Cape Colony Farmer, Te Horo Union-Bank, Blenheim Farmer, Kaikora, Napier Farmer, Hutt Farmer, Hutt Dead. Bank of N.S.W., Wellington Cadet, Station, Wairarapa Reporter, Wellington Dead Clerk, Wellington Law Student, Wellington Agent, A.M.P. Society,Dunedin Wellington Clerk, Treasury, Wellington Telegraph Dprtmnt., Kaiwarra Engineer, Wellington Clerk, Reeves & Co., Wgton. Clerk, N.Z.L.deM.A.Co., Wgton. San Francisco San Francisco Farmer, Otaki Farmer, Otaki Dunedin
Law Clerk, Wellington
Taylor, Frederick Taylor, J ohn Taylor, George Taylor, Joseph Taylor, Robert W. Taylor, William Thirkell, George W. . Thirkell, Frederick ... Thomson, Matthew S... Thomson, Harold Thorpe, Norman F. ... Tiller, Walter Tipene, Paratene Todd, Herbert Tolhurst, Robert M. ... Tolhurst, George G. ... Tonks, Frederick G. ... Toomath, William Toomath, James Towers, — Towgood, William H.... Townley, Arthur Toxward, Alexander ... Toxward, William Treadwell, Archibald H. Treadwell, William Treadwell, Harry Tringham, John Tringham, Charles Tripe, Joseph A. Tripe, Thomas R. Tripe, Walter Tuckey, Arthur Tuckey, Francis H. Tuckev, Harry Tully, Charles Tully, Frederick Tully John Tully, Harry Turnbull, John Turnbull, Joshua Turnbull, Thomas Turner, Thomas A. Turner, William Turner, Frank Tustin, Charles E.
74-74 68-69 67-69 74-78 74-76 68-70 80-83
77 88-89 88-89 7989-89 8086-87 74-75 7871-76 84-84 74-75 84-85 85-86 85-86 82-84 82-84 89-90 81-86 81-87 81-85 84-84 89-89 6967-76 87-88 71-71 68-68 68-69 86-87 76-77 75-77 75-77 69-69 69-69 77-78 89-89
JCS, SCS, M JCS, SCS, M
JCS PrSch, JCS SCS
Farmer, Rangitikei Melbourne Dead Farmer, N.S.W. Farmer, Rangitikei Sheepfarmer, Carnarvon Compositor, Brown, Thomson & Co., Wellington Gas Company, Wellington Law Student, Wellington Farmer, Waverley Cabinetmaker, Wellington Petone Cadet, Railway Deprt., Wgton. University Student, Chch. Lincoln Agrltrl. College, Chch. Brickmaker, Wellington Farmer, Foxton
Sheepfarmer, Hawera Merchant, Gisborne Lincoln Agri. Coll., Chch. Carpenter, Wellington Holy Orders, Wanganui Barrister & Solicitor, Wanganui Collegiate School, Wanganui Clerk, Wellington Law Clerk, Wellington Civil Service, Wellington Clerk, Union S.S. Co., Wgton. St. Paul’s School, Wellington Farmer, Pahiatua Clerk, Treasury, Wellington Clerk, Buckley & Co., Wgton. Sheepfarmer, Grey town Sheepfarmer, Greytown Sheepfarmer, Greytown Bank of Australasia, Wellington Clerk, Turnbull & Co., Wgton. Wellington Engineer, Wellington
Painter, Wellington Mount Cook School, Wellington
Tustin, Joseph D. Tustin, William G. Vallance, Henry W. ... Vallance, Augustus Vennel, Frederick H. ... Vickers, George Vine, Edwin A. Wagg, Joseph Wakefield, Oliver Wall, Frank Wall, James Wallace, James E. Wallace, John H. Wallace, George H. ... Wallace, R. Bruce Wallace, Robert W. ... Wallace, William Wallis, Frederick W. ... Ward, Garner Ward, William R. Wardell, Thomas W. ... Wardell, Harold Warren, Alfred S. Warren, Godfrey Warren, Frederick K... Watt, Thomas T. Watty, Fred Webb, Cyrus Webb, James C. Webb, Kenneth D. Webb, Peter P. Webster, G Jorge J. ... Weiford, John Welford, Frederick ... West, Hautrie West, Russell West, Frederick White, Charles F. White, Harry Whitehouse, Arthur J. Whitehouse, Walter ... Whyte, A. L. Wilford, Thomas M. ... Wilford, Bartholomew...
Painter, Wellington Oil and Colour Mrchnt., Wgtn. Wairarapa
82-84 85-86 70-71 74-76 84-85
Station, Masterton Farmer, Wairarapa Clerk, Customs, Wellington Wellington Clerk, E. W. Mills & Co., Wgtn.
Student, Germany Farmer, Paramata Farmer, Porirua Manawatu Railway, Wellington England Barrister & Solicitor, Wellington Mngr. Bldng. Socty., Melbourne Engineer, Cable & Co, Wgton. Farmer, Clareville Wellington Daily Telegraph, Sydney
86-87 85-87 86-87 7277-82 81-84 67-71 86-89 877569-69 807475 83-85 7586-87 86-89 84-85 71-71 69-72 73-79 7567-69 7481-86 81-86 82-84 85-86 86-87 72747883-86 83-84 81-85 81-85
JCS, SCS, M JCS,SCambL PrSch JCS, SCS
Sheepfarmer, Masterton Sheepfarmer, Masterton Wellington Clerk, Wellington Clerk, Union S.S. Co., Wgton. Permanent Artillery, Dunedin Storekeeper, Masterton Gov. Insurance, Blenheim Headmaster Boysâ€™ School (Central Wellington) Engineer, Petone Civil Service, Wellington Farmer, Fielding Farmer, Wanganui Musician, Melbourne Compositor, Wellington Compositor. Wellington Queensland Queensland Clerk, Sydney Ironfounder, Wellington Sydney Solicitor, Wellington Dead
Wiggins, William Wilkinson, Charles H... Williams, George F. ... Williams, Hugh G. Williams, James Wilson, Herbert Wilson, James Wilson, Archibald Wilson, Arthur S. Wilson, Benjamin Willeston, Vernon L. .. Wright, George Wright, Reginald Young, Andrew W. ... Young, Arthur Young, Alexander Young, Albert Young, Campbell Young, Charles Young, Frederick Young, Frank Young, John Young, Thomas Young, William Young, Simeon Yule, Alexander Zohrab, E. G. Fortescue
87-89 67-70 76-78 74-76 7387-90 79-80 82-84 84-88 85-87 83-85 68-69 89-89 75-79 75-81 86-89 87-88 76-81 87-88 79-83 85-87 85-86 77-83 86-87 84-85 75-77 85-87
PrSch, M JCS, SCS, M JCS JCS
Saddler, Wellington Dead Oil and Colour Mrchnt., Napier Sheepfarmer, Masterton Coal Merchant, Wellington Teacher, Wellington Carpenter, Wellington Carpenter, Wellington Farmer, Feilding Law Student, Wellington Cadet, Civil Service, Wellington Crown Lands Office, Wellington Terrace School, Wellington Cobb & Co., Wellington Clerk, T. & W. Young, Wgton. Clerk, Wellington Foundry, Petone Bank of N.Z., Wellington Clerk, Mills & Co., Wellington Clerk, Levin & Co., Foxton Clerk, Duthie & Co., Wellington Clerk, Press Association, SydneY Barrister & Solicitor,Wellington Medical Student, Edinburgh Clerk, Wellington Farmer, Wairarapa Clerk, Col. Mut. Ins., Wgton.
LIST OF MASTERS (PAST AND PRESENT). WELLINGTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL.
Rev. H. E. Tuckey (B.A., Cambridge),
W. S. Hamilton
Taken over by the College Trustees in 1868, under the title of the (Wellington College and Grammar School). Rev. H. E. Tuckey (B.A., Camb.) W. S. Hamilton T. A. Bowden (B.A., Ox.) C. J. Hardy (B.A., Cam.) K. Wilson (M.A., Cam.) T. W. Kirk (F.R.S., Etc.) C. R. Buckland (A.A.) J. Gammell (B.A., Lon.) J. P. E. Francis (M.A., Melb.) C. Hogg (B.A., Camb.) E. Pridham (B.A., Dublin) A. Walton (B.A., Cam.) J. Mackay (M.A., Aberdeen) W. G. Thistle (B.A., Oxford) J. T. Bamicoat (B.A., N.Z.) J. P. Firth (B.A., N.Z.) T. R. Fleming (M.A., LL.B., N.2) A. Heine (B.A., N.Z.) D. W. M. Burn (M.A., N.Z ) W. P. Evans (M.A , N.Z.) E. P. Bunn (B.A., N.Z.) K. Wilson (M.A., Cam.) D. C. Campbell (M.A.) W. C. Sproule (B.A., Ox.) C. E. S. Cockburn R. F. Irvine (M.A., N.Z.) A. Heine (B.A., N.Z.) C. F. Baxter (M.A., Cam.) J. Bee (M.A., N.Z.) J. U. Collins M. Barnard M. Merlet M. Naverne
Head Master Math. Head
Jan.1868 to Jan. 1868 to July 1869 to 1872 to
1874 to 1874 to Asst. 1874 to Math. ,, 1878 to Asst. Math. Mstr. 1878 to Asst. Master 1880, Feb. to Aug. Asst. Aug. 1880 to July Junior Oct. 1880 to Head Aug. 1881 to Mar. 1881 to July 1881 to May Nov. 1881 to May Apl.1882 to Jan. 1884, Jan. to Aug. Oct.1884 to Feb. June 1882 to Dec. Apl.1886 May 1886 to Dec. Aug. 1886 to Dec. 1887, Jan, to Dec. 1887, Apl. to Dec. Feb. 1888 Mar.1888 to Oct. Jan.1889 Nov.1889 Mar. 1876 to Aug. 1876 to Apl. 1887
1878 1874 1873 1878 1881 1880 1878 1880 1881 1881 1881 1881 1886 1886 1886 1886 1887 1889 1884
J. Mackay (M.A., Aberdeen)
K. Wilson (M.A., Cambridge)
A. Heine (B.A., New Zealand)
James Bee (M.A)
J. U. Collins
C. C. Naverne,
Instructor of Modern Languages.
HONOURS LIST. Barnett, Louis E. - Turnbull Exhibition, 1881; Levin Prize, 1882; New Zealand University
Scholarship, 1882; Anatomy Prize, and first honours, two years course, Otago
University Medical School; six bronze medals in three years’ professional
examinations, Edinburgh University; M.B., C.M., 1887, with first-class honours
(second best man of his year out of 192 graduates). Qualified M.R.C.S.,
England, and L.R.C.P., London; highest at Middlesex Hospital, London, 1888.
Passed final examination, F.R.C.S., England, 1890.
Barton William. - Turnbull Exhibition, Mathematics, and Science, 1875 ; Foundation
Scholarship and B.A., St. John’s College, Cambridge, 1880, with honours;
Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple.
Bell, Thomas W. - Turnbull Scholarship, 1876; New Zealand University Scholarship, 1876;
M.B., C.M., Edinburgh University, 1884; M.D., New Zealand University, 1890.
Brandon, Alfred de B. - New Zealand University Scholarship, 1872; B.A., Trinity Hall,
Cambridge, 1877, with honours; Barrister-at- Law, Middle Temple.
Brandon, Charles S. - Turnbull Exhibition, 1875 and 1876; New Zealand University
Scholarship, 1875 ; B. A., Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 1881; Barrister-at-Law,
Buller, Walter L. - Barrister-at-Law, Inner Temple. Bunny, Edmund P. - Turnbull Exhibition, Mathematics, and Scholar-ship, 1881; B.A., New
Zealand University, 1889; Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court, New Zealand.
Colbeck, E. Harry. - Turnbull Exhibition, Mathematics, and Science, 1882; first-class
honours in Natural Science, Tripos, Caius College, Cambridge;
M.B., Cambridge; M.C., London, 1888, St. Thomas’ Hospital, London.
Colbeck, Wilfred B. - Turnbull Exhibition, 1886; New Zealand University Scholarship,
1886; graduating at Caius College, Cambridge.
Denton, Bobt. G. - Turnbull Exhibition, 1880; first-class honours in Engineering, London
City Guild Examination; honours in Machine Construction, South Kensington, 1889.
Field, William H. - Rhodes Scholarship, 1878; Turnbull Exhibition, Mathematics, and
Science, 1878; Levin Prize, Botany, 1878 and 1879; New Zealand University
Scholarship, 1879. Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court, New Zealand.
Hadfield, Ernest. - Gold Medallist, Derby School; Scholarship at Pembroke College;
Scholarship at Selwyn College; B. A., Selwyn College, Cambridge, Senior
Optime; Barrister-at-Law, Inner Temple, 1888.
Harding, Harold. - Levin Scholarship, Languages, 1883; Turnbull Exhibition, 1884; B.A.,
Caius College, Cambridge.
Harvey, Henry B. - Moore Scholarship, 1879; Turnbull Exhibition, 1879; New Zealand
University Scholarship, 1879; B. A., St. John’s College, Cambridge, 1886.
Henley, A. - Levin Scholarship, 1884; B.A., Durham University. Henry, Claude. - Moore
Scholarship, 1883; B. A., Caius College, Cambridge.
Kirk, Harry B. - New Zealand University Scholarship, 1875 ; Turnbull Exhibition, 1878;
Levin Prize, Botany, 1877; B.A., New Zealand University, 1881; M.A., 1883,
with first-class honours in Botany and Zoology; silver medal for collection
Dried Plants, and bronze medal collection Annulose Animals, Ballarat Industrial
Martin, Albert. - First prize at Guy’s Hospital, London, in first, second, and fourth years;
gold medal in Medicine, prox. access, in Surgery ; Scholarship in Anatomy,
and Scholarship in Pathology; M.B., University, London, 1883; M.B.C.S.,
England, 1883; M.D., University, London, 1885, and M.R.C.P., London, 1888.
Meek, Alfred R. - Mason Scholarship, 1881; Rhodes Scholarship, 1881; Turnbull
Exhibition, 1882; New Zealand University Scholarship, 1882 and 1883;
prox. access., Bowen Prize, 1884; Senior University Scholarship in Political
Science, 1886; B.A., New Zealand University, 1886; Exhibition in Political
Science, 1886; Somes Scholarship, Christ’s College, 1886; M.A., 1887, with
first-class honours; in Languages and Literature, Canterbury College.
Nairn, Robert. - M.R.C.S., England, and L.R.C.P., London, 1887, St. Thomas’ Hospital,
Nott, James T. - Turnbull Exhibition, 1879; Levin Prize, Botany, 1880; B.A., New Zealand
Richmond, Maurice. - B.S., London University; Law Examiner for Barristers and
Solicitors, Supreme Court, New Zealand.
Smith, John C. - Kept two years’ terms, Otago University, Medical School 1889; silver
medal, first professional examination, Royal College Surgeons, Edinburgh, 1890.
Treadwell, Archd. H. - B.A., New Zealand University, 1888. Tripe, Joseph A. - B.A., New Zealand University, 1889. Webb, James C. - New Zealand University Scholarship, 1875; Turnbull Exhibition, 1877;
Levin Prize, 1877; silver medal, collection Dried Plants, Ballarat Industrial
Exhibition, 1877; B.A., New Zealand University, 1882.
Williams, Hugh. - B.A., Jesus’ College, Cambridge.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES MOORE SCHOLARSHIP FOR GENERAL WORK (£35), TENABLE FOR TWO YEARS.
H. B. Harvey.
A. C. Lewis.
R. F. Page.
H. E. Wilson.
F. B. Glasgow.
W. H. Morrah. RHODES SCHOLARSHIP FOR GENERAL WORK (£35), TENABLE FOR TWO YEARS.
W. H. Field.
E. W. Beaglehole.
A. R. Meek.
P. W. Mason.
J. de B. Galwey.
W. H. Colbeck.
J. C. Webb.
T. W. Bell.
W. H. Morrah.
R. F Page.
F. H. Glasgow.
E. W. Giesen.
P. W. Mason.
H. C. Wilson.
A. C. Lewis.
H. E. Morrah
T. R. Hickson.
TURNBULL SCHOLARSHIP. 1879
J. T. Nott.
Mathematics and Science.
C. S. Brandon.
C. S. Brandon.
A. W. Morrah
H. B. Kirk
W. H. Field.
H. B. Harvey.
W. H. F. Richards.
L. E. Barnett.
E. P. Bunny.
A. R. Meek.
E. H. Colbeck.
A. H. Treadwell.
C. D. Morpeth.
A. J. McCredie.
E. W. Beaglehole.
A. C. Lewis.
W. B. Colbeck.
W. H. Morrah.
P. W. Mason.
A. E. Glasgow.
E. W. Beaglehole.
A. E. Glasgow.
C. E. Mackay.
C. E. Mackay.
1888 R. Wallace and J. M. Thomson.
BARNICOAT PRIZE, £5.
R. F. Page.
J. M. Thomson.
J. M. Thomson.
SIR J. VOGEL’S PRIZE, for ENGLISH, LATIN, and FRENCH. 1880 Arthur Martin. LEVIN PRIZES, FOR BOTANY AND ZOOLOGY.
H. B. Kirk.
J. C Webb.
W. H. Field.
W. H. Field.
J. T. Nott.
LEVIN PRIZE, GENERAL WORK.
F. W. Jackson.
L. E. Barnett.
DUX OF THE SCHOOL
W. B. Colbeck.
A. R. Meek
R . F. Page.
A. R. Meek.
R. F. Page ,
A. R. Meek.
P. W. Mason.
W. B. Colbeck.
WINNERS OF CUPS AT COLLEGE ATHLETIC SPORTS First Prize. Old Boys’ Cup.
W. L. Buller.
G. H. Smith.
G. H. Smith.
H. M. Speed.
W. S. Pyke.
W. S. Pyke.
J. M. Thomson
Edward E. Martin.
C. E. Richardson.
W. B. Colbeck.
Walter L. Buller.
H. M. Speed.
E. Harry Colbeck.
W. S. Pyke.
P. W. Mason.
G. S. Pringle.
W. S. Pyke.
E. W. Beaglehole.
W. S. Pyke.
E. W. Beaglehole.
W. S. Pyke.
W. B. Colbeck.
J. M. Thomson.
Second Prize. College Cup.
Lady Prendergast’s Cup for Half-mile.
OLD BOYS’ ROWING. THE following is a list of those who have gained some distinction in Rowing, both at home and abroad. Appended also are a few notes concerning the most prominent. The racing at regattas, it may be re¬marked, has, with the exception of a few notable performances in England, and some minor achievements in other parts of the colony, been done on behalf of the Star Boating Club of this city. This club is the strongest rowing institution in New Zealand, and has always been largely supported by Old Boys, and at the present time Old Boys must constitute quite one-third of its three hundred members. Three famous Old Boys have had the honour of being elected to the important position of Captain of this Club, viz.: the late Wra. FitzGerald, in 1886 and 1887; A. de B. Brandon, in 1888 and 1889; and W. H. Field, in the present year. Barnett, M. C. Barraud, C. Barraud, N. Barton, W. Biss, F. L. Brandon, A. de B. Brandon, C. S. Bucholz, E. Burnes, E. L. Colbeck, W. B. Cooper, D. G. A.
Cooper, G. S. S. Duncan, J. G. Eliott, G. Eliott, J. G. Field, W. H. FitzGerald, 0. FitzGerald, W. Holmes, W. R. Mills, J. F. Morrah, E. H. Morrah, W. H.
Myers, A. M. Myers, L. M. McLean, W. D. Pownall, F. Richardson, C. E. Stock, B. R. Stock, J. H. Wallace, G. H. Webb, P. P, Wright, G.
Barnett, M. C., this year holds the office of Secretary of the New Zealand Amateur Rowing Association. Barraud, N., was in his day a very fine outrigger oar, and won races as a S.B.C. senior regatta representative. Barton, W., rowing for Lady Margaret B.C., Cambridge; won (as No. 3) Ladies’ Challenge Plate Eights at Henley Regatta, 1880; selected for University Trial Eights, 1879, which could not be rowed that year owing to the ice; and also rowed (as No. 3) for the University Eight against Oxford, 1880. On his return to Wellington assisted the Star B.C. with his valuable advice and in addition won several races with their senior crew. Biss, F. L., was well known as a coxswain at regattas for four years, 1881 to 1884. Brandon, A. de B., rowed in the Trinity Hall B.C., Cambridge, boat, and at Henley Regatta. A highly valued and successful coach during his 2 years of office as Captain of the Star B.C. President New Zealand Amateur Rowing Association, 1890.
Brandon, C. S., rowing for Trinity Hall B.C., Cambridge; won (as No. 5) Ladiesâ€™ Challenge
Plate Eights at Henley Regatta, 1880; in winning boat (as No. 3) University
Trial Eights, 1880; and emergency for the Eight against Oxford, 1881.
Cooper, G. S. S., although only rowing a few years was quite in the top flight of amateur
oarsmen in New Zealand, besides winning all the best prizes in the Star B.C.
Duncan, J. G., has an exceptionally brilliant record in his Club and at Regattas; top of the
tree as a junior, and now rapidly working his way to the front as a
Field, W. H., has rowed and won many races both for the Wanganui R.C., and the Star BC. In
training one of the strongest and best oars in the colony, and always a
thorough enthusiast. Makes an excellent captain for the Star B.C.
FitzGerald, W., whilst alive the most prominent and respected figure in all New Zealand
rowing. In addition to his long connection, endÂŹing with the captaincy, with the
Star B.C. he was for many years captain of the Tainui Canoe Club, and was also
founder of the New Zealand Amateur Rowing Association.
Holmes, W. R., won a number of good races at various regattas for the Star B.C. Stock, B. R., also an able Senior representative, and winner of several regatta prizes. Webb, P. P. (last, but by no means least), certainly the oldest and most experienced, and
perhaps the best oar amongst the Old Boys. He can lay claim to an extremely
lengthy list of winning performances extending over a great number of years.
OLD BOYS AT FOOTBALL. RUGBY FOOTBALL has always been popular at the College, and the Old Boys have every reason to be proud of their record of performance in the game. From almost the very commencement of play in Wellington they found their way into the best teams of the day. Prior to 1875 the particulars of the few important matches played in those days were not very clearly kept, and it is therefore impossible to say what men played, but in the year mentioned the names of six Old Boys appear as playing for Wellington against Nelson, Wanganui, and Auckland, viz., Allan, George, and John Bishop, C. France, P. P. Webb, and A. W. G. Burnes. Geo. Bishop acquired great fame on account of his magnificent speed, and Burnes for his gigantic drop-kicking. Peter Webb’s career from 1875 was one of marvellous success; he maintained his place in representative matches with honour until his retirement in 1885, and established a reputation as a sterling forward throughout New Zealand. In 1884 he was included in the New Zealand team that carried every-thing before it in New South Wales. Then came a period in which the names of C. Brandon, W. Wardell, E. Martin, W. Barton, J. Bannister, (2) Merediths, F. Taylor, Hugh Williams, (3) St. Johns, and H. Luxford, occur as having performed with credit on the football field. The annual match with Nelson College was instituted in 1876, whilst these boys were at College. In the writer’s time the College possessed some very fine players, but it sadly lacked the guidance of an experienced coach such as its great rival, Nelson College, possessed at the time. Albert Martin was captain, and I have no hesitation in saying that he was the best all-round back the College ever turned out. In England he ably captained Guy’s Hospital fifteen, played for the United Hospitals team for London and for Middlesex County, and might have played still better football if he could have afforded the time. Then there was Arthur Cooper the greatest forward, so it has been repeatedly said, Wellington has had in all its football days. His noble record of services to the province runs from 1878 to 1886. Before he left the College it will be noticed he gained his cap, and in 1885 attained the honour of being captain of the Wellington representative team, and to crown all was the first forward chosen for a place in the New Zealand team for the New South Wales tour in 1884, but unfortunately, was unable to get away. Joe Taylor was the crack half-back, very fast, and a sure kick; and the rest, as near as possible, were A. W. Morrah, J. C. Webb, H. B. Kirk, G. Dransfield, W. Moorhouse, G. Knight, C. R. Bidwill, R. Jackson, R. Leckie, A. D. Crawford, T. W. Bell, M. G Barnett, W. H. Field, R. Nairn, J. R. Gair, and G. Ormond, By way of comparing the football quality of these men with those of a later period I will quote the names of what I consider, with all deference, was the best team Mr. Firth put in the field for us during his long to be remembered coaching days. In my recollection they beat Nelson College after a very hard fight, and won a number of good matches against the town clubs, including several favourite games against teams of “lightweights” (some of them doubtfully “light”). The team was - L. E. Barnett (captain), E. P. Bunny, E. H. Colbeck, H. Connolly, H. Goodall, R. S. Hirschberg, A. Myers, A. Montgomerie, R. Richmond, G. H. Smith, J. Carr Smith, D. Snow, G. H. Wallace, and A. Young.
The captain of this team likewise distinguished himself when a medical student in Scotland, being elected captain for two seasons of the Edinburgh-Australasian Football Club, and playing several matches with the Edinburgh University fifteen. Some of the others will be found, from the list subjoined, to have been played in the representative teams of Wellington, notably, G. H. Smith and J. Perry, who were splendid backs, and took part in many an important match in various parts of New Zealand. R. S. Hirschberg has a good record also. When the College had so many good men, and showed such enthusiasm, a number of other friendly games were taken on, such as with Wanganui College, Christ’s College, and St. Patrick’s College. These were all encountered in various years, but since Mr. Firth left us a foreign match is rather a rare event, and the College has not held the high position it had in the football world during his regime. In recent years, though, the College has turned out first-class men like C. Richardson (who, before to-day, has cleared the bar at five feet five inches), A. Reader, and George Hume. The latter only last season led the Wellington Football Club first fifteen to victory in all their Senior Cup contests. The names of those Old Boys who have since 1872 played in representative matches, taken from the “Wellington Rugby Football Union’s Annual for 1890,” are as under : Barnett, M. C. Bishop, A. Bishop, G. F. Bishop, J. Brandon, C. Burnes, A. W. G. Castelli, E. Churton, J. Cooper, D. G. A. Cooper, G. France, C. FitzGerald, B. Ginders, B. P,
Gray, J. W. Hackworth, W. Hirschberg, R. S. Holmes, W. R. Hume, C. Hume, G. Kirk, R. C. Kreeft, C. V. Leckie, R. Leckie, F. M. Merlet, A. Morrah, A. W. Muir, J.
Pauling, L. Perry, J. Pearce, G. F. Pownall, F. Reader, A. Richardson, C. E. Smith, G. H. Stock, J. H. Taylor, J. Webb, P. P. Wilford, T. M. Wright, G.
CRICKET AT THE COLLEGE. OTHER articles in this little volume deal with the prowess of past and present Wellington College Boys in Rowing and Football. It is now our duty to trace out the ways of Cricket, as it is and has been played at the College. It may be premised that in Wellington the course of cricket, like that of true love, seldom runs smooth. Our wickets are bumpy ; the light is too often spoiled by the deep background of the macrocarpas and by the heavy banks of cloud that our nor’westers bring with them. Our ground is not one-tenth the size we should like it to be. Yet cricket improves steadily. The game is played here under difficulties that would, we are sure, kill it in many cities, and it says a good deal for enthusiasts that they can cope on level terms with other provinces. But it does not say much for them that they have not long ago secured another and a more suitable ground. The College has suffered for want of ground together with the rest of Wellington, and this is all the more galling when we think that an expenditure of two or three thousand pounds would provide the school with magnificent playing-fields at her very door. It is for the Old Boys to devise some means of utilising the waste ground in the College Reserve, for the good, not only of our old school, but of athletics at large. In spite of difficulties, cricket has flourished at the College to a gratifying degree, and all Old Boys can recall triumphs won by the School Eleven. We regret that our recollection does not carry us back beyond the time when Mr. Francis was a power in the land, and that there are no records to which we can turn for information. The deeds of the Brandons, Webbs, Greys, Fitzgeralds, Dransfields, Taylors, Gairs, Snows, Martins, and Morrahs of an older time have not been immortalised by the historian, and are now almost lost in the mists of a hoary antiquity. Cricketers of a younger generation have the advantage in their exploits being of recent occurrence : people have not yet forgotten the days of Mr. Firth and of his Senior Cup Eleven. College cricket, indeed, reached its highest pitch of excellence with that eleven, and, we are compelled to admit, came down like a sky-rocket afterwards. Mr. Firth was undoubtedly the king during our Golden Age of Cricket. The way was in a measure paved for Mr. Firth by Mr. Francis, who managed to communicate to the boys much of his own enthusiasm for the game, We have a keen recollection of the encouragement he gave it, and of the runs he made off his own bat, and the wickets that fell to the cunning of his right hand. The College eleven played some good games in those old times. The Basin Reserve was then in a comparatively rough state, and the College ground was in fairly good order. Those were the days of the Excelsior Club, which furnished us with doughty opponents time after time. Mr. Firth followed Mr. Francis, and backed up as he was by Mr. Thistle, Mr. Barnicoat, Mr. Fleming, and Mr. Heine, soon raised the standard of College cricket. Mr. Heine was more of a bowler than a bat; Mr. Barnicoat and Mr. Fleming were batsmen of the steady order ; but Mr. Thistle, besides bowling a useful fast ball and fielding brilliantly close in, always acted on the Cockney’s injunction, to hit blooming hard, blooming high, and blooming often.” Mr. Firth, whose deeds are writ large in the annals of Wellington cricket, coached the boys with a devotion which sought only one reward - success. And success
came. The Luxfords and Kreefts, Fields and Jacksons, Stocks and Morrahs of an earlier date were followed by the Barnetts and Cormicks, McRaes, Smiths, Kebbells, and others of the last decade. Without the masters the School Eleven had to limit its ambition to the Junior Cup; but in the 1885-6 season the masters played in the eleven, and after a series of exciting matches the College and Midland Clubs were bracketed together as winners of the Senior Cup. Thanks to Willie Colbeck’s persuasive lobs, to some free hitting from Mr. Thistle, to good fielding all round and to consummate generalship on the part of Mr. Firth, the College had won a substantial victory over the Midland Club; but the number of victories gained by the two clubs during the season was equal, and there was no time to play a deciding match. For the College that season good work was done by Messrs. Firth, Thistle, Barnicoat, Fleming, and Heine, and by W. Colbeck 0. Gillon, H. Mitchell, L. Myers, F. Bullen, F. Pope, and C. Richardson. Since 1886 there are no brilliant performances to chronicle. On turning up the Roll of Honour in Mr. Brittain’s Cricket Annual, we find among the representatives of the Province since 1877 the names of five College masters and eight Old Boys. The Masters are: - Messrs. Firth, Francis, Fleming, Collins, and Cockburn; and the Old Boys : - R. Leckie, F. Luxford, G. Burnes, A. Gore, C. Kreeft, R. Koch, C. Perry, and E. V. Sanderson - not a long list, perhaps, but there are some good names in it. Perry and Luxford have not been seen much in town of late; but Perry has played some good cricket in Masterton, and Luxford, we believe, still shows the people of Palmerston that he has not forgotten how to bowl. As for Burnes, Gore, Kreeft, and the others, are not their deeds imperishably inscribed on the memories of frequenters of the Basin Reserve, especially on the memories of members of the Wellington Club ? To give a complete list of those Old Boys who have made their mark in Senior Cricket in Wellington would extend this article beyond its apportioned limits. Some of the more prominent have been: M. C. Barnett, L. Barnett, A. P. Burnes, J. Taylor, C. Snow, A. F. Crombie, C. Kebbell, A. Martin, A. R. Meek, F. Richards, J. Gair, A. W., E. H., and F. Morrah, F. Holdsworth, O. Gillon, C. Benbow, G. Easton, R. J. Pope, G. Bishop, C. A. Pownall, R. Gore, C. Gore, and H. Gore, as well as those previously mentioned. Many of these are still playing, and are very much in evidence in Association matches Among Junior Cricketers we can trace Old Boys by the dozen, and we fancy that a few of these will find their way into senior teams before long. We are firmly convinced of one thing, which is, that Old Boys do not leave their cricket behind them when they throw their Cassar and Euclid to the dogs. The love of the game that has sprung up in them at school burns up with even greater vigour after they have left, and they devote their minds with commendable energy to the arduous task of increasing their batting average and decreasing their bowling average by leaps and bounds. And if anyone thinks that the Old Boys can’t play cricket, let him arrange with the writer of this little article for a game between any eleven he can pick in Wellington and an eleven of Old Wellingtonians; or, if he be vain of his personal prowess let him stand up for ten minutes to Charlie Kreeft in one of his business moods, or try to dislodge the two younger Gore brothers when they have made up their minds to get runs. Brown, Thomson & Co., Printers, Wellington.
A short history of the College and a list of Old Boys with some of their noteworthy scholastic and athletic achievements.