WELLINGTONIAN THE MAGAZINE OF WELLINGTON COLLEGE NEW ZEALAND
VOLUME SIXTY-TWO â€¢ 1952
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BOARD OF GOVERNORS O. CONIBEAR, Chairman R.E. Brace Dame Elizabeth Gilmer A.M. Greig F.G. Molesworth S. Hardy A.C. Sceats Capt. J.F. Holm, D.S.C. W.J. Wilson Secretary to the Board of Governors: W. A. Stuart
STAFF Headmaster: H.A. HERON, MA(Hons) First Assistant: J.R. CUDDIE, MA Heads of Department: J.L. DIGHTON, MA - Social Studies. F. JOPLIN, BA, BSc - Mathematics and Science. A.N.B. McALOON, MA, Dip. Apt. Ens. (Poitiers) - Languages. L.B. QUARTERMAIN, MA - English.
R. Bradley, MA J.C. Burnett, BA W.B. Campbell, BSc W.F. Crist E.M.P. Flaws, MA P.V. Goodwin, BA A.B. Gordon, BA A.W. Griffin, MA, Dip.Et.Fr. (Poitiers) (Careers Master) H.J. Haigh, BSc G. Halliday, MA, DipEd I.M. Henderson
P. Hickson, BA T.G. Hislop, BA, DipEd T.D. Holmes, BA A.K. Holt, BSc O.S. Meads, MA, DipEd (Senior House Master). G.S. Meakin, BA, DipEd (Birm.) R.J. Michael, MA B.A. Paetz, MA R.H. Radford, MusB D.J. Ramage, BA G.C. Rowe
B.D. Smith, MA (On Leave) R.C. Smith, BSc F.M. Smyth, MSc L.J. Sutton, MA N. Swain P.G. Thomson R.G. Watson, MA R.F. Watters, MA D.C. Welch D.G. Williams, BCom
WELLINGTONIAN THE MAGAZINE OF WELLINGTON COLLEGE VOLUME SIXTY TWO â€˘ 1952
EDITORIAL Throughout the year we have, no doubt, all heard criticism of the manner in which the pupil of today is being educated. This criticism, coming from people more mature and experienced than we are, is directed not only at the schools but also at the homes. Our elders fear, too, the influence of comic papers, movie pictures and radio programmes on our general education and urge us to distinguish clearly between what is true and lasting and what is merely superficial. We are urged strongly to develop sound judgment and to observe the highest standards in our mode of life. Doubt is expressed about the suitability of the training given to youth to enable them to weather the troublesome times that may befall. Our critics think of a future of Atom bombs - cold wars - of the struggle between Democracy and Dictatorship and they wonder if the young people should not be educated in ways and means to combat swiftly these forces which seem to menace our future. Yet we must not lose sight of the fact that we are living in a complicated and changing world: a world in which a person who maintains his high ideals and combines them with knowledge and skill will certainly achieve success. Surely the world has changed more in the last thirty years than it has in any century of our history. To meet these changes we need not be educated in specific devices but rather be trained to develop an attitude that enables us to rise above a crisis and to turn adverse conditions to the best advantage. This demands courage, stability and initiative, by which we may keep a true sense of values and may guide our actions by wise judgment. This mention of training brings to mind the words of Mr. Justice Tyndall at the prize- giving ceremony of 1951. He spoke of the ÂŁ s. d. of life which our college education tries to inculcate Loyalty, Service and Dependability. Loyalty to one's parents, to one's school and to oneself: Service in the form of willing effort both in the classrooms and on the playing fields: Dependability in all the tasks which may face us. "But," you may ask, "We have never been taught those qualities of character at school. How, then, do we learn them" It only needs a moment's reflection for all members of this school to realise that these very qualities of loyalty, service and dependability are inherent in the general life of our school and worthy of our cultivation. Let us give of our very best in our activities at school. Don't be satisfied with a purely scholastic or a purely sporting career. We must work hard at our studies and play hard at our sports. If at all times we retain a high code of honour, the school will repay us with a basis of knowledge, integrity and dependability upon which can be built a most successful career. P.L.J.
Dr. G.A. CURRIE, VICE CHANCELLOR OF UNIVERSITY OF N.Z., SPEAKS
Annual Prize Giving 1952 P The guest speaker at the prize-giving on 11th December was Dr. G. A. Currie, Vice-Chancellor of the University of New Zealand. Mr. O. Conibear, Chairman of the Board of Governors, presided, and with him on the platform were members of the Board, the President of the Old Boys' Association, Mr. C. Preston; the President of the Parents' Association, Mr. C. E. Owen; and representatives of the Education Department.
in roll numbers would bring and stated that he hoped that the projected new schools to the north of Wellington would soon be built. "A headmaster's acquaintance with his boys should be more personal than statistical," said Mr. Heron. For various reasons much necessary building activity and ground improvement was to be undertaken and this would, for a while, have a disruptive effect on the work of the school.
"Parents and teachers face many problems in moulding their sometimes intractable material," stated Dr. Currie in an informative and witty address which held the audience's close attention. "If a parent has never struck a boy in anger it is only because he couldn't catch him."
Among those thanked by Mr. Heron for their help to the school were the Director of Education and his officers, the Chairman and members of the Board of Governors, the Old Boys' Association, the Parents' Association, and the newly-formed auxiliary to this body - the College Mothers. Parents in general were specially referred to as "cheerful sufferers, generous givers, incurable optimists, who have no equal in this world and possibly in the next," said Mr. Heron in jocular vein.
The speaker considered that children were first the product of parents and homes, and second of their teachers and their school. The teacher's life was an interesting but very hard one and, unfortunately, rewards in prestige and standing were often far too small.
The Staff were warmly thanked for their cooperation and hard work, and reference was made to the departure of Mr. Griffin, who far a year was to be engaged in work at the Correspondence School. "In conclusion," said Mr. Heron, "let me bid farewell to the boys who are going out this year. There are many fine lads among them, lads who will be men in the highest meaning of the word. Most will go on to solid achievements, perhaps to high honours. Goodbye and good luck."
Referring to examinations, the Vice-Chancellor stated that there was much room for improvement in most systems. Differences in the marking of the same paper by different persons showed that variations of up to 40% in marks awarded were not infrequent. "The effectiveness of any system of examination is a matter of opinion and depends very much on whether one is the examiner or an examinee."
During the afternoon, the school and orchestra rendered items under the baton of Mr. Radford. A stirring number was, "I'm a Shanty Man," in which the senior choir was led with great effect by R. H. Mihaere.
Dr. Currie advised those who had University courses in mind to take an extra year in the Sixth Form, stating that the added maturity in outlook it gave would enable those who undertook the extra study to achieve higher honours than younger students.
The prizes were presented by Mrs. Currie, and at the conclusion of the ceremony, Dame Elizabeth Gilmer moved the vote of thanks.
In presenting his report, the Headmaster made reference to the problems the anticipated increase
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Class Prizes 3ShC 3B 3Shb 3ShA 3A 3R 3S
T.S. Karetu N.S. Crisp G.C. Booth G.B. Rayward G.J. Ade D.T. Dixon A.N. Salla I.M. Singleton
4ShC 4B 4ShB 4ShA 4A 4R 4S
T. R. Bringans M. T. Turner D. E. Forsyth D. N. Swain K. E Pledger B. W. Carver I. C. Frew
5B 5ShB 5ShA 5A 5R 5S U5A U5S
J. H. Cleland C. J. Hollings W. Verhoeven G. F. Joyce A. D. Ward W. M. Norris R. J. Ward J. McLaggan B. N. Gault
Special Prizes Prizes for English: 6B - M. P. Winter, 6R - P. C. Owen, 6ShC - D.C. Moss, 6ShH - M. M. Ross, 6S - P. D. Gibbons. Edward Espy Martin Prizes for Mathematics: 6R - D. R. Lough, 6B - A. I. Bilbrough, 6Sh-W. J. Flannery, 6S - J. Noble. Edward Espy Martin Prizes for French: 6S - D. B. Butler, 6R - R. J. Holland, 6B - J. V. Edgar, 6ShG - J. S. Marshall, 6ShH - S. A. George. Liverton Prizes for Sixth Form History: M. L. Dunn, 6AL; C. D. Beeby, 6A; P. D. Gibbons,6S. Edward Espy Martin Prizes for Sixth Forms: Commerce - S. A. George, 6ShH. German - M. L. Dunn, 6AL; A. J. Scott, 6AL. Geography - B. Y. Hill, 6B; R. S. Young, 6A. Latin - G. J. Knight, 6A; B. P. M. Hamilton, 6AL. Stanley Hutchen Prizes for Sixth Form Science: Chemistry - L. G. Tompkins, 6R; R. T. M. Fraser, 6AL; M. L. Dunn, 6AL. Physics - B. J. Murphy, 6B; L. G. Tompkins, 6R; D. F. Campbell, 6AL. Biology - A. R. Quartermain, 6ShG; N. G. Leeming, 6B. Additional Mathematics - L. G. Tompkins, 6R; D. F. Campbell, 6AL. Liverton Prize for 6S Science: R. N. Tillman. Hales Prize for Sixth Form Art: B.J. Dodd. 6AL: Eichelbaum Prize for English: R. D. Hay. Edward Espy Martin Prize for French: D. F. Campbell. Old Boys’ Prize for Mathematics: D. G. Catley.
6A: Eichelbaum Prize for English: C. D. Beeby. Edward Espy Martin Prize for French: C.D. Beeby. Old Boys’ Prize for Mathematics: A. A. T. Ellis. Edward Espy Martin Prize for German: C. D. Beeby. Bertram Mitford Memorial Prize for Science. R. A. Bell. Christchurch Old Boys’ Prize for Literature: R. J. Cowan, 4S; D. Joyce, 4ShB. Foster-Brookes Crouch Prize for Literature: M.A. Perrett, 3A; S. F. Phillips, 3ShA-B. Cocks Memorial Prize for Literature: N.M. Turner, 4ShA; J. North, 4ShB; N. A. Dickson,4ShA. A.B. Withers Science Prize: G. L. Hudson, 4B. Bethune New Zealand History Prizes: Junior: M. P. Banks, 4A. Senior: G. N. Smith, 6B. William Small’s Prizes for Scholarship and Character: Fifths: A. D. Ward, 5A. Upper Fifths: J. McLaggan, U5A. Hales Prizes for Music: W. E. McKeich, 6S; J. Wylie, 5A. Hales Prize for Sports and Sportsmanship: J. B. McCormick. Sefton Adams Memorial Essay Prize: N. R. Woods, 6AL. Barnicoat Memorial Prize for English Composition: J. E. P. Thomson, 6AL.
J.P. Firth Bowls of Honour: Head House Prefect: S. G. Lockhart. Head Prefect: P. L. Jones. Scholarships and Bursaries: Levin Languages Bursary (4A): K.E. Pledger. Proxime Accessit: K. K. Campbell. Levin Science Bursary (4A): K.E. Pledger. Richardson History Bursary (4A): J. S. MacPherson. Richardson Commercial Bursary (4th Forms): B.V. Swanson, 4ShB. Beetham Art Scholarship (4th Forms): D. N. Swain, 4ShA. Edward Espy Martin Science Bursary (5A): L.E. Carman.
Turnbull Scholarships (1952): A. A. T. Ellis, 6A; R. A. Bell, 6A; R. S. Young, 6A; P. A. Taylor, 6A; M. W. Craig, 6A; D. S. Campion, 6A; M. L. Hanlon, 6A. Rhodes Scholarships (1952): G.J. Knight, 6A; J.G. Nodwell, 6A. Moore Scholarships (1952): P. R. Kemp, 6A; E. E. Thomas, 6A. George and Frances Beetham Scholarships (1952): Piano: J. Wylie, 5A. Instrumental: A. J. F. Bishell, 5S. James Mackay Bursary: D. F. Campbell, 6AL. J. P. Firth Scholarship: A. A. T. Ellis, 6A. Proxime Accesserunt to Dux (Auckland Old Boys’ Prize): R. A. Bell, 6A; G. J. Knight, 6A. Dux of the School (Lance George Memorial Medal): C. D. Beeby, 6A.
EXAMINATION RESULTS, 1952 UNIVERSITY NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP C. D. Beeby.
P. A. G., Davis, B. C. R., Dreyer, R. K.,Ebbett, G. W., Evans, G. L., Foster, J. R., Francis,D. L., Goddard, T. G., Gray, A. J., Hacche, M. D.,Harrison, R., Hedges, C. E., Heron, D. T., Hooper,J. C., Hunter, H. W., Joyce, G. F., SmutsKennedy,M. A., Kerr, P. T. W., Kustanowich, S., Lewis, J. F.,Lindsay, N. A., Lingard, G. V., McArthur, R. G.,McCaw, I. J., McCorkindale, R. B., McGaffin, T. A.,McGuire, J. G., McKenzie, J. D. S., McLaggan, J.,McNee, J. T., McQueen, A. E., Marks, V.. Meyer,T. R. K., Michelson, C. T., Millar, P. R., Mitchell, N. R.,Morrison, J. B., Murray, P. S., Narain, A., Nicolson, A. J., Nordmeyer, A. H., Norris, W. M., Nott, J. W.,Obren, J. W., Owen, P. C., Pallo, G., Pearson, B. C.,Pengelly, A. J., Pomeroy, B. L., Pope, J. M., Pringle,R. G., Quinn, P. F., Reed, J. M., Reynolds, R. A.,Roberts, G. K.( Robertson, D. J. W., Robinson, W. T.,Ross, M. M., Rout, W. G., Sadlier, J. R., Saunders, C.,Slade, D. M., Steiner, J. T., Stockdale, J. L., Tether, R.,Thomson, G. D., Thomson, R. W. K., Thomson, R. J.,Tracy, M. R., Treister, B., Turner, B. A., Turner,D. G. O., Twist, T. G., Underhill, D. A., Verhoeven,Willem, Waller, B.( Ward, A. D., Watson, J. K., Wood,G. A., Woodward, W. S., Wyatt, G. N., Wylie, J. V. D.,Ward, B. E., Watson, N. L., Wheeler, R. C., Winthrop,R. J., Young, E. E., Hollings, C. J.
CREDIT PASSES R. A. Bell, M. W. Craig, A. A. T. Ellis, P. R. Kemp, G. J. Knight, R. S. Young. UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE PASSES Aitchison, J. F., Anderson, I. A., Andrews, R. J., Austin, M. W., Bakewell, R. F., Berg, P. F., Bramwell, M. D., Brandon, N. H., Brown, D. J., Brown, J. A., Caddie, G. H., Campbell, D. F., Catley, D. G., Dodd, B. J., Duncan, A. A., Dunn, M. L., Dunne, M. R., Edgar, J.V., Faulkner, F. M., Flannery, W. J., Francis, C. L., Fraser, R. T. M., George, S. A.,Gibson, G. S.,Hamilton, B. P. M., Hay,R. D.,Holland, R. J.,Hopkins, A. J., Hornblow, E. R., Ingham, G. L., Jobson, K. W., Kahn, C. M. E., Kingston-Smith, W. R., Leeming, N. G., Lockhart, S. G., Lothian, J. R., Lough, D. R., Main, A. M., Marshall, J. S., Martin, A. R.,More, F. W., Moss, D. C., Murphy, B. J., Ord, T. A.,Orwin, D. F. G., Peddie, M. J. J., Pillar, S. W. Preston, P. R., Pryor, B. A., Quartermain, A. R., Robinson,P. D., Ross, B. A., Scott, A J., Smith, G. N., Standen, P. J. S., Strong, J. D. S., Stubbs, R. P., Swadling, H. C., Thomson, J. E. P., Tompkins, L. G., Tregoweth, B. L., Watt, J. C., Wheeler, R. D., Whitehead, T. R. Winter, M. P.,Woodfield, E. A., Woods, N. R.,Young, G. W. SCHOOL CERTIFICATE PASSES 1952 Aarons, G. J., Allen, J. S., Allison, H. L., Andrews,D.E., Andrews, R.W., Aston, J. R., Baird, G. R.,Baker, R. I., Barnes, B. A., Beach, B. V., Beard, E.W. K., Benjamin, A. C., Beyer, T. J. N., Bilborough, A. J., Bowater, W. E., Boyd, J. T., Brice, B. S., Brown, J. W., Burbidge, P., Carman, E. L., Carter, R. J.,Cassells, G. J., Clair, B. C. R., Clarke, H. J., Clements,M. F., Coomber, B. S., Cooper, A. B., Cooper, G. R.,Cossham,
PORTRAIT by CAPT. PETER MclNTYRE Presented to the College by His Excellency prior to his departure.
STAFF NOTES At the beginning of 1952, new members of the staff were Messrs. W.B. Campbell, BSc; R.C. Smith, BSc and R.F. Watters, MA, Mr. F.M. Smyth, MSc, joined us at the beginning of the second term. We welcome them and hope their stay at the College will be long and happy. Mr. B.D. Smith, MA, has been in France on leave of absence. His position has been filled for the time being by Mr. P. Hickson, BA. During the third term, Mr. P.V. Goodwin, BA, has been continuing his University studies, and in his place we have been happy to have with us an Old Boy, Mr. J. C. Burnett, BA. We were deeply grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Thomson who, for many years, had taken an active interest in everything connected with the life of the School, particularly the College dances. The older members of the Staff will ever remember her kindly nature and extend to Mr. Thomson and his family sincere sympathy.
DUX 1952 C.D. BEEBY
HEAD PREFECT, 1952
Coming from Wadestown School to Wellington College in 1948, Christopher Beeby was placed in 3A, but left half-way through the year to go abroad and was absent from the College for over a year. On his return he spent two months in 4A and was subsequently in 5A, 6AL and 6A. In his fifth form year he gained the Edward Espy Martin Science Bursary and passed School Certificate.
Peter Jones received his primary education at Muritai School, entering Wellington College in 1947. He was placed in 3Sh.A and subsequently passed through 4Sh.A, 5Sh.A, U5A, where he passed his School Certificate, 6B where he was accredited for University Entrance, and in his last year was in 6SP, studying for a special bursary.
While in 6AL he was accredited for University Entrance and won the inter-school prize for oral French, the Edward Espy Martin Prize for French, the Liverton Prize for History, the Eichelbaum Prize for English, the Sefton Adams Memorial Essay Prize, and the James McKay Bursary.
Peter has had many interests at school. In the early years he was interested in lifesaving and he has been a keen member of the stamp club. In the College Cadet Battalion he held the rank of Regimental Sergeant Major as a senior under-officer.
In his final year he gained class prizes in four of his subjects, and as Dux received the Lance George Memorial Medal. He also gained a University National Scholarship.
In sport he has excelled, first playing tennis but changing over to cricket. He became a useful player, keeping wickets for the second eleven. In 1951 he was successful in gaining his cap for the 1st XV, and in 1952 captained the team ably, proving a keen pack leader.
Christopher Beeby had a wide range of interests in school activities. In his final year he was secretary to the Wellingtonian Committee and winner of the cup for the Senior Unprepared Speech. He was a member of the 2nd Cricket XI, in an A football team, and a consistent performer in athletics and crosscountry running. A keen fencer, he fought well in both the College and Wellington championships.
Peter will be attending Victoria University College prior to going to Dunedin to study dentistry.
"We use many cricketing terms in our ordinary speech - A straight bat, It's not cricket, Clean bowled, Caught Out. However, I'd better stop or I'll be stumped."
This year Christopher intends to take an arts course at Victoria College.
Mr. C. E. Owen, Chairman of Parents' Assoc., presenting caps. Dec.
SCHOOL PREFECTS - Crown Studios Seated: E. E. Thomas, A. M. Main, P. L. Jones (Head), P. R. Kemp, W. E. McKeich. Standing: K. W. Jobson, E. C. Seville, A. A. T. Ellis, S. G. Lockhart, D. S. Campion, B. J. Dodd, P. A. Taylor.
FIRTH HOUSE PREFECTS - Crown Studios Back: P. E. Craig, I. S. Anderson. In Front: M. D. Bramwell, S. G. Lockhart (Head), E. C. Seville.
SCHOOL NEWS LORD FREYBERG’S FAREWELL July 22nd was a memorable occasion, for on that day we farewelled Lord Freyberg on the eve of his departure after completing his term of office as Governor-General of New Zealand.
of Governors, representatives of the Old Boys' and Parents' Associations and the Staff. In his address to their Excellencies, the Headmaster said: “Lord Freyberg, we are proud of your record of service, we are keenly aware of the honour you have brought to your country and to this school; we are grateful for your constant interest in us, for the time you have given us, but most of all are we proud that New Zealand's most illustrious soldier should have spent his adolescent years as a boy of this school and that the name of B. C. Freyberg is inscribed on the tablets of this hall.” Continuing, Mr. Heron stated that
His Excellency was met on his arrival by the Headmaster and then inspected the guard of honour selected from sixth formers in the Cadet Battalion. In the Memorial Hall an impressive programme was rendered by the school choir and the orchestra. On the platform were the Chairman and members of the Board
HIS EXCELLENCY INSPECTING THE GUARD OF HONOUR
A PUPIL AND HIS MASTERS: T.BRODIE - HIS EXCELLENCY - F. MARTYN RENNER
just as it was with Nelsonians and Lord Rutherford so it was Wellingtonians and Lord Freyberg. There was not a member of Wellington College, old boy or present boy, who did not feel that he could share the honours which had fallen thick upon this old boy. This was a bond which the school shared with Bernard Freyberg. In conclusion the Headmaster said, "Lord and Lady Freyberg, in wishing you with deep sincerity a long and happy life wherever your paths may lead, may we express the hope that either duty or pleasure may some day bring you back to us."
Army to a French military school. He had been amazed at the quickness of the students' perception and their ability to grasp the significance of problems and discuss them intelligently at a moment's notice. Lord Freyberg said that though the world had seen great changes in the 50 years since he had left school, one thing which remained unchanged was the life of the schoolboy here and in England. "If I had my life to live over again, which Heaven forbid, I think I would alter everything except one thing - my own early training in New Zealand."
In a brief speech, Mr. Conibear, Chairman of the Board of Governors, expressed his thanks to Their Excellencies for the great interest they had taken in the welfare of this school and others in New Zealand.
There were greater chances for health, happiness and education and a good life afterwards than anywhere else in the world, he said. Half the inhabitants of the world would give anything to have the chances in life the child here has a birthright.
"I am glad to be here again," said Lord Freyberg. Referring to other memorable returns to the school, he mentioned his visit in 1921 (the students were given a holiday, he recalled), in 1939 just after he had been appointed to command the 2nd N.Z.E.F. (another school holiday), and in 1943 at the conclusion of the North African campaign (another holiday).
At the end of his address Lord Freyberg suggested to Mr. Heron that possibly the students could get yet another holiday granted to them on the day he and Lady Freyberg left for England, August 15.The proceedings in the Hall then concluded with the National Anthem. On August 15th, in accordance with His Excellency's wish, the school had its fourth holiday in his honour, and on that morning assembled in a specially reserved section of the wharf at the gangway of the"Rangitane." Prior to official farewells His Excellency walked down oar ranks - a silent, impressive farewell. This was relieved by the bands playing and sirens sounding as the "Rangitane" pulled away. We hope that the last shore voices heard by Their Excellencies were those of our boys in the spirited haka.
Taking as his theme an address delivered by the Chancellor of the University of New Zealand, Sir David Smith, on the need for trained minds, Lord Freyberg said such minds were needed in every sphere of life and not just in the universities and the professional and academic groups of society. Trained minds were vitally important to meet the challenge of an increasingly complex life. Illustrating the point from a personal incident in his soldiering life, he referred to a visit he had made in company with other high-ranking officers of the British
John Mulgan Pupils of New Zealand secondary schools in 1925 will remember that, owing to an epidemic, classes were not commenced until March. Staffs met as usual and, after classifying and grouping pupils into forms, prepared a series of lessons to be given by correspondence. That year I was form master of Form III A at Wellington College, and also took the class for Latin and English. Like other members of the staff, I spent considerable time in devising exercises and questions intended, in the case of new boys, to give some idea of their ability, and not merely in formal work. The results in the case of IIIA were above expectation. In English, one lad just turned 13 years of age was sending in unusually good work, especially in fulfilling certain verse-writing tasks. When the school did assemble in March I sought out this boy and talked with him about his work and his interest in writing. He was John Mulgan, and with several other boys of the class, including Gordon Watson, had read a great deal more than the average lad of 13 or 14 years. The range of their reading, too, was not merely very wide, but astonishingly good. That month began for me a really happy year with a class such as one occasionally meets in every school, where work is not just a duty, but a pleasure.
meeting an unhappy captain of the Sixth Grade A team on the lower ground. He was worried, for he was one short in the forwards, owing to the very sudden illness of one of the pack; and his team was playing a strong suburban fifteen. Suddenly, a slight, jerseyed figure, with a flushed, eager face, dashed up to the coach. "They say you're one short, sir. May I play for your team?" The speaker had just finished playing in the Seventh Grade game on the top ground and the coach was dubious, even though his team's emergencies had been allowed to fulfil other duties. Seeing the doubt, the lad spoke again. "I'm really fit, sir. I can easily stand two games." As the boy was a boarder, the coach told him to ask the Headmaster for permission. He was back with it in a few minutes, and in spite of being well below age and rather light for the grade, played a fine game and helped the team to win. This eagerness to help any one in a difficulty was characteristic of the boy, John Mulgan. To one knowing his qualities as a leader, as an athlete and as a scholar, as well as his sterling character and executive ability, John seemed to be the ideal Rhodes Scholar; though it was not as a Rhodes Scholar that he went to Oxford. There he had a notable career, gained First Class Honours in English and was appointed to the Oxford University Press's American Office. With characteristic self-sacrifice, instead of at once proceeding to the United States he remained in England to see what Hitler would do. And when war broke out he served first with the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry and later in the Royal West Kents with whom he went to the Middle East. With his passion for freedom, no other course seemed open to him. In North Africa he met his fellow-New Zealanders at Ruweisat Ridge. Later he was parachuted into Greece to work with the patriots behind the German lines. You will find some account of this in his splendid "Report on Experiences," a fine piece of writing which, unfortunately, he did not live to enlarge and amplify. The modesty of the whole book, and especially of the Greek part of it, is in keeping with all of John Mulgan's life, for he was the least conceited of boys (or men). The citation accompanying the award of his Military Cross gives a slight idea of his courage and skill. Richard Capell, writing in "Simiomata," his book on the liberation of Greece, has this passage:
Mulgan, who had impressed during the correspondence lessons, impressed still more as a boy in class, when one had the opportunity to observe his character and nature. He fell quietly and naturally into a kind of class leader and when later we decided to elect a form committee and to produce a form magazine, John was unhesitatingly chosen for both positions by a class which showed in its work a high level of intelligence and a keenness not always noticeable in schoolboys. The maturity shown by John in the written work of the correspondence lessons was maintained and bettered in class during the year - in spite of the usual handicaps to study that occur in every school boarding establishment. This maturity was one of John's most marked qualities, for he possessed, in Ruskin's phrase, "a thoughtful soul."He was hard- working, attentive, wise - yes, a wise and modest lad. I do not wish you to misunderstand me. In spite of - perhaps because ofâ€”these qualities, he was a genuine normal schoolboy with the natural desire to "put one across" his master or his fellow-pupils. But there was not the slightest trace of pettiness or of the desire or intention to hurt in this - it was genuine fun and good humour, nothing else - for he was ever considerate of others.
"Let the world never forget the name of Kaitsa, the thrice ruined. It is Mulgan's story. First burnt in 1943 by the Italians - whose ordnance stores include the item, 'Houseburning powder' - it had already had a second punishment when, last spring, the people living in mud huts within the ruins, saw Mulgan making preparations for a new exploit. A deputation waited upon him, and he was in expectation of an appeal to desist. What, however, was asked was, not that sabotage should cease near the village, but that it should be on a scale large enough to make the subsequent reprisals the better worth bearing. Mulgan says, 'I love the
In addition to these qualities of mind and character, Mulgan showed considerable ability as an athlete. He was a boxer of more than average ability, and a keen and able Rugby footballer. During his two years at Wellington College (for we must share him with Auckland Grammar School, where he spent the last three years of school life), he played for the A team of his age grade in the Wellington Rugby Union competitions. I remember a Saturday afternoon in 1925
Greeks, though they break your heart.' "
guilty of them.
It was Richard Capell, too, who pithily described John as "an athlete with a headpiece." After the liberation of Greece, John took part in the administration in Athens in 1945. Returning to Egypt the same year, he died in Cairo on April 26th. The early manhood of John Mulgan (he was only 33 when he died) seemed to be so completely fulfilling the promise of his boyhood that it may help us to see him better as a whole if we look at him again as the boy of the third and fourth forms at Wellington College in 1925 and 1926. During his first year his form produced a magazine, "Te Puka Puka," of which he was editor. He threw himself into the organisation and editing of it with enthusiasm and ability, helped the wavering, prodded the slackers, wrote the editorial, some excellent verses, and one good piece of descriptive prose. His shrewd comments and emendations of some contributions by other members of the form showed a critical faculty which could have come from one much older - all this at the age of 13Â˝ years, remember. Here are some verses from one of his poems,
There is not time to write of all his literary work, done after leaving school, in Auckland and at Oxford. You will find some examples of his poetry in the "Best New Zealand Poems" of 1932, 1934 and 1935, the first containing his "Odysseus." Some of you will know his novel, "Man Alone" - others may have come across anthologies edited by him, especially "Poems of Freedom," in which you will find much fine gold. It is perhaps trite to repeat that war robs a country of some of its best minds, but it is so. We in this young land can ill afford to lose them. We need first-class intelligence and generous imaginations like John Mulgan's - and for many good reasons. Yet there remain the example of his career, and his writings. His going from us was probably the most serious loss New Zealand letters could suffer. But we can be grateful for what he did in his all-too-brief life, and for what he has left us, the intangible as well as the material. A noble tribute was paid to him by J. C. Beaglehole, another Old Boy of this school, in his poem, "Draft Song for Victory: To John Mulgan and Other New Zealanders." Here is the final stanza:-
"The Last Long Mile": "Tramping dead with weariness, along the dusty road, Counting steps of agony, every pack a load, Wondering when we'll get to camp, and thinking all the while Of the roughness and the toughness of the last long mile. "Stumbling over jutting roots and lurching left to right, Dead and done to all the world and longing for the sight Of curling, waving camp smoke in a thin grey pile O'er the tree-tops in the distance of the last long mile."
"There is only love, there is only the mind, There is only passionate thought, There is beauty's terrible clarity, There is charity Unbought and unsought. These are durable; you knew it, they bind You dead and us living who die In our time. This is no lie For our comfort. But now It sounds hollowly. So let the loving heart Wait and endure again; that is its part." - A.E.C.
Whenever I think of John Mulgan with the Greek patriots, these boyhood lines of his come to my mind. And here are two verses from his "Names," in which he expresses that delight in beauty which was an essential part of him, even as a boy: "Liquid, lingering, musical names come down the ages: Soft romance and poetry echo with their sound: Their sweet enthralling imag'ry speaks of Gods and Sages. All that's wise and beautiful, ancient names expound. "Barcelona, old Damascus - Lemnos - clear and bright, Thessaly or Samarkand speak of bygone days Eldorado, Desdichado - poems in our sight Pericles, Diomedes, clear-cut Grecian ways." If ever the child was father of the man, he was so in the case of John Mulgan. Looking back, one sees him again as a little boy in the third form - keen, humorous, hard-working, intelligent, impatient of injustice whether in a master or a fellowpupil - a friendly, lovable lad. Honesty and candour shone from the eyes that looked at you unwaveringly - the same honesty and candour that one sees in his writings. He hated inequalities and injustices and hit them wherever he met them - no matter what party, person or country was
O S TAKI
Robin MacLachlan won this year's Otaki Scholarship from the Robert Gordon College, Aberdeen, and was the guest of Wellington College for the first week of his stay in New Zealand. We enjoyed having him with us, and he joined in our activities. One morning, he addressed the school, and after giving a brief history of his own school, compared life in a Scottish school with what he had seen of Wellington College. After his stay here, Robin toured New Zealand under the auspices of the Department of Internal Affairs, but found time to visit us again prior to his return to Aberdeen where he is now studying medicine at the University. Before he left, we asked him to write to us, and here is his letter chosen, and the title “Guiserlarl" given him. Disguised as Vikings, he and several other members of the community man a galley (specially constructed for the occasion), as did their ancestors hundreds of years ago. The ship has only a short life, for at the end of the celebrations it is set alight and drifts out to the open sea, the blazing funeral pyre of the festive period. But we have our national customs, as well as district, and there are two particular days of the year which every Scotsman holds dear. The first is Halloween, occurring at the end of October. On this night, children disguise themselves in various forms and go from house to house. Provided that they give a satisfactory performance, either singing or recitation, they may be rewarded with a handful of nuts or some other delicacy. Unfortunately, most modern children prefer a monetary return, a sign of the times. Parties are held in almost every home and traditional events are “Dooking for Apples" and finding charms in mashed potatoes. The former should better be explained. Apples are floated in a large bath of water. The old-fashioned and best method of capturing an apple is to do so with one's teeth. Considering that three or four people have the same object in mind, it can well be imagined how the state of the floor and one's person can become somewhat damp at the end of proceedings. The more modern and less enterprising way is to stand above the bath, a fork held in the mouth, and by dropping it, attempt to spear the prize in that fashion. Yes, a great deal of enjoyment can be obtained from Halloween, but perhaps the event most keenly anticipated by Scotsmen is the New Year. I need not go into detail concerning the 31st of December and the 1st of January, as I have no doubt you go as wild as we do back home. “First-footing" is of prime importance in the Scottish household, and fortunate indeed is the family when the first person to step inside their house in the New Year is a tall dark stranger carrying a fragment of coal. The celebrations continue all through the night, and a public holiday is declared for the first day of the year. This is gratefully accepted by the revellers of the previous night as an opportunity to recover. Strangely enough the Scots do not regard Christmas in the same light as New Year, and the excitement and gaiety never quite reach the same height as the latter.
PETER JONES, Head Prefect, taking afternoon tea with ROBIN MacLACHLAN.
SOME SCOTTISH CUSTOMS For six weeks I toured your country, meeting the people who made it, and in return I should like to tell you a little of my own country and of our traditional Scottish customs. These vary as one travels through the country, each district having its own peculiarity. Accordingly, in the south of Scotland, every town of any importance has “Riding the Marches" ceremonies. The origin dates back to the Middle Ages when the chief citizens of a community would ride round the boundaries of their town proclaiming the fact at various vantage points. At the present time, the occasion is made an excuse for festivity. The celebrations usually continue for a week and during that period, two people are chosen to be official leaders. The actual procedure varies from town to town, but the highlight is the installation of the leaders and office-bearers, and the subsequent ride round the boundaries. This is only the custom in the south, and proceeding to the extreme north, Orkney and Shetland, there is another annual event, known as “UpHelly-Aa." It owes its existence to the fact that these islands were originally under Viking rule. Here again a leader is
SEA CADET CORPS
These are only a few of our customs in Bonnie Scotland. I do not doubt many amongst you are already acquainted with them, for on my travels through New Zealand I was astonished and delighted at the number of Scots folk I met. And now I am on board the “Rangitata” steaming for England. By the time this is printed I shall be back in Aberdeen, twelve thousand miles away, yet the memories I have of your College, which, as the first visited in the Dominion, I shall have no difficulty in remembering, will make New Zealand seem to be just over the horizon. I wish Wellington College the best of fortune in the years ahead, and some day I hope to return to Wellington Harbour and see the school on the hillside once more. R. MacLachlan.
With the establishment of a Sea Cadet Corps as a unit of the Cadet Battalion in August of this year the school now has all three services represented. The purpose of the corps is to train cadets in gunnery, torpedo work, navigation, signalling, boat work and general seamanship. In addition, sea training for cadets has been arranged in H.M.N.Z.S. “Kiwi” and “Tui” during term holidays next year. Five senior cadets have been selected for training as N.C.O.’s and they will undergo a short course of training in H.M.N.Z.S. “Tamaki” in January next. The highlight of the term was the Divisional Parade held on Saturday, November 22nd, when the unit was inspected by the Chief of Naval Staff, Commodore Ballance.
Prepared and Unprepared Speeches
It is to be hoped that cadets will gain much from being members of this newly-formed school unit.
In order to create a more oratorical atmosphere, this year’s contest was once again held in the Memorial Hall. Mr. Heron was a patient chairman and judge.
CORSO DRIVE, 1952
In the unprepared speeches, 28 seniors and five juniors decided to test their ability to talk fluently for the space of two minutes to a large group of third and fourth formers. Most of the seniors spoke well. Mr. Heron, who remarked that he was always watching for the effect on the juvenile audience, finally judged C. D. Beeby the winner. Given the subject, “Milk,’’ Beeby assured his audience that at the thought of this particular subject his mind went blank; he then proceeded to deliver a nonsensical dissertation on “Nothing.” E. Thomas, who spoke humorously on “Flying Boots,” was second, and P. Gibbons (“Would you rather be fat or thin?), third.
Blustery wind and driving rain were experienced when this year’s Corso drive took place on Saturday, October 4th. Our boys were responsible for the collection from the Mount Victoria area, east of Kent Terrace. The eighty boys taking part assembled at the Wellington East Post Office at 8.30 a.m. and were allocated to their areas. All set to work with a will and for a whole morning gates were opened, paths climbed, and numerous doorbells rung. Many boys had amusing experiences in the course of the collection. One boy knocked at a door and asked the man who answered if he had anything for Corso. “Certainly,” said the man and promptly taking off the jacket he was wearing, he handed it to the astonished youth. Another collector on his way up the path had the misfortune to knock a brick out of a step, and was sternly made to repair the damage before he was allowed to leave. With incidents such as these to enliven proceedings, all boys worked well and the clothing collected was piled on street corners in readiness for its collection by army trucks and private cars.
The juniors were a little more nervous and tended to speak too fast. From a group of speeches of fairly even standard, T. Beyer, who gave a good description of the “Waterfront,” was first, and Campbell (“Examinations”) second. “The Boyhood of a Great Man and its Subsequent Effect on His Later Life” was the subject of the prepared speeches. E. Thomas, a most confident speaker, won; his subject was “Montgomery.” Kemp, dealing with “Dickens” also had a good delivery, but was less precise and was placed second. P. Gibbons (“Dr. Malan”) and H. Swadling (“Lord Baden Powell”), both spoke with sincerity. No award was made for the Junior Prepared Speech.
At the conclusion of the drive some boys went to St. Mark’s Church to help with the sorting, but most were content to go home and get into some dry clothing. Despite the weather, the boys enjoyed the experience of working for such a good cause.
PREFECTS’ DANCE During the year the prefects held a dance to repay the hospitality extended to them by the prefects of other Colleges. Mothers, of course, were called in to assist and performed wonders in preparing a supper. The boys themselves spent a great deal of time in decorating and preparing the gymnasium, and the dance itself was a huge success. It is hoped that this will be included in the social events of the school for future years.
Anzac Day Service
The West School is to be strengthened and renovated, a major operation which, among other improvements, will give us much better library facilities.
At the Anzac Day Service held in the Memorial Hall on the afternoon of 24th April, the address was given by the Headmaster. It was fitting, he said, that at such a time of grateful remembrance throughout the Dominion we, as a school, should pay tribute to those of our own Old Boys who had made the supreme sacrifice in World Wars I and II.
Firth House and the Dining Block are also to be altered and strengthened. The top storey of the House, the dormitory portion, will, when finished, resemble the top storey of the Headmaster's residence. The space under the Dining Block will ultimately be used as teaching accommodation.
In a moving address, he made reference to so many who had lived, worked and played here in times past and who had given their lives in war.
While work is going on at Firth House, a temporary dormitory is to be established in the Old Boys gymnasium until the football season, by which time the ground floor of the Dining Block will be taken over, in turn, as a temporary dormitory until Firth House work is completed.
At the concision of the address, the Last Post and Reveille were played by W. L. Matson, a member of the school.
Memorial Service in Honour of King
Because of these changes, there will be other minor readjustments in routine, but no drastic effects are anticipated on the life of the school and we hope that within a year things will be normal again.
Early in the year a special memorial service was arranged to permit Wellington secondary school pupils to honour the memory of King George VI.
Wing Commander H. R. Hall O.B.E., D.F.C.. R.A.F.
Wellington College was represented by the senior school and, in all, 2,500 pupils attended the Wellington Town Hall for the ceremony.
Towards the end of the year we were pleased to have several visits from Wing Commander Hall, who was spending a brief furlough in New Zealand prior to joining the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Famborough.
In attendance were the Minister of Education, Mr. Algie; the Minister of Customs, Mr. Bowden; the Mayor of Wellington, Mr. Macalister; the Director of Education, Dr. Beeby; the Board Chairman, Mr. Conibear; board members and the principals and staffs of the Wellington Colleges.
Hilton Hall spent his schooldays here in the thirties and left us to take up a banking career. At Victoria College he gained his Diploma in Banking and his BCom degree. At the outbreak of war he joined the R.N.Z.A.F., and during hostilities rose from Observer to Squadron Leader, was mentioned in dispatches and received the D.F.C. Another award was that of the Golden Eagle for over 45 operational flights - this was given while he was in command of a Pathfinder crew. Also during the war he passed with distinction a course in astral navigation and was made a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society. Towards the end of hostilities he commanded the Lancaster bomber "Aries," which toured all Empire air stations and subsequently he commanded a Halifax on a mission to India, Burma and Ceylon.
The lesson was read by Mr. Heron, and the prayers led by the minister of St. John's Church, the Rev. W. P. Temple. Brief addresses were given by Mr. Algie and Mr. Conibear.
Renovations It will interest readers to know that during 1953 major renovations to grounds and buildings will be under way at Wellington College. The lower ground, which for over half a century has been the scene of many great struggles in rugby, athletics and cricket, and which has witnessed many a "martial show," has reached that stage when major regrading and re-draining must be done. The work will take many months, and during the time the ground will be out of action.
After the war, Wing Commander Hall spent three years in the Middle East, returning to England to attend the Joint Services' Staff College, Latimer. He received the O.B.E. in the 1951 Birthday Honours.
Extensions to the new gymnasium to make it more suitable for social functions are on the schedule.
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B A C K
rules generally required seventy-five per cent or more of the unit to shoot. This year, however, the exclusion of the third form cadets and the modification of the rules by the Army authorities, which now require only fifty per cent of the unit's strength to shoot, eased the problems. This concession has enabled the school to re-enter for the Christchurch Weekly Press and the Imperial Challenge Shield, and prospects of taking a prominent part in these competitions are once again bright.
Boys will notice that the rifle range is being improved to handle 25 boys in a detail instead of 14 as at present. These improvements are being effected by boys from Firth House and some day boys, and the range will be available during Barracks Week next year. How did the range come to be in its present position? This is not the first range the school has possessed. Many years ago the school had its own 200-yard range with two targets in the gully near the present baths. The mound for this range was situated in front of an old cowshed which stood on what is now Mr. Mead’s garden. In addition to this, a 25-yard range was in use with a mound on the south side of the baths, and some twenty feet below the level of the present hockey ground. The butts were part of the cutting which now runs up to the present rifle range. The 25-yard range was in use for a considerable number of years, in fact until the City Council decided to dump spoil from the Hataitai tunnel and make the present hockey ground. This was in 1931.
To conclude this historical account, it is interesting to note that R. H. Nichol, now of the Petone Defence Rifle Club, who has twice won the King's Belt in New Zealand and has represented this country at Bisley, can remember shooting on this first range over forty years ago.
NEW SPORTS FOR OLD In 1946, athletics at Wellington College were reorganised, so that there is now no pupil in the school who can remember the old system. It will no doubt interest this generation of Wellington College athletes to learn how things were organised for their elder brothers and how things were done in father's day.
With the loss of the 25-yard range it was decided to construct a new one on the present site. £10 was obtained from the Activities Fund to purchase the timber which supports the present mounds and, under the leadership of Mr. Hislop, members of the shooting teams set to work with pick and shovel to hew out the new range. The work was done after school and on many Saturday mornings. With no pneumatic drills or bulldozers to aid them, these boys cut the range from the hill, leaving a slightly uneven surface to the mound where the rock was too hard for picks.
The most notable advance over other days striking an Old Boy attender on Sports Day is the fact that a champion is now a champion in his individual event, and does not need to compete in events outside the field of his special ability. None of us, for example, would have expected to see Beck in the mile or Cook in the shot putting event. In the old days such things were necessary to gain a championship.
In those days the boys had no reason to take shooting for granted. Teams arrived at schools to train for competitions often as early as 6.30 a.m., finishing at 8 a.m. Many competitions were entered for, including the Christchurch Weekly Press, in which the school one year gained second place. The school's greatest adversary was New Plymouth Boys' High School, which maintained an unbeatable team for several years. The early morning practices bore fruit and one year the school turned in a magnificent team score, but was unable to beat New Plymouth.
Until 1946, however, any athlete wishing to compete for a championship—and what athlete doesn't have that desire - was forced to enter practically every event in his grade to gather points for an overall championship. In those days the entire sports meeting took place in one day - heats and finals in all events. No one ever actually found a corpse on the lower ground after one of these meetings, but this was due rather to the resilience of the youthful body than to any design of the programme. The number of athletes who have suffered in later life from the stresses and strains of one of these sports days is not recorded.
The next phase was the war period, when the school range was invaluable in the training of the first Wellington Regiment, which was stationed in the school for some time. Other army units in the city area also used the range.
Up to 1940 the sports day was concluded with a grand presentation of trophies. Cups, shields, medals (bronze for a first and silver for a championship) were displayed on a flag-draped table, meticulously arranged by someone that we all know who then, as now, in gown and hood, made sure that the correct trophy went to the correct boy. This ceremony took place on the lower ground at the foot of the steps, or on the eastern end of the terrace. A large square of hurdles containing the trophy table, the Headmaster and
After the war the range was used for many competition shoots and for training. However, with greater numbers of cadets to be put through and the relative inaccessibility of Trentham ranges, the school's entry in competitions gradually dwindled to one, the Christchurch Weekly Press. Difficulties were increased by the fact that competition
his lady, Mr. Brodie, Mr. Cuddie and able-bodied members of the Board of Governors, was surrounded on three sides by the school - please note - the whole school, resplendent in flannels and blazers, who stayed cheerfully until 5 o'clock to cheer the winners who, by this time, frequently kept on their feet, only by this applause as they advanced to receive their cups.
we use now, but with an inch wide old gold ribbon of silk instead of our present narrow one, and a singlet which had a crewe neck edged with gold, and short sleeves almost to the elbow, edged in the same way. This was not the phys. ed. costume at that time, but was used only for athletics and many boys never possessed it, but ran on their one athletic outing of the year in football shorts and white singlet. To prepare for Phys. Ed. (P.T. in those days) one took off one's shirt and shoes, put on sand shoes and proceeded with the activity - not very hygienic.
Another feature of this presentation and of sports day in the 1930's was the wearing of straw boaters. In the previous decade and before, the boater was standard equipment for a Wellington College boy, but by this time its use was practically confined to the boarders, for it had never been taken off their list of requirements on entering Firth House. On sports day, then, out they came - ancient relics with a band inherited from an Old Boy father, spanking new ones - strong temptation to the right foot of every day boy. So it was when the senior champion advanced to receive his cup (a silver, crystal based pint beer mug now lodged in the office strongroom). As the hero staggered forward after his dozen events to receive this trophy, a mighty cheer floated towards St. Mark's and, accompanied by sundry caps, a flock of boaters took the air - many of them finally being retrieved by their owners only in part.
A further important rearrangement of 1946 was the bringing of age groups into line with those of other schools and the intercollegiate sports. Previously we had only junior (under 16) and senior (over 16), with a bare two track events for those under 14Â˝, and a single 100 yards for those under 14. The division of the programme into the three present grades and the addition of events for athletes under 13 and under 14, means a greatly expanded programme - over 100 events with the heats, and it was found to be necessary to devote two afternoons to preliminaries while retaining the old "sports day'' for finals. The time of the meeting was also changed from November to March to take advantage of better weather, and to climax the athletic season rather than begin it. These new arrangements meant a new programme layout, and amendments are still being made to give athletes the longest possible rest between events of the same kind.
Perhaps the funniest and certainly the least athletic event of the day at this time was the one-mile walk. A relatively small number of boys actually participated in the running events, and it became traditional for the spectators to play their part as contestants in this one event - the mile walk. The result was a huge handicap field - often more than half the school - all shapes and sizes, quite untrained and being disqualified in droves by Messrs. Thomson and Brodie. They jostled and heaved round the track, some walking as if to the tram stop and others unconsciously keeping the bank in fits of laughter with exaggerated and very professional looking styles. The event was usually won by the one good walker in the field, but the rest enjoyed their participation - at least until the next day, when they frequently discovered that to heel and toe with knees locking for a mile makes unusual demands on leg muscles.
Next sports day, then, remember when you take your mark that you are part of the biggest annual sports meeting in New Zealand. You are one of 700 athletes who, in two days, lodge 3,000 entries in 70 events which can be analysed into some 270 heats and finals in which 6,500 athletes go with the gun! ď ´
"A new curate was reciting the commandments to the congregation. Having recent examinations in mind, he absent-mindedly added - 'Only seven to be attempted.'" Dr. Currie, Prize-giving. Dec.
1946 also saw a change of uniform. Prior to this time the uniform had consisted of shorts, similar to those which
It cannot fail to be obvious to all that the extensive face of the College grounds has recently been lifted. A strong hand has been at work; the hand of Mr. Meads, directing the many hands of his "slaves" of Firth House.
words, DRIVE VERY SLOWLY, stretching away on the asphalt in strange perspective. These remarkable examples of landscape lettering are the work of prefect B. J. Dodd. We have the Old Boys to thank for the new concrete path around the middle ground to the baths. From this path a pleasant grassy slope now drops to the level of the playing field, greatly improving the appearance of that section of the grounds.
From a wilderness order is appearing. Great areas of unsightly broom and gorse have miraculously disappeared from the slopes behind the school; large ragged trees and stumps which have cluttered the landscape for so long, during a weekend, have been transformed into piles of kindling; new, well-formed paths now link Firth House more effectively with the main school; some 350 young ngaio trees are now flourishing where the "Army of the Meads" had recklessly blazed its trail. Energies have also been directed towards widening roadways, grading banks, planting out innumerable shrubs and flowers, and generally making things shipshape. The school is indeed fortunate in having at its disposal an almost inexhaustible supply of labour so ably directed by their energetic Housemaster.
Our groundsmen, the redoubtable "Howards," have not been idle. Extra seating accommodation has been provided along the terrace. A new white iron railing now leads from the Patterson Street gate to the cricket pavilion and an additional flight of concrete steps has been made from the drive to the lower ground. The planting of many Lawsoniana pines around the St. Mark's fence will prove most beneficial in the years to come. With the aid of new grass-cutting machinery, hitherto unkempt areas have assumed respectability. And so the College ends its 85th year with a fresh suspecting motorist is alarmed into a sudden feeling, as after a good haircut and shampoo.
On entering either of the school gates, the unsuspecting motorist is alarmed into a sudden application of brakes and snail's pace progress by the enormous white lettered
FIRTH HOUSE NOTES
and McCormick swam for the school in the victorious Maxwell Trophy Team, and no less than six boxing titles were carried off. W. B. Cook won the Senior Cross-country.
Once again boys in Firth House passed a very happy year under the able guidance of Mr. Meads. Last year we farewelled Mr. Poulsen, Mr. G. Goodwin and our Matron, Miss McLean. We were pleased to see back Mr. Goodwin, and Mr. Williams, and also to welcome Mr. Watters and Mr. and Mrs. Heron, who stayed at the House pending repairs to the Headmaster's residence. For the first two terms Mrs. Heron acted as our Matron. During the year Messrs. Goodwin and Williams left us, and we were joined by Messrs. Alve and Griffiths, the last-named being a House Prefect in 1949.
The House wishes to express its gratitude to Mr. Cuddie and his helpers who have come up many Saturday nights during the year to show us a wide range of films. The House itself remains the same old place. One never knows when or where the next humorous incident is going to spring from. At the beginning of the year three boys, in order to combat the pangs of hunger, employed rather unorthodox means to leave the school grounds, and were rewarded by having their first trip in a 1951 Chrysler at the expense of the Government, but unfortunately paid dearly for their little escapade.
The House was well represented in all fields of sport this year, house boys taking their share of the major honours in every branch. S. G. Lockhart attained school honours in rugby and cricket. McCormick, Mihaere and Anderson were members of the 1st XV, while Hacche represented us in the 1st Hockey XI, and Lothian in the 1st Soccer XI. Seven House boys were members of the Athletic Team, Bramwell
The Wattervalve Detective Agency is still engaged in extensive investigations in and around Firth House, but at the time of going to press no arrests have yet been made concerning the â€œAtticâ€? Mystery.
Four of the most senior boys in the House, after a dance in the second term, realised that school work came before social outings, and consequently all four did not have much trouble in obtaining their exams, at the end of the year. This year Mr. Meads and his band of helpers have carried on with the good work which started last year of making many improvements to the grounds and in the House. The widening of the drive in front of Firth House was the most important work done by the â€œMeads Construction Company." Some boys are still puzzled as to the smell which issued forth from Seville's study during the second term, but he assures us that his biological experiments with yeast were a great success. This fact was borne out later by the other prefects. The Firth House Dance was held on the 4th October and once again was an outstanding success. Thanks are due to Mrs. Lockett who, although new to her duties as matron, provided an excellent supper for the dancers. We were very fortunate to obtain pot-plants and vases of flowers from Government House with which to decorate the hall and the dining-block. Life-saving was again popular this year, and with Mr. Meads instructing the class many awards were gained by the boys. In conclusion, we should like to express our sincere thanks to the housemasters and to the matron for making 1952 such an enjoyable year; to those leaving we say au revoir, and to those returning may many happy days in Firth House remain for them.
In September, 1942, he was appointed Commander of the 6th New Zealand Infantry Brigade and he continued to command the Brigade from Alamein to Tunisia. He then returned to New Zealand for a year as Deputy Chief of the General Staff. On rejoining the 2nd N.Z. Division in July, 1944, he commanded New Zealand troops in Egypt, and from February to November, 1945, he commanded the 9th N.Z. Infantry Brigade in the final campaign in Italy, the 9th Brigade being the first New Zealand formation to enter Trieste. After the war General Gentry was for a second term Deputy Chief of the General Staff. In 1948 he attended a course at the Imperial Defence College, London, and on his return from the United Kingdom in 1949 he assumed the appointment of Adjutant-General of the New Zealand Army, an appointment he continued to hold until he became Chief of the General Staff and General Officer Commanding the New Zealand Division.
Major-General W.G. GENTRY C.B.E,DSO Major-General W. G. Gentry, C.B.E., D.S.O., an old boy of Wellington College and one of New Zealand's most distinguished soldiers, assumed the appointments of Chief of the General Staff and Commander of the New Zealand Division on April 1, 1952. General Gentry was at Wellington College from 1913 to 1915 and entered the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Australia, in 1916, graduating in 1919. From 1920 to 1922 he saw active service in Waziristan and Malabar. On his return to New Zealand he held various appointments in the Central Military District until 1934, when he went to the United Kingdom. He was at Staff College, Camberley, when war broke out in 1939. For three months he served as a General Staff Officer at the War Office and for a short period was attached to the General Staff of a British Division in France. On joining the 2nd N.Z. Division in 1940, General Gentry served successively as General Staff Officer, Second Grade; Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General (in Greece and Crete); and General Staff Officer, First Class (in Libya and at El Alamein).
General Gentry was awarded the Greek Military Cross for his service in the Greek campaign in 1941, and the O.B.E. for his service in Crete. He was awarded the D.S.O. in September, 1942, and a bar to it in May, 1945, and the American Bronze Star for his service in the final Italian campaign. He was awarded the C.B.E. in 1950.
The annual School Dance was a grand success this year. The gay decorations made the gymn. almost unrecognisable as such. The prefects had very able and willing helpers to assist with the arranging of the gymn. and the Parents' Association provided a wonderful supper. Several members of the staff were present and enjoyed the evening with the boys. During the evening the boys introduced their partners to Mr. and Mrs. Heron, who were the hosts.
O R I G I N A L
W O R K
An Early Morning Swim
Walk at Night
As the warming sun came up, Four small figures scurried onto the beach, Their towels over their shoulders, Togs on their bodies And nothing on their feet.
Music in a back street Sound of receding feet Leaves of trees at night Lose colour by lamp-light.
Two men singing Voices ringing From empty wall to wall Echo answering call.
Flinging down their towels in an untidy heap, They were off, Racing towards the breaking sea. A jump! And nothing But a piece of foaming water Could be seen. Two heads appeared, close together; Then further out, two pairs of arms, two more heads. They swam and dived joyously for several minutes.
Turn again by a yellow lamp And again tramp Back up the street To the sound of echoing feet. - P. Campbell, 4A.
At last, Fresh and happy, and glistening wet, They ran back to the lonely towels, Picked them up, And walked slowly to the sandhills whence they had come. Once more the beach was empty. - A.W. Blackburn, 3A
Hard cold ivory, And a cold room: Everyone asleep and The silence of a tomb. Stiff, numb fingers, Shivering feet. A disliked piece And a hard seat. The time creeps slowly; One colder grows. Half-an-hour to breakfast; To make it no one goes. Can the last trump Wake the dead? Y/ill loud music Get them out of bed. A smell of frying sausages And toast on the grill: The last, long melody Goes with a will! - H. W. Skeels, 4A
THE ATOM BOMB
T.J. McCAW, 5B
There was no Ark Oscar was sixty years old, more or less - I never discovered his exact age - and still as strong and healthy as he'd ever been in his life. He had, I suppose, always been on the one small farm, and had never made any friendships in the surrounding district. He himself was the cause of that. His life was a strict routine, although it would never have occurred to him to look at it as such. In fact, I never saw him thinking, really considering, and balancing one point against another. The life on the farm each year almost seemed to carry him along with it. And when he was building or repairing a fence, a strenuous task at any time, the work always appeared to have arranged itself for him. That was the whole essence of him. Everything on the farm went on in such a matter-of-course sort of way that you wondered if there was anyone to control it. His orders to me - I was the only farmhand he had in those days - were dead and heavy, exact if you like, but very mechanical. In the two years I was working for him he overstepped himself only once. And, for a man of his temperament, you could not really blame him; circumstances on that occasion seemed to be out against him for the want of anything else to do. And they changed his life in the end, too. For he sold the farm shortly afterwards, and left the country.
A Short Story By John Thompson, 6AL
had over this part of Auckland? It cut most of the farms here right off from the outside world, this farm especially. We are quite a bit lower here than anybody else in the neighbourhood, and the river rose outside to within a few inches of the back door. It was a Wednesday the rain began - I remember, because the week's groceries luckily arrived just before the flood. We milked in the evening as usual, and put the cows out in the top paddock, near the gorge, where the ground rose up into a knoll. The rain did not relent all evening, and at about a quarter to nine the electric power failed. We went to bed by candlelight. I doubt if the weather eased at all during the night, and in the morning the swollen river could be heard plainly above the sullen noise of the rain. We went out into the murky half-light together. Between us and the cowshed rippled fifty yards of muddy water. It was not more than two feet deep anywhere on the way across, but my legs were nearly numb with the cold and ached miserably. The cowshed was above the water, however, and from the engine-room we peered anxiously out up the valley, between the ground and the mist. The knoll where we put the cows lies at the lower opening of the gorge, where the river had always run under the
It was in the spring of 1933. You remember that flood we
rock cliff-face on the far side, and flowed over against those hills all the way down the valley. But the torrential rain of the last twenty-four hours had cut a passage on the near side of the cows, scoured over the intervening paddocks, and, turned by the road embankment, run back across the grass to its old course. The cows stood in a knot under a clump of trees, cut off, isolated, forlorn.
At the cowshed, Oscar leaned through the doorway of the engine-room, looked about inside, and lifted a coil of rope from the wall. Then, opening the yard gate, he led me towards the still turbulent floodwaters. I was worried now, and I remember thinking, if he was really mad - that seemed pretty obvious to me at the time - I'd be stuck to know what I should do about it. But I left it, for he seemed quite sure of himself in spite of his craziness. The river tore headlong across the paddock, still in full spate, a series of permanent billows, where the water rushed down and up again, and crested each top with a plume of dirty brown spray.
Oscar showed no immediate sign of being at all perturbed. He turned away, saying, "Very awkward. Very awkward." There was no hope of getting to them, of course. Oscar was waiting for himself to do something, for an inspiration, as would normally have come straight away in his everyday events. But this was outside his compass, beyond the scope of his inner self.
At the edge, Oscar held out the rope and said, “Tie this around your chest, and see if you can get across." For all the queer happenings of the last day or so, I was not ready for this. Oscar, who had never asked me to do anything that was not clearly laid out before me, asking me to do this. And “if I could." Then I thought of what it meant the extremely risky crossing; the struggles with the herd of very touchy cows; shivering in wet clothes; and the danger of the return journey. “No," I said, as firmly as I could; and turned and left him.
On his way back to the house his movement was slow and heavy. He was spiritually worn out, almost physically too; he had failed his cows and was giving himself up. Towards evening I could hear the cows' frenzied bellowing above the rushing of the flood. Friday, Oscar was lost within himself, and sat vacantly before the fire. Even Uncle Joe's best pancakes failed to rouse him from his apathetic gazing. He wasn't looking at the fire, he wasn't even resting his eyes upon it as we so often do; if you had turned his chair right round, it would not have affected his lethargy, and he would scarcely have noticed it. He was like a man who has been set a problem he might have been able to tackle physically but which is beyond the grasp of his mind. He almost immediately ceases attempting to do anything about it. Unless some unexpected inspiration comes to help him, he will continue to regard things hopelessly, making an occasional abortive movement for no other reason than that he feels he ought to do something about it.
I don't know what he did after that. I returned to the cowshed and stood in the yard, looking at the unhappy house, the wet hills, the sodden paddocks, the murky running water where there had been a road. Even the clouds seemed wet. I remained there, lost in emotion, my fingers twitching idly in the water of the cows' trough, making it lap gently over the rim. But even while I stood, the clouds melted away from the sun, as if to assure a new hope, a fresh start. I watched, fascinated. Then the sun shone through the gap, striking between me and the house, a sheet of hard silver across the grass. And, in the middle, hideous, and lit up by this eerie spotlight, Oscar, staggering, stumbling. As I watched, he fell.
Saturday, the weather cleared a little, and there were longer clear spells. By now the Oscar who sat in front of the fire all morning, murmuring now and then about his cows, wouldn't have been recognised by his former self. He took no notice of lunch, and slept well on into the afternoon.
I rushed towards him, yelling. I had done this. I'd seen the beginning of the old man's withdrawal into himself. It was too late now. I picked him up and ran the rest of the way to the house, stumbled up the steps and rolled him on to his bed. Then, exhausted, and feeling I would lose my own reason, I ran from his room, calling to Joe imploringly, “Look after him, for God's sake! Look after him!"
When he woke, he seemed to have forgotten the last few days, and asked for afternoon tea half an hour earlier than he usually liked to have it. He ate cake ravenously, drank several cups of tea, and then, quite jovially, said to me, "Coming out now?"
I went in to see Oscar half an hour later, on my way out. He was sitting up a bit, his face was grey, and the muscles of his cheeks were moving a little as he sipped tea. I blinked desperately through a rush of tears. "Goodbye," I said. His face remained perfectly expressionless. "Goodbye, Oscar." I picked up my suitcase, and ran from the reproach in that house.
I sat for several seconds staring at him. Then, as he moved to get up, I mumbled, "Yes ... all right. I suppose so." He was in dead earnest. He dressed himself in the washhouse as usual, putting on a mackintosh and his felt hat as he would for an ordinary rainy day; and, pulling on his carefully-cleaned gumboots, set off across the paddock to the cowshed. I followed, a little dazed and thoroughly puzzled.
“We are really smoked Irishmen." Mr. Rae, describing himself and Messrs. Christiani and Valentine prior to his address on West Indian cricket. Feb.
â€œDEVASTATIONâ€? by N. PRICE, 3B
This I Think
This I think, as I let the sand Slide slowly through an outstretched hand, Is happiness: The sun is high, its brightness makes my half-closed eyes See glinting water and shaking, shimmering haze As distant and unknown.
A breath of cold desolation Stirs the scant grass on the sand-mounds. Through sea and sterile land alone resounds The cold. The piteous incantation Of a sea-bird's call seems to mock The lifeless sea, And yet echoes in reluctant harmony. Pallid beams infiltrate and fall From rifts in the pall of the sky To let a fitful pallor lie Over the water. A gull's cry Again mingles the cold with an infinity Of loneliness, and dies in the sigh of the sea. - A. Ellis, 6A
I turn upon my back, the sun-warmed Sand on flesh is pleasure. To learn to comprehend it That needs leisure. - P. Campbell, 4A
Eel It was night - a full moon.
From early morning, when the muezzin calls from the lofty minarets of the mosque, till late in the afternoon, and with almost no break, an Arab boy sits among others of his age in the hot shade of some date-palms. In his lap is a book, a poetry book, a tome. With a glazed look in his eyes he chants; word by word, line by line, page by page; for this is the Moslem's bible, the Koran. It is a book worthy of remembering: did not his tutor say so? With a sigh he looks up to where his small brothers are playing with a young camel; to where the "Ingleese" are pulling a truck out of a water-hole. His legs twitch beneath him. That young fellow in the red shirt looks so susceptible for "bak-sheesh" (tips) "Ahmed, you are wandering." With a sigh he picks up the chant Poor slave. He has our sympathy. - H. W. Skeels, 4A
500 years or more This eternal figure of the earth Has stood for centuries. Surveys its kingdom on either bank Of terns and scrubs and trees That have grown in its domain.
500 years or more This ancient sylvan giant has stood Dwarfing the other trees. Far above the undergrowth Has stood for centuries Surveying all its kingdom.
500 years or more Has ancient Maori dwelt In this sweet land. Happy was the life they led With food and shelter on every hand They have survived for years. - J. F. Young, 3A
A boy moved slowly down to the cold river, Gurgling along below him. He had a long thin spear grasped in his hand. Quickly but silently he moved downstream, Winding between the willows on the bank. His shadow was in front of him, A darker splotch on the grey-dappled ground. He stopped. This was the place. His hand dived into his pocket. It reappeared with a torch and a damp, soft paperbag. He picked a piece of red meat from the bag, and dropped it into the river. Then, switching on his torch, he directed it at the dark water. The spear was in his right hand. There was a long silence. He was thinking - of the trail of blood drifting downstream. Eels would smell it and hasten to the spot from which the trail came. Then, suddenly, a long, thin, dark, flexuous body Came into the light of the torch. It rolled, but there was no flash of silver. The boy dropped his poised spear disappointedly. This was a mud-eel, A yellow-belly, No good for eating. He would have to wait longer. But he vowed to himself that he would not wait in vain. - A. W. Blackburn, 3A
S P O R T S
100 Yards Junior Championship.
Swimming is an important feature of school life at Wellington College, and the baths are crowded on warm days. They are so crowded that one is forced to realise just how inadequate they really are. The time is at hand when a move should be made to plan for a larger pool with an adequate filtration plant.
25 Yards Junior Handicap. 50 Yards Junior Handicap. 25 Yards Junior Breaststroke Championship.(Record equalled).
Learners' classes were held regularly during the first term and the number of those unable to swim was considerably reduced. There were only thirty-nine in the Third Form and none in the Sixth Form. Every boy should make it his first duty to learn to swim. He should attend the class at our baths or attend one of the "Learn to Swim" classes in his suburb. By so doing he renders himself safe from drowning and at the same time is not a potential danger to his friends. Every boy should take an opportunity of learning life-saving while at College. With this added knowledge he can lend assistance to others without undue risk to himself.
Junior Dive. 25 Yards Intermediate Championship. 50 Yards Intermediate Championship. 100 Yards Intermediate Championship. 25 Yards Intermediate Handicap. 50 Yards Intermediate Handicap.
The College swimming sports were held in the first term in warm weather. There are a number of particularly fine swimmers at present at school, so competition was keen and the finishes close.
50 Yards Intermediate Breaststroke Championship. 50 Yards Intermediate Breaststroke Handicap.
R. W. Bramwell, M. D. Bramwell, C. C. Moller and J. Noble swam well and created new records.
50 Yards Intermediate Backstroke Championship.(Record). 25 Yards Intermediate Backstroke Handicap.
Also in the first term the Maxwell Trophy races were held in the Thorndon Baths, Wellington College being represented in each grade. Our team won the trophy after a hard race with Hutt Valley High School.
Swimming Sports Results Learners' Race. 25 Yards (Under 13). 25 Yards (Under 14). 25 Yards (Under 14) Handicap. 25 Yards (Under 14) Breaststroke. 25 Yards Junior Championship. 50 Yards Junior Championship. (Record).
50 Yards Senior Championship.
1,Leckie, R. S.; 2, Rayward, G. B.; 3, Young, J. B. 1, Perrett, M. A.; 2, Reid, A. J. S.; 3, Erdos, J. 1, Moller, C. L.; 2, Westmorland, I. M.; 3, Clark, M. A. 1, Clark, M. A.; 2, Mitchell, R. W.; 3, Bramwell, R. W. 1, Moller, C. L.; 2, Mitchell, R. W.; 3, Westmorland, I. M. 1, Bramwell, R. W.; 2, Allen, T. D.; 3, Bennett, G. 1, Bramwell, R. W.; 2, Allen, T. D.; 3, Woolley, C. A.
100 Yards Senior Championship. 200 Yards Senior Championship. 25 Yards Senior Handicap. 50 Yards Senior Handicap. 100 Yards Senior Handicap. 100 Yards Senior Championship Breaststroke. 50 Yards Senior Handicap Breaststroke.
1, Bramwell, R. W.; 2, Allen, T. D.; 3, Freu, I. C. 1, Morton Jones, W. D.; 2, Gudsell, D. J.; 3, Grocott, J. W. 1, Grocott, J. W.; 2, Broughton, J. G.; 3, Gudsell, D. J. 1, Moller, C. L.; 2, Stewart, D. C.; 3, Mitchell, R. W. 1, Moller, C. L.; 2, Mitchell, R. W.; 3, Kidd, T. J. 1, Preston, P. R., and Upham, E. J.; 3, Ingham, G. L. 1, Upham, E. J.; 2, Squire, B. H.; 3, Preston, P. R. 1, Upham, E. J.; 2, Beveridge, R. J.; 3, Ingham, G. L. 1, Miller, R. D.; 2, Burbridge, P.; 3, Beveridge, R. J. 1, Squire, B. H.; 2, Upham, E. J.; 3, Beaglehole, G. C. 1, Beaglehole, C. C.; 2, Kemp, P. R. 1, Beaglehole, C. C.; 2, Kemp, P. R.; 3, Quartermain, A. R. 1, Upham, E. J.; 2, Jackson, I. F. 1, Jackson, I. F.; 2, Miller, R. D.; 3, Coomber, B. S. 1, Watson, N. L.; 2, Deck, M. R.; 3rd equal, Butler, Andrews, Burbridge, P. 1, Noble, J.; 2, Bramwell, M. D.; 3, McCormick, J. B. 1, Noble, J.; 2, Bramwell, M. D.; 3, Strong, J. D. S. 1, Noble, J.; 2, Strong, J. D. S. 1, Davis, E. F. L.; 2, Newton, R. P., 3, Whitehead, T. R. 1, Marriot, M. J. D.; 2, Haache, M. D.; 3, Robinson, P. D. 1, Groombridge, E. P.; 2, Haache, M. D.; 3, Marriot, M. J. D. 1, Noble, J.; 2, Whitehead, T. R.; 3, Groombridge, E. P. 1, Groombridge, E. P.; 2, Whitehead, T. R.; 3, Newton, R. P.
50 Yards Senior Handicap Breaststroke (Butterfly). 100 Yards Senior Backstroke Championship. 50 Yards Senior Backstroke Handicap. 75 Yards Medley Championship. Senior Dive. 3rd Form Relay. 4th Form Relay. 5th Form Relay. 6th Form Relay Life-saving Race.
higher awards. This year the school has gained the pleasing total of 173 awards, all involving water-work.
1, Whitehead, T. R.; 2, Newton, R. P.; 3, Marriot, M. J. D. 1, Bramwell, M. D. (Equalled record). 1, Strong, J. D. S.; 2, Ross, B. A.; 3, Groombridge, E. P. 1, Noble, J.; 2, Strong, J. D. S.; 3, Bramwell, M. D. 1, Newton, R. P. 1, 3SH.B.; 2, 3SH.A.; 3, 3A. 1, 4S; 2, 4R; 3, 4B. 1, U5.S.; 2, 5SH.A.; 3, 5R. 1, 6S.; 2, 6SH-H.; 3, 6SH-G. 1, Norris, R. N.; 2, Whitehead, G. R.; 3, Mitchell, R. W.
Life-Saving Awards 1951-52 Bars to Silver Medallion 2nd Bar: Clare, B. C. R. 1st Bar: Pengelly, A. J., Standen, P. J. S., Strong, J. D. S. Silver Medallion: Baird, G. R.; Clements, M. F. Ebbett, G. W.; Grace, J. S.; Groombridge, E P.;Jackson, I. J.; McAllister, C. C.; Quartermain, A. R.; (Mr.)Rowe, G. C.; Varcoe, E. R. R.L.S.S. Instructor Certificates. Barnett, J. J. D.; Bramwell, M. D;; Clements, M. F.; Grace, J. S.; Newton, R. P.; Pengelly, A. J.; Quartermain, A. R.; Standen, P. J. S. R.L.S.S. Scholar-Instructor Certificates: Norris, W. M.; Steiner, C. Bar to Bronze Cross: Clements, M. F.; Strong, J. D. S. Bronze Cross: Beach, B. V.; Cameron, D. A.; Davis, E. F. L.; Dreyer, R. K.; Duncan, F. F.; Ebbett, G. W.; Harrison, R.; Jackson, I. J.; Lockie, A. B.; Miller, R. D.; Norris, W. M.; Preston, P. R.; Steiner, C.; Whiteside, G. R.; Young, Y. Bar to Bronze Medallion: 2nd Bar: Burbridge, P.; McAllister, C. C.; Pengelly, A. J.; Standan, P. J. S.; Tierney, T. E.;Whiteside, G. R.; Young, Y. 1st Bar: Allen, T. D.; Burbridge, P.; Cameron, A.A.; Grace, J. S.; Groombridge, E. P.; Harrison, T.; Lockie, A. B; Norris, W. M.; Pengelly, A. J.; Preston, P. R.; Quartermain, A. R.; Strong, J. D. S. Bronze Medallion, Intermediate and Elementary Certificates: Beach, B.V.; Beck, D. E. B.; Bramwell, R.W.; Broughton, T. G.; Clark, M. A.; Davis,B.F. L.; Dreyer, R. K.; Duncan, F. F.; East, W. A. C. Ebbett, G. W.; Fergusson, R. C.; Hacche,M. D.; Ingham, V. S.; Jackson, I. J.; Key, L. T.; Kilminster, T. A.; Leppard, R. W.; Lynam, R. N.; McCaw, I. J.; Miller, R. D.; Mitchell, R. W.; Morton Jones, W. D.; Norris, J. R.; North, P. R.; Pidgeon, D.L. M.; Pryor, B. A.; Sadlier, J. R.; Scott-Hill, A. B.; Seamer, J. A.; Seville, E. C.; Selig, M.;Stuart, D. C.; Thompson, B. H. Intermediate Certificate: Barton-Ginger, B. H.; Blake,G. B.; Butland, M. F.; Salla, A. N.; Moller, C. L.; Paris, D. E.; Price, N. H.; Tansley, D. I.; White,D.K. Elementary Certificate: Blackburn, A. N.; Fulton, E. J.; Phipps, P. R.; Tomkies, B. J.; Wraight, M. L.
LIFE-SAVING Throughout this season, classes have been held each Tuesday and Thursday lunch-hour in the new gym., together with occasional water practices at Te Aro Baths. These classes have been under the supervision of Mr. Rowe, to whom our thanks are extended. Mr. Meads has also shown continued interest in this field by conducting classes at Firth House. We express our appreciation of the excellent work done by the instructors, boys who have willingly and efficiently maintained the high standard of this work. The number of younger boys desirous of obtaining their instructorsâ€™ certificates is gratifying and a nucleus of competent instructors will ensure the continuation of pupil management of the club next year. Following the recommendations of the Royal Life-Saving Society, we have, this year, discontinued the use of the Schafer method of resuscitation, and have adopted the Holger-Nielson method. Already in the new season further awards of the Intermediate Certificate and Bronze Medallion have been gained utilising this method to the satisfaction of the examiner. The interest this season has been high and many younger boys have gained Elementary and Intermediate Certificates along with the older boys who have gained
are on a Form basis. Constant scrutiny of the score books and also reports from the coaches of Nets 9 to 16 have revealed much ability, which the paper classification of the first few weeks of the year was unable to unearth. These discoveries are sent to Net 7, the reserve net, and a full opportunity is given to them to show their capabilities and if they satisfy Mr. Michael's keen eye they can either graduate immediately to a higher net or wait their turn, probably next year, to fill up vacancies caused by boys leaving. It is hoped that by this scheme, which has already proved very useful, talent wherever it is in the school can be found and improved and will lead to all our
CRICKET Changes have taken place in the cricket organization this year which aim at discovering the vast amount of talent that must be available in a school of our size and also at catering for all types of cricketers. A division has been made into the maturer types who are playing in the "afternoon" teams and make up Nets 1 to 8, and the younger cricketers, many quite talented but still blushing unseen in Nets 9 to 16, who have their games in Saturday morning competition. Both Nets 9 to 16 and the Saturday morning competition
Saturday afternoon teams being filled with keen and able cricketers.
Schools' Cricket Association competitions, and all have done well, 2A and 3B being unbeaten during the whole year. All the other teams were well led, well turned out and keen, and attendance at practice which was judged compulsory if a place in an afternoon team was desired was excellent. In all teams except 4A, senior sixth formers acted as captains, and Beck, Stock, Craig, Ellis, Hanlon, and Taylor must be praised for the qualities of reliability and leadership they showed.
Some cricketers, of course, will never graduate out of the Saturday morning grade, but nevertheless such players, if keen lovers of the game, will in the future probably obtain as much value from the game and as much enjoyment in the lower grades and in an administrative capacity as the future Huttons or Lindwalls. My advice to this type of cricketer is to stick to the game and he will find that by donating his efforts to it, an immense amount of real pleasure, including friendships only obtained by mixing on the sports field, will be his in later years.
4A, a team which contained the best of the third formers, the nucleus of future first elevens, had a galaxy of talent but, considering their individual ability, did not rise to the expected heights. Mr. Halliday coached this team, and Beveridge acted as captain. 3C had a young team, chiefly third and fourth formers, and its results are promising.
Thus at the College we are attempting to cater both for the natural cricketer of talent and for the keen enthusiasts without much talent.
Mr. Bradley enthusiastically undertook the task of teaching most of the elementary principles of the game to many talented but rather raw recruits. 3B was a very keen team led by a very keen captain, Hanlon, and coached by Mr. Meakin. Their record is a just recompense for their ability and keenness.
Our top seven teams do not spend all their time practising in the nets, but on at least one of their three practice days match practices are held on school wickets. This match atmosphere is of immense value, and it is here that the important finer points of the game can be demonstrated, such as running between wickets, placing of the field, backing up, and the technique of captaincy.
Mr. Ramage's 3A, although not concluding the season with as good a record as their rival 3B. yet contained players who have much cricket ability.
A concrete wicket has been laid down on the top ground which should be of immense value to the higher teams on days when the practice wickets are out of action. Such a wicket can enable batsmen to practice their shots with greater confidence and many of the leading Australian batsmen have been brought up on such wickets.
2B, with Mr. Flaws in charge, had a very strong attack and did well to hold their own against second elevens of other schools. 2A were exceptionally keen, probably due to the prospect of winning a place in the team to play Palmerston at the end of the year. Both Mr. Paetz, who coached them, and the team as a whole were quite satisfied with the excellent results. The first eleven relied overmuch on one or two players to make the big scores, but with more maturity the majority of the team should do the College and Mr. Crist credit in senior cricket in years to come. The team did well to emerge from the New Plymouth match with a draw in its favour.
Such an organization requires keen, able assistants, and we have been fortunate in having about sixteen masters engaged in either active coaching or in the organization of material and competitions. Even these enthusiasts are insufficient and so all boys of the first and second elevens have most willingly co-operated in assisting with the coaching of the lower nets and, in doing this, have given back to the game some service for the opportunity the school has given them to rise to the top. Individual mention must be made of Stock and Deacon, who have co-operated with Mr. Joplin in maintaining the material in serviceable condition. Such a task is neither glamorous nor an enviable one in these days of high costs, and often inferior quality, but the unostentious and efficient manner in which the material has been handled must be mentioned in any report which attempts to cover all aspects of this year's cricket.
Team. J. E. F. Beck (captain), S. G. Lockhart (vice captain), E. E. Thomas, G. W. Young, M. W. Hutchings, M. K. Phillips, I. Kerr, P. R. Kemp, D. B. Butler, J. B. Morrison, J. M. Pope, C. L. Francis. RESULTS: v. Rongotai. - Match drawn. XI, 254 for 8 wickets (declared). Beck 106. Rongotai, 102 and 37 for 9 wickets. v. Silverstream. - Match drawn. Silverstream, 140 and 104 for 8 wickets (declared). XI, 61 and 104 for 2 wickets v. Technical. - Match drawn. XI, 172 for 9 wickets (declared). Technical, 110. v. Rongotai. - Lost by 115 runs. Rongotai, 120 and 100 for 7 (declared). XI, 52-9 (decl.) and 53. v. St. Pats. - Won by an innings and 29 runs. St. Pats, 48 and 68. XI, 145. v. Technical. - Match drawn. XI, 108 for 9 wickets. Technical, 68. Phillips performed the hat trick. Played 6, won 1, lost 1, drawn 4.
Our greatest handicap this year has been the persistent rain, and it is most disappointing both to cricketers and administrators to have sometimes only one practice a fortnight and to have so many Saturday games cancelled. No human agency can set this matter right, but it takes super-keenness to stick at a game which is only too dependent upon dry conditions.
The Afternoon Teams Seven teams were entered in the Wellington Secondary
FIRST XI - Crown Studios Standing : J. M. Pope, C. L. Francis, G. W. Young, E. E. Thomas, M. W. Hutchings, I. Kerr, M. K. Phillips, J. B. Morrison. Seated : D. B. Butler, J. E. F. Beck (Capt.), Mr. W. F. Crist, (Coach), S. G. Lockhart (Vice-Capt.), P. R. Kemp.
Wellington College v. New Plymouth Boys' High School, 1952 Introduction:
Shortly after Pope joined him at the crease Butler was out, caught after a most valuable innings of 75. Pope soon followed him back to the pavilion, being dismissed for 3, and Kerr, who was on 15 was joined by Kemp. These two players added 32 runs, and when afternoon tea was called the 200 had just been passed, Kerr being not out 31, and Kemp not out 15. Wellington College then declared.
On 24th March, 1952, Wellington College played N.P.B.H.S. at New Plymouth in the first annual match between the two colleges. The fixture was to have been a two-day game, but rain prevented play on the Saturday, the first of the two days, and although rain fell early on the Monday morning, it cleared up sufficiently for the game to be played.
Perhaps the best of the New Plymouth attack was Jensen, a left-hand bowler, and he was backed up to a lesser degree by Osborn and Barclay. On the whole, Wellington College, despite the rather adverse conditions, scored consistently well and its total of 206 for 5 declared occupied only 172 minutes.
Wellington College 1st Innings Wellington won the toss and elected to bat. Thomas and Butler were the openers, and when the total was 17, Thomas was run out without scoring, after being at the crease for 24 minutes. Beck then joined Butler, and these two proceeded to take the total to 88 when Beck was caught behind after a most attractive 46. Butler was shaping well at this stage and together with Lockhart another 67 runs were added before the latter was out l.b.w. to Jensen after s speedy and bright 32.
SCORE BOARD Wellington College 1st Innings How Out Bowler E.E.Thomas Run Out D.B. Butler Caught Barrett Jensen J.E.F. Beck Caught Graham Osborn S.G. Lockhart L.B.W. Jensen J.M. Pope Caught Takai Osborn I. Kerr Not Out P.R. Kemp Not Out Extras Total for 5 wicket declared BOWLING ANALYSIS O C. Barclay 11 D. Samson 5 D. Jensen 20 C. Osborn 19 B. Darway 4 T. Takai 2 FALL OF WICKETS 1 for 17 2 for 88 3 for 155
M 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 for 5 for
R 35 16 76 53 15 7
New Plymouth Boysâ€™ High School 1st Innings How Out Bowler Total B. Darnay Caught Thomas Kerr 4 D. Samson Bowled Lockhart 26 C. Barclay Caught & bowled Kerr 4 F. Barrett Bowled Kerr 6 J. Graham Bowled Kerr 17 G. Julian Bowled Phillips 21 C. Osborn Caught Butler Lockhart 0 P. Wahlstrom Not Out 23 C. Maingay Caught Francis Young 10 T. Takai Not Out 1 Extras 8 Total for 5 wicket declared 120
Total 0 75 46 32 3 31 15 4 206 W 0 0 2 2 0 0
BOWLING ANALYSIS O M. Hutchings 5 I. Kerr 13 G. Young 10 S. Lockhart 8 M. Phillips 7 J. Beck 9
New Plymouth Boys' High School 1st Innings New Plymouth commenced batting after the tea adjournment and opened with Samson and Darney. With the total at 22 Darney was dismissed for 4, and shortly after Barclay was caught and bowled Kerr for the same score, and the total was 26. Barrett was the next New Plymouth batsman, and when he was dismissed for 6 the total stood at 3-34. Graham, the New Plymouth captain, was aggressive from the start, and at his dismissal from the crease the scoreboard read 4-52. Samson, the right-hand opener was the next batsman to go out and his 26 was the result of a good steady innings. Julian batted aggressively for his 21, and when he was finally bowled by Phillips the total stood at 82 for 6. Osborn was then caught without scoring, and with seven wickets down and 52 minutes of play left, New Plymouth's chances of staving off defeat were not very bright. However, Wahlstrom and Maingay stuck together, grimly defying all bowling changes until 5 minutes of play remained, when Maingay was caught behind after a most valuable innings. Takai and Wahlstrom saw out time and when finally stumps were drawn at 6 o'clock, New Plymouth were 8 down for 120, with Wahlstrom not out 23. Of our bowlers, I. Kerr was the best and took four wickets for 25. He was ably backed up by Lockhart and, to a lesser extent, by Young and Phillips. Despite the weather, our boys had a most enjoyable time in New Plymouth, both on and off the field, and we would like to express our gratitude to our billeters and to the High School for a weekend which we will always remember.
M 0 3 3 4 3 4
FALL OF WICKETS 1 for 22 2 for 26 3 for 34 4 for 52
5 for 6 for 7 for 8 for
R 19 25 31 9 16 12
W 0 4 1 2 1 0
82 82 82 115
The umpires were: - Messrs. W Barclay, V Parkinson.
v. Wanganui Collegiate, 1952 This year's match with Wanganui Collegiate School was played on the college grounds on the 12th and 13th of December, the two days after the break-up. The weather during the game was fine and warm, with a very light northerly breeze, although on the night before the match it rained heavily. WELLINGTON COLLEGE, 1ST INNINGS When J. E. F. Beck won the toss for Wellington he decided to bat on a rain-soaked, dead wicket. Unfortunately, however, our innings started disastrously, Thomas being out to Zohrab in the first over of the day. Beck and Butler batted well, to bring the score to 53 when Butler was caught off Young, Wanganui's captain and a very steady medium-pace bowler. Lockhart partnered Beck, who scoring attractively and powerfully all round the wicket, and played an extremely valuable patient innings for 21. When he was out the score was at three for 127, the partnership having realised 74 runs. Beck continued, but now followed a virtual collapse of our batsmen, several looking confident but failing to settle down. Kerr, however, batted well and it was during his partnership with Beck that the latter notched his century. He now became really severe with the bowling, but was finally out, caught off Young for a beautiful 124. G. Young, as a tail-ender, batted
very well to be not out with 16 to his credit.
Bowling Analysis. - Zohrab, J., 16.5 overs, 4 maidens, 42 runs, 3 wickets; Hunter, 12 overs, 4 maidens, 26 runs, 1 wicket; Corballis, 15 overs, 1 maiden, 57 runs, 2 wickets: Tolhurst, 8 overs, 1 maiden, 15 runs, 1 wicket; Zohrab, A., 11 overs, 1 maiden, 46 runs, 0 wickets; Young, 14 overs, 4 maidens, 19 runs, 3 wickets.
WANGANUI COLLEGIATE, 1ST INNINGS Wanganui's innings started promisingly, Tolhurst hooking two of Kerr's first three deliveries to the fence. Then he was beautifully caught and bowled by Kerr in the same over. Hutchings, who was bowling his inswingers on a lovely length, had A. Zohrab clean bowled in his second over and then Kerr had Simpson, the other opener, caught behind. Neither of the next two batsmen really looked comfortable, but Gibson was content to stay there while Hare batted very aggressively. Suddenly, however, both these batsmen were out. Phillips bowled Gibson in his first over; 4-51. Hutchings had Young l.b.w. in the next over and then clean bowled Hare, who had scored an invaluable 34; 6-53. The tailenders batted very well to double the total, Wotton in particular contributing a good 18. Hutchings finished the innings with the excellent bowling figures of 5-39 off 17 overs.
WANGANUI COLLEGIATE, 1ST INNINGS Tolhurst, c. and b. Kerr Simpson, c. Thomas, b. Kerr Zohrab, A., b. Hutchings Gibson, b. Phillips Hare, b. Hutchings Young, 1 b.w. Hutchings Boon, b. Hutchings Wotton, b. Phillips Hunter, c. Kemp, b. Hutchings Corballis, l.b.w. Phillips Zohrab, J., not out Extras Total
WANGANUI COLLEGIATE, 2ND INNINGS. Faced with a deficit of 108 runs, Wanganui were forced to follow on on the Saturday morning. They opened much more quietly, but when Tolhurst was caught in the slips off Young, a disastrous short period was begun in which four wickets fell for only seven runs. The bowler who was most effective was Phillips with his left-hand leg breaks. The main features of the rest of the innings were two fine determined partnerships between A. Zohrab and Young, and Young and Wotton. Young's fighting innings of 39 was a particularly fine exhibition of patience, as he held his side together when most needed. The innings closed for 161 early in the afternoon, Phillips finishing with 4 for 36 off 18 overs, and Lockhart with 3 for 23 off 7 overs.
Bowling Analysis. - Kerr, 5 overs, 0 maidens, 25 runs, 2 wickets; Hutchings, 17 overs, 5 maidens, 39 runs, 5 wickets; Beck, 2 overs, 0 maidens, 12 runs, 0 wickets; Phillips, 11.1 overs, 3 maidens, 20 runs, 3 wickets; Lockhart, 1 over, 0 maidens, 5 runs, 0 wickets. WANGANUI COLLEGIATE, 2ND INNINGS Tolhurst, c. Kerr, b. Young Simpson, run out Zohrab, A., b. Hutchings Gibson, stp. Thomas, b. Phillips Hare, c. Francis, b. Phillips Young, b. Lockhart Wotton, b. Lockhart Boon, stp. Thomas, b. Phillips Hunter, b. Lockhart Corballis, not out Zohrab, J., stp. Thomas, b. Phillips ... Extras Total
WELLINGTON COLLEGE, 2ND INNINGS. We were thus left 53 runs to score to win with plenty of time. However, in doing so we lost five wickets, mainly through the exceptionally steady bowling of Young, who took three wickets for nine runs off nine overs. Beck again played a wonderful captain's knock, scoring 49 not out of the 55 runs, which gave us the victory by five wickets.
16 13 23 0 2 39 31 7 8 4 13 7 161
Bowling Analysis.â€”Kerr, 13 overs, 3 maidens, 30 runs, 0 wickets; Hutchings, 17 overs, 2 maidens, 33 runs, 1 wicket; Young, 14 overs, 2 maidens, 22 runs, 1 wicket; Phillips, 18 overs, 7 maidens, 36 runs, 4 wickets; Beck, 1 over, 0 maidens, 11 runs, 0 wickets; Lockhart, 7 overs, 0 maidens, 23 runs, 3 wickets.
We thank Firth House for providing fine lunches on both days and the mothers of the Parents' Association, who put on such enjoyable afternoon teas. Our thanks are also due to Messrs. Williams and Anderson for umpiring the match. WELLINGTON COLLEGE, 1ST INNINGS Thomas, l.b.w., b. Zohrab, J Butler, c. Tolhurst, b. Young Beck, c. Tolhurst, b. Young Lockhart, c. Tolhurst, b. Zohrab, I Francis, c. Hare, b. Corballis Kerr, c. Young, b. Tolhurst Pope, c. Boon, b. Young Kemp, c. Tolhurst, b. Corballis Young, not out Hutchings, c. and b. Hunter Phillips, b. Zohrab, J Extras Total
8 2 2 4 34 0 5 18 4 16 8 7 108
WELLINGTON COLLEGE, 2ND INNINGS Butler, b. Zohrab, J Thomas, b. Young Beck, not out Lockhart, c. Tolhurst, b. Young Francis, b. Young Kerr b Zohrab J. Pope, not out Extras Total for five wickets
0 14 124 21 0 10 6 11 16 1 1 12 216
4 0 49 1 0 0 1 0 55
Bowling Analysis.â€”Zohrab, J., 8 overs, 1 maiden, 35 runs, 2 wickets; Young, 9 overs, 3 maidens, 9 runs, 3 wickets; Tolhurst, 2 overs, 0 maidens, 11 runs,0 wickets.
2nd Eleven (2A) Team: J. B. Stock (captain), C. D. Beeby, J. Hunn, J. Grocott, P. Preston, S. George, B: P. Hamilton, J. Morrison, J. Hooper, C. Deacon, P. L. Jones. RESULTS: v. Scots. - Won by an innings and 30 runs. 2A, 151. Scots, 35 and 86. v. St. Patrick's. - Match drawn. 2A, 177 and 128 for 6 wickets (declared). St. Patrick's, 114 and 39 for 7 wickets. v. Rongotai. - Match drawn. Rongotai, 125 for 9 wickets (declared). 2A, 122 for 5. v. Rongotai. - Won by an innings and 40 runs. 2A, 257 for 7 wickets (declared). Morrison 129. Rongotai, 144 and 73. v. St. Patrick's. - Match drawn. 2A, 232 for 8 wickets (declared). St. Patrick's, 20 for 6 wickets, v. 2B. - Won by an innings and 10 runs. 2A, 177 for 7 wickets. 2B, 84 and 83. v. Palmerston North High School 2nd XI. - Draw.
Played 7, won 3, lost 0, drawn 4.
v. Palmerston N. High School 2nd XI
The match commenced at Palmerston on December 9th in humid weather on a ground made soft by recent rains. The playing area was much larger than our team had experienced locally and boundaries were hard to obtain. Stock performed a captain's first duty well - he won the toss, the value of which was evident when the heavy clouds burst just before lunch and made the ball wet and the approaches to the wicket sodden.
Egley quickly had all the batsmen at sea and after the fourth wicket fell at 73, the next three wickets fell for the addition of only 14 runs. With one or possibly two overs to go, seven wickets were down. Egley's thirteenth over produced two wickets and less than a minute was left when Clark began the last over of the match. Off the first ball the batsman lifted the ball over the bowler's head, but Clark, running backwards, caught the ball with an excellently judged one-hand catch. Thus the match ended in a draw, but all the interest lay in the first innings result. Stock handled the bowling excellently and as he has done all the year, proved a shrewd and very able captain. The fielding was very keen near the end and George took an excellent diving catch, but the ground fielding earlier was rather patchy. Our thanks must be extended to our hosts for the excellent way they entertained us and we hope that next year we shall be able to repay some of the kindness we received this year. We trust that Wellington will be able to provide more seasonable weather. Details: Wellington College, 122 (George 25 not out, Hamilton 25, Grocott 18, Preston 17). Palmerston North, 87 (Egley 7 for 25, Clark 2 for 30, George 1 for 12).
Team: M. W. Craig (captain), A. J. Scott, N. R. Woods, R. J. Carter, A. D. Ward, A. I. Bilbrough, D. F. C. Orwin, J. W. Obren, B. G. Clark, S. A. Tser, J. G. Nodwell. Coach. M. Flaws. RESULTS: v. Hutt Valley High School. - Lost by 9 wickets. 2B, 138 and 113. Hutt, 250 and 2 for 1 wicket, v. Technical. - Won by an innings and 13 runs. 2B, 123. Technical, 56 and 54. v. Technical. - Won by an innings and 134 runs. 2B, 232. Technical, 57 and 41. v. St. Patrick's. - Lost by 91 runs. 2B, 63. St. Patrick's, 154. v. Technical. - Won by 7 wickets. Technical, 136. 2B, 140 for 3 wickets. v. Scots. - Drawn game. Scots, 75 and 57 for 5 wickets. 2B, 52. v. 2A. - Lost by an innings and 10 runs. 2B, 84 and 83. 2A, 177 for 7 wickets.
Hamilton and Morrison opened confidently, the former playing his natural, patient innings and the latter producing some good shots. After Morrison had been dismissed with a good slip catch, Hamilton saw partners Deacon and Preston come and go before the went l.b.w. for a well-compiled 25. After Stock's dismissal just before lunch with the score at 75 for 5 wickets, a terrific downpour stopped all possibility of play until 2.45, when George and Grocott scored a valuable 24 runs together before Grocott also was dismissed the ball before the next downpour after scoring a useful 18. The ground became so waterlogged after this deluge that play was abandoned for the day with the score at 99 for 6 wickets.
Played 7, win 3, lost 3, drawn 1.
If cricket matches were restricted to one innings by each side, the second day of this match would have provided a real thrill. As it was our side fought hard for and obtained a good first innings lead. Rain again interfered with play, but our opponents sportingly played on a wicket which Test Match umpires would have declared unfit for play. Our innings closed for 122, George carrying his bat for an excellently made 25. The first three Palmerston wickets yielded 63 runs and a first innings lead for our opponents seemed possible, but, at this point our slow leg spinner, Egley, a third former, started to puzzle the Palmerston batsmen. Keeping an excellent length and spinning right across the wicket,
Team: A. A. T. Ellis (captain), N. A. Hibbert, R. A. Reynolds, E. A. Woodfield, R. McCorkindale, V. S. Ingham, L. E. Carman, N. R. Woods, J. M. Hunn, D. M. Slade, M. R. Dunne, R. E. Butler, D. D. Kelly, A. G. Hall, W. I. Bringans, T. R. Bringans, M. W. Woods. Coach, Mr. Ramage. RESULTS: v. Petone Technical. - Won by an innings and 106 runs. 3A, 186. Petone, 10 and 70. v. Rongotai. - Match drawn. Rongotai, 172 for 5 wickets (declared). 3A, 94 for 7 wickets, v. St. Patrick's A. - Won by 56 runs on first innings. 3A, 231. St. Patrick's, 175.
v. Hutt Valley High School A. - Won by 49 runs on first innings. Hutt, 110. 3A, 159 for 9 wickets, v. Hutt Valley High School B. - Won by 163 on first innings. 3A, 216. Hutt, 53 and 74 for 6 wickets, v. Hutt Valley High School A. - Lost by 14 runs on first innings. 3A, 80. Hutt, 94. v. 3B. - Lost by 10 runs on first innings. 3A, 105. 3B, 115 v. Rongotai A. - Lost by 8 wickets on first innings. 3A, 155. Rongotai, 180 for 2 wickets, v. Hutt Valley High School B. - Won by 8 wickets. Hutt, 20 and 70. 3A, 75 and 22 for 3 wickets. Played 9, won 5, lost 3, drawn 1.
for 5 wickets (declared). St. Patrick's, 33 and 39. v. Technical. - Won by default. v. Silverstream B. - Won by 21 runs on first innings. 3C, 78 for 8 wickets (declared). Silverstream, 57. v. Hutt Valley High School C. - Won by default, v. Scots. - Won by 42 runs on first innings. Scots, 64 and 111. 3C, 106 and 15 for 9 wickets, v. Rongotai C. - Lost by 68 runs on first innings. 3C, 52 and 79 for 8 wickets. Rongotai, 120. v. Silverstream. - Lost by 6 wickets. 3C, 32 and 64 for 6 wickets (declared). Silverstream, 54 and 51 for 4 wickets. Played 10, won 6, lost 4, drawn 0.
Team: M. Hanlon (captain), J. E. Aburn, G. R. Baird, R. F. Bakewell, J. Bray, J. A. Brown, B. C. R. Clare, B. S. Coomber, P. J. Edmondson, W. I. Flannery, R. D. Huntley, D. D. Kelly, G. E. Muir, B. C. Pearson, B. A. Pryor, G. E. Walpole, M. P. Winter. Coach: Mr. Meakin.
RESULTS: v. Hutt Valley High School B. - Won by 121 runs on first innings. Hutt, 15 and 76 for 8 wickets. 3B, 136 for 6 wickets (declared), v. Hutt Valley High School A. - Won by 59 runs on first innings. Hutt, 88 and 68 for 5 wickets. 3B, 147. v. St. Patrick’s A. - Won by 20 runs on first innings. 3B, 87and 31 for 3. St. Patrick’s, 67 and 79 for 9 wickets (declared). v. Rongotai A. - Match drawn. Rongotai, 171. 3B, 101 for 9 wickets. v. Petone Technical. - Won by an innings and 64 runs. 3B, 153 for 9 wickets (declared). Petone, 49 and 40. v. Rongotai B. - Won by an innings and 40 runs. Rongotai, 32 and 42. 3B, 114 for 7 (declared), v. 3A. - Won by 10 runs on first innings. 3A, 105. 3B, 115. v. Hutt Valley High School B. – Won by an innings and 82 runs. Hutt, 41 and 11. 3B, 134 for 9 wickets (declared). v. Rongotai B. - Won by 44 runs on first innings. Rongotai, 117. 3B, 161. Played 9, won 8, lost 0, drawn 1.
RESULTS: v. Scots. - Won by an innings and 25 runs. 4A, 81 for 2 wickets (declared). Scots, 23 and 33. Egley performed the hat-trick, v. St. Patrick's. - Lost by 6 runs on first innings. 4A, 94. St. Patricks', 100. v. Petone Technical. - Won by 31 runs on first innings. Petone, 80. 4A, 111 for 7 wickets. v. Technical A. - Won by 80 runs on first innings. Technical, 23 and 120. 4A, 103 and 37 for 9 wickets. v. Scots. - Lost by 11 runs on first innings. 4A, 91. Scots, 102. v. St. Patrick's. - Won by default, v. Technical B. - Won by default, v. Rongotai. - Won by 9 wickets. Rongotai, 80 and 55. 4A, 104 and 32 for 1 wicket, v. Primary School Reps. - Won by 23 runs on first innings. Primary Schools, 88 and 37 for 2 wickets. 4A, 111 for 6 wickets (declared), v. St. Patrick's B.- Won by an innings and 49 runs. 4A, 152 for 2 wickets (declared). St. Patrick's, - 34 and 69. Played 10, won 8, lost 2, drawn 0.
Team: R. J. Beveridge (captain), N. H. Muir, K. R. McDonald, K. Burke, A. N. McRae, N. S. Crisp, B. A. Georgeson, H. E. Perrett, M. H. Perrett, I. N. Taylor, A. F. Gyde, D. A. Egley, N. G. Wearne, J. Gill. Coach: Mr. Halliday.
Saturday Morning Cricket
Team: P. Taylor (captain), G. R. Baird, P. Baruch, K. Beard, J. A. Bray, D. R. Bull, D. H. Catley, J. D. Cook, B. Coomber, D. Coppin, B. M. Gordin, C. B. Jorey, B. C. Pearson, M. J. Peddie, D. C. Pitt, A. B. Thomson, B. L. Tregoweth, J. Tucker, T. G. Twist, G. E. Walpole. Coach: Mr. Bradley.
First Term: A successful tournament was held, with nineteen teams competing. 3 Remove won the competition, with 5 Shell A second and 4 Shell C third. Five matches were played. The form-team system is still working very well indeed.
RESULTS. v. Scots B.- Won by 26 runs on first innings. 3C, 157 for 8 (declared). Scots, 131 and 128 for 5 wickets. v. Rongotai B. - Lost by 32 runs on first innings. 3C, 105. Rongotai, 137. v. Rongotai A. - Lost by one wicket on first innings. 3C, 178. Rongotai, 186 for 9 wickets. v. St. Patrick's B. - Won by an innings and 62 runs. 3C, 134
Third Term: This was a disappointing season, because of the wet weather which, up to the beginning of December, allowed only two matches to be held. Thanks are due to all boys who helped with the organising of the teams, the issuing and checking-in of material, and summaries of results.
ATHLETIC SPORTS Event
Time, Height Distance
100 yds. Senior Championship
J. E. F. Beck
G. N. Smith
D. M. Slade
Gawen Holden Cup
220 yds. Senior Championship
J. E. F. Beck
G. N. Smith
B. J. Dodd
Oscar Kember Cup
440 yds. Senior Championship
B. J. Dodd
G. N. Smith
W. B. Cook
880 yds. Senior Championship
W. B. Cook
H. W. Hunter
J. Y. Young
2 mins. 12.4 secs.
Lady Prendergast Cup
Mile Senior Championship
H. W. Hunter
J. Y. Young
J. S. Marshall
5 mins. 5 secs.
Bush Memorial Cup
120 Hurdles Senior Championship
D. V. Thwaites
J. E. F. Beck
Long Jump Senior Championship
J. E. F. Beck
D. M. Slade
J. B. McCormick
21 ft. 0 ins.*
Lord Ranfurly Cup
High Jump Senior Championship
D. M. Slade
D. V. Thwaites
J. B. McCormick
5 ft. 1 in.
D. M. Slade
Shot Putt Senior Championship
N. A. Lindsay
B. J. Dodd
35 ft. 9£ ins.
Discus Throw Senior Championship
R. J. Binning
A. J. Hopkins
115 ft. 11 ins.
100 yds. Intermed. Championship
M. R. Tracy
J. C. Hooper
J. A. Baird Cup
220 yds. Intermed. Championship
M. R. Tracy
E. E. Young
440 yds. Intermed. Championship
E. E. Young
D. F. Orwin
D. G. Catley
Trafford Nicol Memorial Cup
880 yds. Intermed. Championship
J. B. Watson
M. L. Dunn
C. D. Beeby
2 mins. 12.3 secs.
Old Boys' Challenge Cup
Mile Intermed. Championship
M. L. Dunn
C. D. Beeby
B. H. Squire
5 mins. 20 secs.
Knox Gilmer Memorial Cup
120 Hurdles Intermed. Championship
J. B. Watson
I. H. Hopkirk
G. L. Ingham
Long Jump Intermed. Championship
N. A. Hibbert
D. H. Hope
17 ft. 9± ins.
High Jump Intermed. Championship
C. D. Beeby
5 ft. 0 ins.
Shot Putt Intermed. Championship
N. A. Lindsay
P. R. Preston
S. A. George
45 ft. 4i ins.
Discus Throw Intermed. Championship
R. J. Binning
D. H. Hope
N. A. Lindsay
135 ft. 11| ins.
100 yds. Junior Championship
G. N. Thomas
J. M. Hunn
220 yds. Junior Championship
G. N. Thomas
A. F. Gyde
440 yds. Junior Championship
R. J. Joyce
D. G. Turner
880 yds. Junior Championship
G. N. Thomas
R. J. Joyce
G. N. Wyatt
2 mins. 23 secs.
Long Jump Junior Championship
J. M. Hunn
T. J. Kidd
15 ft. li ins.
High Jump Junior Championship
C. A. Woolley
H. M. Simpson
A. F. Gyde
90 Hurdles Junior Championship
J. M. Hunn
R. J. Boyle
P. G. Ewing
75 yds. Scratch Under 13
M. J. Simons
E. J. Fulton
75 yds. Scratch Under 14
R. W. Bramwell
I. N. Westmoreland
B. R. Styles
100 yds. Scratch Under 13
M. J. Simons
N. S. Crisp
R. D. Watson
100 yds. Scratch Under 14
I. N. Westmoreland
R. W. Bramwell
B. R. Styles
100 yds. Handicap Senior
G. N. Smith
B. A. Ross
P. C. Owen
220 yds. Handicap Senior
G. N. Smith
B. A. Ross
M. D. Bramwell
440 yds. Handicap Senior
J. B. McCormick
R. L. Owen
J. L. Stockdale
880 yds. Handicap Senior
W. E. McKeich
H. W. Hunter
J. Y. Young
2 mins. 14.2 secs.
Mile Handicap Senior
M. K. Phillips
P. D. Gibbons
R. S. Young
5 mins. 12 secs.
120 Hurdles Handicap Senior
D. V. Thwaites =
Long Jump Handicap Senior
D. M. Slade
B. N. Gault
18 ft. 9 ins.
High Jump Handicap Senior
J. B. McCormick
D. M. Slade
D. V. Thwaites
5 ft. 2 ins.
Shot Putt Handicap Senior
B. K. Newport
B. C. Clare
41 ft. 11 ins.
Discus Throw Handicap Senior
A. J. Hopkins
R. J. Binning
125 ft. 2 ins.
Cricket Ball Throw Senior
M. L. Hanlon
P. W. Henare
83 yds. 1 ft. 6ÂŁ ins.
100 yds. Handicap Intermediate
E. J. Upham
P. S. Murray
N. A. Hibbert
220 yds. Handicap Intermediate
E. J. Upham
D. J. McLeod
A. E. McQueen
440 yds. Handicap Intermediate
B. J. Olifent
C. W. Deacon
880 yds. Handicap Intermediate
D. F. Orwin
M. L. Dunn
2 mins. 16.2 secs.
Mile Handicap Intermediate
A. B. Cooper
A. R. Quartermain
5 mins. 20 secs.
120 Hurdles Handicap Intermediate
I. H. Hopkirk
G. E. Muir
C. V. Jory
i 8.4 secs.
Long Jump Handicap Intermediate
N. A. Hibbert
D. H. Hope
18 ft. 9^ ins.
High Jump Handicap Intermediate
C. D. Beeby
R. Tether =
5 ft. 0 ins.
Shot Putt Handicap Intermediate
P. R. Preston
N. A. Lindsay
S. A. George
45 ft. 7 ins.
Discus Throw Handicap Intermediate
N. A. Lindsay
D. H. Hope
R. J. Binning
148 ft. 11 ins.
Cricket Ball Throw Intermediate
R. I. Baker
S. A. George
D. H. Hope
85 yds. 0 ft. 11 ins.
100 yds. Handicap Junior
I. J. Reid
A. G. Waugh
G. W. Watson
220 yds. Handicap Junior
I. J. Reid
A. G. Waugh
G. E. Walpole
440 yds. Handicap Junior
J. M. Millen
A. G. Waugh
T. R. Meyer
880 yds. Handicap Junior
C. R. Carter
G. N. Thomas
J. M. Higgins
2 mins. 23.4 secs.
90 Hurdles Handicap Junior
J. M. Hunn
R. J. Boyle
P. J. Deck
Long Jump Handicap Junior
J. M. Hunn
T. J. Kidd
15 ft. H ins.
High Jump Handicap Junior
C. A. Woolley
R. G. Toon
J. W. Grocott
5 ft. 0 ins.
Cricket Ball Throw Junior
A. F. Gyde
D. W. Henare
R. W. Bramwell
86 yds. 2 ft. 2 ins.*
75 yds. Handicap Under 13
M. J. Simons
N. S. Crisp
A. W. Blackburn
75 yds. Handicap Under 14
I. N. Westmoreland
A. E. Bennett
100 yds. Handicap Under 13
N. S. Crisp
M. J. Simons
P. O. Johanson
100 yds. Handicap Under 14
A. E. Bennett
I. N. Westmoreland
R. K. Scott
3rd Form Relay
4th Form Relay
5th Form Relay
6th Form Relay
Highest 3rd Form Aggregate
Tanner Memorial Shield
Highest Form Aggregate
Gallie Memorial Shield
Old Boys' Race
B. Edwards * Record
ATHLETIC TEAM - Crown Studios Back Row: D. V. Thwaites, P. R. Preston, R. J. Binning, A. J. Hopkins, A. E. McQueen, E. F. Davis, H. W. Hunter, R. N. Tether, M. L. Dunn. Second Row: G. L. Ingham, E. E. Young, J. B. McCormick, J. C. Hooper, C. A. Wooley, W. B. Cook, C. D. Beeby, G. N. Smith, F. Sa'aga. Third Row: J. B. Watson, H. P. Hope, D. M. Slade, J. E. F. Beck, D. G. Turner, M. R. Tracy, T. Myers, R. Boyle, I. H. Hopkirk. Front Row: G. N. Thomas, B. R. Styles, J. M. Hunn, R. W. Bramwell, R. J. Joyce, B. L. Waller, A. E. Bennett, R. G. Ashton, T. Westmorland. Seated: B. J. Dodd.
Intercollegiate Athletic Sports
The standard in the upper grades was possibly not as high as usual in our school sports this year, but competition was keen as always and many thrilling finishes brought spectators to their feet. There were many promising athletes in the junior events, which augurs well for our future teams. Field events were of a high standard throughout all grades.
Wet weather immediately beforehand left the track for the sports heavy and slow. However, the day dawned fine and spectators were treated to some very fine performances. Undoubtedly the feature of the meeting was the sterling team performance of athletes from St. Patrick's, Wellington, our oldest rivals, who won the day handsomely from Silverstream and Hutt Valley High School.
The sports ran very smoothly and this is a tribute to those concerned with their administration.
St. Pats, have many of their athletes competing regularly in open competition, and this policy paid dividends on the day, especially in the field events section.We, unfortunately, are unable to adopt this system, as many of our athletes are also keen cricketers and have not reached that stage in their development which necessitates a choice of one or other of these summer sports.
We, as a school, are happy to see St. Pats, holding the shield, and will do our best to make their tenure a short one.
can be a game of great skill when played well. Using the walls judiciously, tricky serving, wearing out the opponent before he wears you out, are all arts which have to be learnt through hard practice.
Congratulations are extended to our team for the usual good performance and a good spirit in defeat.
This year the championships were very good. In all sections competition was keen and the fact that last year’s champion was defeated by a fifth former shows that the standard is getting higher.
Inter-Collegiate Cross-Country The Inter-collegiate crosscountry this year, run over a course slightly different from that of last year, was held on a bleak and windy day. Attendance, however, was good, and interest keen.
FIVES RESULTS Junior: Singles. - J. McLean beat D. R. Abernethy. Doubles. - J M. H. Hunn and B. R. Abemethy beat W. S. Fleming and R. F. Newman. Senior: Singles. - E. E. Young beat E. E. Thomas. Doubles. - W. M. Craig and P. R. Kemp beat B. C. R. Clare, B. P. M. Hamilton.
An improvement over previous years was the use of a “Walkie-Talkie” for relaying progress results. More than 120 competitors took part in the three races, which ranged from one and a half to three miles Rongotai College scored two successes, and in the intermediate the Scot’s College team had a narrow but well-merited victory. The senior event was a triumph for the Rongotai team, four men coming home in the front six. J. Austin ran an outstanding race to finish 60 yards ahead of the field. Our teams were: Junior. - Hunn, Bennett, Simons, lanes, Philips, Newport. Intermediate. - Thomas, 5B; Thomas, 3R; Carter, Collins, Hennessy, Wardell. Senior. - Cook, Hunter, Orwin, Stockdale, Marshall, Clark.
TENNIS Another year has passed and tennis has enjoyed as much popularity as ever. It is a sport which is not played over much at the beginning of the year, but it reaches its peak in the third term, when there is always a rush to get the championships completed before the commencement of the examinations. At this time courts are in continual use for about three months.
The results were: Junior. - Rongotai 1st and 2nd; Scot’s 3rd. Intermediate. - Scot’s 1st, and 2nd; Wellington 3rd.
The school cross-country was held, this year, in October. For several weeks prior to the final day, practice runs were held under the supervision of several masters. The only important change this year was a further division of the juniors into an “Under 14” section. The success of the final day was in a large part due to many boys who gave able assistance. The results were: Senior: - Cook. Intermediate. - Thomas. Junior. - Hunn. Under 14. - Simons.
During the first term the Intercollegiate Tennis fixtures were held and Wellington College were defeated by Hutt Valley High School in the teams’ event. M. L. Dunn and D. G. Catley won the Senior and Intermediate Singles respectively in this championship. In the School Championships M. L. Dunn won the Senior Singles for the fourth consecutive time. However, a most pleasing note is that the general standard of tennis has improved and this augurs well for the future: The school champions are: Senior Singles: M. L. Dunn. Doubles: M. L. Dunn and D. G. Catley. Under 15 and 16 Singles: M. T. Nicolaidi. Under 14 Singles: E. J. Fulton. Under 15 Doubles: M. T. Nicolaidi and C. Beyer. In conclusion, we should like to thank the man behind the scenes. Mr. Griffin puts a tremendous amount of work into this sport, for which we, the tennis players, are truly grateful.
FIVES Fives! Just a game of hitting a ball over a white line drawn on a Wall. In all its shapes and forms, this simple game is one of the most popular in New Zealand schools, and Wellington College is no exception: Every year Fives attracts a large following among the juniors, while in the third term the whole school becomes interested in the championships. Fives, however, is not a game of simply hard hitting. It
RUGBY The past season was not a very successful one because of wet weather and the breakdown of stormwater drainage on two of the grounds. Numerous practices were abandoned and players were also deprived of a number of Saturday fixtures. Because of the conditions, it took the teams some time to settle down, but towards the end of the season the general standard was improving considerably and teams were meeting with a much greater measure of success. However, only eight Saturday fixtures were played by grade teams instead of the usual eleven or twelve.
Apart from weather, and grounds, the standard of individual play at Wellington College could be improved considerably. Players could devote more attention to the elements of the game, passing, dribbling, tackling and kicking especially, so that when they are playing they may be considered thoroughly worthy of their places in teams.
v. Marist, lost 0 - 3. v. Wellington College O.B., won 19-8. v. Athletic, won 12-11. v. St. Patrick's, Silverstream, lost 3-11. v. Oriental, won 24-3. v. Eastern Suburbs, lost 9-16. v. St. Patrick's O.B., won 8-5. v. St. Patrick's, Wellington, lost 6-11. v. Hutt, won 33-12. v. University, won 3-0. v. Poneke, won 36-6. v. Upper Hutt (E.M.E.), won 10-6. v. Hutt Valley High School, lost 9-17. v. Eastern Suburbs, won 32-0. v. ST. PATRICK'S (SILVERSTREAM).
The First XV played in the Wellington Rugby Union Open Third Grade competition and the remaining teams in the Secondary School competition. In the latter the number of teams has been increasing steadily and will continue to do so as new schools open in the vicinity of the city. The standard of play in other schools is high and games are becoming more difficult to win. This is a very good thing for rugby generally. Because of sterner opposition in all grades, not one of our teams came through the season undefeated.
The match against Silverstream was played at Athletic Park on July 16th. A stiff northerly was blowing, but the ground was firm and a good game resulted. In the first minute Wellington was awarded a penalty, but Beck missed the kick. Play was even for ten minutes, but Thomson, the eighth man in the Silverstream scrum, forced his way over to score the first points. Soon after, Finou secured for Silverstream and, as he was tackled near the line, gave an overhead back pass to Shirnan, who scored the second try, which Hikaka converted. Half-time score 8-0.
The Old Boys' Football Club provided an evening's entertainment for all players leaving school at the end of the year, and we thank the club for their hospitality and for a most enjoyable function.
The sun and wind favoured us in the second spell and soon McCormick made a brilliant run, cutting in and then beating the fullback to score in a handy position. Beck's kick missed. After some even play, McGuire intercepted on his own 25 and was nearly successful after a beautiful run, but kicked too hard when challenged by the Silverstream full-back. Silverstream soon returned to our territory and towards the end of the game were awarded a penalty which Hikaka put over to make the final score 11-3 in Silverstream's favour.
We also take this opportunity of thanking the Wellington Rugby Union for its consideration in promoting the welfare of secondary school football. FIRST XV Coach: Mr. Meads. There were five old caps in the XV for the 1952 season, which was an enjoyable one socially as well as from the playing point of view. The team was fortunate in having more games than other school teams, and although it lost against the three Wellington secondary schools, it had a good measure of success against the other teams in the open competition.
v. ST. PATRICK'S COLLEGE (WELLINGTON). The ground at Athletic Park was extremely heavy and a strong northerly was blowing on June 26th when the St. Patrick's game was played. St. Patrick's are to be congratulated on the way they dominated the play in the second half, when they scored three fine tries.
In the Tournament at Christchurch, the game against Wanganui was lost and the game against Christ's College won.
First points came to Wellington early in the game when Beck kicked a penalty with a dry ball, but St. Patrick's attacked consistently with the wind against them, good line-kicking by Lockhart and Beck saving Wellington on several occasions. Just before half-time, Beck kicked another penalty to make the score 6 - 0 in our favour.
We would like to thank Mr. Meads for the time and energy he has given in training the XV, and also Mr. Flaws for his valuable assistance.
Back Row : Second Row : Seated : In front :
FIRST XV - Crown Studios R. H. Mihaere, J. B. McCormick, S. G. Lockhart, A. M. Main, P. R. Kemp. I. S. Anderson, H. H. Stratton, A. Hopkins, P. D. Gibbons, J. D. McGuire, B. J. Dodd, G. N. Smith, E. E. Thomas (Vice-Capt.), Mr. O. S. Meads (Coach), P. L. Jones (Capt.), Mr. E. M. P. Flaws (Coach), J. E. F. Beck, K. W. Jobson. B. S. Coomber, B. P. M. Hamilton.
Early in the second spell the wind blew the ball over our line and Jackson, the Silverstream winger, dived over and scored. Wellington were defending strenuously, Thomas, the fullback, playing a fine game, but Mahony joined in St. Patrick's line from fullback and Pepper was given an unopposed run to score the second try. Shortly afterwards St. Patrick's scored again, and this time converted the try to make the closing score 11-3 in their favour.
our team spent most of the first spell on the attack. Beck made some good runs, but was not always supported at the critical moment. However, he soon landed a penalty and shortly afterwards McGuire secured from a scrum inside Hutt 25 and scored an unconverted try. Hutt retaliated with a beautiful movement which Patterson, the centre, completed by scoring between the posts. Armstrong converted. Half-time score 8-6 in Hutt's favour.
v. HUTT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL.
In the second half Hutt were superior. Following a ruck on our 25 Wilkinson, the winger, outpaced the defence to score in the corner. After fifteen minutes another try and a penalty against us brought the score to 17-6. On time, Dodd scored a beautiful try for Wellington, and the final score was 17-9 in favour of Hutt Valley.
This game was played on our grounds on a fine calm day with the ground firm and fast. A fine display of rugby resulted. After five minutes, Armstrong kicked a penalty for Hutt, but
THE TOURNAMENT The 1952 Inter-collegiate Tournament was contested at Christchurch on Saturday, August 23rd, and Monday, August 25th. The weather continued beautifully fine throughout and the fixture was a memorable experience both for the players and the very large number of supporters of the four schools taking part.
NELSON COLLEGE v. CHRIST'S COLLEGE. Nelson. - G. A. Leggat, C. C. Saxton, J. M. Croucher (captain), J. H. D. Campbell, Anthony S. Clark, W. Bowers, S. R. Bryant, K. W. Blyth, I. A. McDougall, I. N. MacEwan, E. R. Savage (vice-captain), Alasdair S. Clark, J. R. C. Harwood, P. A. C. Coote, J. L. Taylor.
The high standard of rugby expected in tournament fixtures was maintained under conditions which could only be described as perfect.
Christ's.â€”J. W. Clarke, I. G. Hawkes, R. L. McGee, P. J. Fleming, R. J. Morison, M. I. Gordon, K. R. Greenslade, R. C. Pears, E. W. Turrell, J. W. S. Williams, J. A. W. Fitzgerald, K. B. McCredie, W. A. Warden, J. M. Clayton, T. W. Tothill. Referee. - Mr. L. Walsh.
Nelson College arrived by bus on Thursday evening and Wanganui and Wellington by Steamer Express on the Friday morning. All teams practised on the Friday afternoon, and that evening Christ's College entertained the visitors in the Big School.
This game was a tussle between the excellent Christ's College forwards and the. enterprising Nelson backs. For most of the first half the Christ's forwards hammered at the Nelson line without success. Then, in an unexpected movement the Nelson forwards started a passing rush and at the half-way Taylor, a front row forward, found the defenders out of position. He scored under the posts and Bowers converted the try.
Saturday Games WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOL v. WELLINGTON COLLEGE. Wanganui. - R. M. Young (vice-captain), C. J. A. Harris, S. J. Brett, P. J. Rathbone, A. C. Hobson, W. G. Speedy, C. Garland, M. W. Irwin (captain), J. L. Christie, D. M. Hunter, W. H. Olsen, C. W. Earl, G. D. Robson, G. R. D. Byers, R. J. Boon. Wellington. - E. E. Thomas (vice-captain), B. J. Dodd, J. B. McCormick, G. N. Smith, J. E. F. Beck, P. R. Kemp, S. G. Lockhart, P. D. Gibbons, A. J. Hopkins, J. D. McGuire, P. L. Jones (captain), K. W. Jobson, R. H. Mihaere, B. S. Coomber, A. M. Main. Referee. - Mr. Empson. After five minutes of solid attacking the Wanganui forwards had Wellington defending their line. From a scrum the backs sent the ball to Rathbone on the left wing, who dived across. He converted his own try with a good kick. From the next kick-off Wellington attacked and Beck soon opened the Wellington score with a penalty. For the remainder of the spell Wanganui attacked consistently and were finally rewarded when C. Garland secured the ball from a ruck, went round the blind side unopposed and scored in a handy position. Rathbone converted. The halftime score was 10 - 3 in Wanganui's favour.
Play was even in the second spell, and although Christ's were on the attack at the final whistle, the final score was Nelson 8, Christ's 0. THE TOURNAMENT DANCE The Tournament Dance was held in the Memorial Hall, and a very happy evening was spent by the members of the teams and their partners. SUNDAY There was Holy Communion at the Christ's College Chapel at 8 a.m., and at 10.15 a morning service. The tournament service was held in the Chapel in the evening and was conducted by the Rev. P. A. C. Edwards, Chaplain of Christ's College. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Martin Sullivan, an old friend of Wellington College. MONDAY CHRIST'S COLLEGE v. WELLINGTON COLLEGE. In this game B. P. M. Hamilton replaced P. R. Kemp as halfback in the Wellington side. Christ's College XV was unchanged. Once again the Christ's College forwards set out to prove they were a force to be reckoned with, but resolute tackling and good line kicking by Wellington stopped many dangerous movements, and at half-time the score was three all, Beck scoring for us.
It was now Wellington's turn to attack, and after twenty minutes Wanganui's line was crossed after a fine movement in which Thomas came up from full back and secured the overlap. His try was converted by Beck. Excitement was high as each team tried hard to secure the winning points, but Wanganui put the issue beyond doubt when Rathbone kicked an easy penalty a few minutes before time.
The hard slogging continued until halfway through the next spell, when Smith and Lockhart initiated a brilliant movement and managed to pass to Beck, who raced away for a splendid try which he converted himself. Towards the end of the game he kicked a penalty goal and the game ended with the score - Wellington 11, Christ's 3.
Wanganui 13, Wellington 8.
The referee was Mr. S. W. Whiteford.
WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOL v. NELSON COLLEGE. M. J. Bibby replaced I. A. McDougall in the Nelson team. The Wanganui XV remained unchanged. Mr. W. J. Brown was referee. In the final game of the Tournament the pace was on from the start and the large crowd was kept on tip-toe with the fluctuating fortunes of the teams. Both sets of forwards played enterprising rugby and the backs attempted to open up play whenever possible. Rathbone drew first blood for Wanganui with a penalty, but Saxton soon broke clear for Nelson and gave Croucher the opportunity of evening the score with a try. After half-time came a passing rush in which the ball went right along the Wanganui line and Rathbone went over again. Croucher again evened with a penalty kick. Score 6-6. A scrum infringement by Nelson gave Rathbone a chance to kick his second penalty goal. With time almost up Nelson were awarded a penalty and Croucher goaled. The final score was Nelson 9, Wanganui 9. A feature of the Monday games was that 32 points were scored by four players. For Nelson, Croucher 9; for Wanganui, Rathbone 9; for Christ's, Morrison 3, and for Wellington, Beck 11.
The Tournament Dinner The Tournament Dinner was held in the Memorial Hall after the games, and was a most enjoyable function. The speeches of the Headmasters and of R. C. Pears, captain of the Christ's College XV, were enjoyed by all present. After the dinner, the two North Island teams left by boat train, the Nelson team remaining until the Tuesday. We take this opportunity of thanking the Headmaster, staff and boys of Christ's College most sincerely for their hospitality during a very happy tournament.
ď‚Ť RUGBY TEAMS AND RESULTS ď‚Ť 1A. Team:
Coach: Mr. Hislop. H. W. Hunter, W. B. Cook, B. A. Ross, E. C. Seville (captain), F. W. More (vice-captain), R. Tether, M. D. Bramwell, G. L. Ingham, H.H. Stratton, I. S. Anderson, M. R. Dunne, R. J. Binning, M. Winter, I. A. Hopkerk. B.C.R. Clare, R. P. Newton, C. W. Deacon, F.F. Sa'aga.
v. 1B, won 23-11. v. Technical, lost 3-14. v. Scots, lost 3-14. v. Silverstream A, lost 8-16. v. Hutt A, drawn 3-3. v. Rongotai, won 3-0. v. St. Pat's A, won 5-0. v. Silverstream B, won 21-0. Points for: 69. Points against: 58.
Coach: Mr. Gordon. J. C. Hooper (captain), R. B. Cathcart (vicecaptain), C. L. Francis, P. E. Craig, R. A. Reynolds, D. G. Turner, I. D. Allen, P. Pokino, C. M. Kahn, J. G. Nodwell, Y. Young, L. D. Crighton, A. A. Duncan, P.B. Short, A. J. Pengelly.
2A. Coaches: Mr. Crist and Mr. Halliday. Team: D. F. Orwin (captain), P. R. Kemp (vice-captain), G. K. Roberts, W. E. McKeich, J.F. Lewis, E. A. Woodfield, J. W. Grocott, E.J. Upham, R. D. Haggitt, M. W. Craig, E. E. Young, J. A. Brown, D. V. M. Baker, B. C. Pearson, F. F. Duncan, K. N. Collier.
v. 1A, lost 11-23. v. Hutt A, lost 3-9. v. Technical, lost 9-24. v. Rongotai, lost 0-9. v. H.V.M.T.C., won 11-3. v. St. Pat's B, won 11-5. v. Scots B, won 10-6. v. Technical B, drawn 3-3. Points for: 58 Points against: 82
Coach: Mr. Watson. J. D. Strong (captain), E. F. Davis, W. J. Flannery, W. R. Kingston-Smith, G. J. Roberts, P. J. Standen, K. J. Watchman,C. A. Woolley, M. B. Knowles, B. Y. Hill, I.T. Kerr, B. Davis, D. A. Cameron, W. D. Dent, N. R. Boom, W. M. Murdoch.
v. H.V.M.T.C., lost 0-20. v. Rongotai B, lost 3-5. v. St. Pat's. B, won 5-0. v. Hutt B, lost 0-49. v. Scots B, lost 0-32. v. Silverstream B, lost 0-15. v. Technical B, lost 3-27. v. H.V.M.T.C., lost 0-9. Points for: 11. Points against: 157.
v. Technical A, won 12-0. v. Hutt A, won 8-0. v. Silverstream A, lost 0-11. v. St. Pat's A, won 17-3. v. Scots A, lost 3-5. v. Rongotai A, won 33-0. v. Hutt A, lost 0-14. v. Silverstream A, lost 0-5. Points for: 73. Points against, 38.
Coaches: Mr. Crist and Mr. Holliday. Fraser (captain), McLeod, Quartermain, Varcoe, Ebbett, Ashton, Beaglehole, Cooper, Fraser, McKay, Twist, McGaffin, Marshall, Steele, Stewart, Upham, Nordmeyer, Groombridge, Bilbrough, Miller, Pryer,Kinloch.
3B. Coach: Mr. Rowe. Team: B. G. Clarke, B. Waller, G. R. Ashton, J. B. Stock, J. McLaggan, M. E. Athea, V. S. Ingham, D. J. McNee, P. A. G. Cossam, D.F. Campbell, B. J. Murphy, B. L. Duncan, R. T. M. Fraser, R. H. N. Love, J. I. McCaw.
v. Hutt B, lost 0-3. v. Rongotai A, won 9-3. v. Silverstream B, lost 6-16. v. St. Pat’s B, won 24-3. v. H.V.M.T.C v. Hutt C, won 21-0. v. Silverstream C, won 11-0. v. 2C, won 31-3. Points for. 102. Points against: 28.
2C. Coach: Mr. Sutton. Team: D. C. Collins (captain), P. Baruch, A. N. Blackburn, R. W. Bramwell, T. R. Bringans, W. J. Bringans, J. H. Cleland, R. C. Fergusson, A. G. Hall, R. Harrison, J. D. Hutton, W. Iti, J. A. Laurenson, M. E. Manu, D. E. Paris, H. M. Simpson, R. D. Wheeler, P. R. Wilkinson. Results:
v. 2D, lost 0-11. v. H.V.M.T.C., lost 0-22. v. Silverstream, lost 6-8. v. Hutt B, lost 3-55. v. Rongotai, lost 0-33. v. St. Pat’s B, won 5-3. v. Silverstream B, lost 0-19. v. 2B, lost 0-31. Points for: 14. Points against: 184.
2D, Coach: Mr. Sutton. Team: C. V. A. Jorey (captain), G. B. Bell, B. S.Brice, C. R. Carter, D. L. Francis, D. J. Hodgson, J. E. Kelly, C. J. G. McFarlane, N.R. Mitchell, W. D. Morton- Jones, E. L. Mountier, J. R. Norris, R. J. Owers, M. G. Peddie, W. T. Robinson, J. A. Seamer, D. W. Wilde. Results:
v. 2C, won 11-0. v. Silverstream, lost 3-8. v. St. Pat’s B, lost 3-6. v. Silverstream B, lost 0-64. v. Hutt C, lost 0-20. Points for. 19. Points against: 98.
3A. Coach: Mr. Flaws. Team: M. J. Peddie (captain), G. W. Young (vice-captain), J. B. Morrison, M. R. Tracy, C. D. Beeby, J. M. Hunn, J. M. Pope, A. B. Cooper, I. J. G. Reid, A. R. Martin, M. K. Phillips, B.L. Greig, M. W. Hutchings, A. G. Waugh, G. A. Baird. Results:
v. St. Pat’s A, lost 0-8. v. Technical A, won 18-0. v. H.V.M.T.C., won 31-3. v. Hutt A, lost 3-12. v. Rongotai A, won 8-3. v. Silverstream A, drawn 6-6. v. Scots A, won 24-0. v. St. Pat’s A, drawn 3-3. Points for: 93. Points against: 35.
3C. Coach: Mr. Quartermain. Team: R. C. Clark (captain), B. G. Clark, D. L. Troup, J. W. Obren, K. F. Gray, C. L. Northern, R. J. Joyce, G. N. Thomas, P. Burbidge, M. A. D. V. Pike, P. B. Thomas, M. W. Norris, A. B. Scott-Hill, A. D. Ward, J. H. Bray, I. C. Frew, A. L. Ross. Results:
v. 3D, won 25-0. v. Silverstream B, lost 3-14. v. Scots A, won 11-3. v. St. Pat’s B, won 8-0. v. Silverstream C, won 14-0. v. Rongotai B, won 53-0. v. Hutt B, lost 6-8. v. 3D, won 31-0. Points for: 151. Points against: 25.
3D. Coach: Mr. Henderson. Team: R. J. Boyle, G. S. Bennett, G. L. Hudson, D.J. Gudsell, R. J. Honey, I. S. McGregor, P.V. Stephens, N. G. Wearne, B. C. McKelvie, J. D. S. McKenzie, C. L. Moller, T. C. Sheehy, A. L. Steed, G. V. Lingard, B. V. Swanson, D. C. Thomas, P. D. Johansen. Results:
v. 3C, lost 0-25. v. St. Bernard’s, won 6-3. v. Hutt B, lost 0-30. v. Scots A, lost 0-30. v. St. Pat’s B, lost 0-11. v. Silverstream, lost 0-32. v. Rongotai B, won 15-9. v. 3C, lost 0-31. Points for: 51. Points against: 141.
3E. Coach: A. F. Gray. Team: Beveridge (captain), Wilson (vice-captain), Greig, Oliver, Millen, Hand, Wearne, Toon, Mills, Stevens, Reid, Dew, Tierny, Moore, Pitt. Results:
v. H.V.M.T.C., won 10-3. v. Hutt A, lost 0-27. v. Rongotai A, lost 3-17. v. Technical A, lost 5-13. v. Silverstream A, lost 0-14. v. St. Pat’s B, won 18-3. v. Silverstream B, lost 3-43. v. St. Bernard’s, won 14-3. Points for: 53. Points against: 123.
v. Silverstream D, won 9-0. v. Silverstream C, lost 3-14. v. H.V.M.T.C. B, won 8-6. v. St. Pat’s C, won 16-3. v. Scots B, lost 0-19. v. Hutt C, won 6-0. v. St. Bernard’s, lost 9-17. v. Silverstream D, drawn 0-0. Points for: 51. Points against: 59.
4A. Coach: Mr. Michael. Team: W. More (captain), L. Carman (vice-captain), R. Butler, B. Olifent, R. Caulton, B.Tunley, R. F. Newman, W. Fleming, D. Bailey, K. Campbell, J. Tucker, D. Burge, B. Thompson, J. Morgan, T. Kilmister, D. Brown. Results:
v. Technical A, won 6-0. v. Hutt A, lost 3-8. v. Rongotai A, won 43-0. v. St. Pat's A, won 23-5. v. Silverstream A, won 8-6. v. Technical A, won 25-0. v. Silverstream B, lost 8-10. v. St. Pat's A, lost 3-5. Points for: 119. Points against: 34.
4B. Coach: Mr. Watters. Team: G. E. Walpole (captain), R. G. Toon, W. A.C. East, G. L. Evans, I. Taylor, A. S. Brown, B. A. Newport, R. H. Laing, A. M. McRae, J. B. Grove, J. E. Childerhouse, M. T. Nicolaidi, T. R. Gooderidge, D. B. Scott, M.A. Perrett. Results:
5A. Coach: Mr. Ramage. Team: G. B. Kittow (captain), N. H. Muir (vice-captain), J. F. Cleland, P. J. Edmondson, D. M. Petersen, D. M. Craig, D. A. Egley, N. L. Watson, N. Kidd, D. Lahman, J. C. Wilkins, D. R. Abernethy, H. E. Perrett, S.G. Catley, B. D. Cardiff, M. J. Simons, R,J. Andrews, D. R. Mather. v. St. Pat's A, drawn 0-0. v. Technical A, won 13-0. v. Hutt A, lost 0-3. v. Rongotai A, won 9-6. v. Silverstream A, lost 0-12. v. St. Pat's A, won 3-0. v. Scots, drawn 0-0. v. Hutt A, won 6-0. Points for: 30. Points against: 21.
5B. Coach: Mr. Campbell. Team: J. C. McPherson (captain), K. W. Burke, D. T. Grant, L. J. J. Peddie, A. J. Lynskey, D.M. Brown, E. H. Harvie, D I. Tansley, B. Raines, C. T. Cole, M. D. Woods, D. G. L. Grant, B. K. Manos, D. H. Mayer, S. R. Te, H. Harris, S. F. Phillips, D. B. Scott, R. W. Harper.
v. St. Pat's B, won 11-6. v. Scots, drawn 3-3. v. H.V.M.T.C., drawn 8-8. v. Hutt B, won 14-0. v. Silverstream B, lost 0-5. v. St. Pats B, won 8-0. v. H.V.M.T.C., won 6-5. v. Hutt B, lost 0-3. Points for: 50. Points against: 30.
4C. Coach: Mr. Williams. Team: Higgins (captain), Mitchell, Sundbom, Poy, Cole, Anson, Townsley, Stephens, Grossich, McLaggan, Wheeler, Paterson, Clarke, Erdos, Falconer.
v. St. Pat's B, won 13-3. v. Hutt B, won 8-6. v. Scots, lost 0-17. v. H.V.M.T.C., won 3-0. v. Silverstream B, lost 8-9. v. St. Pat's B, lost 0-10. v. Scots B, lost 3-5. v. Technical A, drawn 3-3. Points for: 38 Points against: 53.
5C. Coach: A. A. T. Ellis. Team: K. R. McDonald (captain), K. O'Connel, K.J. Sander, R. Lynam, D. Percy, D. T. Dixon, A. G. McLean, P. Dulces, D. Porter, B. Georgeson, E. G. R. Wallace, I. Miles, N. Price, R. Quinn, G. F. Young, I. Cannon, I. Godfrey, K. Scott, R. B. Watson.
Results: v. Technical B, won 23-3. v. 4D, won 20-0 v. Hutt C, lost 3-6. v. Silverstream C, won 20-0. v. Hutt D, won 19-0. Bye. v. Hutt C, lost 3-16. v. Silverstream C, won 11-0. Points for: 99. Points against: 25. 4D. Coach: Mr. Welch. Team: D. R. Williams (captain), Janes, R. W. Newcombe, Bain, Pidgeon, D. Forsythe, Bishop, Davidson, Sadlier, Selig, Goddard, Westmoreland, Dickson, Stevenson, Patterson, M. A. Clarke. Results: v. Hutt C, lost 3-36 v. 4C, lost 0-20. v. Silverstream C, lost 0-17. v. Hutt D, drawn 0-0. Bye. v. Hutt C, lost 0-11. v. Silverstream C, lost 0-19. v. Hutt D, lost 0-14. Points for: 3. Points against: 117.
Results: v. 5D, won 14-0. v. Rongotai B, won 6-0. v. Hutt C, lost 0-12. v. Technical D, won by default, v. Silverstream C, lost 3-6. Bye. v. Hutt C, lost 0-5. v. Rongotai B, won 12-3. Points for: 35. Points against: 26.
Eight teams from Auckland in the north to Nelson in the south participated.
This sport had a most successful season this year. The 1st XI played in the Wellington Hockey Association's Second Grade First Division, and after the first two games settled down, achieving a defence very difficult to penetrate and a half line that was quick to pick holes in any opposition. Once again it was the forward line that was the weak link. Many an attack failed to result in a goal due to uncertain, timid shots in the circle.
The Tournament, 1952 This year the 1st Hockey XI took part in the Wellington section at the N.Z. Secondary Schools' Hockey Tournament
On Tuesday, 26th August, at 1 p.m. the tournament was officially opened by the President of the Wellington Hockey Association, Mr. Dixon. The college team, in its opening games, played sound, constructive hockey in defeating Seddon Tech. 6-2 and Wellington Tech. 3-0. By winning these two games Wellington College entered the final of Section A against Nelson College. In this match the college team produced its best hockey of the tournament. The team combined excellently, with the forwards using the short pass to advantage. Two minutes before time the score was 2-1, with Nelson attacking strongly, but the college defence held together and prevented any addition to the score.
HOCKEY FIRST XI - Crown Studios Back Row : A. C. Beniamin, R. B. McCorkindale, D. B. Butler, Second Row : E. B. Smith, B. H. Squire, P. D. Robinson, R. P. Stubbs. Seated : M. D. Hacche, R. J. Carter, I. Kerr (Capt.), J. E. Aburn, N. G. Leeming. In Front: D. V. Thwaites
With this victory Wellington College met the Section B finalists, Auckland Grammar, in the final at the Tournament. Played under good conditions the College team seemed tired and lacked the necessary drive for victory. However in being defeated 5-1 the college was not disgraced, and emerged from the tournament with colours flying. We extend our congratulations to the following players who obtained Wellington Secondary School rep. honours:A. Benjamin, J. Aburn, D. Butler, I. Kerr (captain), and D. Thwaites. v. Palmerston North Boys’ High School, 2nd July. Following an arduous train journey the team arrived at Palmerston North and proceeded to enjoy some excellent hospitality. Play commenced at 2.30 p.m. on a heavy ground. Right from the whistle Palmerston pressed hard, and although they did not score, it took our XI ten minutes to gain the ascendancy. College scored first with a goal netted by Squire. At half-time the score was 3-0 in our favour. Appearing revitalised after the interval, Palmerston rallied and in quick succession netted three goals to equalise. With time almost up the score read 4-4, but right on time Carter slipped the ball into the net to obtain a 5-4 victory for the College XI. v. Christchurch Boys’ High School, 7th July. The Christchurch Boys’ High hockey team arrived on Sunday morning, 6th July, for our keenly contested annual match with them. Monday was a glorious day and when the two teams took the field the sun was shining brilliantly. Play commenced at 2.30 p.m. before a good gathering of spectators.
4A HOCKEY TEAM. - Coach: Mr. Bradley. Team: B. Ambrose, D. S. Campion, K. G. Douglas, J. V. Edgar, M. L. Hanlon, D. D. Kelly, K.J. Little (captain), R. G. McArthur, M. Ranchodd, P. D. Robinson, E. B. Smith, T. R. Whitehead (vice-captain). Results: v. University, won 6-2. v. Baptist, won 8-0. v. Indians, won 2-1. v. Karori, won 1-0. v. T.O.B.. won 5-0. v. Hutt, won 7-0. v. University, won 15-0. v. Baptist, won 6-0. v. Indians, drew 2-2. v. Karori, won 13-0. v. T.O.B., won 7-0. Summary: Played 11, won 10, drawn 1, goals for 72, goals against 5. Won Grade. 5A HOCKEY TEAM. - Coach: Mr. Hickson. Team: P. A. Taylor (captain), R. M. L. Whitlock (vice-captain), R. A. Bell, H. C. Swadling, J. Hollings, C. Butland, G. J. Knight, M. L. Hanlon, R. N. Tillman, R. K. Dreyer, N. Breingan, L. Howe. Results: v. Technical College, won 4-0. v. Rongotai College, won 9-2. v. H.V.H.S., won 3-1. v Rongotai College, won 7-0. v. Technical College, won 7-0. v. 5B, won 3-2. v. Petone, Lost 1-2. Summary: Played 7, won 6, lost 1, goals for 34, goals against 7. Won grade (first equal with Petone).
From the beginning the game was fast and exhilarating, and although the result was a scoreless draw, everyone present enjoyed the match. Wellington attempted to play a short passing game, but Christchurch played the long hitting type of hockey. Christchurch star right winger, Crossen, was successfully bottled up by College’s N.Z. representative, I. Kerr, who played brilliantly, as he did throughout the season. HOCKEY, 1st XI, 1952 - Coach: Mr. Bradley. Team: I. Kerr (captain). R. Carter (vice-captain), J. Aburn, A. Benjamin, D. Butler, M. Hacche, N. Leeming, R. McCorkindale, P. Robinson, E. Smith, R. Stubbs, B. Squire, D. Thwaites. Results:
TOURNAMENT v. Seddon Tech., won 6-2. v. Wellington Tech., won 3-0. v. Nelson College, won 2-1. v. Auckland Grammar (Final), lost 5-1. Summary: Played 20, won 11, lost 4, drawn 5, goals for 67, goals against 32.
5B HOCKEY TEAM. - Coach: Mr. Hickson. Team: K. Myers (captain), J. F. Cooper, D. H. Catley, B. J. Clarke, D. E. B. Beck, J. R. Aston. M. E. Morgan, D. G. Thomson, B. M.Gordon, E. R. Hornblow, N. S. Waterhouse,W. E. Bowater. Results: v. Army, drew 1-1. v. Technical College, drew 3-3. v. Petone, lost 6-5. v. High School, lost 7-6. v. 5A, lost 2-3. v. Petone, lost 2-3. Summary: Played 6, won 0, drew 2, lost 4, goals for 9, goals against 21.
v. Hutt, lost 3-1. v. Varsity, drew 1-1. v. Johnsonville, won 5-0. v. Training College, won 5-2. v. Miramar, won 8-1. v. Hutt, drew 1-1. v. P.N.B.H.S., won 5-4. v. H.V.H.S., won 4-1. v. C.B.H.S., drew 0-0. v. Johnsonville, won 6-3. v. Training College, draw 2-2. v. Huia, lost 5-4. v. Karori, drew 1-1. v. Rongotai College, won 3-2. v. Varsity, lost 4-3. v. Miramar, won.
6A HOCKEY TEAM. - Coach: Mr. Haigh. Team: I. M. Amoore, J. D. Cook (captain), L. D. Atkinson (vice-captain), G. L. Compton G. C. Brown, B. H. D. Taylor, W. G. Fry, B.G. Moss, W. H. Bretton, W. S. Woodward, R.G. Cowan, P. A. G. Mackie, L. W. Storey. Results: v. Johnsonville, lost 13-0. v. Technical B, lost 4-0. v. 6B, won 5-3.
v. 6B, lost 5-0. v. Technical A, drew 0-0. v. Johnsonville lost 12-0. v. H.V.H.S., lost 7-0. v. 6B# lost 6-1. v. 5B, drew 5-5.
6B HOCKEY TEAM. - Coach: Mr. Haigh. Team: R. Kingsland (captain), S. Karetu (vice-captain), V. Muir, J. Gill, B. Goodman, V. Stubbs, D. W. Leslie, D. White, B. Cathcart, W. Gibson, J. Holland, K. W. L. Jensen, D.H. Curtis. Results: v. 6A, won 4-2. v. H.V.H.S., lost 14-0. v. 6A, lost 4-2. v. 6A, won 5-0. v. Tech. A, lost 7-0. v. Tech. B, won 2-0.
7A HOCKEY TEAM. - Coach: P. A. Taylor. Assistant Coaches: G. J. Knight, R. A. Bell. Team: N. Crisp (captain), D. Joyce (vice-captain), J. Ross, J. Williams, G. Booth, A. Turner. D. Harris, T. Nalder, J. Cousins, J. Goodwin, R. Scwitzer, W. Bolt, D. Head, D. Sheppard, G. Bell, C. Wilson, R. Allen. Results: v. Technical College, lost 0-1. v. H.V.H.S. “B,” lost 0-2. v. Rongotai College, won 9-0. v. H.V.H.S. “A,” lost 1-8. v. H.V.H.S. “B,” won 5-1. v. Rongotai College, won 14-0. Summary: Played 6, won 3, lost 3, goals for 29, goals against 12.
ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL Soccer has had rather a poor year, although No. 5 ground was specially allotted to the code and we had an extra coach in Mr. Smyth. Eight teams were fielded at the beginning of the season, and the captains and vicecaptains of each team were trained to coach teams by two gentlemen from the Physical Welfare Department, Mr. Stubbs and Mr. Allen. Owing to lack of interest in the lower grades, we regret that two teams had to be withdrawn. Mr. Swain once again worked tirelessly in our interests on the administrative side; Mr. Meakin again took the 1st XI, and Mr. Smyth took the Intermediate teams almost as soon as he came to college. We thank these masters.
Barclay in particular stiffened the defence. College defended for most of this half, but High School scored again when Reeves, the centre-forward, collected the ball and shot at goal. Rout saved, but the ball rebounded and Goss, following up, found the net. The game concluded with the score: Wellington College 3, New Plymouth Boys' High School 2. Our thanks to New Plymouth for a most enjoyable stay.
FIRST ELEVEN PLAYERS W. G. Rout. Goalkeeper. A reliable custodian-lacked form at the beginning of the season, but improved. N. E. Tichbon. Full-back. A solid defender with a strong right foot. Should learn to control the ball better and to kick with his left foot. R. J. Andrews. Full-back. Kicks well with both feet, but is slow in cover defence. J. R. Lothian. Half-back. A keen player. Keeps to his man and tackles well. Must develop a stronger kick. J. Noble. Half-back. A good attacking player. Kicks well with both feet, but must learn to keep in position. J. Flett. Half-back. Shows promise. Must acquire better ball-control and learn to kick with his left foot. M. W. Austin. Outside-right. A speedy winger who runs with determination. Must develop more ball-control and try to kick with more accuracy. N. A. Hibbert. Inside-forward. A good supporting player who combines well. Heads well and has good ball-control. Should learn to shoot more accurately. W. A. Linley. Inside-forward. A young player who shows promise. Is slow off the mark, but shoots well with both feet.
The first annual match between Wellington College and New Plymouth Boys' High School took place at New Plymouth on Saturday, July 12. The team arrived at New Plymouth on the Friday evening and members were immediately dispatched to their billets. After the game, which was the chief attraction at Western Park, the two teams attended a dinner at a New Plymouth tearoom. On the Sunday the team was taken up Mt. Egmont and had afternoon tea there. The inevitable snow-fight ensued, with everybody getting thoroughly wet and cold after it. That evening the players were entertained at the home of the New Plymouth captain. The Game: Wellington College kicked off, but soon lost possession. High School took the ball up-field towards the Wellington goal, where Reeves goaled after a hot attack. This reverse put College on its mettle, however, and the equaliser soon came when Berg put the ball into the net. For Wellington, George, who repeatedly turned defence into attack, was the next to score when he brought the ball up-field and beat the goalkeeper with a low drive. Just before half-time Preston made full use of an opportunity and scored. The second half saw High School improve.
ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL FIRST XI - Crown Studios Back Row: N. E. Tichbon, R. J. Andrews, P. F. Berg. Second Row : J. A. Flett, W. B. Linley, M. W. Austin, N. A. Hibbert. Seated : J. Noble, P. R. Preston, Mr. G. S. Meakin (Coach), S. A. George, J. R. Lothian. In Front: W. G. Rout.
P. F. Berg. Outside-left. A speedy winger who can run with plenty of determination. Centres well. Must learn to get rid of the ball sooner and to keep in line with his forwards. S. A. George. (Vice-captain). Centre-half. First season in this position. Has proved invaluable to the side and has saved many goals with his stubborn defence. Dangerous on attack, but inclined to hang on too long and not to feed his wing men. P. R. Preston. (Captain). Centre-forward. A very powerful player with a good shot in either boot, he has provided much-needed punch in the forward line. He is at his best when the ground is heavy, but still finds difficulty in controlling a light, bouncing ball.
1st XI. Team:
Results: v. College B, won 8-1. v. H.V.M.T., lost 2-3. v. Technical A, lost 1-3. v. Rongotai A, lost 2-5. v. Technical A, lost 1-3. v. Technical B, won 5-1. v. Rongotai A, lost 0-4. . v. New Plymouth B.H., won 3-2. Summary: Played 8, won 3, drew 0, lost 5. goals for 22, goals against 22. SENIOR B. Team: J. T. McNee (captain), G. Cassells, Allison, Eaglesome, Gibson, Faulkner, G. Kustanowitch, Marks, P. C. Owen, Tayler, Quinn, B. L. Tregoweth, Woodcock. Summary: Played 7, won 0, drew 0. lost 7.
P. R. Preston (captain), S. A. George (vicecaptain). M. W. Austin, R. J. Andrews, P. F. Berg, J. Flett, N. A. Hibbert, W. Linley, J. R. Lothian, J. Noble, W. G. Rout, N. Tichbon.
INTERMEDIATE A. Team: A. B. Lockie (captain), P. Quinn (vice-captain), Barnett, G. J. Broughton, W. H. Cooke, C. Hedges, D. Henare, R. Toon,Thomson, R. Whiteside, D. A. Underhill.
Summary: Played 8, won 3, drew 1, lost 4, goals for 7, goals against 30. INTERMEDIATE B. Team: J. G. Cornford. K. Fawthorpe, G. A. N. Frazer, T. G. Goddard, G. McLean, P. S. Murray, R. E. Scott, J. T. Steiner (captain), E. A. C. Sutton, D. N. Swain, A. B. Thompson, G. A. Wood. Summary: Played 7, won 1, lost 5, drew 1, goals for 8, goals against 29.
Copeland, A. G. Corry. W. Gleeson, B. E. Harris, J. N. Hawkey, R. W. Leppard, J. L. North, W. Pringle, T. C. Pearson, J. G. Richardson. Summary: Played 6, won 2, drew 2, lost 2, goals for 10, goals against 14.
JUNIOR A. Team: G. P. McGhie (captain), M. L. Clark, N. J.
JUNIOR B. Team: A. N. Fraser (captain), D. A. Ferguson (vice- captain), D. W. Churchill, A. B. Dixon, B. C. Gifford, D. F. Hollands, C. W. D. Kelly. J. R. Lamb, W. L. Matson, Moore, D. A. Phillips, P. Price. Summary: Played 6, won 1, drew 2, lost 3, goals for 4, goals against 29.
Master I/C.: Mr. Crist. Committee: G. W. Clayton, R. Mihaere, R. J. Binning, C.A. Woolley.
This year the Boxing Championships were held earlier than usual, on the 16th, 17th and 19th of June. There was a large number of entries and, despite many inward trepidations and last-minute repentances, all the entrants climbed into the ring and acquitted themselves well. Many excellent fights were seen, especially on the final day. Some of the best were: -
As intimated last year, Basketball has come to stay. The keen interest displayed this year, both in summer and in winter, heralds it as one of the most popular all-purpose sports at present in the college.
Gnatweight. - S. F. Phillips v. M. J. Simons. Phillips punched hard with both hands and, in spite of some good counter-attacks by his opponent, won by a narrow margin. Paperweight. - J. M. Hunn v. W. S. Fleming. Hunn displayed boxing ability of a high standard and with superior hitting power took the decision from a plucky and clever boxer. Light Heavyweight. - P. D. Gibbons v. J. B. McCormick. McCormick carried the fight to his opponent to win a close decision. Heavyweight. - R. H. Mihaere v. F. Sa'aga. Sa'aga displayed considerable boxing ability. He used his left with effect and won the bout.
In spite of this, basketball does not interfere with the practices or matches of other games. A few minutes before morning school, intervals, and lunch time - any of these times will find the basketballs in action. As late as 6.30 p.m., the "night watchmen" may have to bundle two or three stragglers off home, keen enthusiasts who are still practising goaling. All may participate, and very nearly all do. This is borne out by that typical schoolboy "mad rush" to select the ball, and an equally keen struggle to play for the form in the inter-form tournament at the end of the year. Form Tournament: A number of factors contributed to a somewhat delayed tournament this year. Examinations held very late virtually prevented a sixth form competition for 1952, while most inclement weather delayed practices and preliminaries until the last week of term. However, the sun finally smiled long enough to enable the tournament to take place.
TITLE WINNERS Gnatweight C. - K. S. O'Connell; Gnatweight B. - S. F. Phillips; Gnatweight A. - R. D. Huntley. Mosquito Weight C. - R. D. Watson; Mosquito Weight B. - T. F. Cleland; Mosquito Weight A. - J. N. Falconer. Junior Tiger Weight. - B. A. Newport; Tiger Weight. B. M. Cole. Junior Paper Weight. - J. Higgins; Paper Weight. - J. M. Hunn. Fly Weight. - R. W. Collins. Bantam Weight. - J. B Morrison. Junior Feather Weight. - A. A. Greig. Feather Weight. - R. C. Clark. Junior Light Weight. - D. C. Stewart.
The whole school witnessed the finals on a very fine afternoon, and some excellent games and play were seen. Results of Form Tournament: Upper Fifths: U5A beat U5S 5-2. Lower Fifths: 5ShA beat 5ShB 7-3. Fourths: 4ShB beat 4A 15-0. Thirds: 3A beat 3ShC 6-4.
BOXING CHAMPIONS - Crown Studios Back Row : J. M. Higgins, R. C. Collins, B. A. Newport, J. D. Falconer, J. F. Cleland. Second Row : J. M. Hunn, R. C. Clark, A. A. Greig, I. S. McGregor, R. W. Bramwell, B. C. Pearson. Seated : Y. Young, E. E. Young, J. B. McCormick, F. Sa'aga, D. G. Turner, J. B. Morrison, D. C. Stewart. In Front: R. D. Watson, S. F. Phillips, H. S. O'Connell, R. D. Huntley, B. N. Cole.
Light Weight.- E. E. Young. Welter Weight. - B. C. Pearson. Junior Middle Weight. - R. W. Bramwell. Middle Weight. - Y. Young. Cruiser Weight. - D. G. Turner. Light Heavy Weight. - J. B. McCormick. Heavy Weight. - F. Sa'aga.
Currently our fencers are congratulating D. M. Slade - for a surprise win in our club championship to take the Howe Cup for senior foil. J. T. McNee - on a well-deserved win in the junior foil. He narrowly defeated G. Anson after a barrage and takes the Gapes Cup. C. D. Beeby and A. T. Ellis (club captain), who were placed second and third respectively when fighting for Wellington College Swords Club in the Provincial Junior Championships. R. J. Binning - on a fine performance in being placed second in the Senior Provincial Sabre Championships and fourth in the N.Z. Sabre Championships, where he represented the Province. He is the club's third provincial representative. (The other two were B. P. Hampton and F. F. G. Flaws.)
SPECIAL AWARDS (1) Wellington Boxing Association's Medal for the most scientific display. - R. C. Clark, U5S. (2) Tanner Memorial Cup for the most improved senior. - J. N. Falconer, 5S. (3) Tanner Memorial Cup for the most improved junior. - J. S. McGregor, 4R. (4) Mr. Mayer's Medal for the most scientific third former. - S. F. Phillips, 3ShA. (5) Mr. McD. Gapes Cup (Heavyweight). -F.Sa'aga. 5S.
Clubs and Activities MUSEUM
After Barracks Week, training was carried on every third week at a full half-day’s parade. This longer period has enabled company commanders to arrange more comprehensive schemes of work. Every cadet in the unit has had ample training on the range, and the shooting teams have competed in several competitions. The range is being enlarged to take a platoon at a time, and this should give opportunity for cadets to qualify in a greater number of practices.
Three stuffed birds, dustily unrecognisable. Two moa bones. Half a dozen cases of unnamed butterflies. Shells higgledy-piggledy on moth-scarred red baize. Yellowing curled photos of early school buildings. Six boar-tusks, half a Japanese fan, two inches of the first Atlantic submarine cable, a Maori adze, a French customs form, one triangular stamp - all on a creased piece of Pacific Island fibre cloth. Rows and rows of pieces of rock ... a few boys peering. . . .
The unit has now only one band, the pipe band, which has given good service throughout the year. The Armoury staff have been particularly good this year and have kept a vigilant eye on all stores. To the specialists, the Provost and Intelligence sections and the Signal Platoon, has been added a Naval Detachment.
Imagine it? That is what a school museum could be and what our museum still is, to some extent. The past year, however, has seen a fair start made with the task of rejuvenating this section of the school, and the upper corridor has become an increasingly popular port of call. Necessarily, the committee has had to spend a disappointingly large proportion of its time in cleaning and renovating. However, we are now free to concentrate on the provision of displays and exhibits that illustrate subjects of both school and community interest.
The N.C.O.’s of the Battalion have reached a high standard in their work. This has been due to courses attended at Linton Camp.
The object has been to provide a succession of material, rather than aim at a collection of "stationary" exhibits. The following were some of the major displays and exhibits during the year: Art work (several highly interesting displays, including art work from other schools), a fine display of shells. Hydro-electricity in New Zealand, The Story of Petroleum. Maps of Wellington (gathered by thirdformers, who also contributed original work illustrating life in the Stone Age), Early Days at Wellington College (mainly pictorial), and other smaller exhibits. From the science labs, have come some arresting electrical exhibits, while coin and stamp collectors also contributed interesting displays. Next year it is hoped to form a properly organised Museum Club, which the present activity now justifies. The following boys assisted in museum work during the year: K. J. Watchman, K. A. Eaglesome, D. J. Christie, C. B. Powell, G. C. Hewitt, M. L. Wraight, J. B. Falkner, B. R. Young, D. T. Dixon, M. Woods, D. M. Porter.
Owing to bad weather the final parade of the year was transferred to the Assembly Hall, where the Cadet Trophies for the year were presented by Brigadier Manwell, Commandant of the Central Military District. After the presentation the Brigadier briefly addressed the unit.
Cadet Awards, 1952 Shooting: Battalion Shot. - W/O. K. W. Jobson. A Company Shot. - Cdt. P. S. Murray. B Company Shot. - W.O. K. W. Jobson. C Company Shot. - J.U.O. J. V. Edgar. Headquarters Cot. Shot. - Cdt. I. S. McGregor. A. T. C. Squadron Shot. - Cpl. J. G. Nodwell. Army Shell Cases. - Sgt. P. J. R. Christie, Cdt. P. S. Murray. Training: Auckland Old Boys’ Cup for best N.C.O. - S.U.O. A. F. Gray. Berry Cup for Best Platoon. - No. 1 Platoon, A Company, S.U.O. P. A. Taylor.
Cadet training has been carried on throughout the year and the unit has reached a good standard of efficiency. Training began with the usual Barracks Week, and though rain interfered for short periods, it did not seriously affect the programme.
College Awards: Shooting Championships: Junior Championship. - C. A. Woolley. Intermediate Championship. - P. S. Murray. Senior Championship. - B. J. Mansell.
Assistance was given to the Signal Platoons by S./Sgt. Jameson, and to the Provost Corps by Traffic Officer Jeffries.
During the August holidays, selected N.C.O.'s from the battalion, together with about 300 others from secondary schools in the Central Military District, took part in an Instructors' Course at Linton Camp. The weather was extremely good and full advantage was thus obtained from the programme planned for the course. The day was divided into periods, the last of which was for physical training or some sport, and this afforded opportunities for healthy competition between units. Besides the usual parades and drills, the cadets were instructed in the new timing for all parade movements. Plenty of musketry training was given and towards the end of the camp each boy fired a course on the rifle range.
To obtain a balanced orchestra it was necessary to add a woodwind section, and class tuition after school by a competent teacher has discovered latent talent. At first boys with some prior knowledge were given the first opportunity to learn. Now. however, the only limitation is the number of instruments available. Classes for the brass and string sections were organised along similar lines. In all cases it has been found necessary to ascertain the student's worth before incurring further expense. The system has worked so well that ten boys who had been learning for only one year were playing in the College orchestra at our last public recital. This is a tribute to their enthusiasm and the skill of their teachers.
The general behaviour and appearance of all cadets at Linton was of a high standard throughout the course. Another feature was the quantity of food served, as well as its quality. Recreation facilities available during the evenings - games in the Y.M.C.A., writing, reading, tabletennis, etc., were fully appreciated by all the boys.
Vocal As a group of singers was needed to participate in the civic farewell to Lord Freyberg, a special choir was chosen from boys of the senior school. They, like the groups from other colleges, performed very well and contributed much to the success of our own recital.
The trainees were divided into two companies. Wellington College was placed in A Company, commanded by Major Griffin. Captain Paetz was attached to B Company, and Captain Flaws was Comp Adjutant.
As in other years, a small third form choir was formed which sang at the college farewell to Their Excellencies, Lord and Lady Freyberg, and at the recital.
Musical Events of the Year
The development of the musical side of the College’s activities depends much on the natural aptitude and genuine enthusiasm of the boys themselves, for much of the training is done in their spare time and sometimes at no little expense. It seems that deep within most of us is the urge to create music in order to express, as in no other way, our moments of elation, our regrets and sometimes our deepest longings. To provide such an interest for a boy is a great responsibility. It is not the function of the school to train the virtuoso, but, rather, to give all who so desire an opportunity to participate in music - for the few this means instrumental, and for the many, vocal. In the light of the opportunities given to us during 1952, we shall try to evaluate the year’s musical progress.
The Anzac Day service at the College. The College Farewell to Lord and Lady Freyberg. The Civic Farewell to Their Excellencies. Recital by Lazio Rogatsy, the famous European baritone. The College Recital. The Prize-giving. Soloists, solo groups and massed singing, all accompanied by the College Orchestra, contributed to what is becoming the musical tradition of the school. At the College farewell to Lord Freyberg, His Excellency expressed his appreciation of the school's healthy attitude towards music. The Public Recital was the culmination of a year's musical activity, and the programme and performance received many favourable comments. With more experience we expect the sixth form choir to provide some of the best music of future programmes. The orchestra played exceedingly well in the items, Bach Suite, the Pilgrim's Chorus, and Idyll by Elgar. The soloists for this year were: Graham Booth, boy soprano; Jim Wylie and H. W. Skeels, pianists; R. H. Mihaere, baritone; W. E. McKeich, violinist.
exhibits and also for a most instructive talk on “The Life of a Postage Stamp.”
Strings: Leader: W. E. McKeich. First Violins: G. I. Aarons, A. R. Darby, C. E. Foley, B. Y. Hill, I. R. Tichbon, C. R. Tuckwell, D. C. Stewart. Second Violins: G. C. Booth, M. D. Brooker, J. Erdos, D. Hayton, A. I. Nicolson, T. C. Pearson, W. T. Robinson. Cellos: A. P. Brooker, B. H. D. Taylor, R. L. H . Taylor. J. B. McCormick.
Our club has at last been re-established, and if keenness is an indication, we should look forward to great activity next year.
LIBRARY 1952 has been another year of steady progress in all departments of the Library. Several events, however, of some considerable moment have occurred affecting chiefly the “back-room boys” in the specialist departments.
Woodwind: Flute: C. B. Powell. Oboe: C. E. Hedges. Clarinets: B. C. R. Davis. M. A. Hibbert, M. I. Hill, D. W. Leslie, A. R. Quartermain, D. C. Thomas.
There was great rejoicing in the Titling Section when it was presented with “Pyrographic Stylus,” which is a welcome asset to its array of implements. The purchase of this was the culmination of a considerable period of “wangling” in conjunction with the bookbinders, who declared that good titling enhanced their work.
Brass: Cornet: A. J. F. Bishell. Trumpets: D. M. Brown, E. F. L. Davis, W. L. Matson. French Horn: D. B. Butler. Trombone: P. J. R. Christie. Percussion: Assisted by Verne Claire.
The Bookbinding Department has had an eventful year. During the first term several of the senior bookbinders attended the Turnbull Library, where they were given instruction in their work by Mr. Taylor, the librarian. Towards the close of the second term this section moved from the back room of the library to the back room of Lab. 25, where better facilities and more space were available. It has now settled in and is turning out some fine work.
PHILATELIC CLUB Master L/C.: Mr. Crist. Secretary: P. L. Jones Committee: W. F. McKeich, P. R. Preston, J. Broughton, A. Lockie, K. Myers.
This year the Picture and Information Section has been brought up to date. Large typewritten cards have been prepared for the information side. Many new booklets and pamphlets have been obtained and, because of extensive advertising, the “P. & T.” is a real asset to the library.
The school “Stamp Club” has completed a full and most interesting year of activity. The interest has been maintained at a very high pitch, and with 75 members on the books, our fortnightly meetings in R23 rarely attracted less than 50. It would appear that the Stamp Club has come to stay this time, especially considering that over half our members will be at college for at least three more years.
Over 350 new volumes have been added to the shelves this year, including a valued gift from Mr. Balham of a bound set of “Illustrated War News.” The Accessioning, Card Indexing and Magazine Departments have all been working hard to keep ahead of the steady increase in the number of new books. Loose jackets, to be put on all books issued, have been reintroduced and are serving a good purpose.
The College Collection: Although no trace of the wonderful original college collection has been found, the Philatelic Club has this year laid the foundations of a New Zealand Reference Collection. This has been made possible by the generosity of the club’s members and of a number of old boys. Mr. McNaught and Mr. Crist have made a number of notable donations also, and the second reference collection, although never likely to attain the heights of Mr. H. T. M. Fathers’ original college collection, is now a reality in the making.
There have, of course, been the usual little “mishaps,” the misplacing of elusive cash box key (necessitating the purchase of a new and larger cash box), lost cards and packets, etc. However, it is generally agreed that the Library has fulfilled its function and served the school well through yet another year of its history.
Club Meetings: The form of the fortnightly meeting has been one which catered for all tastes. The popular thematic collecting has spread widely throughout the club, while specialists abound. Our own country’s stamps seem to have the widest appeal, with British Colonies and the United States following closely. Apart from exchange and exhibits, interesting and informative talks were often heard. The club would especially wish to thank Mr. Watts, of Stamps Branch, G.P.O., for a number of thematic and topical
LIBRARY STAFF Head Librarian. - P. D. Gibbons. Deputy Librarian. - J. B. Stock (Accessioning) Senior Librarians. - A. E. McQueen (Magazines), A. G. Hall (Titling), A. R. Quartermain (Card Index), N. R. Woods (Picture File), R. D. Hay (Bookbinding).
Desk Librarians. - P. D. Robinson, H. C. Swadling, A. Benjamin, B. Y Hill, H. W. Hunter, N. G. Leeming, C. C. McAllister. Junior Librarians. - R. A. Tether M. P. Banks, S. R. H. Harris, J. S. McKay, P. F.‘ Campbell, B. H. D. Taylor, J. D. Cook, P. Y. Hill, M. E. Morgan, G. Hewitt, M. L. Clark, G. L. Lingard, R. G. Pringle, G. A. Woods, H. W. Skeels, G. A. N. Fraser, D. N. Swain, I. H. Hopkirk, A. D. Ward, G. L. Evans, K. K. Campbell.
The activities of the club consisted, as in past years, of observational work done at lunch-time and on Friday evenings, and a series of lunch-time meetings. A pleasing number of members took an active part in the meetings and their stimulating talks were followed by keen discussion. During the year several books were added to the club library and each was reviewed at a meeting before being made available for general use.
This year the progress of the club was initially hampered by the lack of a suitable room. We had a number of beginners, but few polished players. Among the new members it was with considerable surprise that we learnt at the end of the second term that, owing to the good offices of Mr. Heron and Mr. Michael, chess was to have a room of its own. This room was to be no other than the former West School Masters’ room. Very much awed by this fact we examined the room and found everything cleaned out except for a gas-mask apparently of mediaeval origin and four pieces of chemical apparatus which we presented to the Chemistry Lab.
The main subjects of the talks are listed below: Relativity - G. J. Knight and D. S. Campion. (Talks extending over three meetings). Height of the Stars. - R. A. Bell (two meetings). Solar System. - J. M. Millen. Sunspots. - P. G. Grieve. Aurorae. - E. E. Thomas. Constellation studies were given by T. P. Brown and J. M. Millen. Book reviews were given by P. G. Grieve, J. C. Atkins, T. P. Brown, J. M. Millen, W. D. Lynd.
Our decision to enter our senior team in a higher grade for the 1952 season was more than justified, as we succeeded in winning the B grade championship. The only other school team to have won this championship was our 193940 Senior team. With four teams of almost equal strength there were some really exciting games, and speculation on the chances of our next games ran high during the fortnight between matches. Our results were: v. Working Men’s Club, 4-2. v. Wellington, 2-4. v. University, 4£-l£. v. Rongotai College, 6-0. v. Hutt, 4½-1½.
TABLE TENNIS At school more players than ever, particularly juniors, frequented the new gymnasium at lunch hour and after school. Enthusiasm was aroused by the arrival of the English professional coach, Ken Stanley, and many boys gained benefit from his two visits to the college. In the Secondary Schools’ Tournament this year, held once again at Wellington College, our representatives achieved notable success. M. L. Dunn won the Senior Singles and, partnered by D. G. Catley, the Senior Doubles. The latter also won the Senior Mixed Doubles. In the junior events, S. G. Catley won the Doubles, partnered by D. D. Kelly, and also the Mixed Doubles.
Unfortunately our two C grade teams did not do so well, but they had many interesting and enjoyable games. We had a very pleasant evening at Rongotai, when the annual twelve-board match was played. The score, 6-6, gave the players no opportunity of vaunting the superiority of their own school, even in a friendly way.
Many boys participated in outside tournaments and, at the New Zealand Championships held in Dunedin. M. L. Dunn won the Boys’ Singles and, with Ken Stanley, the Open Doubles. It is also interesting to note that many of our old boys have figured prominently during the past season in New Zealand table tennis.
Six boys entered for the Provincial Schoolboy Tournament, but, owing to sickness, only four. M. Craig, A. Corry, G. Knight and J. Stock, were able to compete. As Knight, who was second, was unable to play in the national final at Masterton, his place was taken by Stock, who gained third place. Stock, on his return, said of his Masterton hosts that they entertained the visitors so well that they couldn’t play chess.
Mr. A. W. Griffin has been a driving force in the club and has made table tennis one of the most popular sports at college. The results of the school finals were: Senior Singles. - M. L. Dunn beat D. R. Marple. Senior Doubles. - Marple and Dunn beat Young and Catley. Intermediate Singles. - C. W. Deacon beat N. R. Woods. Intermediate Doubles. - Deacon and Woods beat Twist and Wheeler. Junior Singles. - G. Aarons beat B. J. Styles. Junior Doubles. - Catley and Beyer beat Kelly and Styles.
Special mention must be made of the work of Knight in the running of the Chess Club. He has devoted much time to making the club the successful body it has become. With thirty keen junior players, next year promises to be just as good a year as this one, and we wish next year’s club captain, T. Beyer, all the best of good fortune for his club.
Old Boys’ Association President: Mr. C. H. Preston. Secretary: Mr. B. O. Binnie. The Old Boys' Association is pleased to be able to report that there has been no falling off in the number of new members joining. We trust they will find much pleasure in the Association and its affiliated clubs.
subjects by Professor Rodwell and Dr. O’Connell, both, of whom have recently returned from visits abroad. At the annual dinner, held on 28th June, we were privileged to have with us the Headmaster, Mr. H. A. Heron, and a very enjoyable evening was had by the 40 members who were present.
On Thursday, 21st August, a large representation of the executive attended morning Assembly at the school for the purpose of presenting caps to the First Fifteen. The President, after presenting the caps, wished the team every success in the tournament.
CANTERBURY BRANCH President: Mr. A. E. Caddick, O.B.E. Hon. Secretary: Mr. W. A. Hammett (P.O. Box 681, Christchurch). A meeting of the Branch was held at the rooms of the Pioneer Amateur Sports Club on Saturday, 1st September, and the opportunity was taken for members of this Branch to meet and welcome University students and former pupils of Wellington College at present resident in Christchurch. About 30 members attended, an interesting feature being the period at school covered by those present - 1899-1950.
One of the largest gatherings of old boys in recent years took place in the new gymnasium on Thursday, July 24th. Although it was essentially a reunion, the primary function was to pay tribute and farewell to His Excellency, Lord Freyberg. This great gathering included old boys from all over New Zealand, and judging by the conversation of various groups, everyone felt the satisfying influence of returning to the old school and renewing past friendships.
This year the Inter-college Tournament was held in Christchurch, from the 23rd to 25th August, in glorious weather. A memorable occasion for the Branch was the gathering for morning tea on the Monday morning, when members met the Chairman of the Board of Governors, the Headmaster and the President of the main Association. Our President, Mr. A. E. Caddick, welcomed the guests who expressed their pleasure at being present.
The toast "Lord Freyberg" was proposed by the President, and coupled with this was the conferring of honorary life membership and the presentation of the Association's gold badge to His Excellency. Lord Freyberg's reply sparkled with wit and anecdotes of his experiences at school. He finished on a profound note, urging all old boys who had sons to try and develop the qualities of leadership in them.
MANAWATU BRANCH Secretary: Mr. G. H. Lusk (P.O. Box 604, Palmerston North.
The toast to the school was proposed by Sir James Elliott and responded to by the Headmaster.
The Annual Meeting and reunion of this Branch took place at the National Party Club Rooms on Saturday, 30th August, 1952. The evening proved to be most successful and was enjoyed by all present.
Lord Freyberg spent the remainder of the evening in informal conversations and, when he retired, cheers were given and the haka performed by younger Old Boys. The 20th annual cricket match between Old Boys of St. Patrick's College and our school took place at Silverstream in glorious weather on the 23rd March and was a most enjoyable function. The game was played with the usual freedom from restraint and, in accordance with timehonoured custom, the visiting side was presented with the cup. AUCKLAND BRANCH President: Professor A. C. Keys. Secretary: Mr. A. Irvine (P.O. Box 9092, Newmarket).
TAURANGA BRANCH Hon. Secretary: Mr. K. J. Duff (Judea, Tauranga). It is with great pleasure that we include in these notes a report from the newly-formed Tauranga Branch. A visit to Tauranga by “Pop” McCaw resulted in a gathering of ex-masters and old boys of the College from the Waikato, Matamata, Rotorua, Te Puke, Waihi and Tauranga for a very happy reunion dinner held in Tauranga on Saturday, July 5th, 1952. The self-appointed committee consisted of J. K. Duff (192226), B. K. Gifford (1925-26), A. M. McGavin (1921-24), and K. Nattrass (1926-28). There were 36 present, and H. P. Butts (1883-87) was the guest of honour. Others present were B. Sladden (1894-96), M. E. Fitzgerald (1894-1900), E. Dawson
The activities of the Branch for the past year consisted of two luncheons, the annual dinner and annual meeting. At the two luncheon meetings we were addressed on topical
(1897-98), L. Goldfinch (1898-1900), E. W. Meek (1900-02), C. M. Taylor (1908-11), and staff (1918-22), and W. Harwood, staff (1920-23). Following the dinner, “The Old School” was proposed by M. E. Fitzgerald, and responded to by W. Harwood and C. M. Taylor, while “The Guest of Honour” was proposed by the youngest Old Boy, Struan Robertson (1945-47), and responded to by H. P. Butts.
This season we were successful in fielding a Fourth Grade team composed of boys fresh from college. Ably led by Peter Bell, assisted by Bruce Steffert, Barry Corin, Ian Reynolds, Jim Dudfield and many others, the team gave a very good account of itself. Certain alterations were made to our rules so that the old boys of the colleges which take part in the College Tournament and our own Easter Tournament can join our club. The colleges concerned are Nelson College, Christ’s College, Wanganui Collegiate School, Palmerston North, Napier and Dannevirke Boys’ High Schools.
A branch of the Old Boys’ Association in this area, with its headquarters at Tauranga, was then formed. The following were appointed officers: President, H. P. Butts; Vice-president, B. K. Gifford; Hon. Secretary, J. K. Duff; Hon. Treasurer, J. R. Streeter (1939-43); Executive, Messrs. M. E. Fitzgerald, K. Nattrass, Dr. A. M. McGavin, J. E. Benham (1929-31), M. J. Eagles (1918-19), and W. L. Tattle (1908-09).
An innovation was the regrading of our Second Fifteen to the Junior First Division. We felt that two senior teams were a very heavy drain on the strength of the club, and to maintain these two teams meant that we were weakening our junior teams. The step taken was a great success. Not only with the lower grades strengthened, but the Junior First Division team went through the season with only one defeat, and they decisively won the 1952 Junior Championship for the Club.
HASTINGS BRANCH President: Mr. P. T. Gifford. Hon. Secretary: Mr. W. M. Nicol (P.O. Box 322, Hastings). After being in recess since 1938, the Hawke’s Bay Branch was recommenced this year with a membership of 72.
The training facilities of our club are now as good as any in New Zealand, with a floodlit ground, a gymnasium equipped with ample hot and cold showers, scrummaging equipment, tackling block, and a supper room, where supper is served after each team has completed its training. We hope they will be enjoyed by those now leaving school and joining up with us.
A reunion dinner was held in August at which 51 Old Boys attended. The Association President, Mr. Preston; Association Secretary, Mr. Binnie, and the Headmaster, Mr. Heron, came from Wellington and they, with Mr. W. A. Armour, honoured the gathering with their presence. The reunion was a most enjoyable one, Mr. Ed. Stewart, of Napier, giving a very informative talk on his recent visit to England.
The senior team had a difficult year, playing 16 matches, winning two and having to meet the leaders in the Senior Second Division in a challenge to maintain their status. This particular experience is one which has fallen the lot of every senior team in Wellington, but which had not been our misfortune to undergo previously. As we expected, the challenge was not successful and we know that, providing we receive the support from the boys at present at college, our club will always be a force to reckon with in Wellington football. The Junior Second Division team suffered many changes in personnel, but, under the able guidance of Ken Bellamore, won their fair share of games and proved a very happy team indeed. The Third Grade First Division team did very well. This grade is a hard one to win games in, as every member in the College 1st XV will know, but our team finished sixth out of fourteen teams and only two club teams held better records. The Fourth Grade First Division team started off a little shakily, but soon settled down and proceeded to show the other clubs that they meant business.
We had the pleasure of having representatives from Wanganui, Christ’s and Nelson Colleges with us at the dinner. OLD BOYS’ CRICKET CLUB President: Mr. A. W. Duncan. Club Captain: Mr. D. R. Alexander. Hon. Secretary: Mr. J. Kelly. 1952-53 Season Once again we have begun the cricket season with a succession of wet Saturdays. However, with a total of five teams entered, we have had our share of success, and the forecast is for a very promising season. Our first match resulted in a win over last year’s champion team, Midland, two drawn matches (on account of bad weather), and at the time of writing the team is in a winning position against Johnsonville.
At Easter we have our tournament with the Napier, Palmerston North and Dannevirke Old Boys’ Clubs. In addition, teams from the club take part in “Home-andaway” games with teams from Wanganui, Eketahuna, Greytown, Masterton and Blenheim. All teams have the opportunity of travelling and meeting teams from other parts of the country.
Best performances with the bat so far have been Geddes, Barber, Parkin, Alexander and Kelly, while N. W. Brooks has been easily the outstanding bowler in Wellington with a bag of 25 wickets in five completed innings. OLD BOYS’ FOOTBALL CLUB President: Mr. A. McDonald. Club Captain: Mr. A. J. Wixon. Hon. Secretary: Mr. B. C. Mills.
We hope that the coming season will see a large influx of new members into the club from school.
The Right Hon. Sir Humphrey O'Leary
OLD BOYS' HOCKEY CLUB Club Captain: S. Bond. Secretary: F. H. Legg.
P.C.. K.C.M.G., Q.C.
During the interval between the departure of Lord Freyberg and the arrival of the present Governor-General, the Chief Justice, Sir Humphrey O'Leary, assumed the post of Administrator of New Zealand. We are proud to be able to claim him as one of our Old Boys - as was Sir Michael Myers, the Administrator before Lord Freyberg assumed office.
The club enjoyed a reasonably good season, the Senior Grade Championship being retained, and the second team being runners-up in the new Senior Reserve Grade to Petone. Masterton Six-a-side: The club members once again fostered this Queen's Birthday tournament, the club's A team being defeated in a very close final with Kaiparora. Wanganui Five-a-side: Three teams were entered in this tournament, and although all were eliminated in the early rounds, the visit was thoroughly enjoyed. Christchurch High School Old Boys: Owing to the number of representative games this season, High School Old Boys once again travelled to Wellington. After the game, won by Wellington, 6-2, an informal gathering was held in the Old Boys' gymnasium. The visitors left by the ferry at 7.45 the same evening. Bowden Memorial Trophy: Old Boys' Senior team proved too strong for Sydenham, Christchurch, whom they defeated at Maidstone Park at the end of the season by 5-1. Representative Honours. - Senior: P. Englert, D. Tooby, W. Percival, G. Aburn. D. Burt, R. Johansson, A. MacArthur. New Zealand Honours: R. Johansson.
As a schoolboy in Masterton, Sir Humphrey won a scholarship which enabled him to attend Wellington College, where he passed his matriculation examination. He also gained another scholarship on which he went to Victoria University College, where he qualified in 1910 as a barrister and solicitor. Both at College and at University Sir Humphrey was a keen Rugby player, and in 1908 he was chosen for the first New Zealand University team to visit Australia. He also won the Plunket Medal for oratory while at Victoria College. It was this gift for oratory that helped him so much in pleading during his years in practice at the Bar. In 1935 he took silk and was later appointed to the Bench. In 1946, on the retirement of Sir Michael Myers, he was appointed Chief Justice of New Zealand.
OLD BOYSâ€™ NOTES The Rev. R. K. Young, St. Margaret's Vicarage, Nr. Ware, Herts, writes stating that he is giving up the secretaryship of the London Branch of the Old Boys' Association, which he has held for 20 years. He sends best wishes to the school. Dr. Frazer Mackenzie (1918-21), head of the French Department of the University of Birmingham, is possibly the first New Zealander to receive an honorary doctorate from a French University, Montpellier. He holds the degree of Docteur es Lettres of the Sorbonne (Paris).
Group Captain G. T. Jarman, D.S.O., D.F.C., has been appointed Air Officer Commanding No. 63 Group, Home Command. During the war he commanded No. 77 Squadron, which attacked the Gneiscnau, Schamhorst and Prinz Eugen. Ian McGregor has been appointed one of the four officers in the South Pacific Commission, with headquarters at Noumea. During the war he served in the South-east Asia Command, as an aviator. He topped his library course at Colombia University. New York, in 1947, and was appointed to the General Assembly Library here, holding this post until appointed Cabinet Assistant last year.
J. B. Hutton has been awarded a Shell Company agricultural scholarship. Major D. A. Caughley is on the General Staff of the Middle East Land Forces, Egypt. He was the guest of honour of an "Old Wellingtonian" (Berkshire) dinner held in June at Fayid, and the 52 officers present asked him to convey good wishes to this school.
Ronald W. Balham is working for his doctorate at the University of Missouri. He is a member of the Gamma Alpha, graduate science fraternity, andrecently became engaged to be married. Wing Commander I. E. Rawnsley, M.B.E., Chief Instructor to the Wellington Aero Club, has now entered private business in Wellington. Wing Commander Rawnsley was a foundation member of the R.A.F. and served for over six years in the recent war as commander of several New Zealand Air Stations and in the New Hebrides and the Solomons.
Rev. O. W. Williams, an ex-member of the staff, has been appointed Vicar of St. Peter's. Mr. Williams had a distinguished record as a combatant officer in the 191418 war, and prior to ordination had been principal of Hikurangi College. For 17 years he was Chaplain of Christ's College.
J. H. Fawcett is an accountant with the Cerro de Pasco Corporation, Peru. He sends best wishes to his former masters and friends.
Les Gandar is farming near Palmerston North. He is still a keen and successful cricketer. Johnny Little and Peter Hunter have both visited us this year as has Ivan Bramwell, whose two sons are at Firth House. Ivan recalls many happy days at college, especially the 1918 tournament at Wanganui.
L. Alcock has left for Korea to film K Force activities. Sir William Perry has been elected Chairman of the New Zealand Patriotic Fund Board.
Graham Passau is farming at Matiere, Taumarunui.
J. A. Bell has left for a nine years' course in naval architecture at Dartmouth, England. He has been attending Victoria College and was a junior officer in the Sea Scouts in Wellington.
J. G. McArthur, who has been doing research study in languages at the University of Paris, is now at Cambridge, where he is in residence at Emmanuel. Fellow students with him at Emmanuel are R. G. G. Coleman, classics, and D. J. Benney, mathematics.
L. J. Shortlander (Petone) was ordained priest on November 30th by the Archbishop of New Zealand, the Most Rev. R. H. Owen, D.D.
F. G. Majais is lecturing in the University of Beirut.
Peter Gilchrist is a dentist in Whangarei.
G. J. Asbridge is studying at the University of Montpellier.
Dr. Bruce Cornish is now engaged in E.N.T. work in an English hospital. His elder brother, Harry, is a resident doctor in Naenae. Lewis is at the Dental School in Dunedin.
W. G. Culver wrote recently from Bordeaux, where he was doing his final studies for a modern language degree of the University of Glasgow.
Dr. Peter Whittle is due back in New Zealand in March with his wife and infant son. Peter obtained his Ph.D. with distinction at Upsala, Sweden.
K. G. Stewart and D. M. Judd have graduated as Bachelors of Engineering, and are now furthering their experience in Great Britain.
Captain Peter Joplin was mentioned in dispatches from Korea. He has been selected to go to England for an artillery course.
J. H. Hall is with the Colonial Service in Tanganyika, with headquarters in Dar-es-Salaam.
LIEUT-COL C. E. BARNES, D.S.O., M.C., B.E., A.M.I.C.E. Prior to 1939 Lieut-Col. Barnes was an engineer in New Guinea, Victoria and Tasmania. He joined the 2nd N.Z.E.F. in 1941 and was regarded as one of the most versatile saboteurs the war produced. From 1942 onwards he was the leader of 6,000 guerrillas in Greece and "through sheer hard work, tact and unfailing optimism he got General Zervas and his men under the control of British Headquarters in the Middle East." He destroyed several major bridges and successfully disrupted the flow of supplies to Rommel in North Africa. At one stage Colonel Barnes was light-heavyweight boxing champion of the New Zealand University.
swimmer. Austin Strong was a well-known figure in literary and theatrical circles in New York and was a founder of the "Seeing Eye" movement, which provides trained dogs for the blind. Among his plays and films were - â€œThree Wise Fools," "Seventh Heaven," "Drums of Oude," "Toymaker of Nuremberg," "The Exile."
SIEGFRIED EICHELBAUM. An early graduate of Victoria College and a scholar of distinction. For many years he was on University governing bodies. Much of his verse is preserved in New Zealand anthologies. SIR ARCHIBALD BLAIR. Former senior puisne judge of the Supreme Court, authority on highway regulations and the law relating to engineering construction. Prior to his appointment to the Bench, Sir Archibald had been twice president of the Wellington Law Society. He was a frequent visitor to the school.
EDWARD MORGAN. Winner of New Zealand's first Olympic gold medal, Ted Morgan, who was at school in the early twenties, won the welterweight title at Amsterdam in 1928.
GEORGE G. AITKEN. Rhodes' Scholar, ex-member of the staff, captain of the All Blacks in two tests against the Springboks in 1921. Capped eight times for Scotland.
CHARLES V. BROAD. A well-known old boy supporter of the school. AUSTIN STRONG. Step-grandson of Robert Louis Stevenson, Austin Strong as a boy lived with his mother, Isobel Osbourne, at Vailima, Samoa, and came to school from there. At school he distinguished himself as a
J. R. CAMPBELL (1941-5). As the result of an air accident. RANDALL WICKS. A keen sportsman and supporter of the Old Boys' football and cricket clubs.
E. O. Hall, now a Doctor of Philosophy of Cambridge, is lecturing in the University of Sheffield.
CHRISTOPHER DUREY We regret to record the death of Christopher Durey, who met with a fatal accident while cycling to school one day in July.
Journalist Old Boys of whom we have heard during the year are A. P. S. Smith, in Europe and Africa, and I. D. Mackersey, in Hong Kong.
Christopher came to us from Northland School, and at the time of his death was in 4 Shell A. He was also a member of St. Luke’s Bible Class, Wadestown, and of the Northland Scouts. He took a keen interest in all school activities and was very popular with his fellow pupils.
K. V. Sinclair has finished his research for the Doctorate of the University of Paris, and is now at Oxford. P. H. Malone has graduated as a Bachelor of Veterinary Science of the University of Sydney.
The school and 4 Shell A were represented at Christopher’s funeral and in assembly the boys stood in silence in his memory.
R. G. Stone recently started research studies at the University of Paris. F. S. Ramson, of the staff of Hutt Valley High School, has been appointed Principal of that school. Mr. Ramson is an Old Boy of Wellington College and an ex-member of the staff. While here as a boy he was Head Prefect, Senior Athletic Champion and a member of the 1st XV. He had a distinguished career at University, gaining his M.A. and Diploma in Education and representing New Zealand University at rugby and athletics.
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At three special meetings of the "Wellingtonian” Committee, the members being Messrs. Heron, Cuddie, Hislop, McAloon, Ramage and Williams, it was decided that some changes in the format and general appearance of the "Wellingtonian” were desirable. Mr. Ramage was appointed associate editor to undertake this work. Changes have been introduced in the interests of economy to offset rising costs and also with a view to brightening up the appearance of the magazine and aiming at a more orderly presentation of material. We hope that this year's publication meets with the approval of all our interested friends.
Old Boys who know Peter Wells an old boy and former member of the staff, will be sorry to learn of the sudden death of his wife. They have been living in France, where Peter is on the staff of UNESCO. Gordon Edgar, B.Sc.(Edin.), Ph.D. (Cambridge), M.R.C.V.S., has returned to New Zealand and visited the school prior to taking up an appointment at Ruakura Experimental Farm. "I haven't met a New Zealander I don't like yet. However, I've only been here a fortnight and I'm going to the South Island soon.” Sir John Shepherd, Provost of King's College, Cambridge. Feb. "Yesterday afternoon two boys unfortunately lost their way in the vicinity of the rifle range and were late for school. Their names were East and North.” The Head. Oct.
In future "The Wellingtonian” will be published in the first term of the year. The subscription to the magazine is five shillings per copy, and "Life Membership” five guineas. Subscriptions should be sent to the Business Manager, Mr. D. G. Williams, at the College. The Editor invites contributions of all kinds, particularly interesting information about Old Boys. Names of contributors must be given. The following exchanges are acknowledged with thanks: Memnonian (Wellington East Girls' College), Reporter (Wellington Girls' College), Te Rama a Rongotai, Patrician, Review (Technical College). Blue and White (Silverstream), Hutt Valley High School, Christ's College Register, Christchurch Boys' High School, Waitakian, Otago Boys' High School, Southlandian, John McGlashan College, Scots College, Nelson Girls' College, Nelsonian, Malburnian, Ashburtonian, Westonian, Prism (Dunedin), Rangiora High School. Whakatane High School, Taranakian, Wanganui Collegian, Gisborne High School, Hereworth, Te Karere, Scindian, Auckland Grammar, Hillsden (Tauranga College), Scotch College (West Australia), Royal Military College of Australia, Knox Grammarian (N.S.W.), Epsomiam (England), Wellingtonian (Berkshire, England). WELLINGTON WORKING COMMITTEE: Editor: Mr. Hislop. Associate Editor: Mr. Ramage. Committee: C. D. Beeby, C. L. Francis, P. D. Gibbons, R. D. Hay, N. R. Woods. Illustrations: P. F. Campbell. B. J. Dodd.
WELLINGTON COLLEGE PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION The Annual Meeting of the Wellington College Parents' Association was held at the College on Thursday, 13th March, 1952, when the following officers were elected: President. Mr. C. E. Owen. Vice-president: Mr. C. H. Preston. Secretary: Mr. R. W. Stockdale. Treasurer: Mr. G. W. Hanlon. Executive Committee: Mesdames T. H. Aston, M. N. McKeich, D. Young and Messrs. I. T. Cook, J. K. Hunn, R. L. Jones, C. A. McFarlane, F. W. Pringle, F. D. Winter and O. Conibear (ex-officio).
the parents of third form boys on the school curriculum. In this address Mr. Heron explained many problems which face parents of new boys at school and outlined the curriculum. An evening for all parents was held on 5th August, when the speaker was Mr. D. G. Ball, Assistant Director of Education. Mr. Ball had recently returned from a visit to the United States and took as his subject, “Your boy in an American school.” This address was highly instructive and was well received by a large attendance. The next speaker was the Careers Master, Mr. A. W. Griffin, who, on October 23, addressed parents of fifth and sixth form boys on the question of careers. Mr. Griffin’s address was most enlightening and proved of great value to those parents whose boys left at the end of the year.
Throughout the year the executive has given a great deal of attention to the provision of some sort of canteen arrangement at the College. The greatest problem in this respect has been to find the necessary accommodation. In the early stages several sites at the College were explored, but for varying reasons were not found satisfactory.
On November 19, parents of fifth and sixth form boys again listened to a most instructive address by Mr. R. Hogg, Liaison Officer, Victoria University College. This address was most valuable to those parents whose boys had decided to continue their education at the University.
It is now proposed to build certain additions to the new gymnasium which would provide canteen space for the use of the boys and also make the gymnasium usable for many social functions. Plans for this building are being prepared and it is confidently anticipated that the executive will have firm proposals to place before the annual meeting of the Association in March
The interest of parents in the welfare of their sons was well demonstrated by the excellent attendances, at these meetings, which promise to become one of the most outstanding functions of the Parents’ Association.
At the present time we have a little over £700 in a cafeteria account and it is proposed to seek the approval of the annual meeting to divert this money to the new project. The sum in hand will not be nearly sufficient to complete the buildings required and to furnish them, but already arrangements are in hand to hold a fete early in the New Year for this project.
During the year the Association made a donation of £50 to the school orchestra, £25 for trees for the school grounds, and another £50 towards new curtains for the re-decorated Memorial Hall. No donation was more justified than that for the orchestra, which played such a prominent part in the highly successful school concert in the Town Hall.
Since the annual meeting one of the most important steps in the history of the Association was taken when the College mothers banded themselves together in an organisation to assist the Parents' Association in the provision of many much-needed amenities for the school. A meeting to further this project was held on June 4, when there was an excellent attendance of mothers. They unanimously decided to form a body to be known as the "Wellington College Mothers." Already they have held a number of meetings and several social gatherings.
The membership of the Association has been steadily growing, and just before the close of the year numbered 698, representing 320 families. This total has been exceeded only once in the history of the Association - in 1947, when the membership was 734. While the present state of membership is most satisfactory, it is the aim of the Association to have every parent with a boy at college a member of the Association. Those who are not already members are urged to join so that the Association, in its activities for the welfare of the boys at school, will have the support of all parents and not merely a majority of them.
Two members of their executive, at the invitation of the Parents' Association executive, have attended our executive meetings, and at the annual meeting approval will be sought to amend the constitution of the Association to allow two members of the College Mothers to be elected to the Executive. During the year a number of form evenings have been held and parents generally have given these excellent support. On April 24, the Headmaster. Mr. H. A. Heron, addressed
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Form Master: Mr. McAloon Form Captain: G. J. Knight Beeby, C. D. Bell R. A
Campion, D. S. Craig, M. W. Ellis, A. A. T. Hanlon, M. L. Kemp, P. R.
Knight, G. J. Nodwell, J. G. Taylor, P. A. Thomas, E. E. Young, R. S.
Form Master: Mr. McAloon Form Captain: A. J. Scott Campbell D. F.
6AL Catley, D. G. Dunn. M. L. Francis, C. L. Fraser, R. T. M. Hamilton, B. P. M.
Hay, R. D. Scott, A. J. Thompson, J. E. P. Woods, N. R. Young, G. W
6Shell-G Form Master: Mr. Joplin Form Captain: M. D. Bramwell Aitchison, J. F. Austin, M. W. Bakewell, R. F. Bramwell, M. D. Brown, D. I. Caddie, G. H. Duncan, A. A.
Edmonds, K. G. Flannery, W. J. Grenfell, D. L. Groombridge E. P. Hall, A. G. Hill, P. Kingston-Smith, W.R. Lothian, J. R. Marshall, J. S. Martin, A. R.
Moss, D. C. Ord, T. A. Orwin, D. F. G. Pillar, S. W. Preston, P. R. Quartermain, A. E Standen, P. J. S. Tregoweth, B. L. Wheeler, R. D. Woodfield, E. A.
Form Master: Mr. Holmes Form Captain: M. J. J. Peddie Andrews, D. E. Berg. P. F. Bilbrough, A. J. Boyd, J. T. Brandon, T. C. Brown, I. W. Cathcart, R. B.
6Shell-H Chatfield, D. J. Clarke, B. J. Cook, W. B. Coomber, B. S. Dow, P. B. Faulknor, F. M. George, S. A. Hooper, J. C. Ingham, G. L. Kustanowich, McGuire, J.D.
McQueen, A. E. Pallo G. Peddie, M. J. J. Reynolds, R. A. Roberts, G. J. Ross, M. M. Strong, J. D. S. Taylor, G. K. Thomson, R. J. Watchman, K. J. Winthrop, R. J.
Form Master: Mr. Watson Form Captain: H. W. Hunter Aarons, G. J. Aburn, J. E. Andrews, R. J. Baird, G. R. Beck, J. E. F. Benjamin, A. C. Binning, R. J.
6R Clare, B. C. R. Cooper G. R. Cossham, P. A. G. Davis, E. F. L. Gray, A. F. Hacche, M. D. Holland, R. J. Hunter, H. W. Key, L. T. Kidman, E. Narain, A.
Newton, R. P. Owen, P. C. Penberthy, B. A. Pryor, B. A. Ranchhod, M. Stockdale, J. L. Tompkins, L. G. Turner, B. A. Watkins L. S. Watt, J. C. Young, Y.
Form Master: Mr. Sutton Form Captain: S. G. Lockhart
6B Allen, J. S. Anderson, I. S. Baker, D. V. M. Brown, J. A.
Deacon, C. W. Dunne, M. R. Edgar, J V. Grieve, P. G.
Hill, B. Y. Hopkins, A. J. Kahn, C. M. Kerr, I. Leeming, N. G. Lewis, P. M. Lockhart, S. G
Lough, D. R. Main, A. M. Marriott, M. J. D. Murphy, B. J. Robertson, I. A. Robinson, P. D. Smith, G. N.
Form Master: Mr. Paetz Form Captain: B. K. Newport Atkins, J. C. Brandon, N. H. Butler, D. B. Crighton, L. D. Dodd, B. J. Gibbons. P. D
6S Gibson, G. S. Hill, R. D. Hornblow, E. R. Jobson, K. W. Jones, P. L. McAllister, C. C. McKeich, W. E. More, F. W. Newport, B. K. Noble, J.
Stratton, H. H. Swadling, H. C. Thwaites, D. V. Ward, B. E. Whitehead, T. R. Winter, M. P.
Quinn, A. E. Ross, B. A. Seville, E. C. Stock, J. B. Stubbs, R. P. Taylor, R. L. Tillman, R. N. Tichbon N. E. Whitlock, R. M.
U5S Form Master: Mr. Meads Form Captain: J. B. McCormick Allison, H. L. Bowater, W. E. Clark, R. C. Craig, P. E. Crocker, B. W. Douglas, K. G. Everett, N. R. Foley, D. J.
Foster, S. S. Francis, D. L. Gault, B. N. Gordon, B. M. Grace, J. S. Henare, P. W. Hopkirk, I. H. Knowles, M. B. Lingard G. V. McCormick, I. B. McLeod, D. J.
Mihaere, R. H. Millar, P. R. Ord, T. J. Pengelly, A. J. Phillips, M. K. Poy, P. Raines, K. H. Saunders, C. Squire, B. H. Steele, J. M. Watson, J. B.
Form Master: Mr. Dighton Form Captain: D. M. Slade Aarons, S. Aston, J. R. Briggs, J. E. Carter, R. J. Cassells G. J. Christie, P. J. R. Clayton, G. W.
Clements, M. F. Collins, R. W. Dreyer, R. K. Eaglesome, K. A. Hibbert, N. A. Hope, D. H. Kinloch, B. G. McCorkindale, R. B. McLaggan, J. McNee, J. T.
Form Master: Mr. Rowe Form Captain: T. D. Allen Allen, T. D. Anderson, P. F. Ball, H. C. B. Bird, G. D. Bishell, A. J. F. Borrell, D.
5S Butler, R. E. Cooke, W. H. Falconer, J. D. Fergusson, R. C. Howan, L. J. Hutchings, M. W. Jorey, C. V. A. Lee, D. A. Long. G. A. MacLeod, K. D.
Marks, V. Marple, D. R. Michelson, C. T. Morrison, J. B. Nott, J. W. Reed J. M. Slade, D. M. Smuts-Kennedy, M.A. Varcoe, E. R.
Mountier, E. L. Renner, B. W. Richards, G. L. Sa'aga, E. F. Ward, P. J. Waterhouse, N. S. Whiteside, G. R. Wilkins, J. C. Woodcock, J. C.
Form Master: Mr. Hislop Form Captain: M. E. Athea Athea, M. E. Bolland, J. E. Burdan, G. D. Brickman, B M. Bull, P. B. Campbell, W. A. Catley, G. S.
5R Clark. B. G. Cornwell, P. M. Davies, C. M. Fawthorpe, K. Goldsmith, J. H. Hoare, G. O. Jackson. R. J. Joyce, R. J. Kittow, G. B. Morgan, J. Nicholls, L.
Form Master: Mr. Goodwin Form Captain: R. H. N. Love Anson, G. C. Beveridge, R. J. Bray, J. H. Brown, D. M. Childerhouse, J. E. Counsell, I. L. M. Cowan, R. J. Dew, B. L.
4S Frankel, B. Frew, I. C. Goodman, N. H. Greig, D. L. Hennessey, D. L. Iti, W. Laing, R. H. Love, R. H. N. McGregor, I. S. McLean, G. McKeich, A. E. Manu, M. E.
Mountier, M. F. Paterson, I. H. Power. V. S. Sampson, K. J. Seamer, J. A. Steele, P. A. Stephens, G. B. Stirton, D. M. Sutton, E. A. C. Toomer, T. R. Ward, K. A.
Form Master: Mr. Cuddie Form Captain: A.D. Ward Barnes, D. A. Carman, L. E. Davis, B. C. R. Evans, G. L. Goddard, T. G. Gray, A J. Heron, D. T.
5A Lewis, J. F. McKenzie, J. D. S. Meyer, T. R. C. Mitchell, N. R. Nicolson, A. J. Obren, J. W. Pope, J. M. Pringle, R. G. Robertson. D. J. W Robinson, W. T. Sadlier, J. R.
Form Master: Mr. Halliday Form Captain: D. L. Sweetman Bradley, D. O. Carver, B. W. Compton, G. L. Crawford, R. A. Dean, A. K. Ebbett, M. W. Gleeson, J. G.
4R Herbert, I. T. Honey, R. J. Howan, A. R. Jackson I. J. Jackson, P. Little, G. H. Luff, V. A. W. McCulloch, P. J. A. Mackay, G. A. Manos, B. K. Miller, R. D.
Mirfin, I. C. Muir, G. E. Nicholls, D. R. North, P. R. Raines, B. Ross, A. L. Sweetman, D. L. Tonks, D. L. Wilde, D. W. Winthrop, M. H.
Form Master: Mr. Gordon Form Captain: W. M. Murdoch Aitcheson, R. J. Andrews, R. W. Armstrong, G. B. Beaglehole, G. C. Brooker, M. D. Brown, G. C. M. Bruce, J. R. Cleland, J. H.
5B Cooper, A. B. Denholm, B. J. Duncan. F. F. Ebbett, G. W. Flett, J. A. Foulkes, R. D. Holyoake, R. H. McCaw, T. J. McFarlane, C J G McKay, H. M. Morgan, M. E Murdoch, W. M.
Pearson, B. C. Phillips, R. H. Powell. N. A. Quinn, P. F. Stewart, J. Thomas, P. B. Vidulich, P. J. Wardle, G. F. Wilson, G. F. Wallis, R. J. Young, J. Y.
Form Master: Mr. Quartermain Form Captain: J. M. Hunn Aarons, G. Abernethy, D. R. Banks, M. P. Beaglehole, D. Bell, G. J. Berry, T. Brown, A. S.
4A Brown, T. P. Campbell, K. K. Campbell, P. F. Catley, S. G. Dent, W. D. Gardner, J. A. Harper, J. F. Harris, S. R. Te H. Hollands, D. E. Hunn, J. M. Ingham, V. S.
McKay, J. S. McPherson, J. S. Millen, J. M. Nicolaidi, M. T. Niefiedowicz, B. M. Oesch, B. B. Peddie, M. G. Pledger, K. E. Skeels, H. W. Stewart, D. C. Walpole, G. E.
Form Master: Mr. Griffin Form Captain: B. N. Tunley Atkinson, L. D. Baker, R. I. Beard, E. W. K. Beyer, T. J. N. Boon, N. R. Brice, B. S. Burbidge, P. Couper, R. B.
5ShA Deck, M. R. East, W. A. C. Foster, J. R. Harrison, R. Hodgson, D. J. Howe, E. L. Joyce, G. F. Kelly, J. E. Kerr, P. T. W. Little, K J. McArthur, R. G. Maclean, H. D.
Murray, P. S. Nordmeyer, A. H. Petersen, D. M. Pomeroy, B. L. Smith, E. B. Stephens, P. V. Thomson, R. W. Tracy, M. R. Tunley, B. N. Watson, N. L. Wheeler, R. C.
Form Master: Mr. Welch Form Captain: B. C. McKelvey Amoore, I. N. Arthurs, T. Bolt, W. M. Boyle, R. J. Breingan, G. N. Brierley, R. A. Brooker, A. P. Brown, G. E.
4ShA Cleland, J. R Dickson, N. A. Gandell, W. J. Gray, K. F. Grocott, J. W. Hay ton, D. A. Hewitt, G. C. Hornblow, M. F. Jenssen, K. W. L. Laurenson, J. A. Leslie, D. W. McKelvey, B. C.
Newcombe, R. W. Scott, R. E. Steiner, C. Sundborn, B. S. Swain, D. N. Tichbon, I. R. Tierney, T. E. Townsley, R. J. Troup, D. L. Turner, N. M. Wain, F. Williams, D. R.
Form Master: Mr. Holt Form Captain: B. V. Beach Beach, B. V. Beck, D. E. B. Bretton, W. H. Broughton, J. G. Butland, C. L. Cameron, D. A. Caulton, R. W. Cook. T. D.
5ShB Fraser, S. K. Gregg, I. Hedges, C. E. Hollings, C. J. Lindsay, N. A. Lockie, A. B. McGaffin T. A. McHalick, M. J. Mackie, P. A. G. Mansell, B. J. More, W. E. Olifent, B. J.
Roberts, G. K. Rout, W. G. Storey, L. W. Taylor, B. H. D. Verhoeven, W. Waller, B. Williams, T. D. Wong, E. Woodward, W. S. Young, D. Young, E. E.
Form Master: Mr. Bradley Form Captain: W. J. Bringans Bishop, J. C. Bringans, W. J. Carter, C. R. Clark, M. L. Craig, D. M. Edmondson, P. J. Forsyth, D. E. Fry, W. G.
4ShB Holyoake, P. G. Joyce, D. M. Kelly, D. D. McFadden, I. M. McGhie, G. P. Mardell, I. L. Melville, W. A. Norfolk, A. North, J. L. Owen, R. J. Peddie, L. J. J. Powell, C. B.
Phillips, D. A. Richardson, R.W.W. Scott, D. B. Scott, J. H. I. Scott-Hill, A. B. Shelton, I. T. Short, P. B. Steed, A. L. Swanson, B. V. Thomas, D. C. Wills, L. Woolley, C. A.
Norfolk, J. Norris, W. M. Owen, R. L. Phipps, W. B. Prescott, M. E. R. Thomson, G. D. Tser, W. E. Upham. E. J. Watson, G. W. Wood, P. L.
Steiner, J. T. Tether, R. Triester, B. Turner, D. G. O. Twist, T. G. Underhill, D. A. Ward, A. D. Watson, J. K. Wood, G. A. Wyatt, G. N. Wylie, J. N. D.
Form Master: Mr. Williams Form Captain: P. H. Barnett Ashton, G. T. R. Bain, P. M. Barnett, P. H. Cardiff, B. D. Clift, H. F. Coppin, D. Cornford, J. G.
4B Deck, P. J. Dowthwaite, G. M Gudsell, D. J. Haggitt, R. D. Hand, W. R. Henare, D. W. Hudson, G. L. Merz, H. G. F. Moffatt, P. M. N. Morris, J. A. Morton-Jones, W.D.
Form Master: Mr. Crist Form Captain: B. Ambrose Ambrose, B. Bennett, G. S. Bringans, T. R. Burge, D. B. Catley, D. H. Clark, M. A. Cooper* J. F. Dickens, B. C.
4ShC Duncan, B. L. Fleming, W. S. Foley, C. E. Fraser, G. A. N. Gooderidge, T. R. Goodman, B. J. Huntley, R. D. Johns, C. W. Jones, M. G. Keats, S. C. Kilmister, T. A. Lynd, W. D.
Form Master: Mr. Michael Form Captain: L. B. Lindsay Allen, R. S. Asher, R. I. Butland, M. F. Corry, A. G. Davidson, J. E. Durling, P. L. Evans, P. J. Ferguson, D. A. Frew, P. C.
3S Gifford-Moore, B C Gill, J. Me. Goodman, B. A. Hunter, A. C. Lindsay, L. B. Linley, W. B. McNee, D. J. Main, G. A. Mangin, R. W. Marsh, D. S. Millar, M. J. Moffatt, W. L. Muir, N. H.
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3R Hunter, A. G. Iti, B. Jones, G. B. Jones, N. B. Kelly, C. W. D. Kidd, T. J. Leppard, R. W. Lynam, R. N. Munro, S. J. B. Norris, J. R. O'Brien, T. E. R. Prince, P. A. Richardson, J. G. Salla, A. N
Form Master: Mr. Meakin Form Captain: G. B. Blake Ashton, R. G. Beyer, C. A. Blackburn, A. W. Blake, G. B.
3A Brown, R. E. Cole, C. T. Cousins, A. J. Daniel, W. J. Diggle, P. K. Dixon, D. T. Egley, D. A. Erdos, J.
Moss, B. G. Muir, J. G. Murray, W. Oliver, K. C. Owers, R. J. Pokino, P. Styles, B. R. Tser, S. A. Turner, M. T. Watt, P. S. Waugh, A. G.
Malden, K. Moore, D. A. Myers, K. Newman, L. W. Newman, R. F. Northern, C. L. Owen, D. R. Paton, R. N. Ross, D. H. F. Thompson, B. H. Thomson, A. B.
Norris, I. Paris, D. E. Pike, M. A. V. D. Porter, D. M. Quinn, R. O. Samuel, W. R. Singleton, I. M. Skinner, P. D. F. Switzer, R. S. Tansley, D. I. Tomkies, B. J. White, D. K. Wrigley, I. J.
Setters, W. D. Shaw, P. H. Stevenson, J. G. Thomas, G. N. Toon, R. G. Toon, R. S. Toon, W. D. Tucker, J. B. Utting, N. J. Wheeley, J. N. Wingfield, G. Wong, H.
Gault, T. M. Hutchison, A. L. Lahman, D. J. Latham, P. C. M. McLachlan, L. A. Mayer, D. H. Mitchell, D. C. Perrett, H. E.
Perrett, M. A. Pitt, C. D. Reid, A. J. S. Ross, D. I. Ross, J. C.
Routledge, R. G. Selig, M. Sheppard, D. F. G Simons, M. J. Stevens, J. G.
Syddall, T. H. Thomson, P. B. Waldron, P. J. Woods, M. D. Young, J. F.
Form Master: Mr. Watters Form Captain: S. F. Phillips Ade, G. J. Anderson, C. S. Bailey, D. R. Beder, I. J. Bell, W. A. Curtis, D. M. Davis, D. N. Dixon, A. B. Evans, N. G.
3ShA Falkner, J. B. Greenlees, J. W. Harris, D. L. L. Harvie, E. A. J. Hill, M. J. Hutton, J. D. Johansen, P. D. Lidgard, J. H. McLean, A. G. Miles, I. F. Mills, J. F. Mitchell, R. W. Nalder, T. W.
O'Connell, K. G. Paddison, B. J. Phillips, S. F. Phipps, P. R. Riseborough, T. D. Sheehy, T. C. Stephen, G. W. G. Stubbs, D. L. Stubbs, V. J. Taylor, I. N. Westmoreland, I. M Wraight, M. L.
Form Master: Mr. Ramage Form Captain: A. F. Gyde Baird, D T. Barton-Ginger, B. H. Baruck, P. Bramwell, R. W. Bull, D. R. Burke, K. W. Cameron, J. K. Campbell, S. M. Cooper, D. J. Cooper, R. F.
3ShB Goddard, R. E. Godfrey, I. A. Grant, D. G. L. Grassick, W. J. Grove, J. B. Gyde, A. F. Hales, R L. Harris, B. E. Janes, R. D. Lamb, J. R. Lynd, G. H. Lynsky, A. J. McArthur, P. R. McRae, A. M.
Form Master: Mr. Smyth Form Captain: M. J. Bolton Bolton, M. J. Brown, A. L. Brown, T. H. Cathcart, B. C. Churchill, D. W. Cole, B. M. Darby, A. R. Dennison, D. J. Exley, R. R. Gibson, W. A.
3ShC Hawkey, J. N. Heap, D. R. Kolford, R. L. Hunt, N. L. Jones, T. S. Julian, B. F. Karetu, T. S. Kidd, N. S. Kingsland, R. O. Lavin, R. R. Leckie, R. S. Macdonald, K. R. McLaggan, D. B. Owen, J. A.
Form Master: Mr. Hickson Form Captain: N. S. Crisp Armstrong, K. V. Bell, G. J. Blackburn, A. N. Booth, G Brown, D. W. S. Chater, A. R. Copeland, W. J. Crisp, N. S. Dukes, P. C. Ewing, P. G.
3B Foulkes, M. Fulton, E. J. Georgeson, R. B. Goodwin, J. E. E. Grant, D. T. Harper, R. W. Hartshorne, G. A. MacDonald, I. G. McGrath, H. J. W. Mather, D. R. Meikle, J. E. Newport, B. A. Park, I. G. Pearson, T. C.
Matson, W. L. Moller, C. L. Percy, D. G. Rayward, G. B. Reed, C. J. Reed, S. T. Riches, D. G. Roberts, T. J. Scott, R. K. Shepherd, B. R. Smith, D. W. Turner, A. J. S. Wallace, E. G. R. Wearne, N. G.
Parker, B. H. Powell, P. L. Price, P. J. Reid, I. J. G. Roberts, N. P. Sander, K. J. Simpson, H. M. Tuckwell, C. K. Webster, P. A. G. Wilkinson, P. R. Williams, J. W. Xanthopoulos, J.
Pidgeon, I. L. L. Price, N. H. Sedgwick, A. A. Smith, H. J. Smuts-Kennedy, P. D. Todd, D. N. J. Watson, R. D. Wheeler, W. H. White, P. W. Wilson, C. Wolf, J. E. Young, B. R.
INDEX Page Editorial Editorial Notices
Athletic Sports, Table of Results and Performances (Tip-in)
Examination Results, 1952
Prefect, Head, 1952
Prefects, Firth House
Prefects, School House
Anzac Day Service
Rugby Teams and Results
Firth House Notes
Gentry, W. G., Major-General
Hall, H. R., Wing-Commander
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
Lord Freyberg's Farewell
Cadet Awards, 1952
Memorial Service in Honour of King
New Sports for Old
Otaki Scholar, 1952
Sea Cadet Corps
Speeches, Prepared and Unprepared
Old Boys' Association
Old Boys' Notes
Old Boys - Obituary
Wellington College Parents' Association
ROLL OF SCHOOL, 1952
SPORTS Association Football