[Proceedings of some conferences held by Te Aute College Students' Association, 1897-1901, 1906]
The Te Aute Students' Association
The Te Aute Students' Association.
In response to a cordial invitation from the representatives of the Arawa tribe, the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Te Aute Students' Association was held at Ohinemutu, Rotorua.
As the main object of the Association's existence is to influence and mould Maori Public Opinion, the proceedings at the Conference were conducted mainly in the Maori language.
A Memorandum of Resolutions passed by the Conference is given in English on pages 38 to 41.
Both in the matter of attendance, and importance of the subjects discussed, this Conference has been one of the most successful yet held by the Association. In addition to the actual work of the Conference as indicated by the Resolutions passed, the members of the Association were asked to open two important Meeting Houses, one at Tarewa, near Ohinemutu, and the other a Mission Hall, named Te Arawa, at Whakarewarewa. The attendances at the various meetings and functions varied from 50 to 450.
With the view of influencing Maori Public Opinion on Te Aute Conference lines, this report is printed mainly in Maori.
Any information required about the work of the Association will be supplied on application direct to Mr. J. Thornton, Secretary and Treasurer, Te Aute.
As the expenses incurred in connection with the work of this Association and in printing this Report are considerably heavy, we would remind all those willing to assist that subscriptions and donations will be thankfully received by the Secretary and Treasurer.
F. A. Bennett,
Compiler of Report.