Native School — Mangamaunu — Kaikoura — 26/7/97
The Secretary for Education
I have to inform you that the School Records &c, about which I wrote to the Department, have lain till this date, in an unnoticed drawer in the page 176School table; and I trust that my expanation and apologies will be accepted.
Henry Lawson Teacher.Memo.
Five or six of the pupils are absent and I only expect a bare average of ten this quarter.