[Proceedings of some conferences held by Te Aute College Students' Association, 1897-1901, 1906]
Moved by the Rev. Chatterton and seconded by the Rev. Bennett,—
That this Conference, realising that the future welfare of the Maoris depended largely upon their being able to work their lands in a remunerative way, is strongly convinced that the time has come when an experimental farm, or farms, should be established for the purpose of giving Maori youths page 41practical and scientific instruction in farming, fruit-growing and other things as can be combined with these.