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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]


Hook is in the Makikihi riding of the Waimate county. The population of the district is not strictly defined in the census return of 1901, but may be set down at from one to two hundred, including Hook bush, Hook road, Wellwood road, and other localities. There is a flag railway station which stands thirty-four feet above sea level, and is distant three miles from Studholme, and eleven from Timaru. There are some flaxmills in the district, which is devoted chiefly to sheepfarming and agriculture.

The Hook Public School was established in the eighties. The building is of wood and iron and contains a class room and a porch, with accommodation for fifty children. There are forty-three names on the roll, and the average attendance is thirty-two. A five-roomed residence for the teacher adjoins the school, and the section is planted with well-grown shelter trees.

Miss Emma Hawkes, Teacher in charge of the Hook School, was born in Dunedin and studied at the Normal Training School in that city for two years. Miss Hawkes was in charge at Kapua for two years before taking up her duties at Hook in 1897.