The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]
Mr. Thomas Alfred Patterson
Mr. Thomas Alfred Patterson , M.A., was appointed headmaster of the Hampden District High School in 1902, when the school was formed into a district high school. He was born at Milton, Otago, served as a pupil teacher at Ravensbourne, and graduated M.A. at the Otago University in 1892. Mr. Patterson was master of the Waipahi and Kurow schools, and first assistant master at the Milton District High School, before receiving his present appointment in 1003. During his residence st Milton he was secretary of the local lodge of Oddfellows. Mr. Patterson married a daughter of Mr. Hallberg, of Waipahi.