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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts]

Gibb's Town

Gibb's Town.

The Gibb's Town Public School is situated about three miles from Lyell. It is a wood and iron building, and contains one classroom and a porch. There is accommodation for fifty pupils. The roll contains sixteen names, and there is an average attendance of fifteen.

Mr. John Mcfadden , Headmaster of Gibb's Town Public School, was born at Stirling, Otago, in the year 1874, and was educated primarily at page 282 Edendale. For about two years he was headmaster of the Skippers school and then had charge, for short periods successively, of the Waipounamu, Waikawa, and Hamilton Burn schools, under the Southland Board. Mr. McFadden was for two years in charge of the Stoke Industrial School, before his present appointment. He has an E3 certificate. When in Southland, Mr. McFadden was a member of Court Royal Oak, No. 6532, Ancient Order of Foresters, at Wyndham.

Mr. J. McFadden.

Mr. J. McFadden.