The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 12 (March 1, 1935)
The Original Purpose
The Original Purpose.
Flock House is a monument of New Zealand sheepowners' gratitude to brave men of the British mercantile marine who lost their lives or were grievously wounded in their steadfast performance of duty on the perilous high seas during the Great War. Flock House, which arose from the “New Zealand Sheepowners' Acknowledgment of Debt to British Seamen Fund,” was intended to provide facilities for new careers in the country districts of this Dominion for sons and daughters of British seamen. During the past ten years many of these young folk have passed satisfactorily through Flock House, but unhappily the depression of recent years has checked the ingress of British seamen's sons. However, it has left the way open for the entry of New Zealand soldiers' sons.