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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 60

Technical Education

page 13

Technical Education.

This very important subject has likewise received attention, and a resolution was passed urging upon the Government the desirability of establishing a College of Agriculture for this district, pointing out that whilst the Middle Island reaps the benefit of a School of Instruction for scientific training and allied arts, the Auckland province, which possesses a different soil and sub-tropical climate, has no institution where the characteristics peculiar to the land and products may be studied. The Committee are glad to note that the Government has brought the subject before Parliament.

The Committee also recommend for the support of the Chamber a proposal to establish Schools of Industry and Mining, where the youth of this important mining and industrial centre may have the opportunity of acquiring that knowledge which is essential to enable them to aid in developing the latent resources of the province. It is satisfactory to note that the Hon. the Minister for Mines has moved that £1,700 be placed on the estimates towards the establishment of a School of Mines.