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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 68

Lincoln Agricultural College

Lincoln Agricultural College.

The School of Agriculture at Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand, is one of the Institutions under the control of the Canterbury College, and is the outcome of endowments of land, reserved by the Provincial Government of Canterbury, for the purpose of affording to succeeding generations of farmers, such an education, as would best fit them for the pursuit of their calling, under the conditions likely to obtain in this country in the future.

The course of instruction, therefore, whilst being eminently practical, embraces also a thorough study of theoretical agriculture, and also of the sciences bearing thereon, these being also dealt with practically in the laboratories attached to the institution. Land surveying, levelling, and book-keeping also form part of the course.

The farm is 660 acres in extent, comprising soils of various qualities, It serves principally for the purpose of initiating students into the performance of all descriptions of farm work, they taking part in the regular daily work. It also serves for illustrating the teaching of the lecture rooms, and for experimental purpose.

The farm buildings have been planned to be as complete as possible, the requirements of the country being, however, kept in view. The dairy contains the latest appliances; there are also blacksmith's and carpenter's shops, in which students take their turn at work.

The school-buildings (shown in the illustration) are of brick and stone, and provide accommodation for about forty-five students, each having a separate bedroom, and contain also, all necessary lecture and class rooms, laboratories, &c.

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The course of instruction extends over two years, the year being divided into two terms. The fee payable being £20 per term, or £40 per annum. This payment includes everything but books, and the small quantity of apparatus required.

The prospectus, which contains very full particulars of the Institution, the scope of the teaching, &c., may be obtained, on application, from the Director, Lincoln, or from the Registrar of the Canterbury College, Christchurch.