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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72

Report and prospectus

Front Cover

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Report and Prospectus of the Technical Classes Association:, Dunedin.

Dunedin J. Wilkie and Co., Printers, Lithographers, &c., Princes Street.

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  • Alex. Burt.

Hon. Secretary and Superintendent:

  • Geo. M. Thomson, F.L.S.

Hon. Treasurer:

  • Walter Cutten.


  • M. Cohen
  • W. Earnshaw, M.H.R.
  • W. S. Fitzgerald
  • A. Judge
  • D. McNicoll
  • Jas. Robin
  • D. White, M.A.
  • N. Y. A. Wales
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Constitution of Association.

1.That this Committee recommend the formation of a Society for the promotion of the education of the youths of the city by means of Evening Classes.
2.That the subjects it is proposed to teach at present be divided into three groups—viz., (A) Literary, (B) Scientific, and (C) Manual; that for admission to Classes A and B, candidates must have passed the Sixth Standard or equivalent examination.
3.That the subjects in group A include English, Latin, French, German, Shorthand, etc.; in group B, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, etc.; and in group C, Freehand and Mechanical Drawing, Carpentry, Modelling, Wood and Metal Turning, etc.
4.That any person may become a member of the Society for the current year on payment of an annual subscription of 5s., and be entitled to vote in the election of Officers.
5.That all subscribers of £5 or upwards be entitled Life Members, and have all the privileges of membership.
6.That the governing body shall consist of a Committee of eleven members, to be elected at the First Annual Meeting of the Society; five to form a quorum; five members to retire by ballot annually, but to be eligible for re-election.
7.That the governing body elect annually its own Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer.
8.That the name of the Society be "The Technical Classes Association."
9.That the Classes be held in the winter months, from the beginning of April to the end of September.
10.That Fees should be charged to all pupils of these Classes.
11.That the governing body be empowered to pay the Teaching Staff fitting remuneration.
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Time Table for 1894.

P.M. MONDAY. TUESDAY. WEDNESDAY. THURSDAY. FRIDAY. Arithmetic English Chemistry English Mathematics 7 French Shorthand (Junior) French Arithmetic Shorthand (Junior) to 8 Carpentry Book-keeping Mathematics Type-writing Book-keeping Type-writing Plumbing Carpentry Wood-Carving Plumbing Cookery 8 Physics Latin Chemistry Physics Latin to 9 Engineering Shorthand (Senior) Engineering Shorthand (Senior) Carpentry Plumbing Carpentry Wood-Carving Plumbing Cookery

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Annual Report for 1893.

Your Committee beg to submit the following report of the work of the Association during the past year:—

Nineteen meetings have been held, at the first of which, on 8th March (in accordance with Rule 7 of the Constitution), Mr. A. Burt was re-elected President, Mr. Geo. M. Thomson Hon. Secretary, and Mr. W. Cutten Hon. Treasurer. Owing to illness, Mr. Thomson was unable to attend to the duties of his position during a great part of the session, and these had to be performed by other members of the Committee, assisted by Mr. W. B. Harlow, the Clerk and Collector of the Association.

It is with much pleasure that the Committee are able to report that they succeeded, early in the year, in securing on favourable terms, the buildings formerly known as the Vulcan Foundry in Great King street. The necessary alterations and fitting up of these premises could not be accomplished in time for the opening of the session, but all the available rooms were in occupation by the commencement of the second quarter. Meanwhile the plant ordered from England for the Chemical and Physical Laboratories and for the Engineering Class, together with a shipment of typewriters from America, had arrived, so that the suitable furnishing of the various class-rooms was accomplished as soon as they were ready. Your Committee would congratulate the members of the Association and the people of Dunedin in general on the fact that this city now possesses a Technical School which, though of small size as yet, contains in itself the possibilities of indefinite expansion.

The following classes were held in the newly-acquired buildings-Chemistry, Carpentry, Wood Carving, Engineering, Typewriting, and Domestic Economy. During the recess an excellent workshop for wood and metal turning has been erected, and will be supplied with steam-power by Mr. W. H. Scott, the Instructor, who has also undertaken to act as caretaker for the whole building.

A Jumble Sale and Hobby Show, organised by a Committee of ladies, acting in conjunction with your Committee, was held in page 8 the Choral Hall on May 19th and 20th, the object being to provide funds for fitting up the new class room for Cookery and Domestic Economy. Although various unforeseen causes (especially a severe epidemic of illness) somewhat militated against the success of the sale, a sum of £70 was obtained by this means, and the thanks of the Association are due to all who assisted in bringing about this result.

The majority of the teaching staff was the same as last year, except that Mr. J. S. Tennant was appointed teacher of Botany, under circumstances referred to in the Superintendent's report, while Mr. Simmers took the Physics class. The new appointments were those of Mr. S. C. Cope as teacher of Typewriting, and of Mr. I. Selby of Carpentry.

With the exception of the Botany class, which has met during the spring and autumn months, and of the classes which were postponed on account of the unprepared state of the buildings in Great King street, the general work of the Association's classes was commenced on April 10th, in the Normal School. The total number of students enrolled was 390, of whom 291 entered for the first time. The enrolments in the two past sessions were:—In 1891, 318 (including 48 former students), and in 1892, 364 (including 85 former students). The attendance was well sustained throughout the session, and good work was done in all the classes. Certificates for proficiency were gained by 134 students. In addition to these, Junior Diplomas were awarded to four students, while Mr. John M. Allan carried off the first Senior Diploma of the Association. The session was brought to a close by a very pleasant gathering and exhibition in the new buildings on the 12th October, when diplomas and certificates were handed to the successful students by the President, and addresses were delivered by the Hon. Mr. Ward (Postmaster-General) and several other gentlemen.

During the present recess your Committee ordered an addition to their supply of typewriters, and they have much pleasure in informing the members that the Remington Company, in fulfilling the order, also remitted a handsome donation to the funds of the Association of £19 10s.

In regard to the coming session, the Committee desire to draw especial attention to the provision now made for thorough instruction in wood and metal work. Arrangements have been made with Mr. Selby to conduct a class for carpenter's apprentices, in which they will be grounded in the technique of their business. Miss Gether's class for Wood Carving and Slöjd Work not only meets the needs of those who desire to acquire some useful and page 9 interesting handicraft, but is of especial value for joiners and cabinetmakers; while Mr. W. H. Scott will teach the use of the lathe both for wood and metal. It is to be hoped that employers will co-operate with the Association in securing the attendance of their apprentices at these classes, which are designed to meet a recognised want in the training of our young artisans and mechanics.

The Committee would also urge upon intending students the importance of acquiring some knowledge of mathematics, a subject which is at the basis of much of their work, but the class for which has not hitherto been as freely taken up as it ought to be. Without a certain amount of knowledge of it, some of the other classes of the Association—e.g., Engineering—cannot be prosecuted with advantage.

The thanks of the Association are due to Mr. Walter Cutten for his very handsome donation to the funds, to those ladies and gentlemen (named in the Superintendent's report) who assisted in carrying out the final examinations, to the Otago Education Board for the use of the Normal School class-rooms in which so many of the classes were held, and to Mr. A. Johnstone Browne for auditing the accounts.


Receipts.—Balance from last year, £417 8s. 6d.; subscriptions, donations, fees, &c., £435 4s. 3d.; Government subsidy, £250;—£1,102 12s. 9d. Expenditure, £985 0s. 9d.; balance, £117 12s.;—£1,102 12s. 9d.

February 20th, 1894.

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The Technical Classes Association.

CASH STATEMENT for the Period Ending 19th February, 1894. RECEIPTS. EXPENDITURE. 1893. £ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d. March 1—Balance—Deposit with Kaitangata Co. .. 200 0 0 Colonial Bank, Rent, Gas, and Coal ... 55 3 2 Current Account 78 13 2 Advertising ... ... 47 8 5 Savings Bank ... 13 15 4 Salaries ... ... 303 2 6 , Deposit Petty Cash ... ... 5 17 1 since uplifted ... 25 0 0 411 11 2 Hardware Co., ... 300 0 0 Buildings and Apparatus ... 573 9 7 417 8 6 Balance on 19th February, 1894- Deposit Kaitangata Co. Colonial Bank Deposit ... 100 0 0 uplifted ... 200 0 0, Current Account 3 10 8 Donations ... 156 0 11 Savings Bank ... ... 13 15 4 Government Subsidy 250 0 0 117 12 0 Class Fees ... 225 10 6 631 11 5 Interest ... 8 13 5 Jumble Sale ... 73 2 4 Less Expenses ... 28 2 11 44 19 5 £1,802 12 9 £1,302 12 9

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Life Members.

  • Burt, Alexander
  • Chapman, Robt.
  • Cutten, Walter
  • Don, J. R., M.A., B.Sc.
  • Fitchett, Rev. A. R., M.A.
  • Glendining, Robert
  • Mcqueen, Alexander
  • McQueen, Charles
  • McQueen, Charles, Junr.
  • McQueen John
  • Ritchie, J. M.
  • Russell, Geo. Gray
  • Shacklock, H. E.
  • Sparrow, R. S.
  • Thomson, Geo. M., F.L.S.
  • Waddell, Rev. Rutherford, M.A.

Members and Subscribers (1893-94.)

  • Anderson, R. and Co.
  • Anderson and Morrison
  • Armstrong, J. P.
  • Arthur, J. and J.
  • Bathgate, Alexander
  • Bauchop, J.
  • Beal. L. O., junr.
  • Begg, C. and Co.
  • Bell, George
  • Benjamin, D. and Co.
  • Broad, A. C.
  • Brodrick and Chalmers
  • Brown, W. and Co.
  • Burt, Alexander, junr.
  • Butterworth, C. R.
  • Campbell and Crust
  • Chilton, Dr., F.L.S.
  • Christie, J. and T.
  • Cohen, M.
  • Cook, M.
  • Cossens and Black
  • Davidson, Rev. A. P., M.A.
  • Dawson, Wm.
  • Denniston, G. L.
  • Donaghy and Co.
  • Dunlop, Rev. Prof.,
  • D.D. Durie, A.
  • Dymock, W.
  • Eunson, D. R.
  • Farquhar, G. P.
  • Farra, J. and T.
  • Fels, Wm. Fitzgerald, W. S.
  • Fraser, J. F. M.
  • Gillies, J. L.
  • Gordon, C. McK.
  • Graham, F.
  • Guthrie, H.page 12
  • Hallenstein, B.
  • Hardie, J.
  • Harding, E.
  • Harty and Co.
  • Hay, R., C.E.
  • Haynes, C.
  • Haynes, D.
  • Hendry, J.
  • Hendry, J. and Sons
  • Hercus, G. L.
  • Hislop, Dr.
  • Hopkins, J.
  • Hordern and White
  • Horsburgh, J.
  • Hudson, R. and Co.
  • Inglis, A. and T.
  • Irvine and Stevenson
  • Jago, J. W.
  • Kempthorne, T. W.
  • Line, L. A.
  • Lorie, A. and Co.,
  • Louden, J.
  • McAdam, W.
  • McAdam, W. E.
  • Macfie, J.
  • Macgregor, Hon. J., M.L.C.
  • Mackerras, J. T.
  • McLean, Hon. Geo., M.L.C.
  • McNicoll, D.
  • Ma Hoon
  • Meenan, F.
  • Melland E.
  • Melville, W.
  • Mills, J.
  • Mollison, Mills & Co.
  • Morrison, J. H.
  • Murdoch & Co.
  • Mutual Agency Co.
  • Neil, J.
  • N.Z. & Australian Land Co.
  • Nimmo and Blair
  • Otago Daily Times Co.
  • Park, Revnolds & Co.
  • Parker, Prof., F.R.S.
  • Paterson, A. S.
  • Perpetual Trustees Co.
  • Petrie, D., M.A.
  • Proudfoot, G.
  • Rattray, Jas.
  • Reid, D., Junr.
  • Reid, Jno.
  • Reid and Gray
  • Rice, Wm.
  • Roberts, Jno., C.M.G.
  • Robin, Jas. Ross, A. T.
  • Sale, Prof., M.A.
  • Sargood, Son & Ewen
  • Scoular, Wm.
  • Shand. Prof.,L.L.D.
  • Shelton, A. H.
  • Simmers, Geo., M.A., B.Sc.
  • Simon Bros.
  • Sinclair, Mark
  • Singer Manufg. Co.
  • Sise, G. L. Sligo, A.
  • Smith, Edmund
  • Somerville, Wm.
  • Sparrow, Jos.
  • Speight &Co.
  • Spence, E. J.
  • Stout, Mondy & Sim
  • Stewart, Hon. W. D., M.L.C.
  • Stuart, Rev. D. M., D.D.
  • Tennant, J. S., M.A., B.Sc.
  • Thomson, J. C.
  • Thomson and Co.
  • Thomson, Fox & Co.
  • Tomlinson, T.
  • Treseder. P.
  • Ulrich, Prof.
  • Wardell, Bros.
  • Watson, W. P.
  • White, D. R" M.A
  • Whitson, T. W.
  • Wilkinson, T. M.
  • Williams, H. E.
  • Wilson, R.
  • Wright, W.
  • Wright, Stephenson & Co.
  • Young, G. & T.
  • Ziele, C.
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Superintendents Report for 1893.

The classes were opened on April 10, and carried on with the usual fortnight's recess in July till October 6.

The total number of students enrolled was 313 for the first quarter, and 219 for the second quarter. But for the unfortunate delay in the arrival of apparatus and of typewriting machines the number of pupils would undoubtedly have been larger. Now that the Association have secured ample accommodation for the practical classes, and furnished the class rooms with abundance of excellent apparatus, they hope that the young people of Dunedin and suburbs will freely avail themselves of the opportunity thus presented of continuing the work of the primary and high schools, and the better fitting themselves for their life work.

The following classes were held:—English—Class A, Mr R. G. Whetter, M.A.; Class B, Mr T. D. Pearce, M.A.; Latin, Mr E. A. Phillips, B.A.; French, Mr R. Donald, M.A., B.Sc.; Mathematics, Mr James Rennie, B.A.; Arithmetic, Mr J. A. Johnson, M. A.; Bookkeeping, Mr J. A. Johnson, M.A.; Chemistry, Mr J. R. Don, M.A., B.Sc.; Physics, Mr George A. Simmers, M.A., B.Sc.; Botany, Mr J. S. Tennant, B.A.,B.Sc.; Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Mr W. Cutten; Wood-carving, Miss Gether; Carpentry, Mr. Selby; Shorthand, Mr J. Crosby Smith; Typewriting, Mr. S. C. Cope; Cookery and Domestic Economy, Mrs. Miller.

The Botany Class was opened on February 13 under Mr Simmers. He was unfortunately unable (owing to an accident) to continue the work, and his place was taken by Mr J. S. Tennant. The work for 1898-94 has already begun, and Mr Tennant hopes to supplement the laboratory work with a considerable amount of field work.

Delay in the arrival of the s.s. Ionic with the Physics page 14 apparatus prevented Mr. Simmers opening that class till the session was well advanced. The class will continue their work till the prescribed field has been covered, when the examination will be held, and certificates granted to the successful candidates.

Three new classes have been opened this session—Botany, Physics, and Typewriting; and a class for Metal Work would have been opened, but the necessary room and apparatus could not be got ready in time. The work, however, is well advanced, and the Committee hope to see this class well attended next session. Additional typewriters and a large supply of keyboards for beginners have been ordered by the Committee, and will be ready to meet the expected increase of the would-be typists.

Reports of Miss Gether's Wood-carving Class and Mr Selby's Carpentry Class have not been presented. From the nature of the work of these classes, examination was not attempted, but highly satisfactory work has been done by both.

The certificates about to be presented have been awarded on the joint reports of the class teachers and assessors appointed by the Committee. The scholastic status and professional reputation of the teachers gives sufficient guarantee that the class work will be well done; but the assistance of an assessor is welcomed by the teacher, and the joint verdict should greatly enhance the value of the certificate. The Rev. R. Waddell, M.A., examinedin English; Rev. A. R. Fitchett, M.A., in Latin; Mr T. D. Pearce, M.A., in French; Miss M'Kean, Otago Girl's High School, in Mathematics; Mr Hunter, M.A., B.Sc., in Chemistry; Mr A. M'Lean, B.A., in Arithmetic; Mr W. H. Matthews, in Shorthand; Mr Duncan, Inspector of Machinery, in Engineering and Practical Mechanics; Mesdames Gordon Macdonald, Cohen, Wise, Solomon, and Miss Hay, in Cookery.

The Committee give their sincere thanks to those ladies and gentlemen for their valuable services.

Mr J. M. Allan, one of our senior students, has earned the Senior Diploma of the Association, having already gained six certificates during the past five sessions. This is the first year in which the diploma could be gained, and Mr Allan has thus secured the highest honour which the Association can confer.

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Honours List, 1893.

Senior Diploma of the Association.

  • John M. Allan (1889-98).

Junior Diplomas.

  • Lionel Bray (1890-98)
  • John Lillie (1891-93)
  • Donald Marshall (1892-93)
  • Charles Burgess (1892-93).

Winner of Professor Black's Prize in Chemistry:

  • Bernard C. Aston.

Class Certificates.

English (A Class).

J. Allan, S. Strachan, W. Robertson, Thos. Hendry, J. Lillie, N. Douglas, Miss Prudence Bennett, J. Durie, Miss Alice Luscombe, C. Burgess, Thos. Downes, and D. Marshall.

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English (B Class).

J. Allan, H. M. Ewing, M. W. Johnson, C. Stewart, R. S. Clarke, J. Jacobs, B. Moss, R. Brickell, C. Marsden, R. Gairdner.


Miss E. Macquaid, Miss M. Lo Keong (first year), W. G. Tait, G. F. Gill, Miss A. Gresham (second year), W. Sutherland, Miss S. E. Macdonald, Miss L. Sutherland (first year).


Highest Division: First Class—A. B. Douglass; Second Class—L. Bray, R. Bray, J. Tillie, T. E. Downes, B. M. Moss, D. Marshall.

Second Division: First Class—A. Marryatt, Miss Jessie Neil; Second Class—C. E. Davey, C. Burgess, James Eager, W. C. Napier, G. Pearce.


Senior Division—John C. Begg, 97 per cent.; John McDowall, 60 per cent.

Junior Division—A. Melville, 89 per cent.; Alex. Black, 71 per cent.


First Class: G. W. Gillies and J. Chisholm, 100 per cent.; P. Gray, 97; C. Chamberlain, 97; J. Mowbray, 95; D. D! M'Donald, 92; K. Melville, 80; T. Quinn, 80. Second Class: R. Brown, 72; R. Bremner, 72; M. Johnson, 70; R. Johnson! 70; D. Marshall, 70; J. Johnson, 67; T. E. Downes, 68; b' Harper, 62. Third Class: R. Abbott, 55; R. Garside, 55; W Dutch, 55; R. Mackie, 50.

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Practical Work.—C. Burgess, R. McCarrigan, G. M. Valen-tine.

Class Work.—B. C. Aston, J. M. Allan, T. Scott, F. Loring, R. Gairdner, and C. Arkell.


Thos. Rogerson, 88 per cent.; A. E. Graham and H. Edwards, 81 per cent, each.


Miss Effie G. Gilkison, Miss Helen Middleton, Miss S. E. Macdonald, Miss N. Peake, Miss A. C. Waters, Miss I. Hanson, G. Hoffman, J. Crosby Smith, W. C. Brown, Wm. R. Brugli, B. Somerville.

Applied Mechanics and Engineering.

Senior: First Class—T. Rogerson.

Junior: First Class—T. Melville; Second Class—H. Edwards.


General Knowledge.—W. McBeath, W. Hartley, Philip Milburn (100 per cent, each), J. Cable, G. S. Finlayson, A. B. Wilson, J. Clnsholm, Wm. Sligo, W. F. Abel, R. J. McBeath, W. J. McGonigal, B. Irwin, J. E. Hutchison, C. McNaugliton, S. E. Rutherford, S. N. Brown, L. H. Mirams, Miss A. Weldon.

Speed Certificates.—(The numbers signify words per minute.) John Bolt 110, Sydney Earland 100, T. S. Tomlinson 100, H. Benfree 100, R. B. Christie 100, G. A. Lamb 100, E. Sunderland 100, J. Lillie 100, J. Jacobs 100, Wm. McBeath 80.

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Misses Annie Brydone, B. Brydone, E. Cohen, E. Maequaid, and C. McAdam; William Alexander, H. Mitchell, A. J. Williamson, J. Hutchinson, J. R. Kirk, and W. Boyd.

Cookery and Domestic Economy.

Winners of the Association's C Certificate.—Miss Barbara Anderson, Miss Catherine Bills, Miss Helen Chisholm, Miss Gertrude Heaney, Miss Isabella Hitchcock, Miss Agnes Rogers. Miss Jessie Ross.


The attendance at the various classes was as follows:—
  • English: A Class (Mr. R. G. Whetter, M.A.).—Number on the roll for the whole session, 26; average attendance, 20.5
  • English: B Class (Mr. T. D. Pearce, M.A.).—Number on the roll for 1st. quarter, 24; average attendance, 20; for 2nd. quarter, 16; average attendance, 18.
  • Latin (E. A. Phillips, B.A.).—Number on the roll, 31; average attendance, 21.
  • French (R. Donald, M.A., B.Sc.).—Number on the roll 1st. quarter, 18; average attendance, 14; 2nd. quarter, 14; average attendance, 10.
  • Mathematics (Jas. Rennie, M.A., B.Sc.).—Number on the roll 1st. quarter, 14; average attendance, 10; 2nd. quarter, 9; average attendance, 9.
  • Arithmetic (Jno. A. Johnson, M.A.).—Number on the roll 1st. quarter, 46; average attendance, 85; 2nd. quarter, 86; average attendance, 28.
  • Book-Keeping (Jno. A. Johnson, M.A.).—Number on the roll, 88; average attendance, 27.
  • Chemistry (J. R. Don, M.A., B.Sc.).—Number on roll 1st. quarter, 26; average attendance, 21; 2nd. quarter, 21; average attendance, 18.page 19
  • Physics (Geo. Simmers, M.A., B.Sc.).—Number on roll 1st. quarter, 8; average attendance, 6; 2nd. quarter, 8; average attendance, 7.
  • Botany (J. S. Tennant, M.A., B.Sc.).—Number on roll 1st. quarter, 25; average attendance, 17;
  • Applied Mechanics And Engineering (Mr. Walter Cutten).—Number on roll 1st. quarter, 16; average attendance, 11; 2nd. quarter, 8; average attendance, 5.
  • Shorthand (Mr. J. Crosby Smith).—Number on roll 1st. quarter, 63; average attendance, 88; 2nd. quarter, 46; average attendance, 30.
  • Typewriting (Mr. S. C. Cope).—Number on roll, 17; average attendance, 14.
  • Carpentry (Mr. I. Selby).—Number on roll, 16.
  • Wood-Carving (Miss Gether).—Number on roll, 6.
  • Cookery and Domestic Economy (Mrs. Miller).—Number on roll, 45.
Total Number of Pupils Enrolled 390
New Pupils 291
Former Pupils Re-entered 99
Male Students 308
Female Students 82
Number Entered for One Class only 322
For Two Classes 59
For Three Classes 9
Ages of Male Students.
Over 25 years of age 30
Over 20 years of age 63
Over 19 years of age 24
Over 18 years of age 86
Over 17 years of age 81
Over 16 years of age 49
Over 15 years of age 33
Under 15 years of age 22
Not stated years of age 20
Total 308
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Occupations of Students.
Attending School 13
Auctioneer's Assistant 1
Bakers 3
Blacksmiths 2
Bookbinder 1
Booksellers 3
Bootmakers 8
Brassfinishers 4
Brassfounder 1
Brassmoulder 1
Brewer's Apprentice 1
Butcher 1
Cabinetmaker 1
Carpenters 3
Casemaker 1
Chemist's Assistants 15
Civil Servant 1
Clerks (including Bank, Insurance, and Railway Clerks) 63
Clerks (Law) 5
Clicker 1
Coal Merchant 1
Coffee Grinder 1
Collar Maker 1
Commission Agent 1
Compositors 6
Confectioners 2
Cordial Manufacture 1
Cutter's Trimmer 1
Dairy Apprentices 6
Dentist 1
Drapers 10
Electroplater 1
Engine Drivers 2
Engineers and Engineer's Apprentices 17
Factory Hand 1
Finisher 1
Fitters 5
Gardeners 2
Governesses 2
Grocer's Assistants 7
Groom 1
Gunsmith 1
Ironmonger's Assistants 3
Labourer 1
Letter Carrier 1
Lithographers 3
Mantlemaker 1
Messenger 1
Musician 1
Newspaper Reader 1
Nurses 3
Office Boys 16
Packer 1
Painter 1
Patternmakers 2
Photographer 1
Plasterer 1
Plumber 1
Porters 2
Potter 1
Printer's Apprentices 4
Produce Merchant 1
Pupil Teachers 4
Railway Employees 2
Saddler 1
Salesman 1
Saleswomen 2
Seedsmen 2
Shopmen 4
Sign writer 1
Soapboiler 1
Storemen 4
Students (Medical, etc) 6
Students (Kindergarten) 4
Surveyor 1
Tailors 2
Teachers 4
Telegraphist 1
Telegraph Messengers 2
Telephonist 1
Warehousemen 9
Watchmakers 3
Woodturner 1
Woolclasser 1
Woolsorter 1
Domestic duties or not otherwise stated 91
Total 390
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Prospectus for 1894.

1.The object of the Technical Classes Association is to organise a scheme of evening classes which will enable youths engaged during the day to continue their education, and in due time, if possible, to take advantage of the higher instruction provided by the University of Otago. In making its arrangements, the Committee has kept in view the necessity of providing instruction of a practical kind, such as will be likely to make those who join the classes more intelligent and more efficient workmen.
2.Fees for each quarter are payable in advance, but arrangements can be made where required for extending the time of payment. On enrolment and payment of fees each student will receive a card of admission, which he may be required to show while attending his classes.
3.Any student who can satisfy the Committee that he is unable to pay the fees, will be allowed to attend classes free of charge, or at a reduced fee, as the Committee shall decide.
4.Students are required to provide themselves with any test-books, &c., which the teachers may recommend for their use.
5.Students in the Manual Classes must provide themselves with all hand-tools: such as saws, planes, chisels, hammer, Oil-stands, compasses, &c., required by the Instructor. The Committee hope to arrange for the use of steam power, benches, metal and wood lathes, &c., so that students will have the advantage of learning the use of machines.
6.The Classes for Languages, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Book keeping, and Physics will be held in the Normal School, the Technical and Manual Classes in the Dunedin Technical School in Great King street.

The Session will commence on Monday, April 2nd, the first quarter closing on Friday, June 22nd. The second quarter will commence on Monday, July 9th, and the Session, except for the Botany Class, will close on Friday, September 28th.

The Spring Session of the Botany Class will commence about Monday, October 2nd, closing about Friday, December 14th. The Autumn Session will commence about February 5th, 1895.

8.Students will be enrolled at the Normal School on Thursday and Friday, 29th and 80th March, from 7 to 9 p.m.
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The Association is prepared to grant Diplomas to those students who have passed successfully through a regular course of instruction—extending over at least two years—in one or other of the departments specified hereby—viz., Literary and Commercial, or Scientific and Technical. Candidates will be required to show certificates of attendance, signed by the class teacher, at the various classes specified under the respective departments. The Association will endeavour to provide a two years' course—junior and senior—in each of the prescribed subjects of study. Examinations will be held in the various subjects at the end of each session, and certificates, 1st year's to the junior, and 2nd or 3rd year's to the senior class, will be issued to all students who succeed in passing. Two examiners,; one being the class teacher, shall be appointed for each subject! The examiners, acting jointly, shall prepare examination papers, and determine the standard of efficiency necessary for obtaining the certificate.

Any student who obtains Four certificates shall be entitled to a Junior Diploma, and any student obtaining six shall be entitled to the Association's Senior Diploma.

The following will constitute the subjects prescribed for the Literary and Commercial Course:—
1.English Grammar and Composition.
2.English Literature.
9.Geography—Political, Physical, and Commercial.

[N.B.—Students may so select the subjects from this Course, that with or without the addition of one from the Scientific Course they may go up for N.Z. University Matriculation examination.]

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The following will constitute the subjects prescribed for the Scientific and Technical Course:—
5.Engineering and Applied Mechanics.
8.Freehold Drawing and Practical Geometry.
9.Model Drawing and Solid Geometry.

Mechanical or Architectural Drawing.

(Any two of the above to count for the Diploma.)

13.Cooking and Domestic Economy.
15.Wood and Metal Turning.
16.Wood Carving.


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Synopsis of Subjects and Course of Study for 1894.


First Year.

Word-building, Analysis and Synthesis of Sentences, Grammar, Composition, Paraphrasing, Precis-writing, &c.

Text Books.

Longman's School Composition; Smith's School Manual of the English Language.

Second and Third Years.

Advanced work on the same lines as for Junior English, illustrated by the study of some selected author or work; the nature and growth of the English Language, &c.

Normal School.

Tuesday and Thursday, 7 to 8 P.M.

Fee: 7s. 6d. per Quarter.


First Year.

Accidence; Elements of Syntax; Simple Exercises in Composition and Translation.

Text Book.

Smith's "Principia Latina," Part 1.

Second Year.

Study of Accidence and Leading Rules of Syntax; More Advanced Exercises in Composition and Translation, including Extracts from Latin Authors.

Text Book.

C'æsar, "De Berlo Gallico," Book 1.

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Third Year.

Study of Selected Author or Work.

Text Book for 1894.

Cicero "De Amicitia."

Normal School.

Tuesday and Friday, 8 to 9 P.M.

Fee: 7s. 6d. per Quarter.


First Year.

Elements of Grammar; Rules of Syntax; Simple Reading and Translation.

Text Books.

(1)Macmillan's Progressive French Course (first year).
(2)Macmillan's Progressive French Reader (first year).

Second Year.

Advanced Rules of Grammar and Syntax; Exercises in Translation and Reading.

Text Books.

(1)Macmillan's Progressive French Course (second year).
(2)Macmillan's Progressive French Reader (second year).

Third Year.

Continuation of same work, with a Study of Selected Authors.

Text Books.

(1)Macmillan's Progressive French Course (third year).
(2)Selections from French Authors.

Normal School.

Monday and Wednesday, 7 to 8 P.M.

Fee: 7s. 6d. per Quarter.


First Year.

Euclid—Book I. and Exercises.

Algebra, to Simultaneous Equations.

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Second Year.

Euclid—Book II. and Exercises. Algebra, to page 177 of Text Book.

Text Books.

Todhunter's Euclid.

Hall & Knight's Algebra.

Normal School.

Wednesdays and Fridays, 7 to 8 p.m.

Fee: 7s. 6d. per Quarter.


First Year.

Principal rules up to, and including, Vulgar and Decimal Fractions.

Second Year.

Higher rules of Arithmetic, including Proportion, Interest, Stocks, Profit and Loss, Square and Cube Root, Metric System, Mensuration.

Home exercises in these classes will be given weekly.

Normal School.

Monday and Thursday, 7 to 8 p.m.

Fee: 7s. 6d. per Quarter.


First Year.

2nd Division: Single Entry.

Second Year.

1st Division: Double Entry.

Text Books.

Chamber's Single and Double Entry.

Normal School.

Tuesday and Friday, 7 to 8 p.m.

Fee: 7s. 6d. per Quarter.

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First Year.

Elements of the Subject and of Chemical Physics. Chemistry of the most important non-metallic elements.

Practical Work.—Experiments illustrating the above, and qualitative analysis of the salts of the commoner metals.

Second Year.

More advanced work in Chemical Physics, Chemistry of the Metals—special attention being given to those occurring in New Zealand.

Chemistry of special trades and manufactures, e.g., Alkali Manufacture, Soap and Candle making, Manufacture of Sulfuric Acid, Dyeing, Bleaching, Gas Making, Cement Manufacture. Manufacture of Artificial Manures, &c.

Practical work in this class will consist of Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis suited, as far as possible, to the trades of the students.

Text Books.

Roscoe's Lessons in Elementary Chemistry, and special Test Books suited to the trades of the students.

The Chemical Laboratory measures 39 × 30 feet, and in addition to benches, &c., for class purposes, is furnished with nine working benches fitted with sinks, gas and water pipes, and stands for re-agents, for four pupils each.

Technical School.

Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Fee: 7s. 6d. per Quarter,

(N.B.—Professor Black offers Free Laboratory Tuition to one Student who earns the Association's Certificate.)


(Spring Session to commence on October 2nd.)

Morphology, Physiology and Classification of Flowering Plants.

Text Book.

Thomson's Introductory Class-book of Botany.

Technical School.

Monday and Thursday, 7.15 to 8.30 p.m.

Fee: 7s. 6d. per Quarter,

In addition to the lecture work, excursions and field demonstrations are held on Saturday afternoons as frequently as gable.

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Heat, Electricity, and Magnetism—with experiment Heat, a form of energy:—Matter-its constitution and properties. The various forms of energy. Effects of heat on Matter:—Change of Volume of Solids, Liquids, and Gases. Tempers-ture, Thermometers. Quantity of Heat. Change of State-fusion, vaporisation. Latent Heat. Refrigerating Machines, Communication of Heat:—Conduction, Convection—winds, ventilation, ocean currents. Radiation. Thermo-dynamics:-Steam and Gas Engines; Use of Compressed Air.

Magnetism:—Attraction and Repulsion. Various Kind of Magnets. The Earth a Magnet. Static Electricity Attraction and Repulsion. Electrical Machines. Leyden Jut Current Electricity:—Galvanic Batteries. Measurement or Currents. The Connection between Electricity and Magnetism Application of Electricity:—The Electric Light, Dynamos, Telegraphs, and Telephones. Electro-plating.

In addition to the lecture course, practical work is carried out as far as possible in the Laboratory attached to the Normal School, which is well supplied with physical apparatus.

Normal School.

Monday and Thursday, 8 to 9 P.M.

Fee: 7s. 6d. per Quarter.

10.—Engineering and Applied Mechanics.

Applied Mechanics.—Measurement, Simple Machine Conversion of Motion, Friction, Strength of Materials.

Engineering.—Powers, Speeds, Weight, Friction, Calculstions from Formulæ.

Steam Engine.—Earlier Forms of, and Duty of Steam Engines, Evaporative Performance and Strength of Steam Boilers, Gearing, Mining and other Machinery.

Text Books.

Elementary Lessons on Applied Mechanics, by Robt. 8 Ball, LL.D.; Hand-book for Mechanical Engineers, by Prof. Hy. Adams.

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The Class-room is furnished with a considerable stock of models and apparatus for practical demonstration of the subject.

Technical School.

Monday and Wednesday, 8 to 9 P.M.

Fee: 7s. 6d. per Quarter.


First Year.

Freehand Drawing and Practical Geometry.

Second Year.

Model Drawing and Solid Geometry.

Third Year.

Mechanical or Architectural Drawing.

The School of Art Evening Classes are open from 7 to 9; on Mondays and Wednesdays for the study; of Freehand Drawing, Model Drawing, Drawing from the Antique, Modelling in Clay, &c.; on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Practical, Plane, and Solid Geometry, Mechanical and Architectural Drawing, &c.

Fees (payable at the School of Art): 10s. 6d. per Quarter.


James Abernethy (Assistant).

Text Books (Elementary Class).

Pitman's Phonographic Teacher and Manual. Speed Practice.

Text Books (Advanced Class).

Manual and Reporter. Reporting Practice.

Technical School.

Tuesday and Friday.

Elementary Class, 7 to 8 p.m.

Advanced Class, 8 to 9 p.m.

Fee: 7s. 6d. per Quarter.

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The Class-room is well supplied with Remington Typewriters, Keyboards, &c.

Technical School.

Monday and Thursday, 7 to 8 p.m.

Fee: 7s. 6d. per Quarter.

14.—Wood Carving.

Instruction is given in Wood Carving especially suited for Cabinet Makers, as well as for Art Amateurs. The workshop is fitted with numerous carving benches.

Technical School.

Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Fee: 7s. 6d. per Quarter.

15—Carpentry and Joinery.

Instruction will be given in the use of the Carpenter's rule, methods of measuring and ordering timber; what tools to buy, and how to sharpen and use them; the different kinds of saw's, and how to set and sharpen them; in roofing, the names and forms of the various kinds of roofs, the bevel cuts of common, jack, and hip rafters; also methods of notching, cogging, dowel-ling, scarfing, &c.; developing of surfaces, sections of solids, &c, with their practical applications, manner of taking dimensions, setting out sashes and frames, and other work.

The instructor has prepared a series of lessons on stairs and hand-railing, showing some improved plans of stairs, and the one-plane method of finding the face-mould.

The workshop measures 39ft. by 30ft., and is fitted with six double benches, saw-sharpeuing bench, grindstone, &c.

Technical School.

Monday and Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Fee: 7s. 6d. per Quarter.

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Technical School.

(The Class will be held in the Metal-shop.)

Tuesday and Friday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Fee: 7s. 6d. per Quarter.

17.—Cookery and Domestic Economy.

Composition, Preparation, Cooking of Food. Domestic Management. Cutting out of Garments. Laundry Work, &c.

Technical School.

The Class-room measures 44ft. by 24ft., and is furnished with large Shaddock range and gas cooking stove, tables, &c.

Demonstration Class.

Wednesday, 7.80 to 9.80 p.m.

Fee: 5s per Quarter.

(Tickets transferable.)

Practising Classes.

Wednesday, 3 to 5 p.m.

Fee: 10s. 6d. per Quarter.

A practical examination in plain Cookery and Laundry work will be held at the close of the session for the Association's "C certificate." Candidates must either attend one or other of the above classes, or must pay a fee of 5s. on entering for the elimination.

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Time Table for 1894.

P.M. MONDAY. TUESDAY. WEDNESDAY. THURSDAY. FRIDAY. 7 Arithmetic English Chemistry English Mathematics French Shorthand (Junior) French Arithmetic Shorthand (Junior) to Carpentry Book-keeping Mathematics Type-writing Book keeping 8 Type-writing Plumbing Carpentry Wood-Carving Plumbing Cookery Chemistry 8 Physics Latin Physics Latin to Engineering Shorthand (Senior) Engineering Shorthand (Senior) 9 Carpentry Plumbing Carpentry Wood-Carving Plumbing Cookery