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Tangowahine in Northland. Two or three other schools in area. Mentions Mangawhare. Moved to Hamilton, went to Tamahere for a year, finished in Lichfield. Back to Hamilton. Walked two miles to Tamahere school. Mentions draught-horse he walked in morning. Quite good at school. Certificate at 13 and a half.

"I wasn't very lucky with teachers. We had a few very crabby ones... I was a very poor writer always used to get the cane everyday for writing . Madam Rigby was the teacher there in those days...I don't know whether she liked to do it to me but she used to call me in each day when I was out playing"

Talks of justification for the caning.