Friday, May 4, 2012

Thames (NZ): Thames-ites attending University

Having just attended a graduation ceremony at Waikato University, I wondered how many early graduates of Thames High School there had been? a trip to view the Honours Board is definitely required!

There  are a few names in the Thames Newspapers, but it is not always easy to identify the Thames ex-students; as results were given by province. Below is the report for Mr K M BARRANCE of Waihi achieving his BA.
Thames Star 12 Jan 1901
Under a different system to that of today, Mr G Newell Phillips, the Headmaster of Waiokaraka School in 1880 obtained part of his BA degree.
Thames Star 1/4/1880
In 1882 Miss F HASELDEN of Kauaeranga Girls was sitting her exams for a BA Degree at Auckland. Miss Haselden, was a long serving headmistress at the Kauaeranga Girls/Sandes Street School in Thames.
Thames Star 15/11/1882

Names of New Zealand University Graduates 1870-1961 are available at the 'Shadows of Time' Website