Notes: Robert Maunsell, an Irish Anglican missionary to the Maoris, set up the largest industrial boarding school in the mid-19th century at the suggestion of Bishop George Selwyn, opening it at Waikato Heads, at the mouth of the Waikato River, on the coast south of Auckland. He founded the school for Maori children, combining a traditional European boarding school education, religious teaching, and practical trade school instruction in 1847. This pamphlet, composed as a series of letters to his patron, Bishop Selwyn, provides Maunsell's theories of education, an explanation of the Waikato Heads school operation, and commentary on the lack of resources on the island. He concludes with a detailed eight-page "Report on the Waikato Heads School."
[2 blank], 29, , [3 blank] pages. See Judith Nathan, "An Analysis of an Industrial Boarding School, 1847–1860: A Phase in Maori Education." Bagnall, New Zealand National Bibliography, no. 3465.
Edition + Condition: First edition. A very good copy in original green cloth wrappers. Some spotting to front wrapper.
Publication: [Auckland]: St. John's College Press, 1849.
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