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The-ceremony of presenting lEe prizes to the successful students of the Thames -High School was performed on Erida-yi evenmgfbythe:wif&of the Mayor (Mrs A? Burns) Short addresses were delivered by the Mayor, and Rev. Milne and Mr, E. H. Taylor, M.P. The report of the. headmaster stated that the prize for, dux of the school, presented by Mc Burns, had been won by Miss Annie Wylie who also matriculated. Mass Wylie had aJso won a prize presented by Monsieur Eoeufve, the French Consulgeneral for New Zealand. The fifth form prize (had been won by Gertie Mayo, and the fourth form prizes by Archie Burns, Margaret McCaskill, and Ursil Blight, while the French prize had been won by Phoebe Daldy. The third! form prizes, presented by Miss Foy 'had been won by Thorburn and McConnell and a. special prize for consistent industry and attention by Grace McLean lhe pupils were also largely successful in the recent public examination. In all 31 scholars had been successful out of a roll number of 63, and this was the largest proportion of passes yet obtained by the school. A handsome dressingcase was presented to Mr R. J. Thomson assistant master, who will leave shortly to take up a position at the Christchurch Boys' High School. Mr: W. J. Napier has given notice to move at the meeting of the Harbour Board next Tuesday afternoon, that the expenditure upon the new ferry buildings and waiting rooms be limited to £20,000; also that the Board congratulate the Government on its patriotic action in offering a Dreadnought waiship to the Imperial Government. ,~ Smith, and great autumn show takes place Tuesday next, and MloTOQcr d a ye,--i(Ad.), .-.»-«».

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Page 7 Advertisements Column 4, Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 75, 29 March 1909

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Page 7 Advertisements Column 4 Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 75, 29 March 1909