1863 - 1913 OTAGO BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS AT DUNEDIN
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“High school boys (past & present) march from the site of the old school in Dowling street”
“The procession entering present school grounds”
“Muster & roll call”
“Football at the Caledonian ground. Old boys engage in a game of rugby”
“Entering the field”
“Watching the play”
“Otago Boys High School, where the jubilee was celebrated”
OTAGO BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL JUBILEE 1913
Otago Boys’ High School celebrated its Fiftieth Anniversary between Saturday 2 August and Tuesday 5 August, 1913.
The celebrations opened with a Sports Meeting at the Caldonian Ground. four teams of present pupils took part in a seven a side rugby competition. Two teams of old boys played a fifteen a side rugby game with two seven minute spells.
Over four hundred old boys, past and present masters, and friends of the school, attended the Anniversary Dinner at the Art Gallery Hall on Saturday evening.
On Sunday afternoon a Jubilee Procession assembled at the site of the old school which opened on 3 August, 1863, with 60 pupils, and marched up to the new school in Arthur Street.
At the Commemoration Service held after the procession, the officiating clergy were old boys.
On Monday morning at the Historical Meeting, there was a roll call, a parade of duxes, and a march past of two generations father and son. Speakers described the main events and personalities in the life of the school. Present Rector, Mr WJ Morrell.
A Reception for old boys, lady relatives, and friends, was very well attended. An historical exhibition attracted much interest in the various cups, trophies, medals military and civilian, pictures and photographs. An orchestra provided music in the main hall, the cadet battalion and school gymnasts gave displays. The old boys swimming club gave a demonstration of life saving in the school baths.
On Monday evening there was a Smoke Concert at the Art Gallery for old boys, with toasts, speeches, and music. Present pupils shared in a concert at the Early Settlers Hall.
The Jubilee concluded with an Anniversary Ball at the Art Gallery on Tuesday evening.
Prominent old boys were the Mayor, Mr W Downie Stewart, and an early dux, the Hon. H Dillon Bell KC Minister of the Interior in the New Zealand Government.
Reference number F28248
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Production company Department of Agriculture
Camera: James McDonald