Topic: Hororata School, Queen Victoria tablet

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Sir John Hall recently brought out with him from England a handsome tablet which he will present to the Hororata Public School.

Papers Past, West Coast Times, 27 March 1902, Page 4, A MEMORIAL OF THE QUEEN

Sir John Hall recently brought out with him from England a handsome tablet which he will present to the Hororata Public School. The tablet was on view in the North Canterbury Education Board recently. The following is the inscription on it: 

" This Tablet is erected to keep before the pupils of the Hororata School the Memory of Queen Victoria the Good, during whose reign New Zealand became part of the British Empire, and who, after occupying the Throne for more than 63 years, passed to her eternal rest on the 22nd January, 1901. By her devotion to the duties of her high office, her sympathy with the joys and sorrows of her people, the purity of her life, her wisdom as Queen, and her goodness as Wife and Mother, she won reverence from the nations of the earth and the love and veneration of all her subjects." May children of our children say:

'* She wrought her people lasting good" Her court was pure; her life serene; God gave her peace; her land reposed, A thousand claims to reverence closed In her as Mother, Wife, and Queen.

On the motion of Mr T S Weston, seconded by Mr O A C Hardy, the Board passed a hearty vote of thanks to Sir John Hall. It also expressed gratification at the fact that the beautiful tablet would be erected in a public school in the district, and a wish that similar steps would be taken in connection with other schools.

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