Mangahume School, students

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Formal class photograph of 32 students of Mangahume School in 1937. Mangahume School was near Opunake.The students are arranged in four rows in an outside area. A boy in the centre of the front row holds a sign that reads "Mangahume School 1937". The names of the students have been given as, from left to right, back row: ___Ratahi, Rena Hohaia, Rayma Ratahi, Betty Hohaia, Molly Morris, Jean Short, Eric Markham, Terrence Hickey, Gordon Markham.Third row: Bobby Ratahi, Dick Pope, Sammy Thompson, Charlie Short, Rex Hohaia, Gordon Smith, Melvyn Hohaia, Maurice Chisholm. Second row: Shirley Hendrick, Betty Hendrick, Gladys Pope, Zeala Best, Mary Markham, Audrey Chisholm, Vinnie Tito. Front row: Maurice Pope, unknown, Bryce Hohaia, Bob Hendrick, Murray Hickey, Mervyn Smith, Lynne Gatenby.
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I went to Mangahume School starting 6/43.Mr Crosby was the Headmaster.Roll was quite small at that time.We lived down the road,Dad was the Milkman in Opunake.

- Jim Hewes posted 3 years ago.

The little girl first left i the back row is Rena Ratahi. She is my grandmother and my namesake

- Rena Ross posted 4 years ago.

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