The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]
The Whirinaki Native Technical School
The Whirinaki Native Technical School is a substantial building situated on a hill, and has accommodation for seventy scholars. There are more than sixty children on the roll, and the average attendance is fifty. The Government has recently converted the school into a technical school, and a large and substantial workshop has been fitted with all the tools necessary for the instruction of classes in carpentry and joinery. Metal working will also receive attention, and form part of the instruction for pupils. The master, Mr. Winklemann, who is a registered pharmaceutical chemist, has fitted up two laboratories, in which there are valuable and instructive apparatus appertaining to almost all branches of science. As an old medical student, he has also established a complete surgery and dispensary for the benefit of the Maori people, and this has done much to bring about a decided improvement in the general health of the settlement.