The table below shows the people that make up the group.
|No||Last Name||First Names||Maiden Name||Relationship||Occupation||Born||Died||School Year|
The table below shows any historical notes about the party group.
|Note||Date||Short Description||Note Text|
|716||1871||Dwelling #54 purchased for use as a private school.||
There were around 30 school age children in the Bannockburn area, however very few were attending the recently established school in Cromwell despite the fact that they were allowed free passage across the Kawarau River on the ferry punt. John Simpson was persuaded by local feeling to open a private school. He purchased dwelling #54 on 29 May 1871. By July the school had a roll of 25 children. School fees were one shilling and sixpence per child per week.
|717||1872||New school established in Smith's Gully||
The private school was short-lived, with the locals pressing the education board to set up a public school in Smith's Gully (see #215). John Simpson went to Dunedin where he passed the requisite examinations for a teachers certificate.
|718||1872||John Simpson returned to Bannockburn to become the first teacher at the new public school (#215)||
John Simpson returned to Bannockburn to become the first teacher at the new public school (#215)
|719||1874||John moved to Naseby where he took up the job of headmaster.||
John moved to Naseby where he took up the job of headmaster.
|720||1883||Death of John Simpson||
John Simpson died in 1883.
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|Image Id||Source||Date||Short Description|
|1143||Mrs E Olds - Cromwell||unknown||Mr Simpson||View Image|
|1144||Mrs E Olds - Cromwell||unknown||Mr Simpson||View Image|
|1145||Mrs E Olds - Cromwell||unknown||Mrs Simpson||View Image|