Anglican Boys Home

Evening Post 13 January 1913
A garden party to further interest in the Anglican Boys” Home at the Lower Hutt was held in the grounds of Mr. Scales, Lower Hutt-road. Archdeacon Harper and the Rev. Joshua Jones addressed the many present on the object and needs of the home, and urged practical assistance. Music from a string band and afternoon tea served in the drawing-room and on the verandah were other attractions in a pleasant afternoon.

Evening Post 28 June 1945
During the 34 years that the society had been operating 664 boys had passed through its homes, said the president of the Wellington Anglican Boys” Homes Society (Mr. H. B. Gordon) at the annual meeting yesterday. “This means that on the average about 20 boys a year have been taken in and cared for and after varying terms have left us, mostly to rejoin their parents or natural homes, and, we would like to believe, much improved from every aspect after their stay in our homes.”
The following officers were elected: President, Mr. H. B. Gordon; vice-presidents, Ven. Archdeacon Rich, Ven. Archdeacon Kenny, Mr. S. M. Hobbs, Mrs. F. M. Chesney; honorary vice-president. Rev. A. L. Hansell; committee. Mrs. W. Bullock, Mrs. E. J. Rich, Miss L. M. Buxton, Rev. W. Langston, Rev. J. C. Davies, Rev. A. C. Charles, Rev. G. McKenzie; secretary, Mr. A. S. Kempthorne; honorary treasurer, Mr. A. M. Anderson; honorary auditors, Messrs. G. F. Judd and Son; Masterton representative, Mr. H. M. A. Major; Lower Hutt representatives. Mr. G. A. Strickland and Mr. J. W. Mackisack.

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