Matriculation Examination, December 1888
Ephemera Collection, Hocken Library
Dunedin: University of New Zealand
Everyone was encouraged to enter the University. However, there were two provisos: potential students had to be over fifteen, and they had to pass the Matriculation Examination prescribed by the University. Here is a scarce copy of a matriculation examination for Latin in 1888. The examiner was Otago’s Professor of Classics, George Sale. One sentence that candidates had to translate into grammatically correct Latin was: ‘I do not know what to do’.
University of New Zealand, “Matriculation Examination, December 1888,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 5, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11360.