PEOPLE AND PLACES
Dr Henry R. Bennett (see photo above) a son of the late Rt. Rev. F. A. Bennett, the first Bishop of Aotearoa, has been appointed medical superintendent of the Tokanui Mental Hospital, south of Hamilton.
Aged 45, Dr Bennett has had a distinguished medical career. After studying at the Otago Medical School and in Melbourne, he was a house surgeon at the Napier Hospital before going into the army early in the war, serving in New Zealand. After the war Dr Bennett specialised in mental health and since then has served at Seacliff, Kingseat and Oakley Hospitals as assistant and senior medical officer.
The Hui Aranga, the Roman Catholic Maori Easter gathering (see photo below) took place this year at Otaki. About a thousand people attended it, including members of clubs from Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki, Wanganui,
Feilding, Levin, Wellington and the South Island. In this photograph Archbishop P. T. B. McKeefry is being led on to the marae by Mr Tane Nikora and the Rev. Father Wiremu Te Awhitu. The gathering was held on the church property known as Puke Karaka, the marae at which the early French Marist Fathers first preached.
Mr William T. Royal (see photo, upper left) who recently qualified as an architect, comes from Waimango, Clevedon, 50 miles south-east of Auckland. His father and mother are Mr Haunui Royal and Mrs Meri Royal. After working in the public service for several years, Mr William Royal is now with a Christchurch firm of architects.
Mr H. R. Jones of Auckland sent in this photograph (see upper right) of a carver at work during the last stages of the building of the Tumatauenga meetinghouse, Otiria marae, Northland. The speech which His Excellency the Governor-General made at the opening of the meetinghouse last February is published on page four of this issue of ‘Te Ao Hou’.
Mr J. R. Wehipeihana (see photo at right), a secondary school-teacher and a student at Victoria University, has been awarded a Rotary Foundation Fellowship for study in the United States during the 1964–65 academic year. Mr Wehipeihana, a son of Mr and Mrs H. Wehipeihana of Raumati, near Wellington, will study the American system of geography teaching at Clark University, Massachusetts.