Strap, School Strap ; Unknown maker; 1920-1930; RI.W2014.3594

Name/Title

Strap, School Strap

About this object

This is a school strap which belonged to teacher Marjory Faith Hogg. Originally from Orepuki, Marjory used this strap when she taught at Round Hill School in the 1920s.

The use of corporal punishment in New Zealand schools was common practice and many adults can recount tales of why they got ‘the strap’. Schools abolished the use of the strap in 1987 and the New Zealand Government officially outlawed the practice in 1990. Today, teachers can be charged with physical abuse and imprisoned for a maximum of five-years.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1920-1930

Period

1920s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

organic, animal, skin, processed materials, leather

Inscription and Marks

On inside of strap in pencil: "8928"

Measurements

l 575 mm x w 50 mm x d 30 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Education

Object Type

whips

Object number

RI.W2014.3594

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Tags
1920s
Education

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