Timeline

This timeline gives an indication of the progress of the emigration scheme and other key events. The symbol gives more detail as do the featured articles on the right.


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1900
St Andrews Colonial Homes opens
1907
First two boys sent to Dunedin
1908
James Purdie appointed secretary
1909
Dr Graham visits Dunedin
1912
Kennedy Batch
1914
Houlston Batch
1914
Lemare Batch
1914
The outbreak of World War 1
1915
Paloona Batch
1920
Janus Batch
1923
Ulimaroa Batch
1925
Gammie Batch
1925
McDonald Batch
1927
Sparkes Batch
1928
Sussex Batch
1930
Onset of The Depression
1931
Emigration halted due to the Depression
1937
Dr Graham visits New Zealand
1938
The emigration scheme resumes
1939
Last batch to New Zealand
1939
The emigration scheme ceases
1939
Outbreak of World War 2
1942
Dr Graham dies in Kalimpong
1947
Indian Independence
1947
Name changes to Dr Graham's Homes
1951
James Purdie retires
1961
James Minto takes over as headmaster
1965
James Minto tours New Zealand
1968
Minto visits New Zealand a second time
1971
James Minto retires as headmaster
1975
Bernard Brooks, Homes headmaster, visits New Zealand
1975
Thuten Kesang takes over the NZ Committee
1977
Brooks visits New Zealand for a second time
1986
'Gorkhaland' movement begins
1987
Homes closed for six months
1990
Howard O'Connor, Homes headmaster, visits New Zealand
2000
Homes Centenary
2007
Jane goes to Kalimpong
2009
History 490 dissertation
2011
Jane begins PhD
2012
Jane returned to Kalimpong