Puriri, New Zealand
Puriri was originally a Ngāti Maru settlement, which the Rev. Henry Williams and three fellow missionaries visited in October 1833. They subsequently established a mission station in the settlement, which the Rev. James Preece took over in 1834 with the assistance of the Rev. James Hamlin. In 1838 the station was transferred to Parawai (part of the present town of Thames).
Puriri School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 7 and a roll of 31. The school celebrated its 80th anniversary in 1961 and its 125th anniversary in 2003. There was an earlier school called Puriri School, which flourished in 1837.
- "Place Name Detail: Puriri". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
- James Hamlin, Diary 1830-1832. MS 0560, Hocken Library.
- KaeLewis.com, Goldminers of Thames, New Zealand 1868, accessed 28 May 2007
- "Te Kete Ipurangi - Puriri School". Ministry of Education.
- Puriri School Eightieth Jubilee, 1881-1961, October 20th-22nd, 1961. Puriri School. 1961.
- "NOTES". Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 47. September 2003.
- Board of Foreign Missions and of the Board of Missions of the Presbyterian Church (1838). The Missionary Chronicle. pp. 327–328.