In 1897 25,000 children in the Auckland Education District signed a congratulatory address to Queen Victoria (on her Diamond Jubilee). Schools involved were from Northland to Rotorua.
The Manuscripts are available on microfiche at the Auckland Research Centre of the Auckland Library
Names can be searched online at Auckland Library site
Thames Schools and numbers of names in database:
Kauaeranga Boys (468)
Kauaeranga Girls (219)
Waiotahi Creek (102)