Hamilton Boys' High School Badge: Edward Victor Simpson (1923)
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A Hamilton Boys' High School silver badge belonging to Edward Victor Simpson (1907-1962), uncle of Joan Simpson. The badge is of the school crest featuring a lion, sash and star, and bearing the motto 'sapiens fortunam fingit sibi' (A wise man carves his own fortune). Edward was born in Tauranga and worked as a photojournalist. His article on big game fishing appeared in a booklet; Tauranga and the Mount in 1947. He never married, and died in Hamilton on 9 August 1962. Edward was buried in Hamilton Park Cemetery. Photo: Debbie McCauley.