Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 4. March 23rd, 1950
I Think everybody found the student organised trip to Australia a valuable experience. At least everyone I spoke to seemed to have had a wonderful time—which is Just about the same thing. A tew Otago girls didn't even want to go back to Dunedin, Certain parts of tan scheme could be improved, hat these difficulties are of minor nature, and will be ironed out in the next few years.
Oar advice to students is "go if you possibly can—it is well worth the time and the money." I hope these notes will help you on your way.
Mr. Frank Curtin, (VUC) managed this end, and Mr. Allan Beatty (Sydney) the other. Both appeared to do a capable job, but were hampered by the fact that there was a change over in management during the year. Mr. Beatty told me that many of the difficulties which arose this year will not recur, as the organisation has been vastly improved.
Mr. Curtin arranged the ship berths satisfactorily, although one student complained to me that the letter telling him where to pick up his ticket arrived the morning he left for Wellington to catch the boat. As soon as we landed in Sydney those who were staying in that town contacted Mr. Beatty at Sydney University. He found our board, near the jobs provided for us by the permanent employment officers located in the universities. This permanent organisation, which is not found in New Zealand, gives the Australian students more, and more various Jobs.
In Melbourne the organisation was even better, and the students tried to make the New Zealanders feel at home, with cocktail parties, and so on.