Salient. The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 20, No. 8. September 14, 1956
House at Onekaka for Geology Dept
House at Onekaka for Geology Dept.
The VUC Council has recently purchased a large well-equipped house at Onekaka, north-west Nelson, as a geological field station. In a memorandum to members of the academic staff and the student Executive, Professor R. H. Clark suggests that the house might be suitable for use by groups other than from the Geology Department, and anyone wishing to make use of it should communicate with him.
Onekaka is situated near the Golden Bay coast, mid-way between Takaka and Collingwood, and the house is about 1 miles from the old Onekaka wharf, says the memorandum.
"The house is large and contains a living-room, three bedrooms, sleeping porch, kitchen, bathroom and laundry. It is equipped with all necessary cooking facilities and utensils, and members of the Geology Department have built 20 bunks and sufficient tables and benches to accommodate a party of twenty. Facilities available include a piped hot water
Two new clubs formed at VUC
Two new clubs were affiliated to the VUC Students' Association recently—a yacht club and a weight-training training club, the latter subject to its constitution being found to be in order.
Yachting has been admitted to NZU Tournaments on a trial basis, and has a fairly strong following in other colleges. Weightlifting has been done us part of the physical training programme supervised by Mr. Landreth in the Upper Gymnasium for some time, but the new club intends to encourage weight training among students as a supplement to other sports, supply, a hot water service operated by a solid fuel range, and electric lighting.
"In addition to its geological attractions, the Onekaka district appears to possess interesting geographic, zoological and botanical aspects. It is possible that the house might be suitable for use by reading groups from Arts Departments and as a base for college tramping activities.
"Anyone who wishes to make use of the house should communicate with me."
(Signed) R. H. Clark.