Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 17. August 9, 1939
Although most of the Australian Universities have better facilities than our Universities, very little assistance is given to students. Melbourne, with Its 4,000 students, has only a few entrance scholarships. Australian students were amazed at the extent of the New Zealand bursaries and scholarships, and demanded full particulars. The Melbourne students have already taken the matter up with the Minister of Education, but he treated the student deputation like school children, and told them that it was a good thing for young people to have a struggle, and that when he was a boy . . . The students have organised a public protest meeting, so you can expect the defeat of the Government any day!