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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 22, No. 4. April 27, 1959

Race Harmony

Race Harmony

Though he denied Auckland University's Craccum suggestions of racial discrimination at Ardmore Teachers' College, the principal, Mr T. Wilson, admitted he would write to parents of girls who seemed to form permanent relationships with other students.

Craccum alleged the authorities discouraged dating between European and non-European students.

College policy, which applied equally to European, Maori or Island students, was to place as little restriction as possible on their social relations, said Mr Wilson.

"But if any permanency should appear to enter into any relationship steps may be taken to see the persons concerned and, in the extreme cases to communicate with parents, either European or Maori."

Student Welfare

Students at the college were either 17 or 18 years old, and the college authorities were responsible for their welfare.

He was vigorous in his protestations in the equality of the races. The last incident had occurred in 1956. All in all there were only four cases on record, and there was nowhere where harmony among the races was more apparent than at Ardmore.