Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 8. 1961.
About the Sub — Union Building Now Ready at Last — President's Message
About the Sub
Union Building Now Ready at Last
Well, here we are at last. Now that we can sit back on a comfortable sofa in the common room and dine in the luxurious cafeteria, we should not forget the rather shabby and makeshift facilities we have left behind.
It was thirty years ago, in the Old Gymnasium, which stood on this present site, that the students decided a Union Building was essential. It is only due to the selfless efforts of so many past students that we have the use of these facilities today.
This building is not ours—it is a trust from former students and we treat it as such.
The first function held in this building was the cause of adverse comments*, and I hope we can say that a poor dress rehearsal means an excellent performance.
Armour Mitchell,President—Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association.
* [Salient, issue 7, May 22, 1961]