Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 9. 1961
Sir,—It shows a disappointing lack of consideration towards music students, or more bluntly, ignorance in administration, that when money is urgently needed to furnish the S.U. building, Exec, persists in raising funds for charity. At the moment the Little Theatre lacks a concert grand piano—the Brinsmead in the Common Common Room is quite inadequate—and the theatre will not function as a Little Theatre to the city nor attract visiting musicians until it has one. A good grand piano will cost around £2000. Yet by some inherent charity-complex Exec. curries favour with the public and the papers by irrational fund-raising for an arbitrarily-selected cause in which it has no interest nor intends to have interest.
Charity begins at home. The money raised (how much?) should have been earned for and put towards the completion of our theatre furnishings.
R. J. Maconie.