Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 11. 1965.
A feature of the Ashhurst [unclear: condition] was the visit of Mr. C. S. [unclear: Sarclay] Smith, editor and [unclear: publisher] of "The New Era" in Sydney. [unclear: He] was invited by certain [unclear: enthiiasts] in Hawera—principally Mr. [unclear: Harold] Finlay—to address a [unclear: meet] in that town, a meeting which [unclear: was] attended by about 600 people [unclear: and] led to the formation of a very [unclear: active] and enthusiastic group, [unclear: rm] whose efforts the movement [unclear: spread] throughout Taranaki.
The most important result of [unclear: the] Douglas visit was the incorporation of the Social Credit Association of New Zealand with a [unclear: ermanent] office in Wellington, [unclear: and] a constitution designed mostly [unclear: by] Colonel Closey, which was [unclear: never] very rigidly adhered to.
The Social Credit ideas were used by the NZ Labour Party to secure their landslide victory in 1935. The movement in Dunedin and elsewhere lent its enthusiastic support, when it heard from Mr. M. J. Savage of the wonderful things that were to follow from "the intelligent use of the public credit" and read Mr. Nash's pamphlet, "Labour has a Plan."