Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 7. 1967.
As from Monday, July 10, the cash registers in the Dining Room, Shop and Sandwich Lunch Bar will operate on decimals.
Once the machines have been converted they will be able to operate only with decimal coins or coins that have direct decimal equivalents. Thus cashiers will not accept 1/2 d, 1d or 3d coins.
A change desk will operate in the Dining Room for the first few days following the changeover.
All prices will be converted according to the Decimal Currency Board's official table. Overall prices will remain much the same though students will gain on some items and lose on others.
Milk drinkers will benefit—a bottle of milk will convert from 4d to 3c. The 8d to 7c conversion of coffee tends to balance this.
The main course will convert from 3/4 to 33c, a pie from 1 2d to 12c, and a pie with gravy from 1/5d to 14c. The Student Union Management Committee will issue an information sheet setting out all conversion rates.
"We expect some delays at the cash registers," said Mr. I. H. Boyd, Managing Secretary. "To enable cashiers to conduct transactions at an efficient rate, we ask if possible, that students present the correct change for purchases."