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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 33, No. 3 18 March 1970

[Letter from Josh Kerr]


Over a period of 22 years as a Construction Foreman on many and varying types of contracts. Engineering, Commercial and otherwise. I have had the privilege of reading many divergent opinions of the merits and non-merits of the various structures.

I can truthfully state now, that I have never read a more biased one-eyed opinion from a critic in all my life. He was purely destructive, and obviously well primed before he commenced his illicit inspection.

His comments on the leaning columns on the walkway were ample evidence, to me at least, that he did not know what he was talking about, and his 1800 words were the scribbling of a gormless clot suffering from an overdose of Parliamentary privilege.

Josh Kerr

(Editor's note: In reply to Mr Rowe's defence of his father's design for the Student Union Extensions and Mr Kerr's views as Foreman on the site, Mr Brooke-White's qualifications are as follows—educated at Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London; five years practice in London; now works for an architectural firm in Wellington and edits Offcentre, a magazine about architecture.)