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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 5, No. 3 May 28, 1942



The Capping ceremony held in C.3 was carried out with as much dignity as was possible in such surroundings. In contrast to the Council's arbitrary behaviour earlier in the Week, the students behaved excellently, despite the indignation felt for those students who were to be capped. The rising tiers of seats gave a feeling of superiority to the parents, friends, and students over the small figures of the hardly-thought-of Council. As the names of the students were called out and they passed by the Vice-Chancellor, the people watching could notice the military uniforms among the graduates and heard lists of students unable to attend because they were on war-work or in the Army. The first graduates on the Public Administration received their diplomas, and Sir Thomas dwelt on this in his address.