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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 7, No. 4 June 7, 1944

Back To Nature

Back To Nature

At the annual general meeting of the Biological Society, which was well attended by freshers and others, the following committee was elected for 1944.—President: Miss Hazel Quinnell. Secretary and Treasurer: Miss Mary Land. Committee members: Misses Barbara Gibbons and Doris Filmer, and Mr. Tony Grey-burn.

As Dr. Mercer was unfortunately incapacitated and could not address the meeting, four interesting biological films were screened. Dr. Mercer, however, gave a very interesting talk on Blood Transfusion last Tuesday.

The following Sunday the weather improved and Dr. Oliver led the trip to Titahi Bay. Here those of the party who were not interested in marine life scaled the rock cliffs to study the varied coastal flora there. The rest braved the rather high tide and dabbled in the rock pools in search of seaweeds and creeping crawling things. Many interesting specimens were found including several edible(?) crabs (all very much alive), a stranded dolphin (very dead), and others that were pickled and bottled and taken home for closer inspection.

The committee wishes to thank Dr. Oliver for his valuable assistance and his keen interest in our club.

Marshall Laird pointa out that he is now in the R.N.Z.A.F. and will be unable to assist Allister in escorting the Biological Beauties on such trips. He suggests that applicants for the position apply in person to the committee on the next field trip or lecture.