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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 17, No. 1. March 4, 1953

Students and Cultural Life in New Zealand

Students and Cultural Life in New Zealand

Miss nancy martin, music Tutor for Adult Education, changed the title of her address to how the student could fit himself into the cultural life of the rural community. Rural community was defined as towns of ten thousand and less. She described life in a gold mining town, the primitive cultural conditions in which students have to live. Students might fit in by starting arts groups, etc.. and in obtaining Information for the local population on cultural subjects. There was much talent in these out of the way districts, but it had to be fostered slowly and with regard to the local prejudices. The students would be respected for their knowledge if they are tolerant of the lack of knowledge in the rural community and they must approach these people on their own interests. Miss Martin spoke from first hand experience as music tutor on the West Coast-Greymouth area.