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Salient. The Newspaper of Victoria University College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 19, No. 3. March 24, 1955

Averaged 250 M.P.D

Averaged 250 M.P.D.

We covered on the average something over 250 miles a day and one day we covered 550 miles, although that time we were travelling until 3 a.m.

At night we slept wherever we could lay our heads down—park benches, stockyards, botanical gardens, beaches and school verandahs were all patronised. We had nothing to keep out the rain. In towns we often stayed at the Y.M.C.A. or similar establishments.

We were fortunate in that, while we were there, Australia was enjoying its most prosperous period since the war, and employment for unskilled labour, such as ourselves, was fairly easy to obtain. Our employment in Sydney yielded £A12/19/- per week for very easy work; later, in Victoria, when our finances were runing low, we made £A10 in three days picking fruit.