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

Warm Hospitality

Warm Hospitality

Probably our most pleasant memory of the trip is of the warm hospitality and friendliness of the Australians towards us as we travelled around. Many times we were invited into private homes for meals, and two or three times we were invited to stay the night. In Sydney, a casual encounter in the park where we worked resulted in staying with a family for our last week in the country.

On our trip we concentrated on seeing New South Wales and Victoria and mainly due to time limitations, saw only parts of South Australia and Queensland, and nothing of Western Australia.

From Sydney we travelled down the coastal Princes highway to Melbourne stayed there some nine days, then went on by the inland Western and Dukes highways to Adelaide, where we stayed for three days. From Adelaide, we went up to Broken Hill and then down again to Bendigo and Shepparton in Victoria, thence to Canberra and again through Sydney; up the Pacific highway to Brisbane, and as time was now running short, back down the inland New England highway passing through towns recently flooded, to Sydney.