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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 7. 30th May, 1957



"The dropping of the first British hydrogen bomb in the Christmas Island tests yesterday came as a 'complete bombshell' to the Prime Minister, Mr. Holland. ...

"'Of course, I'm not complaining,' said Mr. Holland. . . .

"The suddenness of the tests even spoiled a nation-wide broadcast Mr. Holland was to have made to the people of New Zealand to discuss the tests.

"'I had prepared at very considerable effort to talk to the people about these tests, said the Prime Minister. . . .

"'Now the need for the broadcast no longer exists. I had gone to a great deal of pains over the broadcast'."

—"Dominion," 17/5/57.