Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington. Vol. 22, No. 6. Wednesday, June 24, 1959
Student accommodation was once again to the fore when a letter was received from a Wellington land agent concerning the possible lease of a Kelburn House.
The house being discussed has 5 double bedrooms and the proposed rent was £3 a head a week, less £2/10/- per week for the association to cover holidays, etc.
Mr. Mason, the Accountant, said this was a very convenient arrangement for the land agent and his client, a guaranteed £1144 per year with no worries of vacant rooms, etc.
He felt that there were a number of largish houses around the city and that the Exec should make haste slowly.
Though it was a New Zealand sport to form committees, he would support further consideration of this by a sub-committee, and any other proposals by a competent group of people.
After a lot more discussion a committee was set up consisting of the following: Dr. Williams, Mr. Mason, Sharon Thompson and David Wilson with power to co-opt.