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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington. Vol. 22, No. 6. Wednesday, June 24, 1959


Mr. Rolland O'Regan, a prominent Wellington surgeon, addressed a meeting of the Catholic Students' Guild on June 7, on the topical issue of "Racialism and Rugby."

Mr. O'Regan, who is chairman of the newly-formed Citizens' All-Black Tour Committee, said racial discrimination was un-Christian and utterly repugnant to those who profess that all men are brothers.

There was no doubt of the fact that there was colour consciousness in New Zealand, and this must [unclear: oe] crushed by all possible means.

Unfortunately many of these barriers could not be surmounted by making laws or regulations, but when obvious discrimination against the Maori race did appear, then all right-thinking persons should do their best to help stamp it out.