Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria, Wellington. Vol. 22, No. 9. Thursday, August 13, 1959
Hundreds of signatures have been appended to a petition circulating in Britain, protesting at the New Zealand Rugby Football Union's decision to exclude Maoris from the 1960 South African tour.
The petition began after a number of New Zealanders in Britain, including ex-Salient editor Conrad Bollinger, wrote letters in protest to the New Statesman.
The letters also suggested that protestants might write to the Prime Minister, Mr Nash, and it is strongly rumoured that Mr Nash has had a heavy mail from Britain of late.