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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 13. 1967.

NZ culture

NZ culture

Sirs,—According to your report. Mr. Maurice Shadbolt complains of the rejection of Polynesian culture by New Zealanders. May I respectfully suggest that this may be due to the fact that most New Zealanders are not. in fact. Polynesian, and consequently find that which is familiar to the Polynrslan rather alien.

However, Mr. Shadbolt may be heartened to know that there is such a thing as indigenous New Zealand culture other than that of the Polynesians. In fact, for the past year the New Zealand Folklore Society (Wgtn) has been studying and collecting writings and music which must qualify for this description. It appears that this is the first attempt to collate such material. If Mr. Shadbolt Is interested he should write to the society, Box 1727, Wellington.

Howard Harris