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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 38, Number 10. 22nd May 1975

A Suggestion On Saving Hunter

A Suggestion On Saving Hunter

Dear Sir,

As a graduate who tolled in that fine library innumerable hours over several years, it occurs to me that its preservation could well lie with ourselves. If your magazine and student executive convened a special meeting, could you not pool the talents and resources of the students to come up with a Save Hunter campaign based on what students could contribute. Here is an opportunity for the science students in particular to contribute. And the accountants and those with builder's labourer experience. Surely the students could propose a cheaper plan of preservation that the $6 million the university authorities suggest. We all know that if we really started worrying about earthquake dangers, that Parliament and Government Building and half of Wellington, including those dreadful monoliths dwarfing Hunter, would have to come down. You might even be able to find some oldboys with architectural talents in a People Power Plan to Preserve Hunter. And while you're at it, what about painting those dull new university buildings yellow or red or something other than the heavy brick brooding over the harbour.

Best wishes,

David McGill.