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No. 63 (June 1968)
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To All Graduates

Ki nga Tohu o te Motu:

Nga mihi o te wa ki a koutou katoa. Tena koutou i nga mate maha o te Motu. Kua riro ratou ki te Po. Na koutou i tuku, i tangi, na tatou katoa. Kaati.

He tangi atu tenei ki a koutou kia manawanui mai ki tenei take e whaia nei e ahau hei painga mo te Iwi mo te Motu hoki.

My friends, I am an American anthropologist in your country for the next two years in order to do some research on some aspects of higher education among Maoris. I am especially interested in the role of the Maori graduate in the Maori, as well as the total New Zealand community. This means that I must see the older graduates as well as the young.

As a preliminary step, I have sent out about 150 information sheets; I hope sincerely that the Maori graduates will respond, in as much as I must have some general data before I can arrange personal interviews all over New Zealand. The success of such a project depends, of course, entirely on the co-operation of the Maori graduates. I do so want this project to be a real contribution to Maori research! May I please have your support? I am looking forward to seeing you.

Kia ora

Tom Fitzgerald

The Editor,
‘Te Ao Hou’,

Could you please get me a few pen-friends among the Maoris. I am interested about the Maoris of New Zealand and shall be very happy indeed if you could procure a few pen-friends among them—men or women.

I am a 50-year-old housewife, who is interested in reading, gardening, poultry-keeping, sewing, films, radio, travelling, excursions, etc.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs J. R. Denny,

Sekuwatte Estate,
Dalupitiya Road,