Winners of Travel Awards
Pictured at right with Mr J. M. Robertson, General Manager of BALM Paints, is Brandon Williams, from Maketu, one of two painting apprentices selected last April for a trip to Australia. This is the fifth year that the awards, sponsored by BALM Paints (N.Z.) Limited, have been made, and Brandon is the first Maori boy to win one, He is one of the first painting apprentices to complete the course begun by the Department of Maori Affairs.
With the other winner, Basil Davoren of Gisborne, Brandon was due to spend a month in Melbourne studying the latest developments in painting techniques and working on large contracts under the guidance of BALM's Australian company. They were to have a few days in Sydney before returning to New Zealand.
The two most outstanding boys in their first year of apprenticeship at the Christchurch Technical Institute were again given a three-day trip to Wellington by Taubmans.
This year they were Bill Tini and Ned Wharehinga. Our picture shows Ned receiving an engraved putty knife from Taubmans General Sales Manager, Mr I. M. Simpson.