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The annual Student procession or 'Procesh' was held at midday on the Monday of 'Capping Week' and was a highlight of 'Town and Gown' relations between Massey University and the City. Sometimes courting controversy with its 'student humour', the parade usually consisted of floats, clowns and trick cyclists. It attracted large crowds, stopping traffic along Broadway and around the Square and usually ended with a ceremonial ducking in the Butterfly pond after speeches by students representing 'Lord and Lady Massey' and the Mayor.

According to the Evening Standard report on the 1964 Procesh, this float represents Japanese fishing vessels in coastal waters but with a 'student humour' bent. Signs read: '3 mile or 3 inch' followed by the symbols for male and female, 'Tokyo Joe', 'Upshagunga Maru', 'Jap and easy one' and 'Today's menu: Tuna a la holy smoke'.

Keith Roland Hamblyn was a photographer with the Palmerston North Hospital Board for many years. In a private capacity, he documented a wide variety of public events between 1958 and the early 1970s.

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Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2022S_2014-26_038865
Title
Massey University Student 'Procesh' - Japanese Fishing boat
Relation
2014-26
Format
Slide
Held In
Coolstore

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The Square, Palmerston North
Date
April 13, 1964

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capping,
floats,
foote bros drapers,
graduation,
massey university,
oroua electric power board,
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procession,
students,
the square,
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