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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.

Signs on this float read "Extra-mural study benefits the country" and "Mr Fly-burg nourishes the waif". Peter Freyberg was the first director of Extramural Studies at Massey University. Although controversial, studying off campus became an important tool in recruiting more student teachers post baby boom.

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.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2022S_2014-26_038871
Title
Massey University Student 'Procesh' - Maths float
Format
Slide
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
2014-26
Date
April 13, 1964

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The Square, Palmerston North

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