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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 commenting on the issues of the year, 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.

This float depicts students dressed as a nurse and surgeons covered in fake blood with a sign declaring 'Blud bank - Liars club'.

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
Relation
2014-26
Date
April 13, 1964
Digitisation ID
2022S_2014-26_038858
Format
Slide
Held In
Coolstore

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floats,
foote bros drapers,
graduation,
massey university,
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