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Victoria University 1934 - Master Of Arts

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Evening Post, 5 May 1934
The CAPPING CEREMONY
in Victoria University College took place at the Town Hall last night. The following degrees were conferred by Professor T. A. Hunter, vice-chancellor of the University of New Zealand

MASTER of ARTS with HONOURS
CAIRNS, Laura Alice
- 2nd class in History
born 1912 to David CAIRNS & Jessie HEGGIE

FELTHAM, Joan Embury
- 2nd class in English
born 1912 to Edgar Charles FELTHAM & Harriett EMBURY
Her elder sister died in 1914 and her brother required constant care due to brain damage following a birth mishap. Joan grew up in a strongly Methodist household. She attended Kilbirnie School and then Wellington East Girls College, where she edited the schools magazine and was dux and gold medallist for two successive years ... more
While completing her BA honours and MA degrees she fell in love with her English lecturer, Andrew Bruce Cochran, an active Methodist 10 years her senior. They married at Trinity Methodist Church, Wellington South, on 13 August 1935. Joan Cochran died at Wellington on 31 July 1995, survived by her three children

FIELDHOUSE, Arthur Esmond
- 2nd class in Education
born 1911 to Joseph Harold FIELDHOUSE & Mary Ellen BENNETT
in 1957 he wrote HOW TO CONDUCT A READING SURVEY (NEW ZEALAND,COUNCIL FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH. STUDIES IN EDUCATION; NO.15)

HARDING, Olga Estelle
- 2nd class in History (from Auckland University College)
born 1912 to John William HARDING & Margaret Mary MUIR
some of Olga's photo collection from Wellington Girl's College

NIELSEN, Bernice Ola
- 2nd class in History
born 1911 to Charles William NIELSEN & Frances May ELLISON

PAETZ, Bernard Arthur
- 2nd class in Latin and French
born 1910 to Arthur William PAETZ & Agnes Fanny TOMS

PATTERSON, David
- 2nd class in Latin and French (from Auckland University College)
born 1912 to William Alexander PATTERSON & Katharine Maclean MacGREGOR

PERRY, Kathleen Mary
- 2nd class in English and French (1932)

PORTEOUS, Ailsa Maire
- 2nd class in History
born 1911 to James PORTEOUS & Minnie Sylvia WAYMOUTH

RAWSON, John Whitely
- 2nd class in English and French

WATSON, Clement Gordon
- 2nd class in Latin and French
(notable New Zealand communist, journalist and soldier)
born in Mangaweka to:
Reginald Beresford Spencer WATSON & Roberta Agnes HUGHES
His mother died when he was a child and his father subsequently settled in Fiji, where he ran a plantation. Gordon was brought up in Wellington by his grandfather, Clement Watson, a prominent educationalist, and his aunt, Evelyn Watson, an early graduate of Victoria College. An excellent student, he developed an early love of literature, which was to become a lifelong passion. After attending Wellington College, where he won a Junior Scholarship in 1929, he studied languages and literature at Victoria University College, graduating MA with second-class honours in 1934 ... more
A Victoria University scholarship was named after him, following a bequest from the estate of his aunt, Evelyn Watson, and a Wellington branch of the Socialist Unity Party was named in his honour.

In absentia:
GREY, Evelyn Helen Patricia - 2nd class in History
born 1911 to George & Ellen GREY


see also Diploma in Banking

PHOTO
Clement Gordon Watson
Private 68640, Killed in Action 17 April 1945 in Italy

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