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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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An Emergent Society

The overall picture, then, is of an emergent society not yet able to contain and nourish all its best talent. One may argue about the extent of New Zealand's concern with the steady drain away, but no one should question the right of any New Zealander to seek the best climate for his own development. Let us be aware of the problem and recognise the need for advancement. A society gets the culture it deserves.

by Edith Ngaio Marsh, O.B.E., F.R.S.A., HON.D.LITT., Authoress, Christchurch.