Notes from our past: 1944 to 1953

  • AWEA lost funding and the relationship with Auckland University after the passing of the Adult Education Act 1947. The ASB remained loyal paying AWEA a small annual grant which kept it alive.
  • AWEA’s early home in Symonds St, the old Grammar School building, was destroyed by fire in 1949.
  • AWEA persisted in trying to stimulate ‘serious intellectual study, particularly in political and social affairs, so that our students may become better citizens and more able to understand and to deal with the grave problem that a man as a social being is called upon to face in the atomic age.’ Roy Shuker.
Notes Our Past 1944 1953 Collage