Doug Luckens

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Doug Luckens, was New Zealand activist

NZ DELEGATE REPORTS ON WFDY FESTIVAL

Report in Salient VOL. 10, NO. 13. SEPTEMBER 24, 1947, on NZ delegation to World federation of Democratic Youth festival in Prague.

Four New Zealanders took part in the Festival, Rona Bailey, Marie Pasatich, Merrin McCulloch and Doug Luckens. They were the most distant delegates to reach Prague. The New Zealand section of the exhibition was small, having been arranged without official assistance contrary to most other sections). It included photos of youth activities, social work, education and recreation, pamphlets, a woollen rug and Maori skirts and pois. Marie Pasalich and Merrin McCulloch put on a 15-minute item of Maori songs and stick games during the open-air theatre performances, and were given an excellent reception.

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