Australia's education system was inadequate on this day in 1966, or at least that was the belief of about 600 students at the Australian National University who took active part in a nation-wide protest the previous day.
Small teams of university students had delivered lectures to pupils of secondary schools who were soon making the transition from high school into tertiary education.
They spoke about the adjustment into university life and how clubs and associations fit into it, while other students toured secondary students around the university.
University students had created a 10-point manifesto to overcome the problems in the education system, which The Canberra Times reported as: "Increased educational equality and opportunity; a broadening and reform of curricula; resolution of State aid issue; reform of examination system; improvement of teacher training and teaching conditions; more scholarships; increased educational research; increased adult education; Commonwealth centralisation of educational planning; and increased financial help for all levels of Australian education".
They had speakers from different university departments speak on each topic.
The president of the Students Representative Council, Mr Baker, said the lectures were well-received by students and teachers.
"The response was so encouraging that we hope to make these lectures an annual event," he said.
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