“The Last Poet”, written by John Dix, (a highly – known author in Auckland) had written this article to re-commemorate the “R.S.A club of New Zealand” on its 90th Anniversary.
The article, “The Last Poet” was written in December 2007, and published in the Metro Newspaper. “The Last Poet” was mainly written to depict the state of the “RSA” bars and clubs which were once filled with over “170,000 members” across a huge 170 R.S.A centres across N.Z.
I choose this article as I wanted to learn something new about our history. As we must always learn our past, to prepare for a better future. I also chose this article as the title “The Last Post” caught my eye and I gained interest about the article. Also, the subtitle explained the summary of the article, “This year the R.S.A celebrated its 90th anniversary. There are 170 RSAs throughout New Zealand – two dozen in the Auckland region – with over 140,000 members. Why are so many struggling to survive? John Dix takes a tour of duty”. I gained wonder and thought into what this article was about and the journey that John Dix will take on.
The main theme in this article was change.
During the 1960’s, many local members of the R.S.A committee were involved in lots of different types of games and enjoyment in those days. After many years, times had advanced with many more smaller clubs and... [continues]
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