This group who have gathered at Anawhata beach on Auckland's west coast as part of a Workers' Educational Association (WEA) outing in the mid-1930s include some significant Auckland intellectuals. They are, from left, painter A. H. O'Keeffe; economist and historian William Ball Sutch; P. Williams; Horace Belshaw, professor of economics at Auckland University College; noted poet Rex Fairburn, in plus-fours; Morva Sutch, W. B. Sutch's wife; Jack Basham, who ran Auckland left-wing bookshop Progressive Books; poet R. A. K. Mason; Labour MP and historian Ormond Wilson; Doris Basham, who was also involved in Progressive Books; Dick Anschutz, a left-wing lecturer in philosophy; and Norman Richmond, director of the WEA at Auckland University College.
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