16 JUNE 1955, Page 15

WAGGA WAGGA

SIR,—I feel sure I will not be the only Australian to register protest against Mr. Betjeman's remark that an 'untidy car park surrounded by wooden shacks' would he in any way in keeping with the town of Wagga Wagga.

1 can only assume that Mr. Betjeman has never seen Wagga and I feel it is time that the people of Britain ceased to think of the pro- gressive rural towns of Australia as a collec- tion of tin huts populated by savages and sheep.

Such remarks as this are both unkind and untrue and give a very false impression.— Yours faithfully, VILMA LEVY Chemin de Cha.ntemerle 27, La Sallay, Lausanne, Switzerland