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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 1. Friday, March, 2, 1945

Pixie Higgin Ron Corkhill Paul Te Punga

Pixie Higgin Ron Corkhill Paul Te Punga

We regret to announce the recent deaths of three well-known VUC personalities, Pixie Higgin, Ron Corkhill, and Paul To Punga.

Pixie Higgin, a graduate with a B. Com. degree, was elected Women's Vice-President in 1940. In 1941, following Mr. Corkhill's entry into the Army, she became President. Pixie held both an NZU and a college blue in basketball and was a prominent tennis player.

Ron Corkhill, a graduate in Arts, was President of the Association during 1939-1940. He was prominent in all spheres of University life, figured in many Extravs, and was at one time President of Weir House. An excellent footballer, he gained his blue in the first fifteen and was a member of the Trentham Army rugby team which performed so well in Senior rugby. He held commissioned rank In the Pacific for some time and then was transferred to Italy where he was killed.

Paul Te Punga, Law graduate, ex-President of Weir House, was a prominent footballer and played in the 1934 fourth grade University team which won the Wellington championship. Rising to be a Major overseas, he was Second in Command of the Maori Battalion. Wounded during his first spell overseas, he was killed after rejoining his unit.

The college will be weaker for their absence.