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Salient. Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 26, No. 7. Tuesday, June 18, 1963

Heroics Was Rot Says Laking

Heroics Was Rot Says Laking

Miss "Annie" Abo, the Japanese girl graduate who fell from the stage of the Little Theatre last week, is fully recovered and continuing her tour of New Zealand.

Photo of Japanese women, Miss Abo, Miss Kozuko Vujii, Miss Makiko Yamanashi and Miss Fumiko Adachi in traditional dress

The four graduates, Miss Abo, 23; Miss Kozuko Vujii, 22; Miss Makiko Yamanashi, 22; and Miss Fumiko Adachi, 22, were touring the University under the auspices of the International Club when the accident occurred. They had lunched in the cafeteria, and went on to visit staff and honours students in the English Department. Three of the girls are graduates in English.

The girls are going on to stay in Te Awamutu on a farm for a week and then finish the New Zealand part of their tour in Auckland. They sail home from Sydney and arrive in Japan at the end of July. The tour was partly sponsored by the Graduates' union of Kobe College, where the girls all studied.

Footnote: ex-Sauent staffer Rob Laking, who lost four teeth in his plunge over the edge of the stage, disclaims all heroism. "I didn't step into the concert pit until a full minute after Miss Abo fell," he says.

Peter O'Brien has been appointed Student Representative on the University Council.

Peter O'Brien has been appointed Student Representative on the University Council.