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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 33 No. 11. 22 July 1970

December 18, 1966

December 18, 1966

A glimmer of hope, no bigger than a gnat's bum, but 'tis all a man has the right to ask, and the poor old world the state she's in. Word from the owners, and it's us to change course for Perth, where they're never expecting the Mary Beale and meself telling them it's good Virginia tobacco, and off-loading without a murmur, then it's Phineas away to the arms of little Freda Swinton, and her an immigrant from Walthamstow and not seen an honest British face these two years past and crying out for a bit of skilled UK stroking. So it's full ahead for the land of the kangaroo, and me for a haircut first thing, and a bit of pomade and a bunch of flowers, and the lovely neck of the Widow Swinton!