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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, June 1912

Old Students' Column

Old Students' Column.

"We shall meet, but we shall miss him." F. A. de la Mare has left College to its own devices, and has departed to Port Chalmers. There he is managing the business of Mr. Platts, who is away on holiday for twelve months.

L. F. de Berry was appointed recently Rector of the Hokitika District High School. He also represented the Grey Educational Institute at the Conference of the New Zealand Educational Institute at Timaru in January last.

G. R. Barnett writes from "The Vicarage," Hokitika, where he has been for the past eighteen months. Since leaving College in 1907, he went first to Auckland, as Assistant Master at St. John's. Then he studied Theology at College House, Christchurch, and was ordained Deacon in 1910, Priest in 1912. He finds the West Coast climate splendid, the trade prospects flourishing, and the scenery magnificent.

C. B. Collins writes from Marton, where he is practising as Barrister and Solicitor.

Misses E. M. Hind, E. M. Johnston and E. Pickering are on the staff of the Wellington Girls' College.

Miss G. M. Saxon is an Assistant Mistress at Nelson Girls' College.

H. P. Richmond is a partner in the firm Buddle, Button and Co., of Auckland. He takes the "common law" side, and has appeared frequently for the last three years in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. He is a page break
Mr. J. S. Tennant.

Mr. J. S. Tennant.

Lecturer in Education.

page 59 member of the Council of the Auckland Law Society. His letter ends with a tribute to the value of the College Debating Society, and wishes success to the many College clubs.

J. A. Ryburn writes from Scrinagar, Kashmir, and says that though he is far away in the fastnesses of the Himalayas, he has not forgotten the College on the Hill.

J. L. Short is partner with Mr. Shortland, Barrister and Solicitor, Taumarunui.

E. Lyon is leaving the firm Kirk and Lyon, of Otaki, to begin practising on his own account in the Auckland district.

On April 25th, G. F. Dixon was married to Miss Adams at the Thames. The Spike wishes both Mr. and Mrs. Dixon every happiness.

We re-print the following paragraph from the Evening Post of May 18th:—"Mr. Siegfried Eichelbaum, M.A., LL.B., recently of Victoria College, was admitted by the Chief Justice (Sir Robert Stout) to-day as a barrister, and also as a solicitor of the Supreme Court, on the motion of Mr. A. Gray. In making the formal orders of admission, His Honour expressed the hope that Mr. Eichelbaum's career at the Bar would be as distinguished as his career at the University."

M. H. Oram is entering into partnership with J. Mason, solicitor, Palmerston North.

Miss C. M. Taylor is doing research work in chemistry under Professor Pope, of Newnham, Cambridge. She recently attended "The World's Student Federation Conference" at Liverpool, at which over two thousand students were present. She writes that she is thoroughly enjoying her life in England.

Miss E. R. Fell has just returned to England after a holiday in Switzerland, Italy and France, and intends to resume studying at Newnham.

John A. Brailsford is at Hankow, China. He is Editor of the Central China Post, the first revolutionary paper published.

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In March B. D. Ashcroft was appointed curate to St. Matthew's Church, Masterton.

Miss Jessie Abernethy is now Travelling Secretary for the Australasian Students' Christian Union.

Miss Mary Blair holds the position of Staff Doctor at one of the London Hospitals.

G. V. Bogle is still in Edinburgh, studying for his medical degree.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Reid left for Dunedin in March, Mr. Reid having been appointed to a Lectureship in Otago University.