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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, June 1912

Held at Dunedin, Easter, 1912

Held at Dunedin, Easter, 1912.

In the June edition of the Spike. 1902, appeared a report of the first University Tournament, held at Christchurch. "Honour to the Whom Honour is Due" stands as the headline of one notable paragraph, and beneath are keenly appraised the services of F. T. M. Kissel, F. C. Long, W. M. Thomson, G. F. Dixon, the representative secretaries respectively of Canterbury College, Auckland University College, Otago University, and Victoria College. Our own Sports Committee in that year comprised R. Beere, G. F. Dixon, P. S. Foley, H. H. Ostler, J. Stout, G. M. Henderson, D. Matheson and F. A. de le Mare, the last three being elected as a Selection Committee. To all of whom, Honour.

So Much by the way. On the evening of Thursday, April the fourth, one thousand nine hundred and twelve, page 23 the "Victoria College Hooligans" boarded the Mararoa for Dunedin. For the first time since the inauguration of the Tournament, George Dixon did not accompany the team, but we found him on the wharf sure enough, to wish us good luck. The Auckland Brigade had journeyed South on the Previous evening, so that our send-off lacked the sting of bitter hostility which is alone productive of the true haka. We arrived in Christchurch just too late to catch the first Dunedin express, but in plenty of time to enjoy the enthusiastic hospitality of Canterbury College at morning-tea, before proceeding South by the midday express.