The Spike or Victoria College Review June 1914
And such a yell was there
Of sudden and portentious birth
As if men fought upon the earth
And fiends in upper air.
Amid hakas and cries of encouragement, a party of some sixty "Victorians," together with the representatives of Auckland, departed on S.S. Moeraki, en route to Christchurch. Many incidents (amusing or otherwise) served to make the time pass quickly, though everyone turned in at an early hour. A feature of the rising was the "washing" of the night attire of one of our debaters. Rumour hath it that the manager was experimenting with a new type of alkali. Friday morning broke clear and fine, and prepared us for the enthusiastic welcome by the Canterbury students.