Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 25. 3rd October 1973
Last Friday saw the social event of the year (for the hearties) as sportsbods gathered in the sight of big Mike McKinley to pay tribute to the valiant foe who had attained the high standard of excellence demanded of them in their respective sports.
Conspicuous by his absence was Donald E. Carson who, so rumour has it, was carted off to Wellington Public Hospital with convulsions brought on by attempting to insert himself (so to speak) in a petty bourgeois capitalist pin-striped suit. Not surprisingly the Chairman of the Blues Panel (Mickey Mouse Mike) was awarded a Blue, as was the organiser of the dinner, Warwyck (top me up) Dewe.
Sportsman of the year went to rugby player Graeme Mourie, which just goes to show rugby isn't as dead as we thought it was — more's the pity. Methinks though that the rugby boys are keen to reap the benefits of the Vic sporting scene without assisting the overall running of the outfit (another blow for Sports Council!).
Those awarded Blues for 1973 were: Smallbore Rifles: Gavin Adlam, Norman Robinson, Hans Anthony van Dam. Athletics: Bruce Batton, Anthony Wright, Katherine Hawkins. Mens Hockey: John Scott, John Grainger, Henry Arnott, Donald Sandford. Netball: Angela Florence, Ann Downes, Judith Baillie. Waterpolo: Barry Britten, Michael McKinley, Warwyck Dewe, Ian Trousdell. Table Tennis: Julie Leonard. Fencing: Peter Osvath, David Grant-Taylor. Rugby: Graeme Mourie, John Greenwood, Gerard Sullivan, Timothy Downes, Michael Collins, Mark Johnson. Rowing: Blair Steer, Desmond Eyre. Rugby League: Harold Mills (1971). Skiing: Richard Pettit. Golf: Frank Borren.