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The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review, September, 1922

Pressed Freedom

Pressed Freedom.

All honour to those mighty men
Who loss of temporal power ignored
And raised for Freedom's cause again
A weapon mightier than the sword—
I.E. the pen.

They saw mankind 'neath tyrant thumb .
And gave their lives to free the Press,
Through license for the inkly dumb,
Indeed, forsooth! how could they guess
Evil would come?

How could they know that Liberty
Was of the temper, not the form?
Political supremacy
Assumes in order still to storm

They changed our masters (and we praise
All who the flames of "Progress" fan)
"Change is a rest," the adage says;
But still I long for times when man
Himself obeys.


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V.U.C. Students' Association Executive, 1922

V.U.C. Students' Association Executive, 1922

Photo by .Zak Studios

Standing:— H.G.Whitehead, S.Goodall, Miss A. Lockwood, A.M. Cousins, N.G. Whiteman, Miss R.Gardner.

Sitting:— Miss. M.Campbell, E. Evans, Miss E. Madeley, W.R. Kennedy (Pres.), Miss M.Myers. S.F.Prosser, H.E.Moore.

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