The Spike [or Victoria University College Review 1961]
[notes on contributions]
Elizabeth Allo: Arts student, previously at C.U., established name as a poet, see Poetry Yearbooksetc.
Renato (Michael) Amato: Studying for B.A. - LL.B., President Victoria Literary Society 1960. Arrived from Italy 1954, sees no reason for literary types to be rebels, works for Industries and Commerce.
James K. Baxter: Our Jack of all literary trades, here seen masterly Jack-in-the-boxing 'Higher Learning'.
N. W. Bilbrough: Studying for B.A. Left a cushiony job with State Advances, now a wharfie, ditch-digger, etc.
Peter Bland: English export, Victoria graduate, Psychological Branch Education Depart ment, Melbourne Poetry Prize 1960.
Gordon Challis: B.A. in Psychology 1960, welfare worker, Spanish wife acquired in Spain. Poetry prize winner, Experiment, 1960, published in Landfall, Mate, Poetry Year book...
Les Cleveland: Journalist, broadcaster, ballad collector and singer, leisurely acquiring a B.Com. Interested in local character which individualizes different parts of New Zealand.
Max Cresswell: first in Philosophy Hons. 1960 with his thesis on 'Theses not Deducible from the Lewis Systems Si. to S8.' (that's logic).
Merlene Cutten: Fresher 1960, interested in graphic arts.
Melvin N. (Pat) Day: Completed B.A. 1960 in History, attended Elam School of Art, one-man exhibitions since 1956, see Arts Year Book, '46, '47, '49.
Brian Dawkins: Science student, self-styled 'all-round idiot', athlete of note, Students'Association Executive Member.
J. W. Dawson, M.A., Ph.D. (Calif.): Lecturer in Botany, Victoria.
John Gamby: Advertising manager The Spike, cynical wheel in the cogs of commerce, perennial student, Publications Committee, Students'Association.
Peter Hampton: Junior Lecturer in Economics, Victoria.
Michael Heine: Studying mathematics. Voluble 'Science-is-our-Saviour' scientist, Publications Committee, Stud. Ass. exec.
John Hercus: Science student (M.Sc.), Teacher (Waihi), President of Students'Association, 1959-61. Chief mover of committees, councils, cities, pursestring-holders, hearts, contractors, to get the Union Buildings built.
Harvard Hollenburg: B.A. New York University with (American) honours in Political Science. Using a Fulbright to pursue studies in Pol. Sci. at Vic.
IAN McDONALD: Arts student with a taste for jazz, and good taste at that.
R. J. Maconie: Second-year student studying music at Vic. Has had his works played in 'Composers Concert' of Music Soc., and at the University Arts Festival, Christchurch, 1960.
Lloyd Murphy: Studying for B.A., interested in jazz and the possible use of jazz form in verse.
H. A. Murray: Professor of Classics, Victoria.
Kirsty Northcote-Bade: Lives in the country at Upper Hutt, Fresher 1960, interested in imagination and problem of things beyond rationality.
Charles Pearse: Secretary Mathematics and Physics Society.
Diana Picton: Science student mixed up in World Affairs Council, Students'Association Executive (Chairman Education Sub-committee).
Tony Reid: History Hons. Papers 1960, past president Student Christian Movement, Stud. Ass. exec., looking for a thesis on New Zealand in the thirties and a Harvard Scholarship, editor Cappicade, 60.
Llewelyn Richards: Primary school teacher, Philosophy Masters' student, ex C.U.C., editor, publisher, printer, distributor and writer (with Graham Nuthall) of that epoch-making slim volume, 'Two Sonets, Not, However, In Elizabethian Styles' (C.T.C. Press, 1958).
John Ross: A medical student who chose liberty instead, actor, tramper, perennial student.page 109
W. J. Scott: Principal Wellington Teachers'College.
Maurice Shadbolt: Our guest. Born 1928, English I (failed), Auckland. Published in The New Yorker, 'The New Zealanders' (short stories), reviewed and selling well. Tries to live by writing.
Mary Thompson: Hons. papers in Philosophy 1959, part of Philosophy Society's backbone, working on a thesis whilst selling books and housewifing.
R. Truscoe, M.Sc. (London), Ph.D., Med. Dip. (Warsaw): Head of Biochemistry Laboratory, Chemistry Department, Victoria.
Mark Young: New Zealand's one-man Beat Generation. Studying for B.A., has had poems published in N.Z. Listener. Edited Experiment,1960.