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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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Australasian Championships

Seventeen years after the first Australasian track and field meeting, a cross-country championship was inaugurated. New Zealanders, however, did not take part in 1910, 1912, or 1921, but made their first appearance at Sydney in 1923. The distance was 5 miles. R. A. Rose was the leading New Zealander, finishing second. In the teams' result New Zealand was second to New South Wales. In 1925, at Wellington, over a distance of 10,000 metres, Rose won the title and led the New Zealand team to victory. The final meeting took place in 1927 at Adelaide over 10,000 metres. J. W. Savidan was our only entrant and so New Zealand did not figure in the teams' result. In the individual race Savidan finished second.

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