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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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Rowing in Secondary Schools

In recent years rowing has obtained a growing following in secondary schools. In 1947 the rowing council donated the Maadi Cup, won by the New Zealand Army eight in Egypt, for competition among secondary schools' eight-oared crews. The rowing medals and oars won by Archbishop R. Owen have also been presented as trophies for schoolboy competitions. In this connection it may be noted that, of recent years, most of New Zealand's champions and representatives began rowing at school.