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'Sketches at the hockey tournament', 1902 (2nd of 3)

'Sketches at the hockey tournament', 1902

The 1902 Ladies' Hockey Tournament, held in Wellington, inspired this full-page cartoon. About 1,000 people wearing streamers in team colours are said to have attended one game between Wellington and 'visitors'. A reporter stated that 'whatever idea may have existed ... that ladies' hockey was another of the species of "afternoon tea outings" must have been entirely dispelled by the just-concluded ladies' tournament'.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: New Zealand Free Lance, 6 September 1902, p. 16

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Geoff Watson, 'Hockey - Origins of New Zealand hockey', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Geoff Watson, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jan 2015