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Race and rugby

After a visiting Springbok team played a Māori rugby team in Napier in 1921, race prejudice became an issue. This article outlines the response of Te Arawa tribe, who had hosted the visitors while they were in Rotorua.

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Reference: Hawera & Normanby Star, 14 September 1921, p. 7

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Megan Cook, 'Africa and New Zealand - Colonists, soldiers and sportsmen: 1800s to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Megan Cook, published 20 Jun 2012