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Waipawa Athletic Club rules and regulations, 1886

One of the first tasks for new athletics clubs was to draw up a set of rules and regulations to ensure competitions were fair and rigorous. This is the Waipawa Athletic Club's rules and regulations book of 1886. Move through the pages to read them. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Rules and regulations of the Waipawa Athletic Club. Waipawa: The Club, 1886, pp. 7-8 (B-K-101-a-c)

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How to cite this page:

David Colquhoun, 'Athletics - Beginnings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2023)

Story by David Colquhoun, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 20 Sep 2016