Story: Wairarapa region

Wairarapa–Bush rugby game

Wairarapa–Bush rugby game

Rugby union helped foster a sense of regional identity. This combined Wairarapa–Bush side (in the darker jerseys) is playing a visiting British Lions team at Solway Showground in Masterton on 14 June 1950. The visitors won 27–13.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: 114/157/07-G

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Boundaries and identity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2023)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017