Story: Empire and Commonwealth

Opening the Games (2nd of 2)

Opening the Games

The opening of the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland included this stylised model of the Endeavour (in which British navigator James Cook first travelled to New Zealand). The games took place in New Zealand’s sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) year.

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Glenn Jeffrey

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How to cite this page:

W. David McIntyre, 'Empire and Commonwealth - From empire to Commonwealth', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 July 2022)

Story by W. David McIntyre, published 20 Jun 2012