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Men's contests: C. Clifford Jennings, 1905 (1st of 2)

Men's contests: C. Clifford Jennings, 1905

In the early 1900s men took part in physical-culture competitions. C. Clifford Jennings, pictured in 1905, won the first national competition in 1911. He has been described as the first Mr New Zealand.

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Reference: Canterbury Times, 22 March 1905

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Beauty contests - Beauty contests, 19th century to the 1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Dec 2015