Story: Hockey

Prince of Manavadar's team, 1938 (2nd of 2)

Prince of Manavadar's team, 1938

In 1938 the Prince of Manavadar (then a state in Gujarat, north-west India) sponsored a hockey team to tour New Zealand. The prince was himself a strong player but was unable to join the tour. His team won all but one of its 31 New Zealand matches, including all three tests. This July 1938 photo shows an attack on the New Zealand goal during the second test at the Basin Reserve, Wellington. The Indian team won 4–0.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: PAColl-3060-033
Photograph by Charles P. S. Boyer

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.

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Geoff Watson, 'Hockey - Participation in hockey', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 September 2021)

Story by Geoff Watson, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jan 2015