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Empire gold medallists, 1950

Empire gold medallists, 1950

At the 1950 Empire Games, held in Auckland, this New Zealand swimming team won the 220-yard relay gold medal. It was New Zealand's first swimming gold in Empire or Commonwealth games. The swimmers are (from left) Michael Amos, Lyall Barry, Noel Chambers and Buddy Lucas.

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John McBeth, 'Swimming - International success', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by John McBeth, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 27 Jan 2015