Football began to be played in New Zealand in an organised way in the 1880s. The Devonport North Shore Club was founded in 1886, and in 2013 it was widely recognised as the oldest surviving club in the country. This is an early team, probably from 1895. The lack of standardised uniforms suggests that the game was still relatively informal.
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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Photograph by James D. Richardson
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