Story: Football

Peter Whiting, 1964

Peter Whiting, 1964

Peter Whiting is shown here in an official portrait for the 1964 world tour by the New Zealand football team. He went on to become the first New Zealander to leave this country and play in professional football overseas. A goalkeeper, he joined Charlton Athletic in the English second division in 1967.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Crown Studios Collection
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Neill Atkinson and Steve Watters, 'Football - Professional footballers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 June 2023)

Story by Neill Atkinson and Steve Watters, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2016, updated 15 Sep 2016