Despite bad weather, 28,471 people crowded into Carisbrook on 21 June 1930 for the first rugby test between the All Blacks and the British Lions. At that time the ground still had few grandstands and the spectators were forced to stand close together and depend on umbrellas for protection from the snow. The gate takings of £4,441 were a record for a match in New Zealand up to that time. Many must have left disappointed, as the Lions won 6–3, although they lost the subsequent three tests.
Using this item
Otago Daily Times
Reference: Otago Witness, 1 July 1930, p. 41
Permission of the Otago Daily Times must be obtained before any re-use of this image.
Add new comment