Story: Māori and sport – hākinakina

Walter Godfrey (2nd of 2)

Walter Godfrey

Walter Godfrey tees off at the Poverty Bay Golf Club during a match against Australian professional Bob Tuohy. In this case, Godfrey lost by one shot. As a 16-year-old Godfrey won the National Amateur Championship in 1958, and later became a successful professional golfer.

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Tairawhiti Museum, Te Whare Taonga O Te Tairawhiti
Reference: Gisborne Photo News, 28 January 1965, p. 54

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Basil Keane, 'Māori and sport – hākinakina - Māori and sport in the early 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 Sep 2013