Story: Football

Chatham Cup final, 1948

Since it was first contested in 1923, the Chatham Cup has been New Zealand football's most famous competition, played on a knockout basis between clubs throughout the country. This film shows key moments of action in the 1948 final between Christchurch Technical Old Boys in the V-jerseys and Wellington Waterside (or 'wharfies' as they were known) in the striped jerseys. The game was played before a good crowd at Wellington's Basin Reserve, and Lord Freyberg, the governor-general, was there to meet the players and present the trophy to the winning team.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 365. National Film Unit, 1948

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How to cite this page:

Neill Atkinson, Steve Watters and Alida Shanks, 'Football - Men’s club and provincial football', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 April 2024)

Story by Neill Atkinson, Steve Watters and Alida Shanks, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 7 Jun 2023 with assistance from Alida Shanks