Story: Empire and Commonwealth

Games stamps (1st of 2)

Over 30 countries and 2,000 athletes took part in the 1974 Commonwealth Games, held in Christchurch. In the same year, the fourth Commonwealth Paraplegic Games took place in Dunedin. To commemorate the events, the New Zealand Post Office issued five stamps.

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Reference: 1974 Commonwealth Games stamp issue

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W. David McIntyre, 'Empire and Commonwealth - From empire to Commonwealth', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 July 2022)

Story by W. David McIntyre, published 20 Jun 2012