Story: Sport and the nation

Citizens' address to William Webb, 1907

This beautiful address from the citizens of Whanganui was presented to William Webb following his success in winning the world sculling championship in 1907. The pictorial richness of the address speak of the huge pride the people of the town felt in Webb's achievement.

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Whanganui Regional Museum
Reference: 2002.124.1
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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Sport and the nation - Nationalism rampant, 1900 to 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 November 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013