Story: Ryan, Thomas

Thomas Ryan

An outstanding rugby player in the 1880s, Thomas Ryan was also a highly proficient painter, working mainly in watercolours. He is pictured here (third from right in the back row) in the Auckland representative rugby team of 1882.

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How to cite this page:

N. A. C. McMillan. 'Ryan, Thomas', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)