Kōrero: Sport and society

Cricket match, Dunedin, 1864

Cricket match, Dunedin, 1864

This watercolour by George O'Brien shows the Southern Recreation Ground in January 1864 during the colony's first international sporting occasion. A local enterpreneur, Shadrach Jones, had brought George Parr's All England cricket team across from Australia. Otago and Canterbury teams played each other, then the All England XI defeated an Otago XXII. Spectators were charged admission.

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Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
Reference: 1988/78/1
Watercolour by George O'Brien

Permission of Toitū Otago Settlers Museum must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Greg Ryan, 'Sport and society - Growth, 1860s and 1870s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/39377/cricket-match-dunedin-1864 (accessed 29 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Greg Ryan, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013