Kōrero: Sport and the nation

'We're the greatest'

'We're the greatest'

Murray Ball's 1967 cartoon of a small rugby supporter grabbing hold of a huge All Black and shouting out across the ocean, 'We're the greatest', expresses well how much some New Zealanders identified with their national rugby team. They hoped that the success of the All Blacks would attract notice from distant countries.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: H-543
Cartoon by Murray Ball

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Sport and the nation - The relationship between sport and nationalism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/41191/were-the-greatest (accessed 18 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013