Kōrero: The New Zealanders

Rugby triumphs and national pride (1 o 3)

Rugby triumphs and national pride

The sense of New Zealanders as physically superior men was reinforced by the success of the All Blacks rugby tour of Britain in 1905–6. As this popular postcard shows, the All Blacks were hugely successful in England (although less so in Wales, where they lost the test), and observers began to suggest that this proved British people were made better in the colonies. This 1905 postcard was drawn by Trevor Lloyd.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-Rugby-1905-1
Cartoon by Trevor Lloyd

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, 'The New Zealanders - A man’s country', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/1963/rugby-triumphs-and-national-pride (accessed 24 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 May 2015