Kōrero: Sports venues

Roadside Stories: world mile record at Cooks Gardens, Whanganui (2 o 2)

Cook's Gardens has been an important sports ground in Whanganui since the turn of the 20th century. Although originally developed by cricketers, the ground has been most often used as a venue for rugby, athletics and cycling. Its most famous event occurred on 27 January 1962 when Peter Snell broke the world mile (1,600-metre) record. Listen to a description of that race in this Roadside Story.

Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Jock Phillips, 'Sports venues - The first city sports grounds, 1850 to 1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/41335/roadside-stories-world-mile-record-at-cooks-gardens-whanganui (accessed 8 December 2023)

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