Kōrero: Robin, Ihakara Te Tuku

Wrestlers Ihakara Te Tuku Robin (right) and Stanislaus Zbyszko

Wrestlers Ihakara Te Tuku Robin (right) and Stanislaus Zbyszko

Over six feet tall, 17 stone in weight, and with immense physical strength developed through farm labouring and shearing, Ike Robin was a formidable wrestler. Nevertheless in 1926 he was outclassed by visiting Polish Ukrainian Stanislaus Zbyszko.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Matthew Bennett. 'Robin, Ihakara Te Tuku', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/4r24/robin-ihakara-te-tuku (accessed 15 November 2019)