Kōrero: Olympic and Commonwealth games

New Zealand athletes performing a haka, Los Angeles, 1932 (2 o 2)

New Zealand athletes performing a haka, Los Angeles, 1932

Members of New Zealand's Olympic team practise the haka at Los Angeles 1932. The haka had by this time been adopted by a number of New Zealand national teams. Of the 21 New Zealand athletes who went to Los Angeles, 11 were rowers. Two of the rowing team, Jack MacDonald and Laurie 'Jumbo' Jackson, were both Marlborough-based members of the Rangitane iwi. They were claimed to be the first Māori Olympic athletes.

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New Zealand Olympic Museum – He Pataka Taumahekeheke, New Zealand Olympic Committee, Private collection

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Joseph Romanos, 'Olympic and Commonwealth games - The early days of the Olympics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37889/new-zealand-athletes-performing-a-haka-los-angeles-1932 (accessed 16 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Joseph Romanos, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jun 2023