Kōrero: Amateurism and professionalism

Wellington College cricket team, 1885

Wellington College cricket team, 1885

Wellington College's 1885–86 cricket team and staff with the school's long-serving headmaster, Joseph Firth (centre). Known as 'The Boss', the 1.96-metre-tall Firth aimed to mould his school along the lines of English 'public' schools such as Rugby and Harrow. He encouraged strict adherence to the principles of amateurism, believing these developed mental and moral qualities.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Miss C. Heine Collection (PAColl-2232)
Reference: PAColl-5932-32

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Geoff Watson, 'Amateurism and professionalism - The rise of amateurism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37995/wellington-college-cricket-team-1885 (accessed 23 June 2021)

He kōrero nā Geoff Watson, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013