Kōrero: Athletics

High jumper, Wellington, 1907

High jumper, Wellington, 1907

This man is competing in the high jump at the Wellington amateur athletic sports championships in 1907. He is using the jumping technique prevalent at the time – the 'Fosbury flop' (jumping backwards over the bar) that modern athletes use was only taken up in the late 1960s. The first amateur athletics clubs in New Zealand were formed in Dunedin and Timaru in 1871.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19070110-12-4

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Colquhoun, 'Athletics - Athletics, 1887–1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/39926/high-jumper-wellington-1907 (accessed 14 April 2024)

He kōrero nā David Colquhoun, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 20 Sep 2016