Kōrero: Athletics

Pole vaulters Hori Eruera and Jimmy Te Paa, late 1890s

Pole vaulters Hori Eruera and Jimmy Te Paa, late 1890s

Hori Eruera (left) and Jimmy Te Paa were leading New Zealand pole vaulters in the 1890s. Both won Australasian titles in the late 1890s, with heights that matched those of the best northern-hemisphere athletes.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Peter Heidenstrom, Athletes of the century: 100 years of New Zealand track and field. Wellington: GP Publications, 1992, p. 114

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David Colquhoun, 'Athletics - Athletics, 1887–1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/39928/pole-vaulters-hori-eruera-and-jimmy-te-paa-late-1890s (accessed 18 April 2024)

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