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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