Kōrero: Rowing

Darcy Hadfield

Darcy Hadfield

Darcy Hadfield was the last of New Zealand's successful professional scullers. He is shown here on 5 January 1922, the day that he defeated Dick Arnst on the Whanganui River. Hadfield won by six lengths in a time of 19 minutes 45 seconds for the 3¼ miles (5.2-kilometre) course.  A crowd of some 10,000 witnessed the contest. Hadfield had won New Zealand's first Olympic rowing medal, a bronze in the single sculls, at the 1920 Antwerp Games about 16 months earlier.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Miss G. Newman Collection
Reference: 1/2-0014319-C
Photograph by Watkinsons Studios

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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David Green, 'Rowing - The professional era', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41262/darcy-hadfield (accessed 24 July 2024)

He kōrero nā David Green, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 19 Sep 2016