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The turning point: The 1950 British Empire Games as an imperial spectacle
(Taylor & Francis on behalf of British Society of Sports History, 2014)
This article examines the origins, staging and reaction to the 1950 British Empire Games held in Auckland, New Zealand, in the context of broader attitudes to the British Empire and Commonwealth in the immediate aftermath ...
'The reckless and callous section of motorists': Drink and driving in New Zealand before 1939
Although breath and blood alcohol tests and limits for drivers were instituted in 1969 and anti-drink driving campaigns were common from the 1970s, concern at the volatile relationship between motor vehicles and alcohol ...
Smart sanctions, hollow gestures, and multilateral sport: New Zealand–Fiji relations and the politics of professional rugby, 1987–2011
(University of Hawai'i Press, 2021-06-03)
This article traces the response of the New Zealand government to successive military coups in Fiji in 1987, 2000, and 2006 in the specific context of rugby contacts between the two countries and the strong nexus between ...
Drink and the historians: Sober reflections on alcohol in New Zealand, 1840-1914
(University of Auckland, 2010-04)
In reviewing the existing historiography of alcohol in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century New Zealand, this article emphasizes the need for histories that examine the perspective of the drinker and that consider the ...
A tale of two dinners: New Zealand rugby and the embrace of empire, 1919-32
(Taylor & Francis, 2011-07)
This article challenges the standard portrayal of rugby as a vibrant component of New Zealand’s emerging national identity during the first third of the twentieth century. Deriving from a critique of the 1905 All Blacks ...
‘He is our opponent, not our enemy’: Two rugby tours and Australasian perceptions of Japan during the 1930s
(Taylor & Francis, 2019)
This paper explores aspects of the Australian (1934) and New Zealand (1936) universities rugby union tours of Japan. These were conducted at a time when Australasian understandings of Japan were very limited –notwithstanding ...
Sport and the New Zealanders: A history
(Auckland University Press, 2018-08)
A history of New Zealanders and the sports that we have made our own, from the Māori world to today’s professional athletes
Sport and society
(Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, 2013-09-05)
As early as the 1830s British settlers were organising horse races and cricket matches. The range of available sporting activities grew with the population, and sport became vital to Kiwi culture. Competitive sports such ...
'Burton ale', London porter and Kentish hops: English custom and nineteenth-century New Zealand drinking culture
(Otago University Press, 2012)
'The whole question bristles with difficulties': Sport and war
(Victoria University Press, 2016-10)
The legacy of the war years for New Zealand sport was necessarily varied. Most immediately, one could point to a missing or damaged generation of athletes. Among those who did not return were tennis maestro Anthony Wilding, ...