Story: Māori and sport – hākinakina

1888–89 Native rugby team tour of Britain

These illustrations show scenes from a game between the Native rugby team and Surrey on 3 October 1888 – the first game of the Native team's tour of Britain. It shows the two teams, parts of the game and the Native team performing a haka.

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University of Waikato
Reference: Illustrated London News, XCIII (1888) p. 417

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Basil Keane, 'Māori and sport – hākinakina - Māori and sport in the 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 July 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 Sep 2013