Story: Olympic and Commonwealth games

1950 Auckland British Empire Games pennant (1st of 3)

1950 Auckland British Empire Games pennant

This pennant bears the symbol of the fourth British Empire Games, held in Auckland in 1950. Because of the Second World War the games had not been held since 1938, giving the Auckland games extra significance.

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Joseph Romanos, 'Olympic and Commonwealth games - New Zealand as the Commonwealth Games host', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/37926/1950-auckland-british-empire-games-pennant (accessed 8 July 2020)

Story by Joseph Romanos, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 16 Sep 2016