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Turakina Highland Games (1st of 3)

Turakina Highland Games

Two-year-old Isaac Grant, aided by his father Ian, attempts the Scottish Highlands practice of tossing the caber at the 2007 Highland games. Scots came to Turakina in significant numbers, and Highland (formerly known as Caledonian) games have been held annually since 1864.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui places - East of Whanganui', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015