Story: Tennis

Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston

In 1966 American film actor Charlton Heston played an exhibition tennis match in central Wellington's Mercer Street while visiting New Zealand. Around 10,000 people watched the event.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1966/2713/1

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How to cite this page:

Joseph Romanos, 'Tennis - New growth, 1950s to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37347/charlton-heston (accessed 12 August 2020)

Story by Joseph Romanos, published 5 Sep 2013