Story: Rugby league

Graveside visit

Graveside visit

In 1924 members of a touring British rugby league team visited Albert Baskerville's grave at Karori cemetery in Wellington. Baskerville was recognised as an initiator of the game in New Zealand and internationally, a manager and publicist, and a player. He was inducted into New Zealand's Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Reference: John Coffey and Bernie Wood, The Kiwis: 100 years of international rugby league. Auckland: Hachette Livre, p. 27

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John Coffey, 'Rugby league - Origins of rugby league', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by John Coffey, published 5 Sep 2013