Kōrero: Sport and the nation

Roadside stories: Timaru heroes

Timaru has the distinction of being the home town of three of the most prominent sporting heroes of New Zealand before the Second World War: boxer Bob Fitzsimmons, racehorse Phar Lap and Olympic gold medal winning runner Jack Lovelock. There are memorials to all three in Timaru and this Roadside Story tells of their achievements and shows the monuments.

Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Sport and the nation - Nationalism rampant, 1900 to 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/41207/roadside-stories-timaru-heroes (accessed 4 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013