Kōrero: Cricket

Soldiers playing cricket in Taranaki, about 1866 (1 o 2)

Soldiers playing cricket in Taranaki, about 1866

Cricket was introduced to New Zealand by gentlemen arriving from England as settlers, but it received a boost in the North Island by the presence of soldiers during the New Zealand wars. This photograph shows a cricket match at Pukearuhe Armed Constabulary Station in north Taranaki. The players are non-commissioned officers of No. 9 Company, Taranaki Military Settlers. The fieldsman closest to the camera at mid-on is wearing a pistol holster.

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Puke Ariki - Taranaki Museum & Library
Reference: A64.098

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Don Neely, 'Cricket - Early history to 1894', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/38284/soldiers-playing-cricket-in-taranaki-about-1866 (accessed 14 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Don Neely, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Apr 2016