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The Bledisloe Cup first test between New Zealand and Australia at Athletic Park, Wellington in 1936. Prior to kick-off, the teams are presented to the Governor General, Lord Galway.

The First Battalion Wellington Regiment Band marching at Athletic Park in front of huge crowd gathered for the first match of the Bledisloe Cup.
Crowd lining park, view over back to houses behind. The men remove their hats as the national anthem is played.
Teams lining up, being presented to Governor General Lord Galway
Kick off, the game begins. (camera partially obscured at times). Game in progress. Featured players include, for the Wallabies, Gibbons, Warwick Marks, Rankin, Killeen, Richards (1st 5/8th), Hodgeson (flank forward); and for the All Blacks - Griffiths, Pollock (fullback), Killeen, King Reid, Wells, Sadler (halfback), Hart, Watt (wings)
Ends abruptly.

The 1st Test between Australia & New Zealand at Athletic Park, Wellington, New Zealand 5th September 1936.
The referee was J. Moffitt (Wellington), the crowd attendance was 30,000 and the weather was fine while the ground was firm.
The score at half time : Australia 6 - 5.
The final score was : New Zealand 11 - Australia 6.
The scorers for New Zealand were : Tries - G.F. Hart (Canterbury), W.E. Hadley (Auckland), J.M. Watt (Otago), Conversion - H.R. Pollock (Wellington).
The scorers for Australia were : Try - R.E.M. McLaughlin (New South Wales), Penalty goal - R. Rankin (New South Wales).

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Year 1936

Reference number F596

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Newsreel

Duration 0:04:54

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