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1924-25 'Invincibles' All Blacks Kiwi Mascot; G H Pownall; 1924; B465a

1924-25 'Invincibles' All Blacks Kiwi Mascot; G H Pownall; 1924; B465a
Name/Title
1924-25 'Invincibles' All Blacks Kiwi Mascot
About this object
Evocative of the times, this stuffed Kiwi bird in a specially-designed wooden travelling case was the mascot of the 1924-25 'Invincibles' All Blacks touring team. As a gift destined for the first team to beat the All Blacks on their tour of Great Britain and France, the Kiwi boarded ship on a one-way ticket. Invincible the team proved, and the gift exchange never transpired - the Kiwi returning home again with its triumphant team-mates and supporters.
Maker Role
Unknown
Date Made
1924
Place Made
New Zealand
Medium and Materials
Bird, stuffed and mounted
Inscription and Marks
Inscribed "TO THE ALL BLACKS 1924-5 FROM G.H.POWNALL, WANGANUI".
Measurements
18.5 x 40 x 30cm
Credit Line
Donated by the New Zealand Rugby Union, 1980
Object Type
Mounted Kiwi
Object number
B465a

Tags

Invincibles
Kiwi
rugby
sports


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