1904 Great Britain Touring Jersey; Unknown; 1904; A255a

Name/Title

1904 Great Britain Touring Jersey

About this object

A reminder of New Zealand’s first international rugby test played at home (vs Great Britain), this jersey ran onto Athletic Park on the back of Welsh wing Willie Llewellyn, in front of an incredible 20,000 spectators. As Wellington’s population at the time was only around 40,000 people, we can only imagine the excitement a grand sporting event of this scale caused, particularly as the colonial All Blacks beat the Lions 9-3! Thought to be the oldest Great Britain jersey outside the British Isles, it was presented by Willie to the museum’s founder John Sinclair whilst travelling in 1967, who then brought it back to New Zealand in his suitcase.

Maker

Unknown

Maker Role

Unknown

Date Made

1904

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

Cotton knit

Measurements

73(H base of collar to hem)x 47.5cm (w: across shoulder between sleeve seams) x46cm (w: at hem) x 53.5 cm (Length of sleeve)

Credit Line

Donated by 1904 Great Britain player W M Llewellyn

Object Type

Playing Jersey

Object number

A255a

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Lions
Llewellyn

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