The Art of Rugby Football by TR Ellison; Geddis and Bloomfield, Printers; 1902; ...
The Art of Rugby Football by TR EllisonAbout this object
Back in 1902, Thomas Rangiwahia Ellison, also known as Tom or Tamati Erihana (Ngāi Tahu and Te Āti Awa), penned one of the earliest New Zealand rugby books: The Art of Rugby Football. A true rugby pioneer, Tom Ellison also devised the indigenous 2-3-2 scrum and wing forward position, played for the 1888-89 Native Team, captained and coached the very first New Zealand rugby team and, at the first annual New Zealand Rugby Football Union meeting in 1893, successfully moved that the national uniform comprise a black jersey with a silver fern.Maker
Ink on paperMeasurements
17.5 x 12.5Credit Line
Donated by the New Zealand Rugby Union, 1969Object Type
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