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

G H Pownall

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

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Tags
Invincibles
Kiwi
rugby
sports

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