Photograph, Rugby Match Western District v Town; Randall, George Thomas; 24.07.1...


Photograph, Rugby Match Western District v Town

About this object

This photograph was taken at the Western District (G) vrs.Town (P), rugby game which was played on July 24, 1912 at Holt Park, Otautau.

Town won the match 9 points to 6. The match appeared to be in favour of the Western Districts side, however, they failed to convert two good try scoring opportunities into points. Cowie and Robertson were named pick of the local team for the match.

It appears that there was a misprint in the Southland Times and many spectators for this game ended up travelling to Riverton, when the match was actually played in Otautau. This, understandably, upset the spectators who missed the game.

It is probable that many players in this game served during World War One, with some never returning.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Otautau


Randall, George Thomas

Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

Printed in white on bottom of photograph: 'WESTERN DIS(6) VRS TOWN (P) JULY 24 1912 1035 GEO RANDALL PHOTO'
Handwritten on back of mount: '7. G.FR.S H(?) J Sutherland 2010.103'
On sticker on back of mount: 'Mr D.C. Sutherland OTAUTAU'.


h 250 mm x w 305 mm



Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords

Sport and Leisure

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, photographic paper
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, card

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Copyright Licence  

Public Domain Public Domain

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