FOOTBALL: ENGLAND V AUCKLAND

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Rugby League match played between Great Britain and Auckland at the Auckland Domain July 25th 1914.

“The match between England and Auckland was played here today in showery weather, and before an attendance of about 8000. The ground was heavy as a result of the early morning rain. The English team back and forward handled the heavy slippery ball in remarkable manner, and their fast passing runs evoked much applause. The Auckland forwards were a match for the visiting pack in the scrums and loose work. The failure of the Auckland backs to each account for his man was responsible for the large score recorded. England winning by 34 points to 12.” - from The Weekly Press, 29 July 1914.

0 ft Rugby League fans crowd the Auckland domain and grandstand in preparation for the Great Britain v Auckland match. Eager fans, warmly clad, are sitting on the side-line or in the grandstand.
160 ft The two teams emerge from the grandstand and onto the field. The game proceeds and the camera pans to show still more spectators standing around the perimeter of the field.
The film ends abruptly.

The rollercoaster in the background is a remnant of the Great Industrial Exhibition which took place in the Auckland Domain from December 1913 until April 1914 and was a part of Wonderland Park, a component of the Exhibition. Wonderland Park consisted of 15 acres of amusements and was run by Exhibition Amusements Ltd.

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Year 1914

Reference number F27357

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Actuality

Duration 0:03:47

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