NZ & Empire - Rugby

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NZ and its connection to the British Empire through rugby. Also explores whether rugby and war were connected

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NZ & Empire - Rugby

  1. 1. NZ & Empire RUGBY
  2. 2. How & when did Rugby become such an important part of New Zealand’s identity?
  3. 3. Group Questions <ul><li>What was the Natives Tour? </li></ul><ul><li>How many games did they play? </li></ul><ul><li>What were the rules? </li></ul><ul><li>How were they treated by the British? </li></ul><ul><li>Did the Natives’ tour affect NZ society? </li></ul><ul><li>Who were The Originals of 1905? </li></ul><ul><li>What impact did the Originals have on NZ’s national identity? </li></ul>
  4. 4. NZ Natives 1888-1889 Tour
  5. 5. 1905 Originals
  6. 8. Punch Cartoon: The cub defeating the Lion Why are the All Blacks shown as a “cub”? Why are the English shown as a lion? What is the cartoonists opinion of the Original’s team?
  7. 9. Is this a primary or secondary source? What does this source tell us about the admiration the Welsh had for the New Zealand side?
  8. 10. Was there a link between Rugby and War? Read the following quotes and decide what they mean/why rugby and war are linked. Do you agree? Why, why not?
  9. 11. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Rugby is a soldier-making game!”, Tom Ellison, Maori rugby player and Natives’ Team captain </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>“ For a small country, starting to be noticed on the battlefields of Empire was very important. To that extent, rugby became a superb training ground fro making New Zealanders the territorials of the empire”, Jock Phillips, Historian </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Suddenly the British looked at the New Zealanders in South Africa and said ’Here are these enormous, tough, colonial men; they are the great hope of Empire!’ And so New Zealanders began to think of themselves as much more physically strong than men in England”, Jock Phillips, Historian </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>“ The natural and healthy conditions of colonial life produce stalwart and athletic sons of whom New Zealand and the Empire are justly proud”, NZ Prime Minister Seddon </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Rugby, I think, was a very good trainer because it provided a model of how to work as a team…you learnt that if you worked together you were more successful than if you worked as individuals ” Jock Phillips, Historian </li></ul>

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