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The Nelson Photo News



Centenary Dinner

A century of rugby football in New Zealand concluded in Nelson recently with a dinner and a cabaret. Invited guests included the Chief Justice (Sir Richard Wild), officers of the N.Z.R.F.U., club representatives and players of both the North and South Island teams. Seated Above at the "top" table are, from left, Messrs W. A. Reed (president Nelson Bays R.U.), M. R. Ingpen (N.Z.R.F.U. councillor), S. A. Whitehead (Nelson M.P.), A. C. Rippin (president, N.Z. R.F.U.), D. C. Seath (Minister of Internal Affairs), C. A. Blazey (acting chairman, N.Z. R.F.U. council), Sir Richard Wild, Mr W. S. Bramwell (N.Z.R.F.U. senior vice-president), P. H. Philip (South African consul) and T. F. Home (Nelson's Mayor).


Two former presidents of the New Zealand Union, Mr Harry Blazey (Canterbury), one of the country's most able administrators, and Mr Roy Mace, of Nelson.


Club representatives "Snow" Edgar (Stoke), Maurie Childs (Waimea), Don MacLean (Celtic), Vern Goodall (former South Island selector), Roger Hawkes (Huia), Jim Sharland (Old Boys), Ian Webby (Rivals), Gordon Stewart (Wanderers).