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Minhinnick, Gordon Edward George (Sir), 1902-1992:...and here come the New Zealanders - led by their selectors! 1956.

Reference Number: A-349-002

The radio commentator at the Melbourne Olympic stadium announces the emergence of the New Zealand "team" of four selectors being chased around the track by a furious New Zealand public. The selection panel picked a team of 56 but rejected 39 other nominees put forward by the national sporting organisations on the basis that they did not have "a reasonable chance of reaching the finals or, in any sport where there are no finals or standards for comparison, a reasonable chance of representing New Zealand with credit". Among the rejections were the entire rowing eight, the decathlete Roy Williams (brother of Yvette), who later became a Commonwealth champion, the whole water polo team and all the road cyclists.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Vic.) Olympic Games (16th ; 1956 ; Melbourne, Fun & Games - New Zealand Cartoon Perspectives on the Olympics 1952-2000. :Cartoon exhibition., Sir Gordon Edward George Minhinnick, New Zealand Herald (Newspaper), Melbourne and Olympics.

Part of:
Lodge, Nevile Sidney 1918-1989 and Minhinnick, Gordon Edward George (Sir), 1902-1992:Four cartoons by Lodge and one by Minhinnick on the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne and the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome., Reference Number A-349-001/005 (4 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)Bromide (matted) 278 x 420 mm. Single art work

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