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New Zealand soldiers watching a rugby game played outside Tripoli during World War 2 - Photograph taken by Harold Gear Paton, [ca 2 Mar 1943]

Reference Number: DA-02910-F

New Zealand soldiers watching the final of a divisional rugby competition, played outside Tripoli during World War 2. Photograph taken circa 2 March 1943 by Harold Gear Paton.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Harold Gear Paton, Tarabulus, Rugby football, Sports spectators, Soldiers - Recreation and World War, 1939-1945 - Military personnel, New Zealand - Libya.

Part of:
World War 1939-1945 official negatives - DA Series, Reference Number PAColl-4161-08 (1313 digitised items)
New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency, Reference Number PAColl-4161 (2071 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Film negative. Square imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: The game was between the Maori Battalion and the Divisional Signallers. The Maori Battalion won the game by 8 points to 6.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures350. World War II. Libya. Tripoli. 1943(PFP-028318)

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