Bag, kit; [?]; c1949; 2010.904


Owaka Museum and Catlins Information Centre Wahi Kahuika - the Meeting Place – a rest on your journey.


Bag, kit

About this object

Kit-bag; Jack McNab's rugby kit-bag, c1949. Made of brown canvas with a drawstring at the opening, brass carrying handle and red and silver padlock.

This belonged to Jack McNab (b. 1924), a flanker from the Owaka club, who toured South Africa in 1949 with the All Blacks. He played in three tests against the South Africans that year and another three against the British Lions in 1950.

On the long tour of South Africa, when the journey to the republic was made by ship, he was given just one jersey, numbered 20 - each squad member was given a single jersey to wear and clean on the 24-match tour.

McNab was an Owaka stalwart, playing only for that club over his whole career. Jack passed away in May of 2009, aged 85.



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processed material, textile, canvas
processed material, metal


l 580mm x w 360mm

Subject and Association Keywords

recreation. leisure, sports, ball games

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From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

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