Book; "On the Ball", Tales of Rugby in New Zealand ; Giles, Ben; 1935; MT2012.10...


Mataura Museum


Book; "On the Ball", Tales of Rugby in New Zealand


Giles, Ben

Maker Role


About this object

Book; "On the Ball", Tales of Rugby in New Zealand by Ben Giles.

From the author's Foreword:
Presenting "ON THE BALL", in semi-story fashion, with a New Zealand setting, much as the players, episodes and aspects of the game would have been talked into the minds of "Young New Zealand" for the past thirty or forty years, the author hopes it will appeal to many of the thousands of Rugby football enthusiasts of this country.

The scene opens round the year 1900 and this 'kick' deals with the Rugby of that period, practically the dawn of the modern game and with the outlook of players and public of that date'.

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper


h 215 mm x w 135 mm x d 10 mm

Date Made



N.Z. Newspapers Limited

Subject and Association Keywords


Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object Type


Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

This object is from


This object is in 1 community


eHive copyright disclaimer

It is the responsibility of the eHive Account Holder to gain copyright clearance for any images or content published on eHive. If you are concerned about the copyright status for any content in eHive or would like more information on using or ordering copies of content, please contact the Account Holder of that content. For further information see our Copyright Claims page.