RUGBY JAMBOREE – Saturday Auctions and Sunday Presentations

A framed All Blacks jersey signed by Richie McCaw will be one of the objects auctioned off on Saturday.

For Collectors and Traders

We have confirmed a stage, a sound system and an emcee to enable a series of auctions during Saturday for those wanting to trade rugby memorabilia.  We will be selling a signed and framed All Blacks replica jersey – with the signature of Richie McCaw.

For researchers and historians

The emcee at the event will be conducting interviews during the day. Interested participants and stall holders will have a chance to share their story or project with the wider group. We have received RSVPs from professional valuers and museum staff, to historians, writers and researchers.  Among that group Dr Ron Palenski, Director of the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, Clive Akers, editor of the New Zealand Rugby Almanack, Michael Fahey Sports Memorabilia Valuer, Trustees of the Canterbury Rugby Football Union Historic Trust, and Paul Neazor author and historian for the Ponsonby and College Rifles rugby clubs.

SUNDAY Presentations:
  1. Michael Fahey – Sports memorabilia valuer
  2. Jeremy Hapeta – Lecturer in Phys Ed. School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition, Massey University – Challenging the dominant discourse(s) of Maori masculinity and Pasifika physicality
  3. Mike Parkinson – Researching into early provincial games 1870 to 1890s. The NZ Rugby Almanack was started in 1935, Mike is working to fill that gap year by year.
  4. Paul Neazor – Ponsonby and College Rifles historian and archivist, he is digitising the Ponsonby collection currently
  5. Gail Chave and Warren Barberel – Canterbury Rugby Football Union Historical Trust – will discuss how they came to form the trust and where they are now.
  6. Danika Charlton – New Zealand Rugby – Black Ferns Capping and Reunion Project
  7. Andrew Young – Peace Cup Reunion – Andrew will talk about the Peace Cup and the project to organise a reunion for past players in 2020

Have you got a great story, a vast collection, or an interesting object and you’d like to show it off or maybe try and find out more?  Contact the New Zealand Rugby Museum, book a table and be a part of the Rugby Jamboree.  The day will have events and games for the young and regular mini-auctions for traders.