Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 10 June 8, 1938
By Special Steamer
By Special Steamer.
Apropos to the reference, in last week's "Salient." to the proposed visit to New Zealand next year by Australian Rules football teams, we now learn that two exhibition matches are likely to be played, one on the Basin Reserve and one in Auckland. The two Melbourne Clubs coming. St. Kilda and South Melbourne, will charter a special steamer to bring the large party of players, trainers officials and supporters to the Dominion. The object of the trip Is to give players a holiday. Australians realise that the establishment of their game in New Zealand is a virtual impossibility as grounds here are too small —an Australian Rules ground is twice the size or a Rugby field. The same itself was first played about 1850, and is therefore about the same age as Rugby and Soccer.
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