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A few 'set-pieces': rugby memorabilia at Nat. Gal.

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13 June 2005

A few 'set-pieces' * rugby memorabilia on show at the National Library

Lions and All Black rugby fans visiting Wellington this month will be able to sustain their tour fever with a visit to the National Library's main foyer, where a small sample of rugby memorabilia from the Turnbull Library's collections is on display until 3 July.

Especially fascinating is an EMI recording made during the Lions tour of 1977 of popular songs, performed by the British team during a singalong at the Waitangi Hotel in the Bay of Islands. Visitors will be able to experience this unique event via a listening post.

Souvenir programmes from British tours dating from 1905, an itinerary and scorecard from the British 1930 tour, and a collection of 1928 New Zealand footballer cigarette cards are among the items included in the display.

Many rugby fans will also enjoy the current National Library Gallery exhibition First Dance * a nostalgic showcase of New Zealand dancehall stories, clothes, music and memorabilia.
The National Library foyer and gallery is open from 9am to 5 pm weekdays, Saturday 9 am to 4.30 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 4.30.


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