Go the All Blacks
All Blacks jerseys belonging to father and son Handley and Ross Brown and current star Beauden Barrett are on display in the Museum foyer as the All Blacks defend the Webb Ellis Cup in Japan this year.
The display also features a footage from the All Blacks’ 1924-25 ‘Invincibles’ tour of the UK, Ireland, France and Canada when the team won all of their 32 games.
Museum Manager Colleen Mullin says Puke Ariki is proud to be able to display the jerseys from three generations of Taranaki-born rugby legends. “We’re expecting this to be a big hit with All Blacks fans during the World Cup,” she says.
Handley’s jersey was donated by Ross Brown’s widow, Vivienne Brown, in April after she talked with the Puke Ariki staff about preserving it for future generations. “My family and I wanted the jersey to remain here in Taranaki. Handley was born here and it is only right that his jersey from the tour remains in the place he called home,” says Mrs Brown.
The jersey is on display alongside a 1956 jersey from Ross and a 2018 jersey from local legend Barrett.
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- Accessible from the museum entrance.