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Don Hammond

Hammond (In picture on the right) originally played for the Mount Albert Lions in the Auckland Rugby League competition, playing for Western United when the Lions senior side was merged as part of the ARL's district scheme.
He later moved to Eastern Districts and in 1964 won the Rothville Trophy as the Auckland Rugby League player of the year. That year he also won the New Zealand Rugby League's player of the year award.
Hammond represented and captained Auckland and first played for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1961. He went on to play in twenty one test matches, including six as captain.

Coaching career:
In 1978 and 1979 Hammond coached Auckland.
Hammond was named one of the New Zealand Rugby League's Legends of League in 2010


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Don Hammond

New Zealand Rugby League Museum

The New Zealand Rugby League Museum was opened at Rugby League House, 7 Beasley Avenue, Penrose, Auckland in December 2007 and extended in late 2010.

It showcases items such as team and individual photos dating from 1907 through to today; scrapbooks of newspaper clippings; match and test programs; trophies, and representative caps and jerseys - the earliest of which dates from 1927.

The collection also includes the original signed contract for the 1907 All Golds, the first ever rugby league team to tour internationally.

*** Please note that the Rugby League World Cup is not in the Museum at present. It is in the UK promoting the upcoming RLWC2013.
 
Museum Information:
The museum is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11.00am until 3.00pm, if possible please phone before coming as sometimes the Museum is used for meetings.
Groups are very welcome. There is roadside parking available.
The Museum Explorer Quiz is available to anyone young or old who wishes to attempt it. It is proving especially popular with groups of young people.
Entry is $2 per person, please bring cash (or a cheque for large groups) as we don't have Eftpos.
 
 

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Carlaw Park Full House

This full house on the field of dreams was the second Test between Great Britain and New Zealand on Saturday , August 9th, 1938 where the tourists defeated the Kiwis 32-15, after New Zealand had won the first Test two weeks earlier 13 - 10
Carlaw Park Die Hards Full House(copy)(copy)

Kiwis On Tour

NZRL Kiwis arrive in the UK for their Great Britain Tour of duty. On the Team Bus, in 1961 the Kiwis Tour of Gt Britain and France. "Legends"
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R.I.P Mel Cooke

Mel Cooke, Kiwi, doing what he did best, tackling the opposition. Kiwi tour 1961. RIP Mel Cooke, passed on 5th September 2013.
Carlaw Park Die Hards Mel Cooke

1936 New Zealand Kiwis

Team played Carlaw Park 1st Test vs Great Britain
Kiwis 1936(copy)