Nepia, George, 1905-1986

Ngati Rakaipaaka of Nuaka and Mahia. Birth date registered as 1905, but he later claimed he was born in 1908. Popular singer and recording artist. Maori All-Black. Born Wairoa, educated Te Aute College, fullback for the All-Blacks aged 19 in 1924, captained All-Blacks 1930. See Ledyden, Michael. "Celebrating New Zealanders" (920.093/Celeb), p.51-53 for further details. Switched from rugby union to rugby league in 1935. (Information from "I, George Nepia: The golden years of rugby", by George Nepia). See DNZB (Vol 4, 1921-1940, p377-378, N6)

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Date: 1956 From: Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper Ref: EP/1956/1708-F Description: Photograph taken for the Evening Post newspaper of Wellington by an unidentified staff photographer. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Descrip...
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