Socks, rugby; [?]; c1949; 2010.902

Name/Title

Socks, rugby

About this object

Rugby socks; a pair of All Blacks rugby socks, black with two white stripes. Dating to about 1949.

These belonged to Jack McNab (b. 1924), a flanker from the Owaka club, who toured South Africa in 1949 with the All Blacks. He played in three tests against the South Africans that year and another three against the British Lions in 1950.

On the long tour of South Africa, when the journey to the republic was made by ship, he was given just one jersey, numbered 20 - each squad member was given a single jersey to wear and clean on the 24-match tour.

McNab was an Owaka stalwart, playing only for that club over his whole career. Jack passed away in May of 2009, aged 85.

Maker

[?]

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

c1949

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand

Medium and Materials

processed material, textile, wool

Technique

knitted

Measurements

l 585mm x w 140mm
Large

Subject and Association Keywords

recreation. leisure, sports, ball games

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

accessory

Object number

2010.902

Rights

All rights reserved