All Blacks History

Black, Black, Black.

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At the first Annual General Meeting of the NZRFU, held on 27 April 1893, “It was resolved that the New Zealand Representative colours should be Black Jersey with Silver Fernleaf, Black Cap with Silver Monogram, White Knickerbockers and Black Stockings,” More...

All Blacks - The Name

Today the accepted view is the name “All Blacks” came about as a consequence of their uniform which was composed of black jersey, shorts and socks but that was not always the case More...

1900s

By 1907 just under a million people called New Zealand home, and the time was right to move from a colony to a dominion within the British Empire More...

1890s

A working man’s paradise? Bound tight to the ‘Mother-country’ (Britain) by the ‘crimson tie’ of the Empire, the South African Anglo-Boer War of More...

1880s

Britain’s farmyard, With its first successful shipment of frozen meat back to London in 1882, New Zealand was able to position itself as More...

1870s

As the 1860s drew to a close, gold production fell and wool prices plummeted. The ambitious Colonial Treasurer, Julius Vogel, believed New Zealand could only grow if it attracted more people and capital. More...