Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Richard Haydon: Shipboard Diary to New Zealand, 1883 - #4

Festivities on Crossing the Line

Athletic sports were held on crossing the Line. Haydon records the sports events as:

1st Standing Long Jump
2nd Three Legged Race
3rd Standing High Jump
4th All Fours Race
5th Wheel Barrow Race
6th Hop Skip & Jump
7th Cock Fight (?)
8th Sack Race
9th Obstacle Race
10th Tug of War

Amount of money: 6 pounds, 18 shillings.

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