A search of the archives for Christmas-related items for an upcoming General Library display unearthed this little gem from the All Blacks `Invincibles’ tour.
Sent as a Christmas card by Native Land Court judge Frank O.V. Acheson to his daughter Monica in 1924, the “Cousin Leslie Cupples” referred to in the inscription was a loose forward on the team.
The All Blacks were dubbed `the Invincibles’ after they won all 32 matches of their tour of France, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Jo Birks, Special Collections
Acheson, Frank O. V. (1887-1948). Papers, 1906-1948. MSS & Archives 96/1, item 1/8. Special Collections, University of Auckland Library.
Palenski, R. (2007). The All Blackography: the indispensable guide to every All Black. Auckland : Hodder Moa