Monday, May 29, 2006

Phillippe Sidney de Quetteville Cabot

Sidney de Cabot's solitary game for the All Blacks tells you little about a quite remarkable man - the founder of both the NZ University Sports and the NZ University Students' Association in the mid- to late- 30s. From memory, he was awarded several doctorates from Otago University and US universities as well as degrees from UK universities. I didn't know who he was until the NZUSA offices were moved in 1995 unearthing a photo of the very first executive committee. Interestingly, sports proceeded politics in NZ - the political body was only set up after the sporting entity had hosted a few national competitions - interesting but not surprising.

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backin15 said...

Cheers - I used to work for the NZUSA and my colleague discovered an old photo of the foundation executive with Sidney de Cabot front and centre - through some research we discovered more about him. Remarkable man. Renaissance man.

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