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Access: Game-changers and sporting special moments

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  • Jeremy Andrew,

    As a sprog, Neroli Fairhall was my first exposure to athletes with disabilities, especially as she competed in the mainstream Olympics.

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 900 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Some history. Here (in this link below) is a almost all you need to know about the 1974 Paraplegic Games in Dunedin. They took place just before the Commonwealth Games at the end of January. Note that many of the NZ athletes went on to become well known in many spheres including Neroli Fairhall.

    https://paralympicanorak.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/fourth-commonwealth-paraplegic-games-dunedin-new-zealand-1974/

    There was also an official stamp for the Paraplegic Games as one of the series on the Commonwealth Games
    https://stamps.nzpost.co.nz/new-zealand/1974/commonwealth-games

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3203 posts Report Reply

  • Rosemary McDonald,

    Eve Rimmer's auto/biography "No Grass Between My Toes"...a must read for anyone interested in the early paralympians. Eve 'tells it like it is', especially some of the less glamorous aspects of international flying and disability.

    Waikato, or on the road • Since Apr 2014 • 1344 posts Report Reply

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