Home Town Tribute

A memorial to legendary All Black captain Dave Gallaher is being planned in his home town of Ramelton, Ireland. The Dave Gallaher Society is proposing the transformation of a bottle recycling waste ground into a walled garden with murals, a fountain and a central bronze statue of Gallaher in classic rugby pose. The society also wants to hold a “twinning” ceremony with Gallaher’s adopted home of Katikati, which is well known in NZ for its extensive public artwork. Dave Gallaher was born in Ramelton and emigrated to NZ with his family in 1878. He played 33 matches with the “Originals,” so named because they were the first NZ rugby team to use the All Black name. The Originals won 32 of their 33 games.


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