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    The fourth Commonwealth Paraplegic Games were opened in Dunedin on the south island of New Zealand on Sunday (13th January) by the New Zealand Governor-General Sir Dennis Blundell.

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    The fourth Commonwealth Paraplegic Games were opened in Dunedin on the south island of New Zealand on Sunday (13th January) by the New Zealand Governor-General Sir Dennis Blundell.

    The colourful opening ceremony consisted of a march past by an army band, a Maori convert party and Haka and a parade by all the competing nations. Teams from as far afield as the UK, Jamaica, Malaysia and Fiji are competing.

    Australia was off to a good start in the first day's events. Of the three finals held on Sunday Australia took golds in the 200 metres wheelchair sprint and in the precision javelin. The other gold of the day went to the English women's bowling team, who beat New Zealand 11-8. In addition to her golds Australia collected two silvers and a bronze to put her in the lead in the medals stable at the end of the first day.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1AHGE98QRI4N3ZOZ9YLIZAW3A
    Media URN:
    VLVA1AHGE98QRI4N3ZOZ9YLIZAW3A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:07:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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