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Allan Wallace

Allan Wallace

Mr Wallace is regarded as one of New Zealand’s top ploughmen. He won the 1968, 1971, 1976 and 1980 New Zealand Ploughing Championship, the Silver Plough.

He went on to compete at the World Ploughing Championships which he did with distinction, placing 15th in 1969, second in 1971, fifth in 1976 and his crowning achievement, World Champion in Ireland in 1981.

When he stopped competing he continued his involvement in the sport coaching the National team at five World Championships from 1988 to 2004.

Pictured: Allan Wallace (centre) is inducted into the Te Awamutu Walk of Fame, May 2005.