D. J. Cameron

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Donald John "D. J." Cameron (20 February 1933 – 7 September 2016) was a New Zealand journalist and sportswriter.[1] He was one of the leading New Zealand sportswriters of the 20th century.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Born in Dunedin, Cameron was educated at Christian Brothers' High School, Dunedin (1946), St Peter's College, Auckland (1946–47), St Patrick's School, Timaru and St. Kevin's College, Oamaru (1948–49).[1]


He was sports reporter on the New Zealand Herald (1950-1998). He wrote several books on sport [1] "'D J Cameron' was the familiar by-line on sports stories that appeared in the New Zealand Herald over the period over 40 years that he was employed on that newspaper.[2]


Cameron died in Auckland on 7 September 2016.[4]


  • Caribbean Crusade (1972)[5]
  • All Blacks: Retreat From Glory (1980)[6]
  • Barbed Wire Boks (1981)[7]
  • Rugby Triumphant (1981)[8]
  • On the Lions' Trail (1983)[9]
  • Someone had to do it (1998)[10]


  1. ^ a b c "Cameron, Donald John, New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa 2001, p. 198.
  2. ^ a b Geoff Longley, "D J Cameron offers his opinion" The Press, 14 Nov 1998; sup.p.2.
  3. ^ D J Cameron, Someone had to Do it, Harper Sports, Auckland, 1998.
  4. ^ Burnes, Campbell (8 September 2016). "Tributes flow for great sports journalist DJ Cameron". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Cameron, Don (Donald John). "Caribbean crusade; the New Zealand cricketers in the West Indies 1972, by D. J. Cameron". Hodder and Stoughton – via National Library of Australia. 
  6. ^ "All Blacks: Retreat from Glory". Hodder and Stoughton. 1 January 1980 – via Google Books. 
  7. ^ Cameron, Donald John (1 January 1981). "Barbed wire Boks". Rugby Press – via Google Books. 
  8. ^ Cameron, Donald John (1 January 1981). "Rugby Triumphant: The All Blacks in Australia and Wales". Hodder and Stoughton – via Google Books. 
  9. ^ Cameron, Donald John (1 January 1983). "On the Lions' Trail". Rugby Press – via Google Books. 
  10. ^ http://innz.natlib.govt.nz/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=292682

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