Harold Abbott

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Harold Abbott
Full name Harold Louis Abbott
Date of birth (1882-06-17)17 June 1882
Place of birth Camerontown, Waikato, New Zealand
Date of death 16 January 1971(1971-01-16) (aged 88)
Place of death Palmerston North, New Zealand
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Notable relative(s) Edwin Abbott (nephew)
Occupation(s) Farrier
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
New Zealand No. 130
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)

British Columbia


National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1905–06 New Zealand 1 (8)

Harold "Bunny" Louis Abbott (17 June 1882 – 16 January 1971) was a New Zealand rugby union footballer. A wing three-quarter, Abbott represented Taranaki and Wanganui at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from 1905 to 1906. He was a member of the legendary 1905 Original All Blacks, and played 11 matches for the team, scoring 47 points. He won his sole Test cap for New Zealand on 1 January 1906 against France. He also made one appearance as a guest player for British Columbia against the All Blacks, when the former team were short of players.[1]

He was the uncle of New Zealand rugby league international, Edwin Abbott.[2]

Abbott died in Palmerston North in 1971 and was buried in Kelvin Grove Cemetery.[3]


  1. ^ Knight, Lindsay. "Bunny Abbott". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Edwin Frederick Abbott, Edwin Frederick (1930, 1932) nzleague.co.nz
  3. ^ "Cemetery and cremation detail". Palmerston North City Council. Retrieved 23 November 2014.