Farewell Ian Wright

Farewell Ian Wright

Ian David Wright 1930 – 2019


Ian Wright moved to New Zealand in 1953 after moving from Tuncurry in NSW Australia.

In 1953 he joined Wellington branch and was a member up until his death.

In 2013 Ian researched, compiled and edited NZDA’s A History of Hunting 75 years.


A list of Ian’s involvement in Sporting Administrative areas:


NZ Deerstalkers’ Association


Member of Wellington branch executive 1957-59

First full-time National Secretary of NZDA from 1962-1966

President, Wellington Branch 1970

National President NZDA 1972-1973

Vice President NZDA 1992-1993

National President NZDA 1994-1995

National Life Member NZDA 1978

National Patron NZDA 2012


NZ Shooting Federation


Inaugural Member NZ Shooting Federation 1963

Inaugural Member NZ Shooting Federation 1963

Executive Member NZ Shooting Federation 1965-1970, 1972-1974, 1994-95

Manager NZ Team at World Shooting Championships – Berne & Thun Switzerland 1976

President NZ Shooting Federation 1975-1977

Life member of NZ Shooting Federation 1981


NZ Mountain Safety Council


Member Executive and Council 1962-1966


NZ Olympic & Commonwealth Games Assoc


Member of Council 1975-1977

Manager NZ Shooting Section Olympic Team – Canada 1976

Manager NZ Shooting Section Olympic Team – Moscow USSR 1980 – withdrew due to boycott pressure



Ian will be greatly missed by all, his knowledge, wisdom and advice was second to none. From everyone at NZDA we thank him.

Posted: Friday 5 April 2019


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