Costume, Ferdie's Helpers
A set of yellow and black overalls worn as part of Ferdie the bull costume at Taranaki provincial rugby games. The costume was worn by Dave Julian and other Ferdie helpers between 1957 and 1964.
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Ferdinand first appeared in 1953, mimicking Waikato's mascot "Mooloo the cow". Throughout his life, Ferdinand has been through a number of aesthetic changes. Although the body has been through a few changes, the head remained the same until 2002, made from the skin over an enormous Hereford bull. His head is now on display at Puke Ariki.