D. J. Cameron, New Zealand sports journalist, Died at 83

  Sports, Writer

Donald John “D. J.” Cameron was born on February 20, 1933, and died on September 7, 2016.

He was a New Zealand journalist and sportswriter.

Donald was one of the leading New Zealand sportswriters of the 20th century.

He 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).

He was sports reporter on the New Zealand Herald (1950-1998).

Cameron wrote several books on sport “‘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.

D. J. Cameron passed away at 83 years old.