This is the New Zealanders only series victory to date in Australia and the architect was Richard Hadlee who took an outstanding 33 wickets in 3 Tests.
Test series summary
- 1st Test ('Gabba, Brisbane) – New Zealand won by an innings and 41 runs
- 2nd Test (SCG, Sydney) – Australia won by 4 wickets
- 3rd Test (WACA, Perth) – New Zealand won by 6 wickets
New Zealanders also played in the Benson and Hedges World Series Cup in that season alongside Australia and India. They finished third and did not qualify for the best of three finals.
- Playfair Cricket Annual
- Wisden Cricketers Almanack