1842 in New Zealand

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1842 in New Zealand
Decades:

Population[edit]

The estimated population of New Zealand at the end of 1842 is 76,900 Māori and 10,992 non-Māori (a 120% increase in 1 year).[1]

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 1 January: The Government begins publication of a monthly magazine in Māori, Te Karere o Nui Tireni (The Messenger of New Zealand). It publishes until 1846, and is revived as The Maori Messenger and Te Manuhiri Tuarangi between 1849 and 1863.[2][3]
  • 1 February: The first settlers arrive in Nelson aboard the Fifeshire.
  • 24 February: The Bay of Islands Observer begins publishing. The newspaper publishes its last issue on 27 October 1842.[4]
  • 12 March: The Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle is first published. It continues until 1874.[5]
  • 6 April: The New Zealand Herald and Auckland Gazette, which was founded in 1841, ceases publication.[6][7]
  • April: The Auckland Standard begins publication. It folds on 28 August, after four months.[6]
  • May : Wellington becomes a Borough.
  • 2 August: The New Zealand Colonist and Port Nicholson Advertiser begins publishing. It lasts for one year.[4]
  • 29 August: The Auckland Times begins publication. It runs until 1846.[7]

Undated[edit]

Appointments and awards[edit]

Sport[edit]

Cricket[edit]

The first recorded game in Wellington is played in December.[9]

Horse racing[edit]

  • 20 October — Races are held on the beach at Petone.[10]

Births[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand has collated estimates from a number of sources (interpolating where necessary) at "Long-term data series". Archived from the original on 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2008-03-14. , in particular "A1.1 Total population.xls" (Excel). Archived from the original on 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2008-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Early Auckland area newspapers". Auckland City Libraries. 
  3. ^ "Government Maori Publications". New Zealand Electronic Text Centre. 
  4. ^ a b "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources — 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical Publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 13. Archived from the original on 25 November 2007. 
  5. ^ "Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle". National Library of New Zealand. 
  6. ^ a b Dr. T. M. Hocken F.L.S. (9 July 1902). The Beginnings of Literature in New Zealand: Part II., the English Section—Newspapers 34. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1868–1961. p. 109. 
  7. ^ a b "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources — 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical Publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 11. Archived from the original on 25 November 2007. 
  8. ^ Dunmore, Patricia (ed.) (1977). The Dunmore Book of New Zealand Records. p. 21. ISBN 0-908564-08-2. 
  9. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  10. ^ New Zealand Electronic Text Centre: Early Wellington

External links[edit]

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