1846 in New Zealand

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1846 in New Zealand
Decades:

Population[edit]

The estimated population of New Zealand at the end of 1846 is 71,050 Māori and 13,274 non-Māori.[1]

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 5 January: The Māori language magazine, Te Karere o Nui Tireni publishes its last issue. It started in 1842. It is revived as The Maori Messenger and Te Manuhiri Tuarangi between 1849 and 1863.[2]
  • 11 January: British forces occupy Ruapekapeka pa.[3]
  • 17 January: The Auckland Times ceases publication. The newspaper was first published in 1842.[2]
  • 11 March: The brig H.M.S. Osprey (Captain Patten) is driven ashore and wrecked at Herekino Harbour, having mistaken it for the entrance to the Hokianga Harbour, but no lives are lost.[4]
  • 16 May: Māori led by Te Mamaku attack the fortified outpost at Boulcott's farm near the present-day Belmont in the Hutt Valley. Six troopers and an unknown number of Māori are killed as the attack was repulsed.[5]
  • 23 July: Te Rauparaha is captured by government forces at Porirua.[6]
  • December: Thomas Brunner sets out on a journey of exploration south of Nelson which will eventually take 18 months to complete.[7]

Undated[edit]

Appointments and awards[edit]

Births[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

Deaths[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. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Today in History | NZHistory
  4. ^ New Zealand Shipwrecks, Beckett Books Ltd, 1990
  5. ^ New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, Wellington, 23 May 1846. Reprinted in Bromby, R. An Eyewitness History of New Zealand 1985: ISBN 0-85902-306-0
  6. ^ New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, Wellington, 25 July 1846. Reprinted in Bromby, R. An Eyewitness History of New Zealand 1985: ISBN 0-85902-306-0
  7. ^ * Nancy M. Taylor (ed.), Early travellers in New Zealand, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959.

External links[edit]

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