Population [ edit ]
The estimated population of New Zealand at the end of 1846 is 71,050 Māori and 13,274 non-Māori.
Incumbents [ edit ]
Regal and viceregal [ edit ]
Government and law [ 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 ]
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See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ 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.
^ 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.
^ Today in History | NZHistory
^ New Zealand Shipwrecks, Beckett Books Ltd, 1990
^ 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
^ 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
^ * Nancy M. Taylor (ed.), Early travellers in New Zealand, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959.
External links [ edit ]
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