1852 in New Zealand

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1852 in New Zealand
Decades:

Population[edit]

The estimated population of New Zealand at the end of 1852 is 63,100 Māori and 27,633 non-Māori.[1]

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

With the passing by the Parliament of the United Kingdom of New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 the way is set for New Zealand’s first general election.[2] It will be held on 1 October 1853. (see also 1846).

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

  • At the second election for the Council of the Borough of Auckland insufficient councillors are elected and the Council ceases functioning.[3]
  • 19 January (or 25 December, 1851[4]) — The Governor Wynyard,[5] the first steamer built in New Zealand, is launched at Freemans Bay, Auckland.[6]
  • 3 June: The Guardian and Canterbury Advertiser starts publication but ceases after less than four months, on 16 September.[7]
  • 4 August: The Taranaki Herald starts publication. It will move to daily publishing in 1877. From 1935 until 1989 (when it will cease publication) it will be New Zealand's oldest newspaper.[8]

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. ^ New Zealand Parliament - Parliament timeline
  3. ^ History of Auckland City: Chapter 1
  4. ^ Roadworks KRoad: Karangahape Road History
  5. ^ Hand coloured lithograph of the Auckland waterfront in 1852 featuring the Governor Wynyard
  6. ^ Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand - Shipbuilding
  7. ^ "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources — 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical Publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 12. Archived from the original on 25 November 2007. 
  8. ^ "Taranaki Herald". National Library of New Zealand.