1856 in New Zealand

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1856 in New Zealand
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After several previous attempts, New Zealand finally achieves "Responsible Government", with a majority of the members of the House of Representatives supporting the Government.[1]

Population[edit]

The estimated population of New Zealand at the end of 1856 is 58,300 Māori and 45,540 non-Māori.[2] The total population reaches the 100,000 mark during the year.

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

The 2nd Parliament is formed on 15 April. The election of its members had in fact concluded on 28 December the previous year.

Events[edit]

  • 31 July — By Royal Charter, Christchurch is proclaimed New Zealand's first city.[3]
  • 18 September — The Wanganui Chronicle publishes its first issue. The paper starts as a fortnightly publication, moves to tri-weekly in 1867, and then to daily in 1871. It continues today.[4]
  • 11 December — The Auckland Examiner begins publishing. It continues until 1861.[5]
  • 26 December — The Otago Colonist publishes its first issue. The newspaper changes its name to The Colonist in 1862 and is absorbed into the Daily Telegraph at the beginning of 1863.[6]

Arts and literature[edit]

Music[edit]

Births[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Zealand Parliament - Parliament timeline
  2. ^ 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". Archived from the original (EXCEL) on 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2008-03-14. 
  3. ^ Christchurch: a chronology - 1856
  4. ^ "Wanganui Chronicle". New Zealand Electronic Text Centre. 
  5. ^ "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources — 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical Publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 November 2007. 
  6. ^ "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources — 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 November 2007. 
  7. ^ a b Te Ara: Encyclopedia of New Zealand 1966 - Music:General History

External links[edit]

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