1856 in New Zealand

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1856 in New Zealand
Decades:

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]

Appointments and awards[edit]

The Diocese of New Zealand is split in two with the creation of the Diocese of Auckland and the Diocese of Christchurch. Bishop Selwyn continues as the Primate of New Zealand with the duties of Archbishop.

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" (Excel). Archived from the original 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 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 on 25 November 2007. 
  7. ^ a b Te Ara: Encyclopedia of New Zealand 1966 - Music:General History
  8. ^ Anglican Diocese of Christchurch: History

External links[edit]

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