1859 in New Zealand

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1859 in New Zealand
Decades:

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

The 2nd Parliament continues.

Events[edit]

  • 10 January: Pencarrow Head Lighthouse becomes the first permanent lighthouse in New Zealand. Its first keeper is Mary Jane Bennett, the only woman to hold the position.[1]
  • 13 April: The New Zealand Advertiser starts publishing in Wellington. In 1867 it is incorporated into the New Zealand Times, but it is restored for six months in 1868.[2]
  • 3 October: The Auckland Independent begins publishing. It barely survives into the following year.[3]

Undated[edit]

The first wharf is built at Onehunga.[4]

Appointments and awards[edit]

Births[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry for Culture and Heritage. "Mary Bennett". Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources — 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 13. Archived from the original on 25 November 2007. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Onehunga Dateline

External links[edit]

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