1865 in New Zealand

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1865 in New Zealand
Decades:

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

The 3rd Parliament continues.

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

  • The Capital of New Zealand is moved from Auckland to Wellington.[1]
  • The Marlborough Times ceases publication. It was founded in 1864.[2]
  • February — The start of the West Coast Gold Rush with rumours of gold being found.
  • 18 February: The Press in Christchurch starts publishing a magazine, The Weekly Press. The magazine ran until 1928.[3]
  • May — The West Coast Times is founded. It began as a weekly newspaper and became a daily in January 1866. It ceased publishing in 1917.[4]
  • 4 June: The Evening Herald is founded in Wanganui. Around the turn of the 20th century, it changed its name to The Wanganui Herald, and continued to publish until 1986.[5]
  • 26 July: Parliament officially sits in Wellington for the first time, in the former Provincial Council chambers. (see also 1862)
  • 30 August: The New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian publishes its last issue. It began in 1844.[6]
  • November: The Grey River Argus begins publication in Greymouth. It published three times a week until becoming daily in 1871. The paper folded in 1966.[7]

Appointments and awards[edit]

Bishop Selwyn proposes that a Diocese of Dunedin be established. Henry Jenner is nominated to be Bishop.(see 1866).

Sport[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

The race which becomes the New Zealand Cup in 1883, is run for the first time at Riccarton Racecourse.[8]

Major race winners[edit]

  • New Zealand Cup: Rob Roy
  • New Zealand Derby: Egremont

Rowing[edit]

The Star Boating Club is formed in Wellington.[8] (other sources state 1867 [9])

Shooting[edit]

Ballinger Belt: No competition

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
Specific
  1. ^ New Zealand Parliament - Parliament timeline
  2. ^ "Marlborough Express". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Historical outline of the main Christchurch newspapers". Christchurch City Libraries. Archived from the original on 21 June 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "West Coast Times". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 19 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "Wanganui Herald". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 22 May 2008. 
  7. ^ "About Us". The Greymouth Star. Retrieved 12 June 2008. 
  8. ^ a b Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications
  9. ^ Encyclopedia of New Zealand 1966

External links[edit]

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