1881 in New Zealand

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1881 in New Zealand
Decades:

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

The general election is held on 9 December. Afterwards the 8th Parliament begins.

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 1 October – The first telephone exchange in New Zealand is opened in Christchurch.[1]
  • October – A telephone exchange is opened in Auckland.[1]

Appointments and awards[edit]

Sport[edit]

Cricket[edit]

  • The Auckland Association is formed.[2]
  • An Australian team tours the country playing twelve matches against provincial teams. None of the games have first-class status, with the home teams fielding between 12 and 22 players. Australia suffered one loss, but 10 wickets to the Wanganui XXII. Itinerary

Horse racing[edit]

  • New Zealand Cup winner: Grip
  • New Zealand Derby winner: The Dauphin
  • Auckland Cup winner: King Quail
  • Wellington Cup winner: Natator
see also Category:New Zealand horse races.

Rugby union[edit]

The Otago union is formed.[2]

Provincial club rugby champions include:

see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand

Shooting[edit]

Ballinger Belt: Lieutenant Paynter (Nelson)

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Unknown date[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

External links[edit]

Media related to 1881 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons