1883 in New Zealand

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1883 in New Zealand
Decades:
See also:

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

The 8th Parliament continues.

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

  • The Hokitika Guardian and Hokitika Evening Star merge to form the Hokitika Guardian and Star.[1]
  • September: The Waikato Mail ceases publication. The Cambridge newspaper started in 1880.[2]
  • 19 February: Pacifist leaders Te Whiti o Rongomai and To hu are released from prison, where they had been held without trial since November 1881.[3]
  • July: The Waikato Gazette & Thames Valley Recorder begins publishing.[4] It was absorbed by the Cambridge News in 1889.

Sport[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

The New Zealand Cup is so-named, the race having been run under another name since 1865.[6]

  • New Zealand Cup winner: Tasman
  • New Zealand Derby winner: Oudeis
  • Auckland Cup winner: Salvage
  • Wellington Cup winner: Mischief
see also Category:New Zealand horse races.

Rugby[edit]

The Auckland Rugby Union is formed.[6]

Provincial club rugby champions include:

see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand

Shooting[edit]

Ballinger Belt: Sergeant Kennedy (Dunedin)

Births[edit]

  • May 14 — Charlie Seeling (died 1956), rugby (league and union) footballer.

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. ^ Scholefield, Guy Hardy (1938). A Union Catalogue of New Zealand Newspapers Preserved in Public Libraries. 
  2. ^ "Newspapers". Cambridge Museum. 
  3. ^ nzhistory.net.nz
  4. ^ "Local and General Intelligence". Tuapeka Times. 7 July 1883. p. 2. 
  5. ^ McLean, Gavin (editor): Ships of the New Zealand Shipping Company GP Books, Wellington, 1989. ISBN 0-477-00015-0
  6. ^ a b Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications

External links[edit]

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