1898 in New Zealand

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1898 in New Zealand
Decades:

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

The 13th New Zealand Parliament continues with the Liberal Party in power.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Leader of the OppositionWilliam Russell.[2]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

Music[edit]

Appointments and awards[edit]

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

National Champions, Men:[3]

  • 100 yards — George Smith (Auckland)
  • 250 yards — Alfred J. Patrick (Wellington)
  • 440 yards — R. Oliphant (Auckland)
  • 880 yards — H. Garcia (Canterbury)
  • 1 mile — S. Pentecost (Canterbury)
  • 3 miles — S. Pentecost (Canterbury)
  • 120 yards hurdles — Arthur H. Holder (Wanganui)
  • 440 yards hurdles — George Smith (Auckland)
  • Long jump — A. Good (Wanganui)
  • High jump — H. Good (Wanganui)
  • Pole vault — Hori Eruera (Auckland)
  • Shot put — H. Good (Wanganui)
  • Hammer throw — J. Skinner (Auckland)

Chess[edit]

National Champion:

  1. R.J. Barnes of Wellington. (Played over new year 1897/98)
  2. R.A. Cleland of Dunedin (played December 1898) [4]

Cricket[edit]

Golf[edit]

The National Amateur Championships were held in Christchurch [5]

  • Men — W. Pryde (Hutt)
  • Women — K. Rattray (Otago)

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

Season leaders (1897/98)[edit]

  • Top New Zealand stakes earner — Multiform
  • Leading flat jockey — W. Brown

Lawn Bowls[edit]

National Champions[7]

  • Singles — W. McIlwrick (Dunedin)
  • Pairs — C. Nicholson and W. McLaren (skip) (Kaitangata)
  • Fours — W. Cowie, C. Fynmore, M. Sinclair and A. Gillies (skip) (Dunedin)

Polo[edit]

  • Savile Cup winners — Oroua

Rowing[edit]

National Champions (Men)

  • Single sculls — J. McGrath (Otago)
  • Double sculls — Otago
  • Coxless pairs — Wellington
  • Coxed fours — Picton

Rugby union[edit]

Provincial club rugby champions include:

see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand

Shooting[edit]

Ballinger Belt — Private J. McGregor (Oamaru Rifles)

Soccer[edit]

Provincial league champions:[8]

  • Auckland: Auckland United
  • Otago: Wakari Dunedin
  • Wellington: Wellington Rovers

Swimming[edit]

National champions (Men)

  • 100 yards frestyle — A. Truscott (Canterbury)
  • 440 yards frestyle — C. Rich (Canterbury)

Tennis[edit]

National champions

  • Men's singles — J. Hooper
  • Women's singles — Kathleen Nunneley
  • Men's doubles — H. Parker and C. Gore
  • Women's doubles — Kathleen Nunneley and E. Kennedy

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Undated[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. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  2. ^ "Elections NZ — Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  3. ^ National Athletics champions, Men
  4. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  5. ^ edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Mens' Golf — National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  6. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  7. ^ As the New Zealand Bowling Association at this time consists entirely of South Island clubs, the first truly "national" championships are not deemed to have begun until 1914.
  8. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 
  9. ^ NZ Olympic Committee
  10. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 

External links[edit]

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