1902 in New Zealand

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1902 in New Zealand
Decades:

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The Liberal Party was re-elected and formed the 15th New Zealand Parliament.

The number of members of the House of Representatives is increased from 74 to 80.[2]

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Leader of the Opposition - no recognised leader in 1902.[3]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1902 in art, 1902 in literature, Category:1902 books

Music[edit]

See: 1902 in music

Appointments and awards[edit]

See:

Sport[edit]

Boxing[edit]

The New Zealand Boxing Association is formed to control and promote amateur boxing. The first national championships are held, in four weight divisions, in Christchurch.[4]

National amateur champions[edit]

  • Heavyweight - J. Fitzsimmons (Timaru)
  • Middleweight - F. Nash (Christchurch)
  • Lightweight - P. Oliver (Christchurch)
  • Featherweight - A. Jones (Christchurch)

Chess[edit]

National Champion: R.J. Barnes of Wellington.[5]

Golf[edit]

The 10th National Amateur Championships were held in Christchurch [6]

  • Men: S.H. Gollan (Napier)
  • Women: Mrs ? Bidwell

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Rugby[edit]

  • The NZRFU decides upon a challenge format for the Ranfurly Cup competition. When the trophy arrives from Britain it turns out to in fact be a shield.
  • 13 September - The Ranfurly Shield is first awarded to Auckland in recognition of their unbeaten record for the season.

Soccer[edit]

Provincial league champions:[8]

Births[edit]

Category:1902 births

Deaths[edit]

Category:1902 deaths

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  2. ^ New Zealand Parliament - Parliament timeline
  3. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  4. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  5. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  6. ^ edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Mens' Golf - National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  7. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  8. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 

External links[edit]

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