1903 in New Zealand

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Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 15th New Zealand Parliament continued. In government was the Liberal Party.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

26 September - New Zealand is the first country in the world to pass a Wireless Telegraphy Act.[3]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1903 in art, 1903 in literature, Category:1903 books

Music[edit]

See: 1903 in music

Appointments and awards[edit]

See: New Zealand Order of Merit, Order of New Zealand

Sport[edit]

Boxing[edit]

The Bantamweight division is included in the national championships for the first time.

National amateur champions

  • Heavyweight - H. Taylor (Greymouth)
  • Middleweight - J. Griffin (Invercargill)
  • Lightweight - A. Farquharson (Dunedin)
  • Featherweight - A. Parker (Christchurch)
  • Bantamweight - J. Pearce (Christchurch)

Chess[edit]

National Champion: J.C. Grierson of Auckland.[4]

Golf[edit]

The 11th National Amateur Championships were held in Napier [5]

  • Men: Kurepo Tareha (Napier)
  • Women: A. E Pearce

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Provincial league champions:[7]

  • Auckland: YMCA Auckland
  • Otago: Northern
  • Wellington: Wellington St. John's

Births[edit]

Category:1903 births

Deaths[edit]

Category:1903 deaths

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  2. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  3. ^ Ministry of EconomicDevelopment: Celebrating 100 Years of Wireless
  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 13 February 2009. 
  6. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  7. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 
  8. ^ Davidson, Allan K. "Scrimgeour, Colin Graham". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 

External links[edit]

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