1908 in New Zealand

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1908 in New Zealand
Decades:

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 16th New Zealand Parliament concluded but the Liberal Party retained in power following the 1908 General Election in November/December

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]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Undated

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1908 in art, 1908 in literature, Category:1908 books

Music[edit]

See: 1908 in music

Film[edit]

See: 1908 in film, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1908 films

Appointments and awards[edit]

See:

Sport[edit]

Boxing[edit]

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

National amateur champions

  • Heavyweight - M. Ryan (Invercargill)
  • Middleweight - J. Smith (Auckland)
  • Welterweight - R. Mayze (Christchurch)
  • Lightweight - T. Metcalfe (Auckland)
  • Featherweight - W. Elliott (Timaru)
  • Bantamweight - J. Parker (Christchurch)

Billiards[edit]

The Auckland Sports Club, the national representative to the British Billiards Association, holds the first national championship.[5]

  • National Champion: J. Ryan (Auckland)

Chess[edit]

  • The 21st National Chess Championship was held in Wellington, and was won by of A.W.O. Davies of Wellington, his second title.[6]

Golf[edit]

  • The second New Zealand Open championship was held at Balmacewen golf club and was won by 19-year old professional J.A. Clements [7]
  • The 16th National Amateur Championships were held in Otago [8]
    • Men: H.C. Smith (Otago)
    • Women: Miss ? Christie

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • New Zealanders compete at the Olympic Games for the first time, as part of the Australasian team. Harry Kerr becomes the first New Zealander to win an Olympic medal.

Rugby league[edit]

  • New Zealand national rugby league team tour of Great Britain:
    • lost to Wales, 9 - 8
    • 1st test: lost to Great Britain 8 - 5 at Cheltenham
    • 2nd test: beat Great Britain 18 - 6 at Chelsea
    • 3rd test: beat Great Britain 14 - 6 at leeds

Rugby union[edit]

  • Auckland defend the Ranfurly Shield against Marlborough (32-0), Wellington (24-3), Taranaki (9-0) and Otago (11-5)

Soccer[edit]

Provincial league champions:[11]

Tennis[edit]

Births[edit]

Category:1908 births

Deaths[edit]

Category:1908 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. ^ Tramways Wanganui Trust
  4. ^ Feijoa sellowiana Berg
  5. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  6. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  7. ^ History of NZ open: TVNZ
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  10. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  11. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 

External links[edit]

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