1929 in New Zealand
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- 1 Population
- 2 Incumbents
- 3 Events
- 4 Arts and literature
- 5 Sport
- 6 Births
- 7 Deaths
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
- Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,486,100 
- Increase since previous 31/12/1928: 18,700 (1.27%)
- Males per 100 females: 104.1
Regal and viceregal
The 23rd New Zealand Parliament continued.
- Speaker of the House - Charles Statham (Independent)
- Prime Minister - TBD
- Deputy Prime Minister - TBD
- Minister of Finance - Joseph Ward (United)
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - TBD
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - George Baildon
- Mayor of Hamilton - John Robert Fow
- Mayor of Wellington - George Troup
- Mayor of Christchurch - John Archer
- Mayor of Dunedin - William Burgoyne Taverner, succeeded by Robert Black
- 9 March: 1929 Arthur's Pass earthquake: A quake of Richter Magnitude 7.1 in the Arthur's Pass area causes extensive landslips and damage to roads and railways. There are no injuries.
- 17 June: 1929 Murchison earthquake: An earthquake of surface wave magnitude 7.8 causes the deaths of 17 people and causes great damage in Murchison and surrounding areas 
- 29 October: Black Tuesday. Wall Street crash triggers the 10 year Great Depression.
Arts and literature
See: 1929 in music
- National Champions
- Men's singles: J. Southon
- Women's singles: A. Ellett
- Men's doubles: T. Kelly and J. McLean
- Women's doubles: E. Hetley and F. Harvey
- Mixed doubles: T. Kelly and A. Ellett
The 38th National Chess Championship was held in Wellington, and was won by J.A. Erskine of Melbourne.
- The 19th New Zealand Open championship was won by Andrew Shaw.
- The 33rd National Amateur Championships were held in Wanganui 
- Men: Sloan Morpeth (Maungakiekie) - 3rd title
- Women: Mrs P.L. Dodgshun (Dunedin).
- New Zealand Trotting Cup: Peter Bingen - 2nd win 
- Auckland Trotting Cup: Gold Jacket - 2nd win 
- 1929 Chatham Cup won by Tramways (Auckland)
- Provincial league champions: 
- 16 February: Venn Young, politician.
- 12 March: William Liley, pioneering surgeon.
- 9 April, Fred Hollows, eye surgeon.
- 25 April: Yvette Williams, athlete.
- 2 May: Graham Gedye, cricketer.
- 4 September: Howard Charles Clark, chemist.
- 28 October (In India): Tom Puna, cricketer.
- November: Trevor McMahon, cricketer.
- 28 November: Raymond Hitchcock, cricketer.
- 14 December: Ron Jarden, rugby union player.
- 19 December: Michael Fowler, architect, mayor of Wellington.
- Miles Warren, architect.
- 13 February: Charles Skerrett, Chief Justice of New Zealand.
- 23 September: Sir George Fenwick, newspaper editor and proprietor.
- 25 October: Charles Chilton, zoologist
- John Findlay, politician.
- Alex F. Lithgow, composer.
- Albert Pitt, politician.
- Sir James Wilson, politician.
- List of years in New Zealand
- Timeline of New Zealand history
- History of New Zealand
- Military history of New Zealand
- Timeline of the New Zealand environment
- Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica
- http://www.stats.govt.nz/~/media/Statistics/Methods%20and%20Services/Tables/historical-pop-estimates.ashx Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- Eileen McSaveney (21 September 2007). "Historic earthquakes". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand,. Archived from the original on 19 February 2009. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
- Murchison earthquake 1929 - Christchurch City Libraries
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009.
- 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.
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
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