1930 in New Zealand
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|1930 in New Zealand|
|Other years in New Zealand|
|1927 • 1928 • 1929 • 1930 • 1931 • 1932 • 1933|
- Estimated Population as of 31 December: 1,506,800
- Increase since previous 31/12/1929: 20,700 (1.39%)
- Males per 100 Females: 103.9
Regal and Vice Regal 
- Head of State - George V
- Governor-General - General Sir Charles Fergusson Bt GCMG KCB DSO MVO succeeded the same year by The Lord Bledisloe GCMG KBE PC 
- Speaker of the House - Charles Statham (Independent)
- Prime Minister - Sir Joseph Ward (United) until 28 May, then George Forbes (United) 
- Minister of Finance - Joseph Ward (United) until 28 May, then George Forbes (United)
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - Joseph Ward (United) until 28 May, then George Forbes (United).
- Attorney-General - Thomas Sidey (United) until 22 September, then William Downie Stewart
Parliamentary opposition 
Main centre leaders 
- Mayor of Auckland - George Baildon 
- Mayor of Hamilton - John Robert Fow
- Mayor of Wellington - George Troup 
- Mayor of Christchurch - J. K. Archer 
- Mayor of Dunedin - Robert Black 
- August: The Atmore Report on the education system is presented.
- 4 November: Superhorse Phar Lap wins the Melbourne Cup.
Arts and literature 
- Kowhai Gold, an anthology of New Zealand poetry edited by Quentin Pope published in London and New York
See: 1930 in music
- 3 January: The Coubray-tone News- the first New-Zealand made "talkies" (film with sound) - premiered.
- The Romance Of Maoriland
Appointments and awards 
- Archbishop of New Zealand
- Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, see appointments to Diocese
The 39th National Chess Championship was held in Wanganui, and was won by G. Gunderson of Melbourne.
- New Zealand's first ever Test matches, a home series of three x three-day games against England. Series won 1-0 by England
- 10,11,13 January Lancaster Park, Christchurch. New Zealand (112 and 131) lost by eight Wickets to England (181 and 66/2).
- 24,25,27 January Basin Reserve, Wellington. New Zealand (440 and 164/4dec.) drew with England (320 and 107/4).
- 14,15,17 February Eden Park, Auckland. England (330/4dec.) drew with New Zealand (96/1) (First two days were abandoned due to rain).
- 21,22,24 February at Eden Park: England (540 and 22/3) drew with New Zealand (387) - this fourth Test was arranged due to the rain washout of the third test.
- The 20th New Zealand Open championship was won by Andrew Shaw, his third title.
- The 34th National Amateur Championships were held in the Manawatu district 
- Men: H.A. Black (Mirimar)
- Women: Miss O. Kay
Horse racing 
Harness racing 
Thoroughbred racing 
Rugby union 
Rugby league 
- 1930 Chatham Cup won by Petone
- Provincial league champions: 
- 21 January: Peter Tapsell, politician.
- 1 June: Matt Poore, cricketer.
- 11 July: Jack Alabaster, cricketer.
- 25 July: Murray Chapple, cricketer.
- 30 August: Noel Harford, cricketer.
- 3 September: Cherry Barbara Grimm, fantasy and science-fiction writer under the pseudonym Cherry Wilder.
- 19 September (in Germany): Volker Heine, physicist.
- 23 December: Jean Stewart, swimmer.
- 14 February: Sir Thomas Mackenzie, politician and 18th Prime minister of New Zealand
- 27 June: Maui Pomare, politician
- 8 July: Sir Joseph Ward, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand
- 19 July: Sir Robert Stout, 13th Premier of New Zealand
- George Hunter (politician, born 1859), politician.
See also 
- 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
||This article needs additional citations for verification. (January 2008)|
- http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/population/estimates_and_projections/historical-population-tables.aspx Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
- "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- History of Auckland City
- No Mean City by Stuart Perry (1969, Wellington City Council)
- Christchurch City Council Handbook: Chairmen and Mayors of the City of Christchurch
- Council 1929 - 1938
- Melbourne Cup - Australia's Culture Portal
- Today in History | NZHistory
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- Cricinfo Test#186
- Cricinfo test#188
- Cricinfo Test#190
- Cricinfo test#191
- "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.
- Peter Tapsell - Biography Research Guide
Media related to 1930 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons