1939 in New Zealand

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1939 in New Zealand
Decades:

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,641,600 [1]
  • Increase since 31/12/1938: 23,300 (1.44%)
  • Males per 100 females: 103.0

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 26th New Zealand Parliament continued with the Labour Party in government.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 3 September: New Zealand declares war on Germany

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1939 in art, 1939 in literature, Category:1939 books

Music[edit]

See: 1939 in music

Radio[edit]

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film[edit]

See: Category:1939 film awards, 1939 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1939 films

Appointments and awards[edit]

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

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

  • Clarrie Gibbons wins the national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:44:56.2 on 11 March 1939 in Napier.

Basketball[edit]

A second interprovincial championship is held even though there is still no national association.[6] (see 1938 and 1946)

  • Interpovincial Champions: Men - Wellington

Chess[edit]

  • The 48th National Chess Championship was held in Wanganui, and was won by J.B. Dunlop of Dunedin (his 5th title).[7]

Cricket[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Category:Rugby union in New Zealand, Category:All Blacks

Rugby league[edit]

New Zealand national rugby league team

Soccer[edit]

Births[edit]

Category:1939 births

Deaths[edit]

Category:1939 deaths

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  4. ^ http://www.solidenergy.co.nz/ab-press-details.asp?id=58
  5. ^ "Poverty Bay Herald". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 21 September 2008. 
  6. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  7. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  8. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  9. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  10. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com
  11. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 
  12. ^ Torpedo Billy Murphy - Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia

External links[edit]

Media related to 1939 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons