1948 in New Zealand

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1948 in New Zealand
Decades:
See also:

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,853,900 [1]
  • Increase since 31/12/1947: 36,400 (2.00%)
  • Males per 100 females: 100.5

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 28th New Zealand Parliament continued, with the Labour Party in government.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1948 in art, 1948 in literature, Category:1948 books

Music[edit]

See: 1948 in music

Radio[edit]

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film[edit]

See: Category:1948 film awards, 1948 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1948 films

Sport[edit]

Archery[edit]

The national championships are held at a single venue for the first time replacing the previous postal shoot.[6][7]

National Champions

Athletics[edit]

  • Jack Clarke wins the national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:44:06 in Dunedin.

Basketball[edit]

  • Interpovincial Champions: Men - Palmerston North
  • Interpovincial Champions: Women - Palmerston North

Chess[edit]

  • The 55th National Chess Championship was held in Dunedin, and was won by R.G. Wade of Wellington (his 3rd win).[8]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

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

Rugby league[edit]

New Zealand national rugby league team

Soccer[edit]

  • The Chatham Cup is won by Technical Old Boys of Christchurch who beat Waterside of Wellington 2—0 in the final.[11]
  • An Australian side toured New Zealand, playing four internationals:[12]
    • 14 August, Wellington: NZ 0-6 Australia
    • 28 August, Christchurch: NZ 0-7 Australia
    • 4 September, Wellington: NZ 0-4 Australia
    • 11 September, Auckland: NZ 1-8 Australia
  • Provincial league champions: [13]
    • Auckland: Eastern Suburbs
    • Canterbury: Western
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier HSOB
    • Nelson: Nelson United
    • Otago: Mosgiel
    • South Canterbury: Fisherman
    • Southland: Invercargill United
    • Taranaki: Stratford
    • Waikato: Rotowaro
    • Wanganui: Wanganui Athletic
    • Wellington: Waterside

Births[edit]

Category:1948 births

Deaths[edit]

Category:1948 deaths

See also[edit]

For world events and topics in 1948 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1948

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. ^ "Marlborough Express". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 4 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "New Zealand and Italy". NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Archived from the original on 18 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  6. ^ In a postal shoot clubs compete on specified dates and the results are posted to the Association.
  7. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  8. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  9. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  10. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  11. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com
  12. ^ List of New Zealand national soccer matches
  13. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. Retrieved 13 May 2009. 
  14. ^ ESPN Cricinfo - Dayle Hadlee
  15. ^ Dalvanius Prime - Discogs
  16. ^ Richard Prebble
  17. ^ The Guardian interview with Michael Baigent
  18. ^ FIFA record for Sam Malcolmson
  19. ^ Macalister Price obituary
  20. ^ NZ Olympic Committee
  21. ^ DNZB

External links[edit]

Media related to 1948 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons