1952 in New Zealand
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|1952 in New Zealand|
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|1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1954 • 1955|
- 1 Summary
- 2 Population
- 3 Incumbents
- 4 Events
- 5 Arts and literature
- 6 Appointments and awards
- 7 Sport
- 8 Births
- 9 Deaths
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
The population of New Zealand reaches 2 million.
- Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,024,600
- Increase since 31 December 1951: 54,100 (2.75%)
- Males per 100 females: 101.1
Regal and viceregal
- Head of State - George VI followed by Elizabeth II
- Governor-General - Lieutenant-General The Lord Freyberg
- Speaker of the House - Mathew Oram
- Prime Minister - Sidney Holland
- Deputy Prime Minister - Keith Holyoake
- Minister of Finance - Sidney Holland
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - Thomas Clifton Webb
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - John Allum
- Mayor of Hamilton - Harold David Caro
- Mayor of Wellington - Robert Macalister
- Mayor of Christchurch - Robert M. Macfarlane
- Mayor of Dunedin - Leonard Morton Wright
Arts and literature
See: 1952 in music
Appointments and awards
- Archbishop of New Zealand
- Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, see appointments to Diocese
- Jack Clarke wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:38:42 on 1 March in Wanganui.
- The 59th National Chess Championship was held in Napier, and was won by Ortvin Sarapu of Christchurch (his first title).
Various Tours, New Zealand cricket team
- New Zealand at the 1952 Summer Olympics
- New Zealand at the 1952 Winter Olympics (the first team sent to the Winter Olympics).
- The Chatham Cup was shared by the finalists North Shore United and Western (Christchurch) after the extra time score (1-1) and all criteria for deciding a winner at that time were equal.
- The national men's soccer team toured to the Pacific, playing 10 matches, 5 of which were internationals:
- 31 August, Suva: NZ 1 - 0 Suva
- 3 September, Suva: NZ 8 - 3 Southern Districts
- 7 September, Suva: NZ 2 - 0 Fiji
- 9 September, Lautoka: NZ 0 - 0 Lautoka
- 11 September, Lautoka: NZ 5 - 0 Northern Districts
- 14 September, Lautoka: NZ 9 - 0 Fiji
- 16 September, Suva: NZ 5 - 2 Fiji
- 21 September, Papeete: NZ 2 - 2 Tahiti
- 25 September, Fautaua: NZ 7 - 1 Chinese Selection
- 28 September, Papeete NZ 5 - 3 Tahiti
- Provincial league champions:
- Auckland: Eastern Suburbs AFC
- Canterbury: Technical OB
- Hawke's Bay: West End
- Manawatu: Palmerston North United
- Nelson: Settlers
- Northland: Otangarei United
- Otago: Northern AFC
- Poverty Bay: Thistle
- South Canterbury: Thistle
- Southland: Brigadiers
- Taranaki: Overseas
- Waikato: Pukemiro Junction
- Wairarapa: Masterton B
- Wanganui: Technical College Old Boys
- Wellington: Petone
- 12 January: John Walker, athlete.
- 4 February: Jenny Shipley future Prime Minister.
- 14 February: Les Wilson, field hockey goalkeeper.
- 19 March: Warren Lees, cricket player and coach.
- 22 March: Rod Millen, motor rally driver.
- 21 June: Jeremy Coney, cricket captain.
- 25 June: Tim Finn, singer, songwriter and musician.
- 20 July: Ian Ferguson, kayaker.
- 8 August: Sandra Lee-Vercoe, politician and diplomat.
- 2 September: Chris Knox, singer-songwriter.
- 8 September: Graham Mourie, rugby player.
- 14 September: Neil McLeod, field hockey player.
- 3 October: Gary Troup, cricketer.
- 20 October: Michael Houstoun, concert pianist.
- John Badcock, painter.
- Sue Bradford, politician.
- Stevan Eldred-Grigg, writer and historian.
- (in England): David Fletcher, cartoonist.
- Tame Iti, activist.
- Sukhi Turner, Mayor of Dunedin.
- Marilyn Waring, feminist academic and politician.
- 29 April: Adam Hamilton, politician.
- 6 May: Sir Oswald Birley, painter.
- 12 October: Te Puea Herangi, Māori leader.
- 22 November: Ted Morgan, New Zealand boxer.
- Hon. Thomas Otto Bishop MLC, politician.
- Frederick de Jersey Clere, architect.
- Bill Parry, politician.
- John Robertson, politician.
- Lionel Terry, convicted murderer, white supremacist.
- 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
- 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.
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com
- List of New Zealand national soccer matches
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
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