1811 in New Zealand
There are still far fewer ships visiting New Zealand than before 1810. This is due to the economic depression which started in New South Wales in 1810 and continues until 1815. The concern that the Boyd massacre might be repeated abates somewhat as a number of reports that it was provoked reach Port Jackson. As more ships resume visits to the Bay of Islands they consistently report that they are well treated.
The sealing rush to Macquarie Island continues, and Campbell Island is also occasionally visited. Most travel via Foveaux Strait. More whalers operate off the north and east coasts of New Zealand than the previous year. A few Māori are crewing on ships and one or two visit Marsden at Parramatta.
Regal and viceregal
- Head of State – King George III. Prince George, Prince of Wales becomes Prince Regent on 5 January.
- Governor of New South Wales – Lachlan Macquarie
- 7 October – The Frederick, Captain Bodie, leaves Port Jackson to go whaling and then return to London. Captain Bodie has agreed with Samuel Marsden to return Ruatara, Te Pahi's son and 2 other Māori to New Zealandied Marsden gives Ruatara 2 saws, some other tools and some seed wheat to take with him. After provisioning at North Cape the Frederick goes whaling for 6 months. (see 1812)
- 15 December – The King George, Captain Lasco Jones, leaves Port Jackson to go whaling with 2 Māori among the crew. (see 1812)
- 27 January (In Germany): Ernst Dieffenbach, naturalist.
- 20 May (in England): Alfred Domett, 4th premier of New Zealand
- 7 November (in England): William Colenso, missionary.
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- Salmond, Anne. Between Worlds. 1997. Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd. ISBN 0-670-87787-5.
- As late as 21 March 1811 warnings were still being issued in India to ships on their way to New Zealand. See NZETC: Supplement to the Calcutta Gazette
- Waterhouse, J.B. (18 September 2007). "DIEFFENBACH, Ernst', from An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock, originally published in 1966". Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 June 2009.
- Hall, D.W.O. (18 September 2007). "'DOMETT, Alfred', from An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock, originally published in 1966". Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 26 June 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2009.
- William Colenso: Printer, Missionary, Botanist, Explorer, Politician by A. G. Bagnall & G. C. Petersen (1948, AH & AW Reed, Wellington)
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.