1827 in New Zealand
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Regal and viceregal
- 23 – 28 January - Jules Dumont d'Urville is the first European to make the passage through the notoriously dangerous French Pass thus determining the insularity of the island which now bears his name. On 23rd he discovers the passage; on 25th he sails it in a ship's boat; and on 28th he takes the corvette Astrolabe through, considered a 'masterful feat of seamanship'.
- 30 January – The Rosanna leaves the Hokianga Harbour for Sydney signalling the end of the attempt by the 1825 New Zealand Company to settle New Zealand.
- John Guard establishes a whaling station at Te Awaiti on the Arapawa Island shore of the Tory Channel. This is the first permanent land-based whaling station in New Zealand and the first European settlement in the South Island.
- Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha begins attacks on South Island tribes.
- Joseph Dransfield, first mayor of Wellington.
- Dudley Ward, judge and politician.
- William Wood, politician.
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- Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition, 1979. p. 91.
- Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition, 1979. p. 109.
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- New Zealand Encyclopaedia 1966: 1825 New Zealand Company
- Early European Visits to NZ
- New Zealand Encyclopaedia 1966: Hongi Hika Biography
- Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: Hongi Hika
- Early Christchurch
- New Zealand Encyclopaedia 1966: Guard Biography
- Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition, 1979. p. 427
- Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition, 1979. p. 10
- Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition, 1979. p. 342
- Previous whaling stations have been seasonal or temporary; other settlements with Europeans have been predominantly Māori although that at Bluff may have had more than one European before 1827 (see 1924).
- No Mean City by Stuart Perry (1969, Wellington City Council)
- Obituary, Otago Daily Times, 1 September 1913
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.