1843 in New Zealand
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The estimated population of New Zealand at the end of 1843 is 75,400 Māori and 11,848 non-Māori.
Regal and viceregal
- Head of State — Queen Victoria
- Governor — Captain Robert Fitzroy arrives to take up the position on 26 December replacing Captain William Hobson who died the previous year.
Government and law
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Wellington — George Hunter dies on 19 July. The runner-up in the election the previous year, William Guyton, is declared Mayor. News that the Borough of Wellington has been declared illegal by the British Government reaches Wellington in late September. The Borough is abolished as is the office of Mayor. (see also 1842, 1863 & 1870)
- 22 April: The Southern Cross publishes its first issue. The Auckland-based newspaper publishes weekly, with a hiatus in 1845–1847, and from 1862 daily when it will also change its name to The Daily Southern Cross. It will eventually merge with The New Zealand Herald in 1876.
- 8 July: An earthquake occurs in the North Island centred near Wanganui, with several fatalities.
- 2 August: The New Zealand Colonist and Port Nicholson Advertiser ceases publishing after one year.
- 4 November: The Bay of Islands Advocate begins publishing. It runs for three months.
- 17 June (Wairau Affray):
- 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 has collated estimates from a number of sources (interpolating where necessary) at "Long-term data series". Archived from the original on 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2008-03-14., in particular "A1.1 Total population.xls". Archived from the original (Excel) on 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
- "Daily Southern Cross". National Library of New Zealand.
- "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources — 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 November 2007.
- Dr. T. M. Hocken F.L.S. (9 July 1902). "Art. VI.—The Beginnings of Literature in New Zealand: Part II., the English Section—Newspapers". Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1868–1961. p. 107.