1845 in New Zealand
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The estimated population of New Zealand at the end of 1845 is 72,500 Māori and 12,774 non-Māori.
Regal and viceregal
- Head of State – Queen Victoria
- Governor – Captain Robert Fitzroy is dismissed on 18 November and replaced by Sir George Grey.
Government and law
- 19 January: Hone Heke cuts down the British flagstaff at Kororareka for the third time in the lead-up to the Flagstaff War.
- 2 April: The Wellington Independent publishes its first issue. The newspaper continues to publish bi-weekly or tri-weekly until 1874.
- 7 June: The New Zealander begins publishing. The Auckland-based newspaper publishes weekly, then bi-weekly and from 1859 daily. It will cease publishing in 1866.
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- 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.
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- "Wellington Independent". National Library of New Zealand.
- "New Zealander". National Library of New Zealand.
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