1847 in New Zealand
The estimated population of New Zealand at the end of 1847 is 69,700 Māori and 14,477 non-Māori.
Regal and viceregal
Government and law
- 5 August — The Ramilles arrives in Auckland with the first fencibles. They are initially housed at the Auckland Barracks.
- 15 September — The first hospital in Wellington is opened in Thorndon.
- 17 November — The first fencibles move to Onehunga.
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- 12 March: Te Manihera Poutama, missionary
- 5 April: George Binns, chartist leader and poet
- 19 July (in Tasmania): Hohepa Te Umuroa, political prisoner
- 1 September: Tiakitai, tribal leader and trader
- 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 5 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-14., in particular "A1.1 Total population.xls". Archived from the original (Excel) on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
- New Zealand Fencible Society
- The Fencibles
- Capital & Coast District Health Board: The Thorndon Hospitals
- University of Otago: Wellington School of Medicine - Chronology
- Other sources state that the first hospital in Wellington was built in 1846. This may have been when construction started.
- Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand: Auckland - Government, education and health
- Other sources state that the first hospital in Auckland was built in 1845. This may have been when construction started.
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