1854 in New Zealand

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1854 in New Zealand
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Population[edit]

The estimated population of New Zealand at the end of 1854 is 60,650 Māori and 32,554 non-Māori.[1]

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

After New Zealand’s first general election, held on 1 October 1853 the 1st Parliament opens on 24 May.[2]

There is neither an official Prime Minister/Premier/Colonial Secretary or Finance Minister/Colonial Secretary in the government at this point in time. (see 1st New Zealand Parliament)

Events[edit]

  • 4 May: The Māori language magazine, The Maori Messenger or Ko te Karere Maori, which started in 1849, stops publishing. In 1855 it will be revived with a different Māori title.[3]
  • June: The Canterbury Standard begins publication. The Christchurch newspaper continues until 1866.[4]

Sport[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

  • 2 December — The Canterbury Jockey Club is formed, the first club of its kind in New Zealand.[5][6] It holds its first meeting, at Riccarton Racecourse, in 1855.

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ New Zealand Parliament - Parliament timeline
  3. ^ "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources — 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 November 2007. 
  4. ^ "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources — 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 November 2007. 
  5. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  6. ^ Christchurch: a chronology - 1854

External links[edit]

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