1859 in New Zealand
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Regal and viceregal
Government and law
The 2nd Parliament continues.
- Speaker of the House — Sir Charles Clifford
- Premier — Edward Stafford.
- Minister of Finance — William Richmond is briefly replaced by Henry Sewell between 25 February and 26 April.
- Chief Justice — Hon George Arney
- 10 January: Pencarrow Head Lighthouse becomes the first permanent lighthouse in New Zealand. Its first keeper is Mary Jane Bennett, the only woman to hold the position.
- 13 April: The New Zealand Advertiser starts publishing in Wellington. In 1867 it is incorporated into the New Zealand Times, but it is restored for six months in 1868.
- 3 October: The Auckland Independent begins publishing. It barely survives into the following year.
- 1 January (in England): John Dumbell, rugby union player.
- Thomas Field, politician.
- 7 April – John Gray, soldier, politician (born 1801)
- 20 April – James Kelly, Australian explorer who was involved in a feud on Otago Peninsula (born 1791)
- 30 April – Henry Despard, soldier (born c.1784)
- 20 July – Alexander Shepherd, public servant and second Colonial Treasurer (born c.1797)
- 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
- Ministry for Culture and Heritage. "Mary Bennett". Retrieved 24 April 2011.
- "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.
- "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.
- Onehunga Dateline
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