1885 in New Zealand
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Regal and viceregal
Government and law
The 9th Parliament continues.
- Speaker of the House — Maurice O'Rorke.
- Premier — Robert Stout
- Minister of Finance — Julius Vogel
- Chief Justice — Hon Sir James Prendergast
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland — William Waddel
- Mayor of Christchurch — Charles Hulbert
- Mayor of Dunedin — Arthur Scoular followed by John Barnes
- Mayor of Wellington — George Fisher
- 1 June: The Cambridge News starts publication. It is produced three times a week. The newspaper closed in 1889.
- 1 August: The New Zealand Industrial Exhibition opens in Wellington
- New Zealand Cup winner: Fusilade
- New Zealand Derby winner: Stonyhurst
- Auckland Cup winner: Nelson (Australian owned)
- Wellington Cup winner: Mahaki
- see also Category:Horse racing in New Zealand.
Provincial club rugby champions include:
- see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand
Ballinger Belt: Lieutenant Lucas (Thames)
- 12 June: John Sheehan, politician.
- 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
- Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
- "SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1885". Te Aroha News. 30 May 1885.
- "Newspapers". Cambridge Museum.
- "The 1885 New Zealand Industrial Exhibition - Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa". Retrieved 26 April 2012.
- E.R. Simmons, In Cruce Salus, A History of the Diocese of Auckland 1848 - 1980, Catholic Publication Centre, Auckland 1982, p. 145.
- History of Wellington Rowing Club
- Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
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