1905 in New Zealand
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Arts and literature
- 4 Sport
- 5 Births
- 6 Deaths
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Regal and viceregal
- Speaker of the House - Arthur Guinness (Liberal)
- Prime Minister - Richard Seddon
- Minister of Finance - Richard Seddon
Main centre leaders
Municipal elections are held on 27 April:
- Mayor of Auckland - Edwin Mitchelson then Arthur Myers
- Mayor of Wellington - Thomas Hislop
- Mayor of Christchurch - Charles Gray
- Mayor of Dunedin - Thomas Christie - then Joseph Braithwaite
- The Marlborough Herald begins publication. The Herald continues until 1911. The Marlborough Express stops publishing The Marlborough Times, which started in 1874.
Arts and literature
See: 1905 in music
- The first overseas tour by a New Zealand representative team takes place, to Australia.
- 10 June vs Wellington in Wellington (pre-tour warm-up)
- 17 June, Sydney: Lost 2-3 vs Metropolitan Association
- 21 June, Sydney: Won 8-3 vs Wednesday Association
- 24 June, Sydney: Won 6-4 vs New South Wales
- 28 June, Sydney: Lost 2-3 vs Navy
- 1 July, Sydney: Lost 0-2 vs New South Wales
- 5 July, Newcastle: Won 5-4 vs Northern Districts
- 8 July, Newcastle: Won 1-0 vs Northern Districts
- 12 July, Sydney: Won 6-2 vs Granville
- 15 July, Wollongong: Drew 3-3 vs South Coast
- 19 July, Sydney: Won 5-0 vs Metropolitan Association
- 22 July, Sydney: Drew 1-1 vs New South Wales
This is the last NZ representative team until 1922.
National amateur champions
- Heavyweight - W. Robertson (Ashburton)
- Middleweight - A. Leckie (Dunedin)
- Lightweight - G. Williams (Palmerston North)
- Featherweight - J. Morris (Dunedin)
- Bantamweight - E. Baird (Christchurch)
The 18th National Chess championship is held in Oamaru. The champion is A.W.O. Davies 
- The 13th National Amateur Championships are held in Auckland 
- Men: Arthur Duncan (Wellington) - 4th title
- Women: Miss A. Stephenson
- Women's golf, previously organised by the Men's association, comes under the auspices of the British Ladies Golf Union.
- Ranfurly Shield - Wellington successfully defend the shield against Wairarapa (3-3) and Hawkes Bay (11-3) before losing to Auckland (6-10).
Provincial league champions:
- Auckland: Auckland Corinthians
- Canterbury: Christchurch Celtic
- Otago: Kaitangata FC
- Southland: Nightcaps
- Taranaki: Waitara
- Wellington: Diamond Wellington
- 10 January: R. A. K. Mason, poet.
- 25 February: Iriaka Matiu Ratana, politician.
- 5 April: Guy Powles, diplomat and ombudsman.
- 25 June: Ian Cromb, cricketer.
- 28 June: Norman Shelton, politician.
- 3 September: John Mills, cricketer.
- 29 October: 'John (Jack) Lamason, cricketer.
- John Guthrie journalist and novelist
- 6 January: Bendix Hallenstein, merchant.
- 14 March: George Fisher, politician.
- 18 November: Te Whiti o Rongomai, Māori leader, pacifist.
- 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: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- "1905. DIARY OF EVENTS.". Evening Post LXX (155). 30 December 1905. p. 9. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
- "History in the making". The Marlborough Express. 6 July 2004. Archived from the original on 1 August 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2008.
- List of New Zealand national soccer matches
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Men's Golf - National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
- edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "New Zealand Ladies' Golf Union". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 6 April 2009.
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
- DNZB - Bendix Hallenstein
- Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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