1911 in New Zealand
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- 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 - Joseph Ward (Liberal)
- Minister of Finance - Joseph Ward
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - Lemuel Bagnall, then James Parr
- Mayor of Wellington - Thomas Wilford
- Mayor of Christchurch - Charles Allison, then Tommy Taylor, then John Joseph Dougall
- Mayor of Dunedin - Thomas Cole, then William Burnett
- The Marlborough Herald ceases publication. It began in 1905.
- 30 January: The final race meeting at which bookmakers are allowed on New Zealand racecources.
- 5 February: The first officially recorded powered aeroplane flight in new Zealand. The Walsh Brothers' Howard Wright biplane Manurewa makes its first flight at Glenora Park, Papakura near Auckland. The plane is capable of carrying a passenger and almost certainly did so before the end of the year.
- 23 December: George Bolt's first flights, in an early form of hang-glider.
- Arthur Schaef makes short powered hops in his first aircraft, the New Zealand Vogel, at Lyall Bay, Wellington.
Arts and literature
See: 1911 in music
- Three New Zealanders, Guy Haskins, Ron Opie and William A. Woodger, compete in the Festival of Empire meeting in London, a forerunner of the Empire (now Commonwealth) Games.
- The 24th National Chess Championship was held in Timaru, and was won by W.E. Mason of Wellington, his third title.
- The fifth New Zealand Open championship was held in Wanganui and was won by amateur Arthur Duncan, his third win.
- The 19th National Amateur Championships were held in Wanganui 
- Men: Arthur Duncan (Wellington) - 7th title
- Matchplay: Miss ? Brandon.
- Strokeplay (1st championship): Mrs G. Williams
- Auckland defend the Ranfurly Shield against South Auckland (21-5) and Poverty Bay (29-10)
- Auckland: Ponsonby AFC (Auckland)
- Canterbury: Burnham Industrial School
- Otago: Mornington
- Southland: Nightcaps
- Taranaki: Manaia
- Wanganui: Wanganui
- Wellington: Wellington Swifts
- The Davis Cup final is held at Hagley Park, Christchurch. The Australasian team of Norman Brookes (Aus), Roger Heath (Aus) and Alfred Dunlop (NZ, doubles) beat the United States 4-0, the second reverse singles match not being played.
- Anthony Wilding wins the men's singles at the Wimbledon Championship for the second year in succession.
- 13 January: Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Premier of Queensland (Australia).
- 24 January: Alfred Hulme, Victoria Cross winner.
- 30 March: David Russell, George Cross winner.
- 2 May: Ina Pickering, cricketer.
- J. A. W. Bennett, literary scholar.
- (in England): Joe Bootham, painter.
- Allen Curnow, poet and journalist.
- Harry Lake, politician.
- 6 March: Mary Anne Barker (Lady Barker), author.
- 4 May: Rose Whitty, nun and founder of several convents.
- 27 July: Tommy Taylor, politician, prohibitionist.
- 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.
- "History in the making". The Marlborough Express. 6 July 2004. Archived from the original on 1 August 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2008.
- Rendel, David (1975) Civil Aviation in New Zealand: An Illustrated History. Wellington. A.H. & A.W.Reed. ISBN 0-589-00905-2
- A picture in Rendel, p. 7, shows both Walsh brothers in the aircraft although it is still on the ground.
- Te ARa: Encyclopedia of New Zealand 1966 - Olympiads and Empire Games
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- History of NZ open: TVNZ
- 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). "GOLF, WOMEN'S Competitions and Championships". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 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.
- Catholic Encyclopedia
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