1920 in New Zealand

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1920 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1920 in New Zealand.


Regal and viceregal[edit]


The 20th New Zealand Parliament commences, with the Reform Party in Government

Parliamentary opposition[edit]


Main centre leaders[edit]


Arts and literature[edit]

See 1920 in art, 1920 in literature, Category:1920 books


See: 1920 in music


See: Category:1920 film awards, 1920 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1920 films



  • The 29th National Chess Championship, held in Wellington, is won by W. E. Mason of Wellington, his fifth title.[4]



  • Provincial league champions:[5]
    • Auckland – YMCA
    • Canterbury – Nomads
    • Hawke's Bay – Waipukurau
    • Otago – Kaitangata FC
    • Southland – No competition
    • Wanganui – Eastbrooke
    • Wellington – Wellington Thistle


  • The 10th New Zealand Open championship is won by J. H. Kirkwood[6]
  • The 24th National Amateur Championships are held in Hamilton:[7]
    • Men – Sloan Morpeth (Hamilton)
    • Women – N. E. Wright (her second title)

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

Lawn bowls[edit]

The national outdoor lawn bowls championships are held in Christchurch.[11]

  • Men's singles champion – E. Harraway (Dunedin Bowling Club)
  • Men's pair champions – J. Turnbull, W. Spiller (skip) (Sydenham Bowling Club)
  • Men's fours champions – H. Brookfield, F.L. Anderson, H.F. Tilley, A.P. London (skip) (Wanganui Bowling Club)

Olympic games[edit]

 Gold  Silver  Bronze Total
0 0 1 1

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]






Exact date unknown[edit]






See also[edit]


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  2. ^ "Elections NZ – Leaders of the Opposition". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
  6. ^ "PGA European – Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2009.
  7. ^ 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.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  8. ^ "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2009.
  9. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ a b c d Lambert, Max; Palenski, Ron, eds. (1982). The Air New Zealand Almanac. Moa Almanac Press. pp. 448–454. ISBN 0-908570-55-4.
  11. ^ McLintock, A.H., ed. (1966). "Bowls, men's outdoor—tournament winners". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  12. ^ Palenski, R. and Lambert, M. The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. Moa Almanac Press. ISBN 0-908570-55-4

External links[edit]

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