1921 in New Zealand

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1921 in New Zealand
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Regal and viceregal[edit]


The 20th New Zealand Parliament continued.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


  • 31 January: The first scheduled air mail service in New Zealand commences, linking Christchurch with Ashburton and Timaru.[3]
  • 17 November: The first radio broadcast in New Zealand was made by Professor Robert Jack from the physics department of the University of Otago.[4]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1921 in art, 1921 in literature, Category:1921 books


See: 1921 in music


  • 17 November: Professor Robert Jack assembles a small transmitter at the University of Otago in Dunedin and broadcasts the first ever radio programme heard on New Zealand airwaves. The only known fact about the programme’s content is that it included the then popular song "Hello My Dearie".[1]

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1921 film awards, 1921 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1921 films





  • The 11th New Zealand Open championship was won by E.S. Douglas (his fourth victory).[6]
  • The 25th National Amateur Championships were held in Christchurch [7]
    • Men: A.G. Sime (Greymouth)
    • Women: Mrs. G. Williams (her 4th title)

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Rugby union[edit]


Provincial league champions:[11]

  • Auckland: Northcote
  • Canterbury: Corinthians
  • Hawke's Bay: Waipukurau
  • Nelson: Athletic
  • Otago: HSOB
  • Southland: Corinthians
  • Wanganui: Eastown Workshops
  • Wellington: Hospital


Category:1921 births


Category:1921 deaths

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  2. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  3. ^ NZhistory.net
  4. ^ "Dashing heroes of a harbour crossing". Otago Daily Times. 6 September 2008. Archived from the original on 17 September 2008. Retrieved 20 September 2008. 
  5. ^ List of NZ chess champions
  6. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  7. ^ edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Mens' Golf - National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  8. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  9. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  10. ^ Palenski, R. and Lambert, M. The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. Moa Almanac Press. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  11. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. Retrieved 13 May 2009. 
  12. ^ Encyclopedia of New Zealand, 1966
  13. ^ DNZB entry for Cathcart Wason
  14. ^ DNZB entry for Samuel Nevill

External links[edit]

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