1921 in New Zealand

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1921 in New Zealand
Decades:
See also:

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 20th New Zealand Parliament continued.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[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

Music[edit]

See: 1921 in music

Radio[edit]

  • 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

Film[edit]

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

Sport[edit]

Chess[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Golf[edit]

  • The 11th New Zealand Open championship was won by Ted 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]

Soccer[edit]

Provincial league champions:[11]

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

Births[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

  • 19 July – Lily Atkinson, temperance campaigner, suffragist, feminist (born 1866)
  • 31 July – Alice Jacob, botanical illustrator, lace designer, design teacher (born 1862)
  • 13 August – Otene Pitau, Rongowhakaata leader (born c.1834)
  • 5 August – Robert Kirkpatrick Simpson, politician (born 1837)
  • 17 August – John Aitken, politician, mayor of Wellington (1900–05) (born 1849)
  • 9 September – Joseph Henry Cock, shipping company manager, patron of the arts (born 1855)
  • 17 September – John Verrall, photographer, politician (born 1849)
  • 20 September – Thomas Kelly, politician (born 1830)

October–December[edit]

See also[edit]

References[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 Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. 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. 
  8. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  9. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  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. 

External links[edit]

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