1943 in New Zealand
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- 1 Population
- 2 Incumbents
- 3 Events
- 4 Arts and literature
- 5 Sport
- 6 Births
- 7 Deaths
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
- Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,642,000 
- Increase since 31/12/1942: 5600 (0.34%)
- Males per 100 females: 92.9
Regal and viceregal
- Head of State - George VI
- Governor-General - Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Cyril Newall GCB OM GCMG CBE AM 
- Speaker of the House - Bill Barnard (Democratic Labour Party)
- Prime Minister - Peter Fraser
- Minister of Finance - Walter Nash
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - Peter Fraser
- Attorney-General - Rex Mason
- Chief Justice — Sir Michael Myers
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - John Allum
- Mayor of Hamilton - Harold Caro
- Mayor of Wellington - Thomas Hislop
- Mayor of Christchurch - Ernest Andrews
- Mayor of Dunedin - Andrew Allen
- New Zealand troops take part in invasion of Italy.
- 25 February – Mutiny by Japanese prisoners of war at Featherston prisoner of war camp results in 48 Japanese dead, 61 wounded, plus one dead and 11 injured guards.
- 3 April – Battle of Manners Street between American and New Zealand servicemen
- 4 June – Hyde railway disaster – 21 passengers died when the Cromwell to Dunedin Express derailed while travelling around a bend too fast near Hyde in Central Otago.
- 20 June – Several U.S. Marines drown during landing exercises at Paekakariki.
- 28 August – Eleanor Roosevelt arrives in New Zealand for visit.
- 3 September – Eleanor Roosevelt flies out from Auckland.
- 25 September – New Zealand general election, 1943.
- October – Butter rationing is introduced, with an allowance of 8 ounces (230 g) per person per week.
- Japanese submarines operated in New Zealand waters in 1942 and 1943. They sent reconnaissance aircraft over Auckland and Wellington, but did not carry out any attacks.
Arts and literature
See: 1943 in music
- Men Open: W. Burton (Gisborne)
- Chatham Cup competition not held
- Provincial league champions: 
- 28 January: Malvina Major, opera singer
- 10 March" John McGrath, Judge (died 2018)
- 16 March: Dave McKenzie, long-distance runner
- 24 March: Kate Webb, journalist
- 6 April: Roger Cook, journalist
- 7 May: Gretchen Albrecht, painter
- 12 July: Bruce Taylor, cricketer
- 16 July: Peter Welsh, steeplechase runner
- 20 July: Chris Amon, Formula 1 racing driver
- 19 August: Sid Going, rugby union player
- 9 September: Keith Murdoch, rugby union player
- 11 September: Brian Perkins, radio broadcaster in Britain (BBC)
- 15 October (in Bosnia): Drago Došen, painter
- 21 October: John Robertson (composer)
- 27 October: Tom Lister, rugby union player
- 7 November: Silvia Cartwright, judge
- 16 November: Chris Laidlaw, All Black, diplomat, politician and radio host
- 24 November: Barry Milburn, cricketer
- 17 December: (in Ireland): Bert Hawthorne, motor racing driver
- 25 December: Hedley Howarth, cricketer
- Mel Courtney, politician
- Brian Easton, economist
- Richard (Dick) Frizzell, artist
- Alamein Kopu, politician
- Georgina te Heuheu, politician
- 15 January: William Barber, politician.
- 1 February: Frank Worsley, sailor and explorer.
- 6 April: Paraire Karaka Paikea, politician.
- 27 March: Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu, soldier, VC winner.
- 22 May: Alfred Ransom, politician & cabinet minister.
- 27 May: Gordon Coates, 21st Prime Minister of New Zealand.
- 21 August: Hilda Hewlett, aviation pioneer.
- 6 September: James Cowan, writer, historian and ethnographer.
- 24 September: Arthur Withy, journalist and politician.
- 11 October: Matthew Joseph Brodie, second Catholic bishop of Christchurch.
- 20 October: John Rigg, politician.
- 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
For world events and topics in 1943 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1943
- Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates[permanent dead link]
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- "Rationing of New Zealand-Grown Foods - NZETC". nzetc.victoria.ac.nz.
- Archery New Zealand
- Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
- In a postal shoot clubs compete on specified dates and the results are posted to the Association.
- "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
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