1947 in New Zealand

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1947 in New Zealand
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The following lists events that happened during 1947 in New Zealand.


  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,817,500 [1]
  • Increase since 31/12/1946: 36,300 (2.04%)
  • Males per 100 females: 100.3


Regal and viceregal[edit]


The 28th New Zealand Parliament continued, with the Labour Party in government.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


Arts and literature[edit]

See 1947 in art, 1947 in literature, Category:1947 books


See: 1947 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1947 film awards, 1947 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1947 films



National Champions (Postal Shoot) [5]


  • George Bromley wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:58:54 in Auckland.


The first interprovincial championship for women is held.[6]

Interprovincial champions[edit]

  • Men - Auckland
  • Women - Wellington


  • The 54th National Chess Championship was held in Palmerston North, and was won by T. Lepviikman of Wellington (his 2nd win).[7]


Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]


Rugby league[edit]


  • A South African team visited New Zealand and played four internationals:[10]
    • 28 June, Christchurch: NZ 5-6 South Africa
    • 5 July, Dunedin: NZ 0-6 South Africa
    • 12 July, Wellington: NZ 3-8 South Africa
    • 19 July, Auckland: NZ 1-4 South Africa
  • The Chatham Cup is won by Waterside of Wellington who beat Technical Old Boys of Christchurch 2—1 in the final.[11]
  • Provincial league champions: [12]


Category:1947 births


Category:1947 deaths

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  4. ^ nzhistory.net.nz
  5. ^ In a postal shoot clubs compete on specified dates and the results are posted to the Association.
  6. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  7. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  9. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ List of New Zealand national soccer matches
  11. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 

External links[edit]

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