1948 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: 1,853,900 
- Increase since 31/12/1947: 36,400 (2.00%)
- Males per 100 females: 100.5
Regal and viceregal
- Head of State - George VI
- Governor-General - Lieutenant-General The Lord Freyberg VC GCMG KCB KBE DSO 
- Speaker of the House - Robert McKeen (Labour)
- Prime Minister - Peter Fraser
- Minister of Finance - Walter Nash
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - Peter Fraser
- Attorney-General - Rex Mason
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - John Allum
- Mayor of Hamilton - Harold Caro
- Mayor of Wellington - Will Appleton
- Mayor of Christchurch - Ernest Andrews
- Mayor of Dunedin - Donald Cameron
- The Marlborough Press, which was founded in 1860, is taken over by The Marlborough Express.
- Italy establishes a consulate in Wellington.
Arts and literature
See: 1948 in music
- Jack Clarke wins the national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:44:06 in Dunedin.
- Interpovincial Champions: Men - Palmerston North
- Interpovincial Champions: Women - Palmerston North
- The 55th National Chess Championship was held in Dunedin, and was won by R.G. Wade of Wellington (his 3rd win).
- New Zealand at the 1948 Summer Olympics
- New Zealand is represented by seven competitors in athletics, boxing, cycling, swimming and weightlifting. There are no medal successes.
- The Chatham Cup is won by Technical Old Boys of Christchurch who beat Waterside of Wellington 2—0 in the final.
- An Australian side toured New Zealand, playing four internationals:
- 14 August, Wellington: NZ 0-6 Australia
- 28 August, Christchurch: NZ 0-7 Australia
- 4 September, Wellington: NZ 0-4 Australia
- 11 September, Auckland: NZ 1-8 Australia
- Provincial league champions: 
- 6 January: Dayle Hadlee, cricketer.
- 16 January: Dalvanius Prime, entertainer.
- 17 January: Billy T. James, comedian.
- 7 February: Richard Prebble, politician.
- March: Michael Baigent, author and conspiracy theorist.
- 2 April (in Scotland): Sam Malcolmson, soccer player.
- 25 May: Mac Price, diplomat.
- 22 July: Kevin Ryan, long-distance runner.
- 29 July: John Clarke, actor, best known in New Zealand for Fred Dagg.
- 6 September: Kevin Towns, field hockey player and coach.
- 1 October: Peter Blake, yachtsman.
- 2 October: Robert Anderson, cricketer.
- 24 October: Ray Ahipene-Mercer, musician, politician.
- 13 November: Lockwood Smith, politician.
- Alexis Hunter, painter.
- Sue Kedgley, politician.
- Grahame Sydney, painter.
- Sue Wood, politician.
- Richard Worth, politician.
- 16 May: John Gordon Eliott, former Reform MP
- 25 September: George Davidson, olympic sprinter.
- 9 October: Edmund Anscombe, architect.
- 21 December: Fred Bartram, former Labour MP
- 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 1948 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1948
- Statistics New Zealand: Historical Population Estimates
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- "Marlborough Express". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 4 June 2008.
- "New Zealand and Italy". NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Archived from the original on 18 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
- In a postal shoot clubs compete on specified dates and the results are posted to the Association.
- Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com
- List of New Zealand national soccer matches
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
- ESPN Cricinfo - Dayle Hadlee
- Dalvanius Prime - Discogs
- Richard Prebble
- The Guardian interview with Michael Baigent
- FIFA record for Sam Malcolmson
- Macalister Price obituary
- NZ Olympic Committee
Media related to 1948 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons