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2017-02-03

1880 in New Zealand

1879
1878
1877

1880 in New Zealand

1881
1882
1883

Decades:

1860s
1870s
1880s
1890s
1900s

See also:

Other events of 1880
Timeline of New Zealand history

Contents

1 Incumbents

1.1 Regal and viceregal
1.2 Government and law
1.3 Main centre leaders

2 Events

2.1 Undated

3 Sport

3.1 Horse racing
3.2 Rugby union

3.2.1 Provincial club rugby champions

3.3 Shooting
3.4 Swimming
3.5 Tennis

4 Births
5 Deaths
6 See also
7 References
8 External links

Incumbents[edit]
Regal and viceregal[edit]

Head of State — Queen Victoria
Governor — Sir Hercules Robinson leaves on 9 September to take up the position of High Commissioner in South Africa. The Hon. Sir Arthur Hamilton-Gordon becomes Governor on 29 November.

Government and law[edit]
The 7th New Zealand Parliament continues.

Speaker of the House — Maurice O’Rorke.
Premier — John Hall (New Zealand)
Minister of Finance — Harry Atkinson
Chief Justice — Hon Sir James Prendergast

Main centre leaders[edit]

Mayor of Auckland — Thomas Peacock followed by James Clark
Mayor of Christchurch — Charles Thomas Ick
Mayor of Dunedin — Archibald Hilson Ross
Mayor of Wellington — William Hutchison

Events[edit]

September: The Waikato Mail begins publishing in Cambridge. The newspaper is produced three times a week. It ceases to publish in 1883.[1]

Undated[edit]
Wellington Teachers College is opened.
Sport[edit]
Horse racing[edit]

New Zealand Cup winner: Le Loup
New Zealand Derby winner: Sir Mordred
Auckland Cup winner: Foul Play
Wellington Cup winner: Foul Play

see also Category:Horse races in New Zealand.

Rugby union[edit]
The Wellington Union is the first to hold a club championships.[2]
Provincial club rugby champions[edit]
Wellington: Athletic
Shooting[edit]
Ballinger Belt: Sergeant Okey (Taranaki)
Swimming[edit]
The first swimming club in New Zealand, Christchurch Amateur Swimming Club, is formed on 11 October.[3] It is soon followed by others throughout New Zealand.[2]
Tennis[edit]
Prior to this year there are tennis clubs in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin. As well as tennis club members also play croquet, bowls and archery.[2]
Births[edit]

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Deaths[edit]

12 March: Thomas Birch, Member of Parliament and mayor of Dunedin.

See also[edit]

List of years in New Zealand
Timeline of New Zealand history
History of New Zealand
Military history of New Zealand
Timeline of the New Ze