1843 in New Zealand

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1843 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1843 in New Zealand.


The estimated population of New Zealand at the end of 1843 is 75,400 Māori and 11,848 non-Māori.[1]


Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


  • 22 April: The Southern Cross publishes its first issue. The Auckland-based newspaper publishes weekly, with a hiatus in 1845–1847, and from 1862 daily when it will also change its name to The Daily Southern Cross. It will eventually merge with The New Zealand Herald in 1876.[2]
  • 8 July: An earthquake occurs in the North Island centred near Wanganui, with several fatalities.
  • 2 August: The New Zealand Colonist and Port Nicholson Advertiser ceases publishing after one year.[3]
  • 4 November: The Bay of Islands Advocate begins publishing. It runs for three months.[4]


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  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand has collated estimates from a number of sources (interpolating where necessary) at "Long-term data series". Archived from the original on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-14., in particular "A1.1 Total population.xls". Archived from the original (Excel) on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
  2. ^ "Daily Southern Cross". National Library of New Zealand.
  3. ^ "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources — 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 November 2007.
  4. ^ Dr. T. M. Hocken F.L.S. (9 July 1902). "Art. VI.—The Beginnings of Literature in New Zealand: Part II., the English Section—Newspapers". Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1868–1961. p. 107.