1844 in New Zealand

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1844 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1844 in New Zealand.


The estimated population of New Zealand at the end of 1844 is 73,900 Māori and 12,447 non-Māori.[1]


Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]


  • 26 January: Governor Robert FitzRoy arrives in Wellington to investigate the Wairau Affray.[2]
  • February: The Bay of Islands Advocate ceases publishing. It began in 1843.[3]
  • 25 September: The New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator prints its final issue. 369 issues were produced.[4]
  • 12 October: The New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian begins publishing in Wellington. It publishes weekly until its demise in 1865.[5]


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See also[edit]


  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. ^ NZhistory.net
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator". National Library of New Zealand. 
  5. ^ "New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian". National Library of New Zealand.