1845 in New Zealand

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1845 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1845 in New Zealand.


The estimated population of New Zealand at the end of 1845 is 72,500 Māori and 12,774 non-Māori.[1]


Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]


  • 19 January: Hone Heke cuts down the British flagstaff at Kororareka for the third time in the lead-up to the Flagstaff War.[2]
  • 2 April: The Wellington Independent publishes its first issue. The newspaper continues to publish bi-weekly or tri-weekly until 1874.[3]
  • 7 June: The New Zealander begins publishing. The Auckland-based newspaper publishes weekly, then bi-weekly and from 1859 daily. It will cease publishing in 1866.[4]


Unknown date[edit]


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. ^ Today in History | NZHistory
  3. ^ "Wellington Independent". National Library of New Zealand. 
  4. ^ "New Zealander". National Library of New Zealand. 

External links[edit]

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