1850 in New Zealand

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1850 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1850 in New Zealand.


The estimated population of New Zealand at the end of 1850 is 65,650 Māori and 22,108 non-Māori.[1]


Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]


  • 16 December — The Charlotte-Jane, one of the First Four Ships bringing settlers to Canterbury arrives in Lyttelton Harbour followed by the Randolph later the same afternoon.
  • 17 December — The George Seymour arrives in Lyttelton.
  • 21 December — Otago News finishes publication. The newspaper started in 1848.[2]
  • 27 December — The Cressy is the last of the First Four Ships to arrive at Lyttelton.




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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. ^ "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources — 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical Publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 November 2007. 

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