1873 in New Zealand

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1873 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1873 in New Zealand.


Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

The 5th New Zealand Parliament continues.

Main centre leaders[edit]



Horse racing[edit]

Major race winners[edit]

  • New Zealand Cup: Kakapo
  • New Zealand Derby: Rapapa

Rugby union[edit]

  • The Auckland and Thames football clubs adopt rugby union, having previously played association football.[4]
  • North Shore rugby club founded.[4]


Ballinger Belt: Lieutenant Hoskins (Thames)


Unknown date[edit]


See also[edit]


  • Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
  1. ^ New Zealand History online: Today in history - 17 February
  2. ^ "New Zealand Tablet 3 May 1873 – 30 December 1909 (1913 issues)". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  3. ^ Onehunga Dateline
  4. ^ a b "RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL". from An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock, originally published in 1966. Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2009. 
  5. ^ W. T. Parham, Tapsell, Phillip, from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 19-Jan-12

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