1874 in New Zealand

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1874 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1874 in New Zealand.


Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

The 5th New Zealand Parliament continues.

Main centre leaders[edit]


  • 5 January: The Poverty Bay Herald begins publishing in Gisborne. It is initially bi-weekly. The paper changed its name to The Gisborne Herald in 1939, and continues to publish as a daily today.[1]
  • 15 January: The Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, first published in 1842, produces its last issue.[2]
  • 30 June: The Wellington Independent publishes its final issue, and is replaced by The New Zealand Times. The newspaper started in 1845.[3]
  • The Marlborough Times begins publication bi-weekly, and absorbs The Marlborough News. It became a daily in 1882. The Marlborough Express bought it in 1895 and closed it in 1905.[4]
  • The Marine Department employs Capt. B.A. Edwin to provide weather maps and forecasts to ships, establishing New Zealand's first weather service.[5]


Horse racing[edit]

Major race winners[edit]

  • New Zealand Cup: Tambourini
  • New Zealand Derby: Tadmor
  • Auckland Cup: Templeton
  • Wellington Cup: Castaway

Rugby union[edit]


Ballinger Belt: Captain Skinner (Waiuku Rifles)



See also[edit]


  • Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett.
  1. ^ "Poverty Bay Herald". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  2. ^ "Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 21 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Wellington Independent". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 23 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "History in the making". The Marlborough Express. 6 July 2004. Archived from the original on 1 August 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  5. ^ Dunmore, Patricia (ed.) (1977). The Dunmore Book of New Zealand Records. p. 19. 
  6. ^ "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 8 January 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2009. 
  7. ^ Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: Edmund Anscombe

External links[edit]

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