1882 in New Zealand

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1882 in New Zealand

See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1882 in New Zealand.

One of New Zealand's major industries — export meat — is initiated when the shipping of frozen meat to Britain proves successful.


Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

The 8th New Zealand Parliament continues.

Main centre leaders[edit]


  • 15 February: The Dunedin departs from Port Chalmers carrying the first shipment of frozen meat bound for Britain.[1]
  • 26 April – A telephone exchange is opened in Dunedin (the third in New Zealand).



Horse racing[edit]

  • New Zealand Cup winner: Welcome Jack
  • New Zealand Derby winner: Cheviot
  • Auckland Cup winner: Welcome Jack
  • Wellington Cup winner: Hilda
see also Category:Horse races in New Zealand.

Rugby union[edit]

The first overseas rugby team visits New Zealand. The Southern Rugby Union from New South Wales wins four of its seven matches.[2] (see also 1884)

Provincial club rugby champions include:

see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand


Ballinger Belt: Corporal Hutchison (Dunedin)


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: 15 February
  2. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7

External links[edit]

Media related to 1882 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons