1889 in New Zealand
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Arts and literature
- 4 Sport
- 5 Rugby union
- 6 Shooting
- 7 Swimming
- 8 Tennis
- 9 Births
- 10 Deaths
- 11 See also
- 12 References
- 13 External links
Regal and viceregal
- Head of State — Queen Victoria
- Governor — The term of Lieutenant-General Sir William Jervois ends on 23 March. The Earl of Onslow takes up the position of Governor on 2 May.
Government and law
The 10th New Zealand Parliament continues.
- Speaker of the House — Maurice O'Rorke.
- Premier — Harry Atkinson.
- Minister of Finance — Harry Atkinson.
- Chief Justice — Hon Sir James Prendergast
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland — Albert Devore followed by John Upton
- Mayor of Christchurch — Charles Louisson
- Mayor of Dunedin — Hugh Gourley followed by John Roberts
- Mayor of Wellington — John Duthie
- 21 January — American "Professor" Baldwin makes the first balloon ascent in New Zealand at Dunedin.
- 2 December — The S.S. Alice, the first mechanically powered vessel on the Rotorua Lakes, is launched.
Arts and literature
National Champions, Men
- 100 yards — T. Lewis (Hawkes Bay)
- 250 yards — H. Reeves (Canterbury)
- 440 yards — H. Reeves (Canterbury)
- 880 yards — P. Cox (Southland)
- 1 mile — F. Ellis (Hawkes Bay)
- 120 yards hurdles — Harold Batger (Wellington)
- Long jump — Leonard Cuff (Canterbury)
- High jump — T. McNaught (Otago)
Major race winners
- New Zealand Cup — Tirailleur
- New Zealand Derby — Scots Grey
- Auckland Cup — Leopold
- Wellington Cup — Dudu
- Singles — H. Toomer (Canterbury)
- Fours — M. Elliott, P. Dow, W. Allnutt and W. Carlton (skip) (Roslyn)
Coxless pairs and Double sculls are held at the championships for the first time.
National Champions (Men)
- Single sculls — T. McKay (Wellington)
- Double sculls — Wellington
- Coxless pairs — Wellington
- Coxed fours — Wellington
Provincial club rugby champions include:
- see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand
Ballinger Belt — Sergeant Parslow (Auckland)
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After this year the mixed doubles championship are not held again held until 1900.
New Zealand championships
- Men's singles — P. Fenwicke
- Women's singles — E. Gordon
- Men's doubles — R. Harman and F. Wilding
- Women's doubles — K. Hitchings and E. Gordon
- Mixed doubles — F. Wilding and E. Gordon
- 26 July: Thomas Gillies, politician
- List of years in New Zealand
- Timeline of New Zealand history
- History of New Zealand
- Military history of New Zealand
- Timeline of the New Zealand environment
- Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica
- Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
- "Elections NZ — Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 2008-04-06.
- Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand: Ballooning
- Woodenboatparade: S.S. Alice
- It is not clear if the Alice was actually operating on Lake Rotorua in 1889 or started the following year.
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- As the New Zealand Bowling Association at this time consists largely of South Island clubs, the first truly "national" championships are not deemed to have begun until 1914.
- Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
Media related to 1889 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons