1892 in New Zealand

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1892 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1892 in New Zealand.


Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

The 11th New Zealand Parliament continues with the Liberal Party in power.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Leader of the OppositionWilliam Rolleston (Independent).[1]

Main centre leaders[edit]


Arts and literature[edit]




National champions (Men)[edit]

  • 100 yards — Jack Hempton (Hawkes Bay)
  • 250 yards — Jack Hempton (Hawkes Bay)
  • 440 yards — Peter Wood (Canterbury)
  • 880 yards — J. Grierson (Canterbury)
  • 1 mile — William Burk (Otago)
  • 3 miles — Derisley Wood (Canterbury)
  • 120 yards hurdles — W. Moir (Canterbury)
  • 440 yards hurdles — Harold Batger (Wellington)
  • Long jump — T. Upfill (Auckland)
  • High jump — F. Meyrick (Canterbury)
  • Pole vault — W. West (Canterbury)
  • Shot put — Timothy O’Connor (Auckland)


The first firm in the country to manufacture tables begins in Wellington. The sport has been played in the country for the previous decade.[3]


National Champion: F.V. Siedeberg of Dunedin.[4]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

Season leaders (1891/92)[edit]

  • Leading flat jockey — T. Redmond

Lawn bowls[edit]

National Champions:[6]

  • Singles — W. Carswell (Taieri)
  • Fours — N. Fleming, J. Familton, B. Mollison and J. Martin (skip) (Oamaru)


  • Savile Cup winners — Christchurch


There are now 34 rowing clubs in New Zealand.[3]

National champions (Men)[edit]

  • Single sculls — M. Keefe (Auckland)
  • Double sculls — Wellington
  • Coxless pairs — Star
  • Coxed fours — Canterbury

Rugby union[edit]

Provincial club rugby champions include:

see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand


  • Ballinger Belt — Sergeant Doughty (A Battery)


Provincial Champions:[7]

  • Auckland: Alliance Auckland
  • Wellington: Queen's Park Wellington


National champions (Men)

  • 100 yards freestyle — H. Bailey (Auckland)
  • 220 yards freestyle — H. Bailey (Auckland)
  • 440 yards freestyle — H. Bailey (Auckland)
  • 880 yards freestyle — H. Bailey (Auckland)


National championships

  • Men's singles — R. Harman
  • Women's singles — D. Douslin
  • Men's doubles — M. Fenwicke and F. Logan
  • Women's doubles — E. Harman and J. Rees



See also[edit]


  • Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
  1. ^ "Elections NZ — Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  2. ^ a b Heidenstrom, P. (1992) Athletes of the Century. Wellington: GP Publications. ISBN 1-86956-044-2
  3. ^ a b c Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  4. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ As the New Zealand Bowling Association at this time consists entirely of South Island clubs, the first truly "national" championships are not deemed to have begun until 1914.
  7. ^ New Zealand - List of Champions

External links[edit]

Media related to 1892 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons