1894 in New Zealand

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1894 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1894 in New Zealand.


Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

The 12th New Zealand Parliament continues with the Liberal Party in power.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Leader of the OppositionWilliam Russell.[1]

Main centre leaders[edit]



Arts and literature[edit]



Leonard Cuff is appointed a Founding Member of the International Olympic Committee. He remains the member for both New Zealand and Australia until 1905.


National Champions, Men

  • 100 yards — Jack Hempton (Wellington)
  • 250 yards — H. Reeves (Canterbury)
  • 440 yards — W. Low (Otago)
  • 880 yards — W. Low (Otago)
  • 1 mile — C. Morpeth (Otago)
  • 3 miles — C. Morpeth (Otago)
  • 120 yards hurdles — Harold Batger (Wellington)
  • 440 yards hurdles — Harold Batger (Wellington)
  • Long jump — Wallingford Mendelson (South Canterbury)
  • High jump — H. Bailey (Wellington)
  • Pole vault –H. Kingsley (Wanganui)
  • Shot put — O. McCormack (Wellington)
  • Hammer throw — O. McCormack (Wellington)


National Champion: J. Edwards, of Wellington.[4]



  • The 2nd National Amateur Championships were held in Christchurch [5]
    • Men: H. Macneil (Otago)
    • Women : Mrs C. Wilder

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

Season leaders (1893/94)[edit]

  • Top New Zealand stakes earner — Blue Fire
  • Leading flat jockey — J. Connop

Lawn Bowls[edit]

The pairs championship is held for the first time. National Champions[7]

  • Singles — T. Sneddon (Kaituna)
  • Pairs — T. Sneddon and H. Reid (skip) (Kaituna)
  • Fours — J. Davidson, A. Owen, J. Wedderspoon and J. Evans (skip) (Caledonian)


  • Savile Cup winners — Rangitikei


National Champions (Men)

  • Single sculls — M. Keefe (Auckland)
  • Double sculls — Union, Christchurch
  • Coxless pairs — Union, Christchurch
  • Coxed fours — Lyttelton

Rugby union[edit]

Provincial club rugby champions include:


Ballinger Belt — Captain E. Smith (Dunedin City Guards)


Provincial Champions:[8]

  • Auckland: Alliance United
  • Wellington: Wellington Rovers
  • Otago: Roslyn Dunedin


National Champions (Men)


National championships

  • Men's singles — M. Fenwicke
  • Women's singles — M. Spiers
  • Men's doubles — J. Marshall and P. Marshall
  • Women's doubles — P. Chapman and M. Nicholson



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. ^ SS Wairarapa
  3. ^ Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand: Ballooning
  4. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Men's Golf — National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  6. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ New Zealand - List of Champions

External links[edit]

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