1895 in New Zealand

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1895 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1895 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]


  • July: The Waikato Advocate is published in Cambridge.[2] It merged with the Waikato Times in 1896.
  • 12 August: Minnie Dean hanged for murder (the only woman to be executed in New Zealand).

Arts and literature[edit]




National Champions, Men

  • 100 yards — Alfred J. Patrick (Wellington)
  • 250 yards — L. Broad (Canterbury)
  • 440 yards — W. Low (Otago)
  • 880 yards — W. Low (Otago)
  • 1 mile — A. Davies (Auckland)
  • 3 miles — A. Bell (Manawatu)
  • 120 yards hurdles — W. Martin (Auckland)
  • 440 yards hurdles — F. Harley (Wellington)
  • Long jump — J. Ryan (Hawkes Bay)
  • High jump — H. Bailey (Wanganui)
  • Pole vault — H. Kingsley (Wanganui)
  • Shot put — Charles M. Louisson (Canterbury)
  • Hammer throw — Charles M. Louisson (Canterbury)


National Champion: W. Mackay of Wellington.[3]



  • National amateur champion (men) — G. Gossett (Christchurch)[4]
  • National amateur champion (women) — Mrs ? Melland

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

Season leaders (1894/95)[edit]

  • Top New Zealand stakes earner — Mahaki
  • Leading flat jockey — R. Derrett

Lawn Bowls[edit]

National Champions[6]

  • Singles — W. McLaren (Kaitangata)
  • Pairs — R. Struthers and W. Barnett (skip) (Christchurch)
  • Fours — H. Reid, A. Tapper, A. McDonald and T. Sneddon (skip) (Kaituna)


  • Savile Cup winners — Manawatu


National Champions (Men)

  • Coxed fours — Queen’s Dr, Port Chalmers
  • Coxless pairs — Union, Christchurch
  • Double sculls — Union, Christchurch
  • Single sculls — J. McGrath (Dunedin Amateur)

Rugby union[edit]

Provincial club rugby champions include:

see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand


Ballinger Belt — W. Ballinger (Petone Rifle Club)


Provincial league champions:[7]

  • Auckland: Auckland United
  • Otago: Roslyn Dunedin
  • Wellington: Wellington Swifts


National Champions (Men)


National Championships

  • Men's singles — J. Hooper
  • Women's singles — K. Hitchings
  • Men's doubles — R. Harman and F. Wilding
  • Women's doubles — C. Lean and E. Black



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". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Waikato Advocate". Cambridge Museum.
  3. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ McLintock, A. H., ed. (1966). "Men's Golf — National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
  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". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.

External links[edit]

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