1901 in New Zealand

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1901 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1901 in New Zealand.


A New Zealand census was held in March 1901. The population was given as 815,862, consisting of 43,112 Māori, 31 Moriori, and 772,719 others.[1] — an increase in the non-Māori population of 9.86% over the previous census in 1896.[2]

The figures for the 1901 census revealed that the North Island's population had exceeded the South Island's for the first time since the Central Otago Gold Rush of 1861 — the two islands (plus their associated minor offshore islands) had populations of 390,579 and 382,140 respectively. Only 40% of the country's population was based in urban centres, and only two of these centres, Auckland and Dunedin, had populations of over 25,000.


Regal and viceregal[edit]


The 14th New Zealand Parliament continued. In government was the Liberal Party.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


Arts and literature[edit]

See 1901 in art, 1901 in literature, Category:1901 books


See: 1901 in music



National Champion: D. Forsyth of Dunedin.[7]


The 9th National Amateur Championships were held in Auckland [8]

  • Men: Arthur Duncan (Wellington) — 3rd title
  • Women: E.S. Gillies

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]


  • The Earl of Ranfurly announced his intention to present a cup to the NZRFU, without stipulating what form of competition it should be awarded for.
  • A New Zealand representative team won both test matches against a touring team from New South Wales.


Provincial league champions:[10]

  • Auckland: Grafton AFC (Auckland)
  • Otago: Roslyn Dunedin
  • Wellington: Wellington Swifts


Category:1901 births


Category:1901 deaths

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Results of a Census of the Colony of New Zealand, Taken for the Night of the 31st March, 1901". 1 October 1902. Table 1. 
  2. ^ The non-Māori population was 703,360 in the 1896 census."Census of New Zealand, April, 1896". Table 1. 
  3. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  4. ^ "Elections NZ — Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  5. ^ NZhistory.net
  6. ^ New Zealand Ensigns
  7. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Men's Golf — National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  9. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 
  11. ^ IMDB
  12. ^ F.A. Carrington at DNZB

External links[edit]

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