1904 in New Zealand

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1904 in New Zealand

See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1904 in New Zealand.


Regal and viceregal[edit]


The 15th New Zealand Parliament continued. In government was the Liberal Party.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


  • 13 January: Portobello Marine Laboratory opens, initially as a fish hatchery
  • 17 March: The New Zealand Horticultural Trades Association is founded in Normanby.[3]
  • September: The Canterbury Steam Shipping Co is founded in Christchurch.[4]
  • 15 November: The Waikato Independent begins publishing in Cambridge. The newspaper became the Cambridge Independent in 1966. It closed in 1995.[5]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1904 in art, 1904 in literature, Category:1904 books


See: 1904 in music


Association football[edit]

  • A New South Wales representative team tours, playing a New Zealand team in Dunedin and Wellington. These are the first recognised matches by a New Zealand national football team.[6]
    • 23 July, Dunedin: NZ loses 0-1
    • 30 July, Wellington: Draw 3-3


National amateur champions

  • Heavyweight - J. Griffin (Greymouth)
  • Middleweight - J. Griffin (Greymouth)
  • Lightweight - T. Rickards (Christchurch)
  • Featherweight - J. Watson (Christchurch)
  • Bantamweight - J. Gosling (Wellington)


  • The 17th National Chess championship was held in Wellingon. The champion was W.E. Mason of Wellington.[7]


The 12th National Amateur Championships were held in Otago [8]

  • Men: A.H. Fisher (Otago)
  • Women: Miss E. Lewis

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

  • Wellington defeat Auckland 6-3, becoming the first challenger to win the Ranfurly Shield.
  • Wellington defend the Ranfurly shield against Canterbury (6-3) and Otago (15-13).


Provincial league champions:[11]


Category:1904 births


Category:1904 deaths

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  2. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  3. ^ The New Zealand Book of Events. Auckland: Reed Methuen. 1986. p. 154. ISBN 047400123 7. 
  4. ^ The New Zealand Book of Events. Auckland: Reed Methuen. 1986. p. 88. ISBN 047400123 7. 
  5. ^ "Waikato Independent". Cambridge Museum. 
  6. ^ List of New Zealand national soccer matches
  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. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  10. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 
  12. ^ Te Ara
  13. ^ Te Ara
  14. ^ Cricinfo

External links[edit]

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