1911 in New Zealand

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1911 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1911 in New Zealand.


Regal and viceregal[edit]


Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Leader of the Opposition - William Massey (Reform Party).[2]

Main centre leaders[edit]


  • The Marlborough Herald ceases publication. It began in 1905.[3]
  • 30 January: The final race meeting at which bookmakers are allowed on New Zealand racecources.[4]
  • 5 February: The first officially recorded powered aeroplane flight in new Zealand. The Walsh Brothers' Howard Wright biplane Manurewa makes its first flight at Glenora Park, Papakura near Auckland.[5] The plane is capable of carrying a passenger and almost certainly did so before the end of the year.[6]
  • 23 December: George Bolt's first flights, in an early form of hang-glider.[5]


Arts and literature[edit]

See 1911 in art, 1911 in literature, Category:1911 books


See: 1911 in music


See: Category:1911 film awards, 1911 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1911 films



  • Three New Zealanders, Guy Haskins, Ron Opie and William A. Woodger, compete in the Festival of Empire meeting in London, a forerunner of the Empire (now Commonwealth) Games.[7]


  • The 24th National Chess Championship was held in Timaru, and was won by W.E. Mason of Wellington, his third title.[8]




  • Matchplay: Miss ? Brandon.[11]
  • Strokeplay (1st championship): Mrs G. Williams

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

  • Auckland defend the Ranfurly Shield against South Auckland (21-5) and Poverty Bay (29-10)


A provincial league commences in Wanganui
Provincial league champions:[14]

  • Auckland: Ponsonby AFC (Auckland)
  • Canterbury: Burnham Industrial School
  • Otago: Mornington
  • Southland: Nightcaps
  • Taranaki: Manaia
  • Wanganui: Wanganui
  • Wellington: Wellington Swifts



Category:1911 births


Category:1911 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". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  3. ^ "History in the making". The Marlborough Express. 6 July 2004. Archived from the original on 1 August 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  4. ^ NZhistory.net
  5. ^ a b c Rendel, David (1975) Civil Aviation in New Zealand: An Illustrated History. Wellington. A.H. & A.W.Reed. ISBN 0-589-00905-2
  6. ^ A picture in Rendel, p. 7, shows both Walsh brothers in the aircraft although it is still on the ground.
  7. ^ Te ARa: Encyclopedia of New Zealand 1966 - Olympiads and Empire Games
  8. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ History of NZ open: TVNZ
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "GOLF, WOMEN'S Competitions and Championships". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  12. ^ "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2009. 
  13. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. Retrieved 13 May 2009. 
  15. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia

External links[edit]

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