1838 in New Zealand
The following lists events that happened during 1838 in New Zealand.
Regal and viceregalEdit
- Head of State – Queen Victoria
- Governor of New South Wales – Sir George Gipps, having been appointed on 5 October 1837, arrives in Sydney on 23 February.
Government and lawEdit
- 10 January
- 13 January – Bishop Pompallier celebrates the first Catholic mass on land in New Zealand at the home of Thomas and Mary Poynton at Totara Point.
- 2 August – Jean Langlois completes the purchase of Banks Peninsula from local Māori and makes a downpayment of goods to the value of 150 francs. Captain Cecille of the Héroine raises the French flag and proclaims French sovereignty over Banks Peninsula.
- Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition, 1979. p. 145.
- "Tauranga City History". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 8 October 2007.
- Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition, 1979. p. 422.
- New Zealand Encyclopaedia 1966: Brown Biography
- Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition, 1979. p. 113.