The following lists events that happened during 1875 in New Zealand.

New Zealand

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Incumbents edit

Regal and viceregal edit

Government and law edit

The 1875 general election begins on 29 December but does not finish until 4 January the following year. The election marks the end of the 5th New Zealand Parliament.

Main centre leaders edit

Events edit

  • Contract let for construction of the Rimutaka Incline railway using the Fell system.

Sport edit

Athletics edit

The first club in the country, the Wellington Amateur Athletic Club, holds its first meeting.[1]

Cricket edit

The Wellington Cricket Association is formed.[1]

Horse racing edit

  • New Zealand Cup winner: Nectar
  • New Zealand Derby winner: Daniel O’Rourke
  • Auckland Cup winner: Kingfisher
  • Wellington Cup winner: Tambourini
see also Category:Horse races in New Zealand.

Rugby union edit

  • Rugby union begins in Timaru, Temuka, Blenheim, Picton, Greymouth (with the formation of new clubs) and Napier where the club formed in 1874 adopted rugby rules.[2]
  • A combined Auckland clubs team toured Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Nelson and New Plymouth. They lost all matches, despite some of their opposition having only learned rugby rules for a few weeks in preparation for the tour – the Christchurch and Dunedin clubs had primarily been playing football (soccer).[2]

Shooting edit

Ballinger Belt: Lieutenant Skinner (Auckland)

Births edit

Unknown date edit

Deaths edit

See also edit

References edit

  • Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
  1. ^ a b Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  2. ^ a b "RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL". from An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock, originally published in 1966. Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2009.
  3. ^ McKenzie, David. "Richard Lawson". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Dohrmann, Elsie". Retrieved 12 November 2019.

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