The following lists events that happened during 1877 in New Zealand.
Regal and viceregalEdit
Government and lawEdit
The 6th New Zealand Parliament continues.
- Speaker of the House – Sir William Fitzherbet
- Premier – Harry Atkinson is defeated as Premier on 13 October and is replaced by Sir George Grey
- Minister of Finance – When Harry Atkinson is defeated as Premier on 13 October he also loses the position of Treasurer (Minister of Finance). On 15 October William Larnach is chosen as his replacement.
- Chief Justice – Hon Sir James Prendergast
Main centre leadersEdit
The Auckland Amateur Athletic Club is formed.
- The Canterbury Cricket Association is formed.
- An England XI under the leadership of James Lillywhite tours in January and February. None of the fixtures were first class, and all the home sides field teams of between 18 and 22 players. The team went on to Australia to play the first ever Test matches. Itinerary
- New Zealand Cup winner: Mata
- New Zealand Derby winner: Trump Card
- Auckland Cup winner: Lara
- Wellington Cup winner: Guy Fawkes
- see also Category:Horse races in New Zealand.
- The following rugby clubs were formed: Athletic (Wellington), Waverley, Merivale, Leeston, Southbridge, Rakaia, and Otago University.
Ballinger Belt: Lieutenant Paynter (Nelson)
- 9 April: Jane Mander, novelist
- 18 April Alfred Murdoch, politician.
- 18 April:Arthur Stallworthy, politician.
- 19 April: George Mitchell, soldier and politician
- ca. October: Te Rangi Hīroa (Peter Buck), Māori leader.
- (in England): Thomas Otto Bishop, politician.
- 25 November: Thomas David Burnett, politician.
- 4 December: John Christopher Rolleston, politician.
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- Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
- McLintock, A. H., ed. (1966). "RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 8 January 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
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