1881 in New Zealand

The following lists events that happened during 1881 in New Zealand.

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1881
in
New Zealand

Decades:
See also:

IncumbentsEdit

Regal and viceregalEdit

Government and lawEdit

The general election is held on 9 December. Afterwards the 8th New Zealand Parliament begins.

Main centre leadersEdit

EventsEdit

  • 1 October – The first telephone exchange in New Zealand is opened in Christchurch.[1]
  • 24 October – A telephone exchange is opened in Auckland.[1]

SportEdit

CricketEdit

  • The Auckland Association is formed.[2]
  • An Australian team tours the country playing twelve matches against provincial teams. None of the games have first-class status, with the home teams fielding between 12 and 22 players. Australia suffered one loss, but 10 wickets to the Wanganui XXII. Itinerary

Horse racingEdit

  • New Zealand Cup winner: Grip
  • New Zealand Derby winner: The Dauphin
  • Auckland Cup winner: King Quail
  • Wellington Cup winner: Natator

Rugby unionEdit

The Otago union is formed.[2]

Provincial club rugby champions include:

see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand

ShootingEdit

Ballinger Belt: Lieutenant Paynter (Nelson)

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

Unknown dateEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
  • Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
Specific

External linksEdit

  Media related to 1881 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons