1889 in New Zealand
The following lists events that happened during 1889 in New Zealand.
Regal and viceregalEdit
- Head of State – Queen Victoria
- Governor – The term of Lieutenant-General Sir William Jervois ends on 23 March. The Earl of Onslow takes up the position of Governor on 2 May.
Government and lawEdit
The 10th New Zealand Parliament continues.
- Speaker of the House – Maurice O'Rorke.
- Premier – Harry Atkinson.
- Minister of Finance – Harry Atkinson.
- Chief Justice – Hon Sir James Prendergast
Main centre leadersEdit
Arts and literatureEdit
National Champions, MenEdit
- 100 yards – T. Lewis (Hawkes Bay)
- 250 yards – H. Reeves (Canterbury)
- 440 yards – H. Reeves (Canterbury)
- 880 yards – P. Cox (Southland)
- 1 mile – F. Ellis (Hawkes Bay)
- 120 yards hurdles – Harold Batger (Wellington)
- Long jump – Leonard Cuff (Canterbury)
- High jump – T. McNaught (Otago)
Major race winnersEdit
- New Zealand Cup – Tirailleur
- New Zealand Derby – Scots Grey
- Auckland Cup – Leopold
- Wellington Cup – Dudu
- Singles – H. Toomer (Canterbury)
- Fours – M. Elliott, P. Dow, W. Allnutt and W. Carlton (skip) (Roslyn)
Coxless pairs and Double sculls are held at the championships for the first time.
National Champions (Men)Edit
- Single sculls – T. McKay (Wellington)
- Double sculls – Wellington
- Coxless pairs – Wellington
- Coxed fours – Wellington
Provincial club rugby champions include:
- see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand
Ballinger Belt – Sergeant Parslow (Auckland)
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After this year the mixed doubles championship are not held again held until 1900.
New Zealand championshipsEdit
- Men's singles – P. Fenwicke
- Women's singles – E. Gordon
- Men's doubles – R. Harman and F. Wilding
- Women's doubles – K. Hitchings and E. Gordon
- Mixed doubles – F. Wilding and E. Gordon
- Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
- "Elections NZ – Leaders of the Opposition". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand: Ballooning
- "Woodenboatparade: S.S. Alice". Archived from the original on 4 July 2007. Retrieved 27 October 2007.
- It is not clear if the Alice was actually operating on Lake Rotorua in 1889 or started the following year.
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- As the New Zealand Bowling Association at this time consists largely of South Island clubs, the first truly "national" championships are not deemed to have begun until 1914.
- Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
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