1894 in New Zealand

The following lists events that happened during 1894 in New Zealand.

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1894
in
New Zealand

Decades:
See also:

IncumbentsEdit

Regal and viceregalEdit

Government and lawEdit

The 12th New Zealand Parliament continues with the Liberal Party in power.

Parliamentary oppositionEdit

Leader of the OppositionWilliam Russell.[1]

Main centre leadersEdit

EventsEdit

Undated

Arts and literatureEdit

MusicEdit

SportEdit

Leonard Cuff is appointed a Founding Member of the International Olympic Committee. He remains the member for both New Zealand and Australia until 1905.

AthleticsEdit

National Champions, Men

  • 100 yards – Jack Hempton (Wellington)
  • 250 yards – H. Reeves (Canterbury)
  • 440 yards – W. Low (Otago)
  • 880 yards – W. Low (Otago)
  • 1 mile – C. Morpeth (Otago)
  • 3 miles – C. Morpeth (Otago)
  • 120 yards hurdles – Harold Batger (Wellington)
  • 440 yards hurdles – Harold Batger (Wellington)
  • Long jump – Wallingford Mendelson (South Canterbury)
  • High jump – H. Bailey (Wellington)
  • Pole vault –H. Kingsley (Wanganui)
  • Shot put – O. McCormack (Wellington)
  • Hammer throw – O. McCormack (Wellington)

ChessEdit

National Champion: J. Edwards, of Wellington.[4]

CricketEdit

GolfEdit

  • The 2nd National Amateur Championships were held in Christchurch[5]
    • Men: H. Macneil (Otago)
    • Women : Mrs C. Wilder

Horse racingEdit

Harness racingEdit

Thoroughbred racingEdit

Season leaders (1893/94)Edit

  • Top New Zealand stakes earner – Blue Fire
  • Leading flat jockey – J. Connop

Lawn BowlsEdit

The pairs championship is held for the first time. National Champions[7]

  • Singles – T. Sneddon (Kaituna)
  • Pairs – T. Sneddon and H. Reid (skip) (Kaituna)
  • Fours – J. Davidson, A. Owen, J. Wedderspoon and J. Evans (skip) (Caledonian)

PoloEdit

  • Savile Cup winners – Rangitikei

RowingEdit

National Champions (Men)

  • Single sculls – M. Keefe (Auckland)
  • Double sculls – Union, Christchurch
  • Coxless pairs – Union, Christchurch
  • Coxed fours – Lyttelton

Rugby unionEdit

Provincial club rugby champions include:

ShootingEdit

Ballinger Belt – Captain E. Smith (Dunedin City Guards)

SoccerEdit

Provincial Champions:[8]

  • Auckland: Alliance United
  • Wellington: Wellington Rovers
  • Otago: Roslyn Dunedin

SwimmingEdit

National Champions (Men)

TennisEdit

National championships

  • Men's singles – M. Fenwicke
  • Women's singles – M. Spiers
  • Men's doubles – J. Marshall and P. Marshall
  • Women's doubles – P. Chapman and M. Nicholson

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
  • Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
Specific
  1. ^ "Elections NZ – Leaders of the Opposition". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
  2. ^ "SS Wairarapa". Archived from the original on 29 October 2002. Retrieved 13 November 2008.
  3. ^ Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand: Ballooning
  4. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ McLintock, A. H., ed. (1966). "Men's Golf – National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
  6. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ As the New Zealand Bowling Association at this time consists entirely of South Island clubs, the first truly "national" championships are not deemed to have begun until 1914.
  8. ^ New Zealand – List of Champions

External linksEdit

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