1948 in New Zealand

The following lists events that happened during 1948 in New Zealand.

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1948
in
New Zealand

Decades:
See also:

PopulationEdit

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,853,900[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1947: 36,400 (2.00%)
  • Males per 100 females: 100.5

IncumbentsEdit

Regal and viceregalEdit

GovernmentEdit

The 28th New Zealand Parliament continued, with the Labour Party in government.

Parliamentary oppositionEdit

Main centre leadersEdit

EventsEdit

 
New Zealand ration book
  • 31 May – Tea rationing, introduced in June 1942, is abolished.[4][5]
  • 27 August – Sugar rationing, introduced in April 1942, is abolished.[4][6]
  • 27 September – Meat rationing, introduced in March 1944, is abolished. Butter remains the sole food product still under rationing.[7][8][9]
  • The Marlborough Press, which was founded in 1860, is taken over by The Marlborough Express.[10]
  • Italy establishes a consulate in Wellington.[11]

Arts and literatureEdit

See 1948 in art, 1948 in literature, Category:1948 books

MusicEdit

See: 1948 in music

RadioEdit

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand

FilmEdit

See: Category:1948 film awards, 1948 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1948 films

SportEdit

ArcheryEdit

The national championships are held at a single venue for the first time replacing the previous postal shoot.[12][13]

National Champions

AthleticsEdit

  • Jack Clarke wins the national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:44:06 in Dunedin.

BasketballEdit

  • Interpovincial Champions: Men – Palmerston North
  • Interpovincial Champions: Women – Palmerston North

ChessEdit

  • The 55th National Chess Championship was held in Dunedin, and was won by R.G. Wade of Wellington (his 3rd win).[14]

Horse racingEdit

Harness racingEdit

Lawn bowlsEdit

The national outdoor lawn bowls championships are held in Dunedin.[17]

  • Men's singles champion – S. Marriott (Opawa Bowling Club)
  • Men's pair champions – M.A. Marinovich, S. Garelja (skip) (Oratia Bowling Club)
  • Men's fours champions – J.W.T. Macklow, Frank Livingstone, Alec Robertson, J.H. Mingins (skip) (Onehunga Bowling Club)

Olympic GamesEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
  • New Zealand is represented by seven competitors in athletics, boxing, cycling, swimming and weightlifting. There are no medal successes.

Rugby unionEdit

Category:Rugby union in New Zealand, Category:All Blacks

Rugby leagueEdit

New Zealand national rugby league team

SoccerEdit

  • The Chatham Cup is won by Technical Old Boys of Christchurch who beat Waterside of Wellington 2–0 in the final.[18]
  • An Australian side toured New Zealand, playing four internationals:[19]
    • 14 August, Wellington: NZ 0–6 Australia
    • 28 August, Christchurch: NZ 0–7 Australia
    • 4 September, Wellington: NZ 0–4 Australia
    • 11 September, Auckland: NZ 1–8 Australia
  • Provincial league champions:[20]

BirthsEdit

Category:1948 births

DeathsEdit

Category:1948 deaths

See alsoEdit

For world events and topics in 1948 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1948

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historical population estimates tables". Statistics New Zealand.
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ "Elections NZ – Leaders of the Opposition". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Tea and Sugar – War Economy – NZETC". nzetc.victoria.ac.nz.
  5. ^ "Tea Rationing Ends May 31". The Northern Advocate. 22 May 1948. p. 3.
  6. ^ "SUGAR RATIONING TO END AFTER THIS WEEK". Otago Daily Times. 24 August 1948. p. 4.
  7. ^ "Rationing of New Zealand-Grown Foods – NZETC". nzetc.victoria.ac.nz.
  8. ^ Meat Rationing Revocation Order 1948
  9. ^ "MEAT RATIONING ENDS - BUTTER RESTRICTIONS TO CONTINUE - ANNOUNCEMENT BY MR NORDMEYER". The Press. 27 September 1948. p. 6.
  10. ^ "Marlborough Express". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 4 June 2008.
  11. ^ "New Zealand and Italy". NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Archived from the original on 18 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  12. ^ In a postal shoot clubs compete on specified dates and the results are posted to the Association.
  13. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  14. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners Archived 22 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ McLintock, A.H., ed. (1966). "Bowls, men's outdoor—tournament winners". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  18. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ List of New Zealand national soccer matches Archived 29 June 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
  21. ^ ESPN Cricinfo – Dayle Hadlee Archived 23 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  22. ^ Dalvanius Prime – Discogs Archived 11 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  23. ^ Richard Prebble
  24. ^ The Guardian interview with Michael Baigent Archived 14 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  25. ^ FIFA record for Sam Malcolmson Archived 13 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  26. ^ Macalister Price obituary Archived 17 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  27. ^ Jay Venables. "GEORGE DAVIDSON – OLYMPIAN" (PDF). Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  28. ^ DNZB Archived 26 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

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