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1901 in New Zealand

1901 in New Zealand
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Population

A census was held in March 1901. The population was given as 815,862, consisting of 43,112 Māori, 31 Moriori, and 772,719 others.[1] — an increase in the non-Māori population of 9.86% over the previous census in 1896.[2]

The figures for the 1901 census revealed that the North Island's population had exceeded the South Island's for the first time since the Central Otago Gold Rush of 1861 — the two islands (plus their associated minor offshore islands) had populations of 390,579 and 382,140 respectively. Only 40% of the country's population was based in urban centres, and only two of these centres, Auckland and Dunedin, had populations of over 25,000.

Incumbents

Regal and viceregal

Government

The 14th New Zealand Parliament continued. In government was the Liberal Party.

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders

Events

Arts and literature

See 1901 in art, 1901 in literature, Category:1901 books

Music

See: 1901 in music

Appointments and awards

See: New Zealand Order of Merit, Order of New Zealand

Sport

Chess

National Champion: D. Forsyth of Dunedin.[7]

Golf

The 9th National Amateur Championships were held in Auckland [8]

  • Men: Arthur Duncan (Wellington) — 3rd title
  • Women: E.S. Gillies

Horse racing

Harness racing

Rugby

  • The Earl of Ranfurly announced his intention to present a cup to the NZRFU, without stipulating what form of competition it should be awarded for.
  • A New Zealand representative team won both test matches against a touring team from New South Wales.

Soccer

Provincial league champions:[10]

  • Auckland: Grafton AFC (Auckland)
  • Otago: Roslyn Dunedin
  • Wellington: Wellington Swifts

Births

Category:1901 births

Deaths

Category:1901 deaths

See also

References

  1. ^ "Results of a Census of the Colony of New Zealand, Taken for the Night of the 31st March, 1901". 1 October 1902. Table 1. 
  2. ^ The non-Māori population was 703,360 in the 1896 census."Census of New Zealand, April, 1896". Table 1. 
  3. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  4. ^ "Elections NZ — Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  5. ^ NZhistory.net
  6. ^ New Zealand Ensigns
  7. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  8. ^ edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Mens' Golf — National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  9. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  10. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 
  11. ^ IMDB
  12. ^ F.A. Carrington at DNZB

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