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1903 in New Zealand

'1903 in New Zealand:
Other years in New Zealand


  • Incumbents 1
    • Regal and viceregal 1.1
    • Government 1.2
    • Parliamentary opposition 1.3
    • Main centre leaders 1.4
  • Events 2
    • January 2.1
    • February 2.2
    • March 2.3
    • April 2.4
    • June 2.5
    • July 2.6
    • August 2.7
    • September 2.8
    • October 2.9
    • November 2.10
    • December 2.11
  • Arts and literature 3
    • Music 3.1
  • Appointments and awards 4
  • Sport 5
    • Boxing 5.1
    • Chess 5.2
    • Golf 5.3
    • Horse racing 5.4
      • Harness racing 5.4.1
    • Rugby union 5.5
    • Soccer 5.6
  • Births 6
  • Deaths 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10


Regal and viceregal


The 15th New Zealand Parliament continued. In government was the Liberal Party.

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders










26 September - New Zealand is the first country in the world to pass a Wireless Telegraphy Act.[3]




Arts and literature

See 1903 in art, 1903 in literature, Category:1903 books


See: 1903 in music

Appointments and awards

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



The Bantamweight division is included in the national championships for the first time.

National amateur champions

  • Heavyweight - H. Taylor (Greymouth)
  • Middleweight - J. Griffin (Invercargill)
  • Lightweight - A. Farquharson (Dunedin)
  • Featherweight - A. Parker (Christchurch)
  • Bantamweight - J. Pearce (Christchurch)


National Champion: J.C. Grierson of Auckland.[4]


The 11th National Amateur Championships were held in Napier [5]

  • Men: Kurepo Tareha (Napier)
  • Women: A. E Pearce

Horse racing

Harness racing

Rugby union


Provincial league champions:[7]

  • Auckland: YMCA Auckland
  • Otago: Northern
  • Wellington: Wellington St. John's


Category:1903 births


Category:1903 deaths

See also


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  2. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  3. ^ Ministry of EconomicDevelopment: Celebrating 100 Years of Wireless
  4. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at
  7. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 
  8. ^ Davidson, Allan K. "Scrimgeour, Colin Graham".  

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