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1919 in New Zealand

1919 in New Zealand


  • Incumbents 1
    • Regal and viceregal 1.1
    • Government 1.2
    • Parliamentary opposition 1.3
    • Main centre leaders 1.4
  • Events 2
  • Arts and literature 3
    • Music 3.1
    • Film 3.2
  • Appointments and awards 4
  • Sport 5
    • Chess 5.1
    • Cricket 5.2
    • Golf 5.3
    • Horse racing 5.4
      • Harness racing 5.4.1
    • Rugby union 5.5
    • Soccer 5.6
    • Rugby league 5.7
  • Births 6
  • Deaths 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10


Regal and viceregal


The 19th New Zealand Parliament concludes. The election held in November sees the Reform Party returned with an increased majority (47 of the 80 seats). Women are eligible to stand for Parliament for the first time.[2]

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders


Arts and literature

See 1919 in art, 1919 in literature, Category:1919 books


See: 1919 in music


See: Category:1919 film awards, 1919 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1919 films

Appointments and awards

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



  • The National Chess championship was not held (the influenza epidemic was still subsiding at its traditional new year dates).



  • The ninth New Zealand Open championship was won by E.S. Douglas after a playoff against Sloan Morpeth (his third victory).[11]
  • The 23rd National Amateur Championships were held in Napier [12]
    • Men: H.E. Crosse (Napier) - 2nd title
    • Women: Miss N.E. Wright

Horse racing

Harness racing

Rugby union

  • Wellington successfully defended the Ranfurly Shield against six challengers; Canterbury (21-8), Taranaki (18-10), Canterbury (in Christchurch)(23-9), Auckland (24-3), and Wanganui (30-3).[15]


Provincial league champions:[16]

  • Auckland: North Shore
  • Canterbury: Linwood, Excelsior (shared)
  • Hawke's Bay: Waipukurau
  • Otago: Northern
  • Southland: No competition
  • Wanganui: Eastbrooke
  • Wellington: YMCA

Rugby league


Category:1919 births


Category:1919 deaths

See also


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  2. ^ New Zealand Parliament - Parliament timeline
  3. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  4. ^ a b Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: George Bruce Bolt
  5. ^ Auckland Airport: Biography of George B. Bolt
  6. ^ a b c Rendel, David (1975) Civil Aviation in New Zealand: An Illustrated History. Wellington. A.H. & A.W.Reed. ISBN 0-589-00905-2
  7. ^ Christchurch City Libraries: Upper Riccarton Cemetery
  8. ^ Te ARa Encyclopedia of New Zealand: Accidents and the development of aviation
  9. ^ Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand: Early flying feats
  10. ^ Cricketarchive
  11. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  14. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at
  15. ^ Palenski, R. and Lambert, M. The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. Moa Almanac Press. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  16. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 

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