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1920 in New Zealand

1920 in New Zealand
Decades:

Incumbents

Regal and viceregal

Government

The 20th New Zealand Parliament commenced, with the Reform Party in Government

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders

Events

  • 1 May: The Colonist publishes its final issue, and is incorporated into The Nelson Evening Mail. The newspaper began in 1857.[3]

Arts and literature

See 1920 in art, 1920 in literature, Category:1920 books

Music

See: 1920 in music

Film

See: Category:1920 film awards, 1920 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1920 films

Appointments and awards

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

Sport

Chess

The 29th National Chess Championship was held in Wellington, and was won by W.E. Mason of Wellington, his fifth title.[4]

Cricket

Golf

  • The 10th New Zealand Open championship was won by J.H. Kirkwood.[5]
  • The 24th National Amateur Championships were held in Hamilton [6]
    • Men: Sloan Morpeth (Hamilton)
    • Women: Miss N.E. Wright (2nd title)

Horse racing

Harness racing

Olympic games

Rugby league

  • 1920 Great Britain Lions tour of New Zealand, won test series 3-0
    • 1st test, 23-10 Wellington
    • 2nd test, 19 - 3, Christchurch
    • 3rd test, 31 - 7, Auckland

Rugby

  • 1920 New Zealand rugby union tour of Australia
  • Wellington defended the Ranfurly Shield 10 times before losing it to Southland:[9]
    • vs Canterbury 15-3
    • vs Bay of Plenty 22-3
    • vs Taranaki 20-9 (played in Hawera)
    • vs Hawkes Bay 20-5
    • vs Auckland 23-20 (played in Auckland)
    • vs Taranaki 16-5
    • vs Wanganui 20-14
    • vs Auckland 20-3
    • vs South Canterbury 32-16 (played in Timaru)
    • vs Otago 16-5 (played in Dunedin)
    • vs Southland 6-17 (played in Invercargill)

Soccer

Provincial league champions:[10]

  • Auckland: YMCA
  • Canterbury: Nomads
  • Hawke's Bay: Waipukurau
  • Otago: Kaitangata FC
  • Southland: No competition
  • Wanganui: Eastbrooke
  • Wellington: Wellington Thistle

Births

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

  • 7 October – James Brodie, geologist, oceanographer and amateur historian and philatelist
  • 24 October – Ron Westerby, rugby league player
  • 28 October – Bob Stuart, rugby player and administrator
  • 1 November – Harry Dansey, journalist, cartoonist, broadcaster, politician and race relations conciliator
  • 9 November – John Macdonald, forensic psychiatrist
  • 16 November – Ronald Davison, jurist
  • 11 December – Gus Fisher, fashion industry leader and philanthropist
  • 27 December – Warren Freer, politician
  • 28 December – Marty McDonnell, Australian rules footballer

Deaths

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

See also

References

  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. ^ "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources – 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical Publications 1840–2000.  
  4. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  5. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  8. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  9. ^ Palenski, R. and Lambert, M. The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. Moa Almanac Press. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  10. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 

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