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1929 in New Zealand

1929 in New Zealand


  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,486,100 [1]
  • Increase since previous 31/12/1928: 18,700 (1.27%)
  • Males per 100 females: 104.1


Regal and viceregal


The 23rd New Zealand Parliament continued.

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders


Arts and literature

See 1929 in art, 1929 in literature, Category:1929 books


See: 1929 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1929 film awards, 1929 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1929 films

Appointments and awards

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



  • National Champions
    • Men's singles: J. Southon
    • Women's singles: A. Ellett
    • Men's doubles: T. Kelly and J. McLean
    • Women's doubles: E. Hetley and F. Harvey
    • Mixed doubles: T. Kelly and A. Ellett


The 38th National Chess Championship was held in Wellington, and was won by J.A. Erskine of Melbourne.[6]


  • The 19th New Zealand Open championship was won by Andrew Shaw.[7]
  • The 33rd National Amateur Championships were held in Wanganui [8]
    • Men: Sloan Morpeth (Maungakiekie) - 3rd title
    • Women: Mrs P.L. Dodgshun (Dunedin).

Horse racing

Harness racing


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

Rugby league

New Zealand national rugby league team



Category:1929 births


Category:1929 deaths

See also


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  4. ^ Eileen McSaveney (21 September 2007). "Historic earthquakes". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand,. Archived from the original on 19 February 2009. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  5. ^ Murchison earthquake 1929 - Christchurch City Libraries
  6. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  7. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  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. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  10. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at
  11. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. Retrieved 13 May 2009. 

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