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1948 in New Zealand

1948 in New Zealand


  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,853,900 [1]
  • Increase since 31/12/1947: 36,400 (2.00%)
  • Males per 100 females: 100.5


Regal and viceregal


The 28th New Zealand Parliament continued, with the Labour Party in government.

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders


Arts and literature

See 1948 in art, 1948 in literature, Category:1948 books


See: 1948 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1948 film awards, 1948 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1948 films

Appointments and awards

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



The national championships are held at a single venue for the first time replacing the previous postal shoot.[6][7]

National Champions


  • Jack Clarke wins the national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:44:06 in Dunedin.


  • Interpovincial Champions: Men - Palmerston North
  • Interpovincial Champions: Women - Palmerston North


  • The 55th National Chess Championship was held in Dunedin, and was won by R.G. Wade of Wellington (his 3rd win).[8]

Horse racing

Harness racing

Olympic Games

Rugby union

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

Rugby league

New Zealand national rugby league team


  • The Chatham Cup is won by Technical Old Boys of Christchurch who beat Waterside of Wellington 2—0 in the final.[11]
  • An Australian side toured New Zealand, playing four internationals:[12]
    • 14 August, Wellington: NZ 0-6 Australia
    • 28 August, Christchurch: NZ 0-7 Australia
    • 4 September, Wellington: NZ 0-4 Australia
    • 11 September, Auckland: NZ 1-8 Australia
  • Provincial league champions: [13]
    • Auckland: Eastern Suburbs
    • Canterbury: Western
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier HSOB
    • Nelson: Nelson United
    • Otago: Mosgiel
    • South Canterbury: Fisherman
    • Southland: Invercargill United
    • Taranaki: Stratford
    • Waikato: Rotowaro
    • Wanganui: Wanganui Athletic
    • Wellington: Waterside


Category:1948 births


Category:1948 deaths

See also

For world events and topics in 1948 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1948


  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. ^ "Marlborough Express". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 4 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "New Zealand and Italy". NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Archived from the original on 18 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  6. ^ In a postal shoot clubs compete on specified dates and the results are posted to the Association.
  7. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  8. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  9. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  10. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at
  11. ^ Chatham Cup records,
  12. ^ List of New Zealand national soccer matches
  13. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. Retrieved 13 May 2009. 
  14. ^ ESPN Cricinfo - Dayle Hadlee
  15. ^ Dalvanius Prime - Discogs
  16. ^ Richard Prebble
  17. ^ The Guardian interview with Michael Baigent
  18. ^ FIFA record for Sam Malcolmson
  19. ^ Macalister Price obituary
  20. ^ NZ Olympic Committee
  21. ^ DNZB

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