1873 in New Zealand

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1873 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1873 in New Zealand.


Regal and viceregal

Government and law

The 5th New Zealand Parliament continues.

Main centre leaders



Horse racing

Major race winners

  • New Zealand Cup: Kakapo
  • New Zealand Derby: Rapapa

Rugby union

  • The Auckland and Thames football clubs adopt rugby union, having previously played association football.[5]
  • North Shore rugby club founded.[5]


Ballinger Belt: Lieutenant Hoskins (Thames)


Unknown date


See also


  • Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
  1. ^ New Zealand History online: Today in history - 17 February
  2. ^ "New Zealand Tablet 3 May 1873 – 30 December 1909 (1913 issues)". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 23 June 2008.
  3. ^ Ingram, C. W. N., and Wheatley, P. O., (1936) Shipwrecks: New Zealand disasters 1795–1936. Dunedin, NZ: Dunedin Book Publishing Association. pp. 187–188.
  4. ^ "Onehunga Dateline". Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2008.
  5. ^ a b "RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL". from An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock, originally published in 1966. Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2009.
  6. ^ W. T. Parham, Tapsell, Phillip, from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 19-Jan-12

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