1877 in New Zealand

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1877 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1877 in New Zealand.


Regal and viceregal

Government and law

The 6th New Zealand Parliament continues.

Main centre leaders




The Auckland Amateur Athletic Club is formed.[1]


  • The Canterbury Cricket Association is formed.[2]
  • An England XI under the leadership of James Lillywhite tours in January and February. None of the fixtures were first class, and all the home sides field teams of between 18 and 22 players. The team went on to Australia to play the first ever Test matches. Itinerary

Horse racing

  • New Zealand Cup winner: Mata
  • New Zealand Derby winner: Trump Card
  • Auckland Cup winner: Lara
  • Wellington Cup winner: Guy Fawkes
see also Category:Horse races in New Zealand.

Rugby union


Ballinger Belt: Lieutenant Paynter (Nelson)



See also


  • Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
  1. ^ Heidenstrom, P. (1992) Athletes of the Century. Wellington: GP Publications ISBN 1-86956-044-2
  2. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  3. ^ edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 8 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-13.

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