1895 in New Zealand

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1895 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1895 in New Zealand.


Regal and viceregal

Government and law

The 12th New Zealand Parliament continues with the Liberal Party in power.

Parliamentary opposition

Leader of the OppositionWilliam Russell.[1]

Main centre leaders


  • July: The Waikato Advocate is published in Cambridge.[2] It merged with the Waikato Times in 1896.
  • 12 August: Minnie Dean hanged for murder (the only woman to be executed in New Zealand).

Arts and literature




National Champions, Men

  • 100 yards — Alfred J. Patrick (Wellington)
  • 250 yards — L. Broad (Canterbury)
  • 440 yards — W. Low (Otago)
  • 880 yards — W. Low (Otago)
  • 1 mile — A. Davies (Auckland)
  • 3 miles — A. Bell (Manawatu)
  • 120 yards hurdles — W. Martin (Auckland)
  • 440 yards hurdles — F. Harley (Wellington)
  • Long jump — J. Ryan (Hawkes Bay)
  • High jump — H. Bailey (Wanganui)
  • Pole vault — H. Kingsley (Wanganui)
  • Shot put — Charles M. Louisson (Canterbury)
  • Hammer throw — Charles M. Louisson (Canterbury)


National Champion: W. Mackay of Wellington.[3]



  • National amateur champion (men) — G. Gossett (Christchurch)[4]
  • National amateur champion (women) — Mrs ? Melland

Horse racing

Harness racing

Thoroughbred racing

Season leaders (1894/95)

  • Top New Zealand stakes earner — Mahaki
  • Leading flat jockey — R. Derrett

Lawn Bowls

National Champions[6]

  • Singles — W. McLaren (Kaitangata)
  • Pairs — R. Struthers and W. Barnett (skip) (Christchurch)
  • Fours — H. Reid, A. Tapper, A. McDonald and T. Sneddon (skip) (Kaituna)


  • Savile Cup winners — Manawatu


National Champions (Men)

  • Coxed fours — Queen’s Dr, Port Chalmers
  • Coxless pairs — Union, Christchurch
  • Double sculls — Union, Christchurch
  • Single sculls — J. McGrath (Dunedin Amateur)

Rugby union

Provincial club rugby champions include:

see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand


Ballinger Belt — W. Ballinger (Petone Rifle Club)


Provincial league champions:[7]

  • Auckland: Auckland United
  • Otago: Roslyn Dunedin
  • Wellington: Wellington Swifts


National Champions (Men)


National Championships

  • Men's singles — J. Hooper
  • Women's singles — K. Hitchings
  • Men's doubles — R. Harman and F. Wilding
  • Women's doubles — C. Lean and E. Black



See also


  • Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
  1. ^ "Elections NZ — Leaders of the Opposition". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Waikato Advocate". Cambridge Museum.
  3. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ McLintock, A. H., ed. (1966). "Men's Golf — National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
  5. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ As the New Zealand Bowling Association at this time consists entirely of South Island clubs, the first truly "national" championships are not deemed to have begun until 1914.
  7. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.

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