1898 in New Zealand

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1898 in New Zealand

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1898 in New Zealand.

Incumbents

Regal and viceregal

Government and law

The 13th New Zealand Parliament continues with the Liberal Party in power.

Parliamentary opposition

Leader of the OppositionWilliam Russell.[2]

Main centre leaders

Events

Arts and literature

Music

Sport

Athletics

National Champions, Men:[3]

  • 100 yards — George Smith (Auckland)
  • 250 yards — Alfred J. Patrick (Wellington)
  • 440 yards — R. Oliphant (Auckland)
  • 880 yards — H. C. Garsia (Canterbury)
  • 1 mile — S. Pentecost (Canterbury)
  • 3 miles — S. Pentecost (Canterbury)
  • 120 yards hurdles — Arthur H. Holder (Wanganui)
  • 440 yards hurdles — George Smith (Auckland)
  • Long jump — Alan Good (Wanganui)
  • High jump — Hugh Good (Wanganui)
  • Pole vault — Hori Eruera (Auckland)
  • Shot put — Hugh Good (Wanganui)
  • Hammer throw — J. Skinner (Auckland)

Chess

National Champion:

  1. R.J. Barnes of Wellington. (Played over new year 1897/98)
  2. R.A. Cleland of Dunedin (played December 1898) [4]

Cricket

Golf

The National Amateur Championships were held in Christchurch [5]

  • Men — W. Pryde (Hutt)
  • Women — K. Rattray (Otago)

Horse racing

Harness racing

Thoroughbred racing

Season leaders (1897/98)

  • Top New Zealand stakes earner — Multiform
  • Leading flat jockey — W. Brown

Lawn Bowls

National Champions[7]

  • Singles — W. McIlwrick (Dunedin)
  • Pairs — C. Nicholson and W. McLaren (skip) (Kaitangata)
  • Fours — W. Cowie, C. Fynmore, M. Sinclair and A. Gillies (skip) (Dunedin)

Polo

  • Savile Cup winners — Oroua

Rowing

National Champions (Men)

  • Single sculls — J. McGrath (Otago)
  • Double sculls — Otago
  • Coxless pairs — Wellington
  • Coxed fours — Picton

Rugby union

Provincial club rugby champions include:

see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand

Shooting

Ballinger Belt — Private J. McGregor (Oamaru Rifles)

Soccer

Provincial league champions:[8]

  • Auckland: Auckland United
  • Otago: Wakari Dunedin
  • Wellington: Wellington Rovers

Swimming

National champions (Men)

  • 100 yards freestyle — A. Truscott (Canterbury)
  • 440 yards freestyle — C. Rich (Canterbury)

Tennis

National champions

  • Men's singles — J. Hooper
  • Women's singles — Kathleen Nunneley
  • Men's doubles — H. Parker and C. Gore
  • Women's doubles — Kathleen Nunneley and E. Kennedy

Births

Deaths

See also

References

General
  • Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
Specific
  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  2. ^ "Elections NZ — Leaders of the Opposition". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
  3. ^ "National Athletics champions, Men". Archived from the original on 18 October 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2008.
  4. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ McLintock, A. H., ed. (1966). "Men's Golf — National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
  6. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
  9. ^ NZ Olympic Committee[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.

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