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1948 in New Zealand

See also:

The following lists events that happened during 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



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

Lawn bowls

The national outdoor lawn bowls championships are held in Dunedin.[11]

  • Men's singles champion – S. Marriott (Opawa Bowling Club)
  • Men's pair champions – M.A. Marinovich, S. Garelja (skip) (Oratia Bowling Club)
  • Men's fours champions – J.W.T. Macklow, Frank Livingstone, Alec Robertson, J.H. Mingins (skip) (Onehunga Bowling Club)

Olympic Games

 Gold  Silver  Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
  • New Zealand is represented by seven competitors in athletics, boxing, cycling, swimming and weightlifting. There are no medal successes.

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.[12]
  • An Australian side toured New Zealand, playing four internationals:[13]
    • 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: [14]
    • 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 Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners Archived 22 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ McLintock, A.H., ed. (1966). "Bowls, men's outdoor—tournament winners". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 6 June 2018. 
  12. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ List of New Zealand national soccer matches Archived 29 June 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. Retrieved 13 May 2009. 
  15. ^ ESPN Cricinfo - Dayle Hadlee Archived 23 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ Dalvanius Prime - Discogs Archived 11 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ Richard Prebble
  18. ^ The Guardian interview with Michael Baigent Archived 14 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ FIFA record for Sam Malcolmson Archived 13 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ Macalister Price obituary Archived 17 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ NZ Olympic Committee[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ DNZB Archived 26 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine.

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