1902 in New Zealand

Incumbents

Regal and Vice Regal

*Head of State - Edward VII
*Governor - The Earl of Ranfurly GCMG [Statistics New Zealand: "New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990". ISSN 0078-0170 page 52]

Government

The Liberal Party was re-elected and formed the 15th New Zealand Parliament.

*Speaker of the House - George O'Rorke
*Prime Minister - Richard Seddon
*Minister of Finance - Richard Seddon

The number of members of the House of Representatives is increased from 74 to 80. [ [http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/HstBldgs/History/Resources/3/6/e/36e40376aa2842e6bcce0a4557ebf2bc.htm New Zealand Parliament - Parliament timeline ] ]

Parliamentary opposition

Leader of the Opposition - no recognised leader in 1902. [Cite web|url=http://www.elections.org.nz/democracy/leaders-opposition.html|title=Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition|accessdate=2008-04-06]

Main centre leaders

*Mayor of Auckland - Alfred Kidd
*Mayor of Hamilton - Robert William Dyer
*Mayor of Wellington - John Aitken
*Mayor of Christchurch - A. E. G. Rhodes then Henry Wigram
*Mayor of Dunedin - George Denniston then James Park

Events

January

* 2 January: description

February

March

April

June

July

August

eptember

October

November

December

Arts and literature

See 1902 in art, 1902 in literature,

Music

See: 1902 in music

Appointments and awards

See:
*Archbishop of New Zealand
*Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia , see appointments to Diocese

port

* See: 1902 in sports ,

Rugby

* The NZRFU decided upon a challenge format for the Ranfurly Cup competition. The trophy arrived from Britain and turned out to be a shield.
* 13 September: The Ranfurly Shield first awarded to Auckland in recognition of their unbeaten record for the season.

Births

* 8 May: Curly Page, cricketer.
* 13 June: Gordon Minhinnick, cartoonist.
* 16 June: Clarence Beeby, educationalist.
* 3 July: Jack Newman, cricketer.
* 23 July: Arthur Lindo Patterson, physicist.

* Frederick Hackett, politician.
* (in Paris): Louise Henderson, painter.
* Trevor Henry, supreme court judge.

Deaths

* 26 June: William Garden Cowie, bishop of Auckland and Anglican Primate of New Zealand
* 3 December: Robert Lawson, architect

* Theodore Haultain, politician.

References

ee also

*List of years in New Zealand
*Timeline of New Zealand history
*History of New Zealand
*Military history of New Zealand
*Timeline of environmental history of New Zealand
*Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica

"For world events and topics in 1902 not specifically related to New Zealand see": 1902


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