1913 in New Zealand

Incumbents

Regal and Vice Regal

*Head of State - George V
*Governor - The Earl of Liverpool [Statistics New Zealand: "New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990". ISSN 0078-0170 page 52]

Government

*Speaker of the House - Arthur Guinness (Liberal), then Frederic Lang (Reform Party)
*Prime Minister - William Massey (Reform)
*Minister of Finance - James Allen (Reform)

Parliamentary opposition

Leader of the Opposition - Joseph Ward (Liberal Party) from 13 September. [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 - Christopher Parr
*Mayor of Hamilton - Arthur Edward Manning
*Mayor of Wellington - John Luke
*Mayor of Christchurch - Henry Holland
*Mayor of Dunedin - John Wilson, then William Stewart

Events

*22 March: The world's first automatic totalisator is used at the Easter meeting at Ellerslie Racecourse in Auckland. [http://www.rutherfordjournal.org/article020109.html The Rutherford Journal - The First Automatic Totalisator] ]
*13 April: Frederik E. Sandford flies the rebuilt biplane "Manurewa" at Avondale Racecourse. The "Manurewa" was formerly owned and flown by the Walsh Brothers before it crashed (see 1911) but is now owned by a syndicate and been rebuilt by Sandford and William Miller.Rendel, David (1975) "Civil Aviation in New Zealand: An Illustrated History". Wellington. A.H. & A.W.Reed. ISBN 0 589 00905 2] [http://earthsettler.tripod.com/esindex/dml/biplane.htm Those Daring Young Men in their Flying Machine: Sandford-Miller biplane flights at Avondale, 1913] ]
*19 April: American Arthur "Wizard" Stone flies a Blériot XI monoplane for convert|400|m|mi from the cricket ground at Auckland Domain. [https://www.auckland-airport.co.nz/offer/downloads/AIAL_2_7.pdf Auckland Airport] ] [http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/bleriot.html Kiwi Aircraft
] ]
*24 April: "Wizard" Stone flies for an estimated km to mi|19 from Alexandra Park.
*April or May: Frederik Sandford flies the first woman passenger in New Zealand, a Miss Lester.
*31 August: Sandford flies west from Avondale covering mi to km|3 at mph to kmh|precision=0|45, but crashes at New Lynn on the return to Avondale.
*22 October: Wellington watersiders go on strike. [http://www.teara.govt.nz/1966/R/Riots/TheWaterfrontStrike1913/en Te Ara Encyclopedia 1966 - The Waterfront Strike, 1913] ]
*23 October: Wellington watersiders are locked out sparking nationwide waterfront strikes. [http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/timeline&new_date=23/10 New Zealand History online: Today in History 23 October, 1913] ]
*29 October: Over 1000 Wellington strikers hold a protest meeting at the Basin Reserve. [http://www.wellington.govt.nz/services/history/1890.html Wellington History: City History 1890 -1918] ]
*30 October: The first "special constables" arrive in Wellington.
*8 November: "Special constables" occupy Auckland wharves leading to a general strike. [http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/whatson/events/livingroom/site5.asp Auckland City Coucil: Living Room events - Skeletons in the Closet] ]
*10 November: A general strike is called in Wellington but it is not supported. [http://www.awunz.org.nz/history.htm Amalgamted Workers Union: History - Some Important Dates in Trade Union History] ]
*23 November: The general strike in Auckland ends.
*20 December: Wellington watefront strike is called off.

Undated

*Arthur Schaef makes short powered hops in his second, unnamed, aircraft, at Lyall Bay, Wellington.
*Hector and Seaforth McKenzie fly their Hamilton biplane at Marton.
*Percy Fisher and Reginald White fly an aircraft of their own design at Greytown. The event is also filmed.

Arts and literature

See 1913 in art, 1913 in literature,

Music

See: 1913 in music

Film

*Hinemoa - first New Zealand feature film
*Loved by a Maori Chieftess

See: , 1913 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand,

Appointments and awards

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

port

Horse racing

* See , list winners.

Rugby league

*New Zealand national rugby league team

Rugby Union

* Auckland defend the Ranfurly Shield against Wellington (6-5) and Poverty Bay (27-3) before losing it to Taranaki (11-14)

Tennis

* Anthony Wilding wins the Singles Championship at Wimbledon for the fourth consecutive year, and is ranked the world's No.1 player.

Births

* 5 June: Alan Brash, Church leader.
* 25 September: Winifred Constance McQuilkan Hall, author under the name Clare Mallory.

* Percy Benjamin Allen, politician.
* (in Croatia): Nikola Nobilo, winemaker.

Deaths

* 17 January: Hon. John Bryce, politician.
* 24 September: Sir William Russell, politician.
* 10 November: Petrus Van der Velden, painter.

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 1913 not specifically related to New Zealand see": 1913

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