1858 in New Zealand

Incumbents

Regal and Vice Regal

*Head of State - Queen Victoria
*GovernorColonel Thomas Gore Browne

Government and law

The 2nd Parliament continues.

*Speaker of the HouseSir Charles Clifford
*PremierEdward Stafford.
*Minister of FinanceWilliam Richmond
*Chief JusticeHon George Arney who had been appointed on 2 September 1857 arrives early in the year.

Events

Provincial Council Chambers are constructed in Wellington. These will eventually become the seat of Parliament. [ [http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/HstBldgs/History/Resources/3/6/e/36e40376aa2842e6bcce0a4557ebf2bc.htm New Zealand Parliament - Parliament timeline ] ]

Arts and literature

Music

Appointments and awards

The two dioceses of New Zealand are re-organised as five new dioceses. Bishop Selwyn continues as Primate of New Zealand with the duties of Archbishop.

*Primate of New Zealand - George Augustus Selwyn (Bishop of Auckland)
*Bishop of Christchurch - Henry John Chitty Harper
*Bishop of Nelson - Edmund Hobhouse
*Bishop of Waiapu - Vacant [The Diocese of Waiapu is founded on 27 September but the first Bishop, William Williams, is not consecrated until 3 April 1859. See [http://www.waiapu.com/index.php?page=history Anglicans in Waiapu: History] ]
*Bishop of Wellington - Charles John Abraham

port

Cricket

Horse racing

Births

* 1 April: Frederic Truby King, health reformer, founder of Plunket Society.
* 1 November (in Australia): John Rigg, politician.

Unknown date

* John Luke, politician.

Deaths

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 1858 not specifically related to New Zealand see": 1858

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