- 1947 in New Zealand
* Estimated Population as of 31 December: 1,817,500 http://www.stats.govt.nz/NR/rdonlyres/24107FC8-E7B5-4CF2-B17C-15E31CCA7D05/0/HistoricalPop.xls]
* Increase since 31/12/1946: 36,300 (2.04%)
* Males per 100 Females: 100.3
Regal and Vice Regal
The 28th New Zealand Parliament continued, with the Labour Party in government.
* Leader of the Opposition -
Sidney Holland(National Party). [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
19 January: The TSMV Wanganella, completing her first trans-tasman crossing since World War II, went aground on Barrett Reefat the entrance to Wellington Harbour. All 400 passengers were safely evacuated and the ship was refloated on 6 Februarybut was out of service for a further 22 months. [ [http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/timeline&new_date=06/02 nzhistory.net.nz] ]
6 February: First annual Waitangi Dayceremony held by New Zealand Navyin grounds of Treaty house, Waitangi.
6 March: The New Zealand Symphony Orchestraperforms for the first time
18 November: 41 people die in a fire in the Ballantyne's department store in Christchurch.
Arts and literature
1947 in art, 1947 in literature,
1947 in music
Public broadcasting in New Zealand
1947 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand,
Appointments and awards
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
National Champions (Postal Shoot) [In a postal shoot clubs compete on specified dates and the results are posted to the Association.]
*Open Men: W. Burton (
*Open Women: G. Norris (
* George Bromley wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:58:54 in
New Zealand national rugby league teambeat Wales 28-20
Chatham Cupwon by Waterside (Wellington)
19 February: Tim Shadbolt, politician.
9 March: Keri Hulme, writer.
9 March: John Lister, golfer.
6 May: Alan Dale, actor.
6 May(in England): Carl Doy, musician and composer.
6 May: Andrew Roberts, cricketer.
20 May: Margaret Wilson, politician.
27 May: Glenn Turner, cricketer.
6 June: Patrick Power, tenor.
22 June: Murray Webb, cricketer and caricature artist.
27 August: John Morrison, cricketer.
2 September: Jim Richards, motor racing driver.
13 September: Annette King, politician.
22 September: David Trist, cricket player and coach.
18 December: Marian Hobbs, politician.
* Bill Hammond, painter.
Gavan Herlihy, politician.
Michael Wintringham, public servant.
10 February: Winter Hall, silent movie actor.
13 May: Frances Hodgkins, painter.
17 May: George William Forbes, 22nd Prime minister of New Zealand.
Duncan McGregor, rugby player.
Robert Alexander Wright, politician.
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 1947 not specifically related to New Zealand see":
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
New Zealand Constitution Amendment (Request and Consent) Act 1947 — The New Zealand Constitution Amendment (Request and Consent) Act 1947 (New Zealand public act no. 38) and New Zealand Constitution Amendment Act 1947 (10 11 Geo. VI c. 46) were two enactments passed by the Parliament of New Zealand and Parliament … Wikipedia
New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 — The New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 (15 16 Vict. c. 72) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that granted self government to the colony of New Zealand. It was the second such Act, the previous 1846 Act not having been fully… … Wikipedia
New Zealand — (englisch) Aotearoa* (maorisch) Neuseeland … Deutsch Wikipedia
New Zealand Legislative Council — New Zealand This article is part of the series: Politics and government of New Zealand Constitution … Wikipedia
New Zealand — New Zealander. /zee leuhnd/ a country in the S Pacific, SE of Australia, consisting of North Island, South Island, and adjacent small islands: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 3,587,275; 103,416 sq. mi. (267,845 sq. km). Cap.: Wellington … Universalium
New Zealand pound — ISO 4217 code NZP User(s) New Zealand, Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn Islands, Tokelau Subunit 1/20 shilling … Wikipedia
New Zealand Intelligence Corps — New Zealand Army … Wikipedia
New Zealand Police — Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa (Māori) Logo of the New Zealand Police. Motto Safer … Wikipedia
New Zealand Warriors — Club information Full name New Zealand Warriors Limited Colours Black … Wikipedia
New Zealand and the United Nations — New Zealand Membership Full member Since 1945 … Wikipedia