1935 in New Zealand

1935 in New Zealand


* Estimated Population as of 31 December: 1,569,700 http://www.stats.govt.nz/NR/rdonlyres/24107FC8-E7B5-4CF2-B17C-15E31CCA7D05/0/HistoricalPop.xls]
* Increase since previous 31/12/1934: 11,300 (0.73%)
* Males per 100 Females: 103.1


Regal and Vice Regal

*Head of State - George V
*Governor-General - The Lord Bledisloe GCMG KBE PC, succeeded same year by The Viscount Galway GCMG DSO OBE PC [Statistics New Zealand: "New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990". ISSN 0078-0170 page 52]


The 24th New Zealand Parliament continued with the coalition of the United Party and the Reform Party. In November the New Zealand general election 1935 resulted in a massive win for the opposition Labour Party.

*Speaker of the House - Charles Statham
*Prime Minister - George William Forbes then Michael Joseph Savage
*Minister of Finance - Gordon Coates then Walter Nash
*Minister of Foreign Affairs - George William Forbes then Michael Joseph Savage
*Attorney-General - George William Forbes then Rex Mason

Parliamentary opposition

* Leader of the Opposition - Michael Joseph Savage (Labour) until 6 December, then George William Forbes (United/Reform). [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 - George Hutchison then Ernest Davis
*Mayor of Hamilton - John Robert Fow
*Mayor of Wellington - Thomas Hislop
*Mayor of Christchurch - Daniel Giles Sullivan
*Mayor of Dunedin - Edwin Thomas Cox


* 13 February: Fourth session of the 24th Parliament commences.Lambert & Palenski: "The New Zealand Almanac", 1982. ISBN 0908570554]
* 5 April: Parliament goes into recess.
* 29 June: The "Christchurch Times" ceases publication. The newspaper began as the "Lyttelton Times" in 1851. [cite web|url=http://www.stats.govt.nz/NR/rdonlyres/9E78F21A-EF20-4C82-934B-1587FC7489CC/0/StatPubschapter2.pdf|work=Statistical publications 1840-2000|title=Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources – 19th Century|pages=p 12|format=PDF|publisher=Statistics New Zealand]
* 29 August: Parliament recommences.
* 26 October: Fourth session of the 24th Parliament concludes.
* 1 November: The 24th Parliament is dissolved.
* 26 November: Voting in the four Māori electorates for the 1935 General Election.
* 27 November: Voting in the 76 general electorates for the 1935 General Election.

Arts and literature

See 1935 in art, 1935 in literature,


See: 1935 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


*Down on the Farm (film)
*Hei Tiki / Primitive Passions
*New Zealand's Charm: A Romantic Outpost of Empire [http://events.filmarchive.org.nz/event.php?eventInstanceID=1412&eventID=288]
*Magic Playgrounds in New Zealand's Geyserland [http://events.filmarchive.org.nz/event.php?eventInstanceID=1412&eventID=288]

See: , 1935 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


* See: 1935 in sports ,


Horse racing



* Ranfurly Shield

Rugby league

New Zealand national rugby league team


* Chatham Cup won by Hospital (Wellington)


* 31 May: Jim Bolger, politician & 35th Prime Minister of NZ
* 31 May: Bruce Bolton, cricketer
* 22 June: Koro Wetere, politician
* 10 July: Wilson Whineray, rugby player and businessman
* 18 August: Howard Morrison, entertainer
* 9 October: Paul Barton, cricketer
* December 5: Marise Chamberlain, middle-distance runner
* 21 December: Don Neely, cricket player and selector
* Barrie Bates (Billy Apple), pop artist
* Reg Boorman, politician
* Barry Crump, author
* Brian MacDonell, politician
* Lois Muir, netball player and coach


* 7 June: Elizabeth McCombs, first female Member of NZ Parliament

* Ernie Booth, rugby player and 1905 ("originals") All Black


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 1935 not specifically related to New Zealand see": 1935

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