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EVENTS OF PAST YEAR.

NEW ZEALAND RECORD. AUCKLAND OCCURRENCES. The following is a list of the principal events in New Zealand during 1923: JANUARY. I.—New Year Honours announced (Sir Harold Beauchamp and Sir George Elliot knighted). Canterbury defeated Auckland in Plunket Shield cricket match by 66 runs. 6.—New Zealand chess championship, won by Dunlop. 8. —Second test cricket match between M.C.C. team and New Zealand, at Christchurch, ended in a draw. Auckland debated Otago in Plunket Shield match at Dunedin. j ll.—Sixteenth meeting of Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science opened in Wellington. 15. — M.C.C, cricket team defeated Otago by six wickets. 16.—French battle cruiser Jules Michet arrived at Auckland from. Sydney. 17.—Senate of University of New Zealand opened sittings in Dunedin. 22.—Sir Robert Stout resigned chancellorship of University of New Zealand. Professor J. Macmfflan Brown elected chancellor. Seamen's strike declared off after 13 weeks 7 idleness.

25.—Exceptionally heavy rainstorm in Auckland. FEBRUARY. Post and Telegraph rate? reduced (letter postage from 2d to ljd; minimum charge for telegriAms from Is to 9d). 2.—Sanders Cup won by Rona (defender). s.—Third test cricket match, M.C.C. v. New Zealand concluded; innings victory for M.C.C. _____ 7.First session of 21st New Zealand Parliament opened Mr. C. E. Statham elected Speaker. 9.—Diamond Jubilee of arrival of ships Devonshire and Gertrude celebrated. 15.—N0-confidence motion in Massey Government defeated by 41 to 38. 17-19.M.C.C. team defeated Auckland by innings and four runs. —Death of Sir William Herries. MARCH. 4,—Roman Catholic Orphanage at Takapuna burned. 6.—Eden election petition (against return of Hon 0. J. Parr) dismissed. 17.—Trounson Park, near Dargaville, 26.—Fire at garage of Gillet Motel's, I.td.. Albert Street. 28.—Tauranga by-election; Sir Joseph Ward defeated by Mr. C. C. McMillan. I

APRIL. I.Launch fatality on Tairua Bar; five lives lost. Sunday tram fares reduced. 9.Western Maori election petition (against the return of Sir Maui Pomare) dismissed. 14.—Nihotupu dam opened by Hon. J. G. Coates. 19.Execution at "Wellington of John Tnhi, for murder of Mr. H. H. Knight, Johtutonvi^Ve. 21.—Surplus of £1,315,683, for past financial year announced. 26.Biennial local bodies' election. 28. —Hannan won Australasian sculling championship from Feiton, at Nelson. 29. —American warship Ontario arrived at Auckland from Samoa. 30.—School committee elections in Auckland district.—Death of Canon Gould at Gisborne, aged 96 years. MAY. I.Oamaru by-election; Mr. E. P. Lee defeated by Mr. J. A. McPherson. 7.Floods in Marlborough and Canterbury; Blenheim inundated.—Eightieth anniversary of establishment of Presbyterianism in Auckland celebrated. 9.Biennial County Council elections.— Death of Mr. John Fuller. s 18.—Auckland University College capping ceremony. 21.New Zealand Anglican Church Con. gress opened in Christchurch. 23. —Foundation stone of Auckland University College's arts building 'aid by Prime Minister. 24.Auckland citizens' presentations to Piime Minister and Mrs. Massey. 26.—JelUcoe Park, Onehunga, opened by Governor-General. JUNE. 2.Birthday Honours announced (Sir Frederick Chapman and Sir Robert Nolan received knighthoods). B.—Hon. J. G. Coates appointed Minister for Railways. 14. —Second session of 21st New Zealand Parliament opened. 16.Execution of D. R. Cooper (Newlands murder) in Wellington, 26.—Rearrangement of Cabinet portfolios announced.

JULY. 3.—Financial Statement delivered. 6. —Main Trunk railway disaster at Ongarue (17. deaths,). 10.M::. Massey completes 11 years as Premier. 14. —Dtiath of lair Robert Nolan. 16.—Dir.ath of Sir William Fraser. AUGUST. —Publication of announcement regarding Ross Sea Dependency. 3. —Centenary of arrival of Henry Williams at Bay of Islands. . 4.—Otira railway tunnel officially opened. 10.—Death of Archdeacon Calder. 12.—Duplication of Auckland-Suva cable completed. 17.—Auckland municipal crematorium at Waikumele first used. 23.—Public Works Statement delivered. 25.—New Zealand defeated New South Wales in first Rugby test at Dunedin. 28. —Prime Minister left Wellington for England. 29. —Parliamentary session closed. ' SEPTEMBER. I.—New Zealand defeated New Svuth Wales in second Rugby test at Christchurch. 6. —Mr. W. C. MacGregor, SolicitorGeneral, appointed to Supreme Court Bench. 14. —Stoppage of work at privatelyownecT WesT Coast coalmines. 15.New Zealand defeated New South Wales in third Rugby test, at Wellington. 23. —A, Brooks wins open golf championship. if 7.—Auckland as site for Yale telescope announced. 29.— J. (Joss (Wanganui) wins amateur golf championship. OCTOBER.. 1. —Penny postage reintroduced .in New Zealand and new telephone rates took effect.—New Zealand spiritual healing mission opened in Auckland by Mr. J. M. Hicksoti. Death of Mr. T. F. Cheeseman. 19.Waikino School shooting tragedy; two boys killed and headmaster and others injured.—Dairy Control Referendum carried. 24.—Waikino School burned. 26.—Aramoho tragedy; murder of Mrs. Oates. NOVEMBER. I.—Fatal acetylene explosion at Port Ahuriri, Napier; two deaths. 11.—Newmarket School burned. 13.—New Zealand Herald's Diamond Jubilee. 14. —First fire at Epsom School; building partly destroyed. 28.—Auckland City Council's loan proposals, totalling £710,000, sanctioned by ratepayers. 29. —Tunnel disaster at Kaiwaka, Hawke's Bay.—Death of Captain Gilbert Mair, N.Z.C. DECEMBER. 10.—Death of Captain H. W. Northcroft. 12.New South Wales tennis team arrived at Auckland from Sydney. 15.—Westland Exhibition opened at Hokitika. 19. —Second fire at Epsom School; destruction of building completed.—Dry spell throughout Dominion broken by ganeral rainfall. 27.New Zealand tennis team defeated New South Wales team in test match in Christchurch. . 28.—Auckland cricketers defeated by Wellington in Plunket Shield match; Olago beat Canterbury.

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EVENTS OF PAST YEAR., New Zealand Herald, Volume LX, Issue 18595, 31 December 1923

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