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Empire Day

  • Page 1 – Empire Day

    Now almost forgotten, Empire Day was marked with parades, flag salutes and stirring speeches. Established in 1903, the day commemorated the long reign of Queen Victoria.

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  • Page 1 - Empire DayEmpire Day (24 May), was celebrated widely in New Zealand from 1903 and was a major event in the Vice-regal

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Schools and the First World War

Taming the frontier

  • Page 3 – Choosing a flag

    The selection of the flag of the United Tribes of New Zealand as New Zealand's first flag

  • Page 4 – Declaration of Independence

    At a hui (meeting) at Waitangi on 28 October 1835 called by James Busby, 34 northern chiefs who were to become known as the Confederation of United Tribes signed 'A Declaration

Armistice Day

  • Page 3 – False armistice

    On 7 November 1918 the Prime Minister assured the public - following rumours to the contrary - that the government was not holding back news of a German surrender. The next

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  • Page 3 - False armisticeOn 7 November 1918 the Prime Minister assured the public - following rumours to the contrary - that the government was not holding back news of a German surrender. The next

New Zealand's 19th-century wars

  • Page 8 – NZ Wars flags

    For many Maori in the 19th century, the Union Jack was frequently viewed as a potent symbol of Great Britain's power in New Zealand. In the New Zealand Wars, Maori parties who

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  • Page 8 - NZ Wars flagsFor many Maori in the 19th century, the Union Jack was frequently viewed as a potent symbol of Great Britain's power in New Zealand. In the New Zealand Wars, Maori parties who