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Events In History

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Parliament's people

  • Page 1 – Parliament's people

    Parliament buzzes with activity, most of it centred around its MPs. But the House also has a small army of staff, and attracts public spectators.

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  • Page 4 – Pay and travel

    One of the early issues parliamentarians discussed was pay for MPs, and one of the biggest difficulties MPs faced in the early years was travelling to Parliament.

The North Island main trunk line

New Zealand disasters timeline

Railway stations

  • Page 1 – Railway stations

    Before most people had cars or telephones, let alone television and the Internet, the railway provided many communities with their main connection to the outside world.

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  • Page 1 - Railway stationsBefore most people had cars or telephones, let alone television and the Internet, the railway provided many communities with their main connection to the outside

Tangiwai disaster

Central Powers

NZ's First World War horses

The Merchant Navy

  • Page 2 – The longest lifeline

    An island nation half a world away from its main trading partner, New Zealand in the mid-20th century was overwhelmingly dependent on sea transport for its prosperity and

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  • Page 2 - The longest lifelineAn island nation half a world away from its main trading partner, New Zealand in the mid-20th century was overwhelmingly dependent on sea transport for its prosperity and

Cook Strait rail ferries

Life in the 20th century

  • Page 4 – Bridging the gap

    The transformation of space through new communication and transport systems was a preoccupation in nineteenth-century New Zealand; twentieth-century society was no less intent

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  • Page 4 - Bridging the gapThe transformation of space through new communication and transport systems was a preoccupation in nineteenth-century New Zealand; twentieth-century society was no less intent on

Assisted immigration, 1947-75

The Vogel era

Lyttelton-Wellington ferries

Notes for My Successor

Rail tourism

Biographies

  • Vogel, Julius

    Premier Julius Vogel's great plan was to borrow heavily to build infrastructure and to lure migrants. It was controversial, but the money and migrants stimulated the economy and created a viable consumer market for producers.

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