1949, Election of first National government
Images and media
Queen Victoria statue
Christchurch unveiled its Queen Victoria statue on Empire Day 1903. It, too, had South African War memorial role, gaining commemorative panels the following year.
'Queen Victoria statue', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/queen-victoria-statue-christchurch, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 8-May-2014
The Press goes to press
Train accident in South Africa kills 16 NZ soldiers
Christchurch earthquake kills 185
Magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocks Canterbury
NZ answers Empire's call to arms in South Africa
Hardham wins VC in South Africa
NZ troops fire first shots during South African War
Civic funeral for 41 Ballantyne's fire victims
End of the battle of Langverwacht Hill
First day of competition at the Christchurch Commonwealth Games
Sectarian violence in Canterbury
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