23 August

Writer Robin Hyde dies in London

1939 Writer Robin Hyde dies in London

The journalist, poet and novelist, born Iris Wilkinson, was one of New Zealand's finest inter-war writers. Troubled by depression, illness and poverty, she took her own life in London. Read more...

Assisted immigration resumes after war

1947 Assisted immigration resumes after war

Between 1947 and 1975, 77,000 women, children and men arrived from Great Britain under the assisted immigration scheme. The first draft of 118 immigrants arrived in Auckland on the New Zealand Shipping Company liner Rangitata. Read more...