1881, Poll tax imposed on Chinese
The ‘Battle of Featherston Street’, in downtown Wellington, saw some of the most violent street fighting of the 1913 Great Strike. Read more...
Parihaka had come to symbolise protest gainst the confiscation of Māori land. Its leaders, Te Whiti-o-Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi, were arrested and exiled until March 1883.