9 November

White New Zealand policy introduced

1920 White New Zealand policy introduced

The Immigration Restriction Amendment Act 1920 required immigrants to apply for a permanent residence permit before they arrived in New Zealand. Read more...

Captain Cook observes transit of Mercury

1769 Captain Cook observes transit of Mercury

Captain Cook's astronomer Charles Green observed the transit of Mercury at Te Whanganui-o-Hei (Mercury Bay) on Coromandel Peninsula. Read more...