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Pioneer aviators vanish over the Tasman

1928 Pioneer aviators vanish over the Tasman

George Hood and John Moncrieff’s flight was a ‘gallant if somewhat ill-organised attempt to be the first to fly the Tasman from Australia to New Zealand’ more...

Catholic missionaries arrive at Hokianga

1838 Catholic missionaries arrive at Hokianga

French Bishop Jean Baptiste François Pompallier, a priest and brother of the Society of Mary, arrived at Hokianga. His party celebrated their first mass three days later. more...