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McKenzie's early memory of evicted crofters shaped his whole life's philosophy and his land-reform work in the Liberal government of the 1890s.
HMS Britomart arrived at Akaroa, on Banks Peninsula, a week before a shipload of French colonists landed. The ship's captain raised the Union Jack to confirm British sovereignty over the area. more...
European explorers - exploration of New ZealandHistory of New Zealand, 1769-1914
14 April 1932 Unemployed riots rock Queen Street
15 April 1885 First sod dug for North Island main trunk
16 April 1912 News of Titanic sinking reaches NZ
17 April 1880 First inter-city brass band contest
18 April 1847 Gilfillan killings near Whanganui
19 April 1884 Royal honour awarded to NZ woman for first time
20 April 1958 Mormon temple opens in Hamilton