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John Walker is one of New Zealand's track heroes. His athletic career was punctuated by memorable performances and noted for its longevity
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.
European explorers - exploration of New ZealandHistory of New Zealand, 1769-1914
28 July 1893 Women's suffrage petition presented
29 July 1981 Police baton anti-tour protestors near Parliament
30 July 1979 Carless days introduced
31 July 1976 John Walker wins gold in Montreal
1 August 1987 Māori becomes official language
2 August 1992 Barbara Kendall wins gold at Barcelona
3 August 1941 Finnish barque Pamir seized as war prize