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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
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...
Wesleyans and Catholics - missionariesHistory of New Zealand, 1769-1914 Pompallier House
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...
1928 - key events
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