10 January

Pioneer aviators vanish over the Tasman

1928 Pioneer aviators vanish over the Tasman

Hood and John Moncrieff made a gallant if poorly organised attempt to be the first to fly the Tasman from Australia to New Zealand. Read 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. Read more...