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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.
The Dunedin sailed from Port Chalmers with New Zealand's first refrigerated cargo destined for Britain, pioneering the frozen meat and dairy trade that would become the cornerstone of the economy. more...
Colonial beachhead - Oamaru HarbourŌamaru, whitestone city - roadside storiesHistory of New Zealand, 1769-1914
Chasing 137 for victory in the first test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, England was bowled out for 64, with Richard Hadlee taking 6 for 26. more...
Playing England - New Zealand cricket1978 - key events
21 April 1961 First Golden Shears competition
22 April 1936 Rātana and Labour seal alliance
23 April 1979 Blair Peach killed in London
24 April 1922 New Zealand's first poppy day
25 April 1915 NZ troops land at Gallipoli
26 April 1943 NZ ship torpedoed in Tasman
27 April 1893 Death of Premier John Ballance