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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 Finance Act (No. 3) abolished the poll tax introduced in 1881, which was described by Minister of Finance Walter Nash as a 'blot on our legislation'. more...
Chinese New Year - social studies activities
In a well-planned operation which contrasted sharply with those mounted earlier in the campaign, the troops were successfully withdrawn between 15 and 20 December. more...
Evacuation - the Gallipoli campaignFirst World War timeline
The 38-m-high railway viaduct, near Johnsonville, Wellington, was built in 1885 and had not been used since 1937. It was demolished by army engineers as a training exercise.
Belmont railway viaductBlowing up Belmont railway viaduct
14 April 1932 Unemployed riots rock Queen Street
15 April 1868 First Māori MPs elected to Parliament
16 April 1892 NZ Rugby Union founded
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