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Michael Joseph Savage, New Zealand’s first Labour PM, was probably also it's best-loved. His avuncular image hung in the homes of the Labour faithful for decades.
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operation which contrasted sharply with those mounted earlier in the campaign, the troops were successfully withdrawn between 15 and 20 December.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...
The end of the campaign - 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
9 December 1899 NZ troops fire first shots during South African War
10 December 1908 Rutherford wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
11 December 1907 Parliament's library escapes great fire
12 December 1961 First Golden Kiwi lottery draw
13 December 1939 Battle of the River Plate
14 December 1843 First Auckland A and P Show
15 December 1944 Poll tax on Chinese immigrants abolished