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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.

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NZ Rugby Union founded

1892 NZ Rugby Union founded

As rugby increased in popularity, it became more important to standardise the running of the game in the colony. Despite some opposition, a New Zealand Rugby Football Union was founded. more...

News of <em>Titanic</em> sinking reaches NZ

1912 News of Titanic sinking reaches NZ

Although no New Zealanders were aboard the world’s largest passenger ship when it sank in the chilly North Atlantic with appalling loss of life due to a lack of lifeboats, the country followed the news closely. more...

Arthur Allan Thomas convicted of Crewe murders for a second time

1973 Arthur Allan Thomas convicted of Crewe murders for a second time

In the retrial the defence case centred on a cartridge case that had been a key factor in Thomas’s original conviction. Despite questions about its relevance he was convicted for a second time. more...