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John Walker is one of New Zealand's track heroes. His athletic career was punctuated by memorable performances and noted for its longevity
A great rugby rivalry was born when a last-minute try to All Black Bob Deans was disallowed, handing the Welsh victory. The incident remains a source of debate amongst rugby fans of both nations.
Origins of international rugby - 1987 Rugby World CupDavid Gallaher
28 July 1893 Women's suffrage petition presented
29 July 1981 Police baton anti-tour protestors near Parliament
30 July 1979 Carless days introduced
31 July 1976 John Walker wins gold in Montreal
1 August 1987 Māori becomes official language
2 August 1992 Barbara Kendall wins gold at Barcelona
3 August 1941 Finnish barque Pamir seized as war prize