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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 first official New Zealand airmail to the United States was carried from Auckland to San Francisco on Pan American Airways' Samoan Clipper. The Sikorsky S-42B flying boat was piloted by Captain Ed Musick.
Pan Am's Samoan Clipper in Auckland
14 April 1932 Unemployed riots rock Queen Street
15 April 1885 First sod dug for North Island main trunk
16 April 1912 News of Titanic sinking reaches NZ
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