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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.
During what turned out to be his final campaign in New Zealand, General Cameron was apparently called 'The Lame Seagull' by a Māori opponent because of his slowness and timidity
Taranaki and Waikato wars - New Zealand WarsDuncan CameronThe 1865 campaign - war in WhanganuiHistory of New Zealand, 1769-1914
The ambassador of the Soviet Union, Vsevolod Sofinsky, was ordered to leave the country within 72 hours for giving money to the pro-Soviet Socialist Unity Party. more...
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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