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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.
Events in Wellington on and around 24 October marked the beginning of the Great Strike of 1913 – a bitter two-and-a-half-month struggle that would ultimately involve 16,000 unionists around the country. more...
'Black Tuesday' - the 1912 Waihi strikeThe 1951 waterfront disputeWilliam MasseyHistory of New Zealand, 1769-1914 The 1913 strike in Wellington
In 1880 the renowned 'backwoodsman' Sutherland had 'discovered' the waterfall that bears his name on what is now the Milford Track – New Zealand’s best-known walking track. more...
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14 April 1932 Unemployed riots rock Queen Street
15 April 1868 First Māori MPs elected to Parliament
16 April 1892 NZ Rugby Union founded
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