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After debuting for the New Zealand cricket team against England in 1949 John Reid went on to play another 57 tests for his country, 34 of those as captain.
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...
Exploring New Zealand's interior
10 March 1869 New Zealand Cross created
11 March 1845 The fall of Kororāreka
12 March 1864 Arthur's Pass 'discovered'
13 March 1956 NZ's first test cricket victory
14 March 1980 Split Enz hit no.1 with 'I got you'
15 March 1944 NZ forces capture Castle Hill at Cassino
16 March 1940 Jockey Y-fronts hit NZ shops