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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.
More than 40 Māori chiefs, led by Ngāpuhi's Hōne Heke Pokai, signed the Treaty of Waitangi in the Bay of Islands. more...
Waitangi Treaty copyMaking the Treaty of WaitangiThe first Waitangi DayThe Treaty in briefSigning the TreatyPolitical and constitutional timelineWaitangi, home of the Treaty - roadside storiesHistory of New Zealand, 1769-1914
The liner, carrying 400 passengers, struck Barrett Reef in Wellington Harbour on 19 January. Only an unusually long spell of fine weather - dubbed 'Wanganella weather' by locals - saved it from becoming a total wreck. more...
Rough crossings - Cook Strait ferriesTimeline to tragedy - the Wahine disaster
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