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John Walker is one of New Zealand's track heroes. His athletic career was punctuated by memorable performances and noted for its longevity
Having answered the Empire's call to arms against the breakaway Boer states in South Africa, New Zealand troops fired their first shots in anger in northern Cape Colony. more...
Origins of the conflict - NZ in the South African WarKey battles: 1899-1900 - NZ in the South African War
28 July 1893 Women's suffrage petition presented
29 July 1981 Police baton anti-tour protestors near Parliament
30 July 1979 Carless days introduced
31 July 1976 John Walker wins gold in Montreal
1 August 1987 Māori becomes official language
2 August 1992 Barbara Kendall wins gold at Barcelona
3 August 1941 Finnish barque Pamir seized as war prize