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NZHistory 14h
Replying to @bewarethefish
Fair call - I've added a link to this for now:
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NZHistory 21h
Replying to @GinaRangi @moanatribe
Sorry - didn't mean reply to sound defensive. Was meant more as a question - is how we've described it in the first paragraph ok?
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NZHistory 21h
Today in History 24 Sep 1917, Ten NZ soldiers killed in Bere Ferrers rail accident
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NZHistory 21h
Today in History 24 Sep 1905, Race killing in Wellington's Haining St Image: Self-portrait of Lionel Terry (Hocken Library, 74/174)
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NZHistory 23h
Replying to @moanatribe @GinaRangi
Yes - explained in first paragraph?
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NZHistory Sep 23
Today in History 23 Sep 1887, Tongariro mountains protected
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NZHistory Sep 22
Today in History 22 Sep 1906, Domestic workers call for 68-hour week (Image: ATL, Eph-A-IMMIGRATION-1912-cover)
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NZHistory Sep 21
Today in History 21 Sep 1834, Rescue of Harriet survivors begins
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Vincent O'Malley Sep 18
Here's my great-grandmother Fanny Hannan's signature on the suffrage petition. Check for your own suffragist ancestors here
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NZHistory Sep 20
Today in History 20 Sep 1954, Mazengarb inquiry into ‘juvenile delinquency’ released
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NZHistory Sep 18
Just published on the Dictionary of NZ Biography: new biographies of 25 trailblazing NZ women
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Mental Health Inquiry NZ Sep 18
Today marking Suffrage 125 is an opportunity to remember the suffragists who worked for changes around poverty, violence, alcoholism & improving health outcomes. Learn more on at
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NZHistory Sep 18
Today in History 19 Sep 1893, Women win the right to vote 125 years ago
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NZHistory Sep 17
The database in question: - wonderful to hear it is being used this way
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NZHistory Sep 17
Today in History 18 Sep 1937, First state house opened in Miramar (Image: Archives NZ, ABVF 7484 Box 1 18)
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NZHistory Sep 16
Today in History 17 Sep 1941, Flogging and whipping abolished Image: A cat-o’-nine-tails (New Zealand Police Museum Collection, 2009/2019/5)
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NZHistory Sep 15
Today in History 15 Sep 1976, Lyttelton-Wellington ferry service ends
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NZHistory Sep 15
Today in History 15 Sep 1969, First steel produced from local ironsand
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NZHistory Sep 13
Replying to @oskarhowell
Kia ora - check out the Credit info below the caption, you will need to contact Alexander Turnbull Library for permission for this one Ngā mihi
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NZHistory Sep 13
Today in History 14 Sep 1938, Social Security Act passed, - 80 years ago
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