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Today in History 20 Apr 1958, Mormon temple opens in Hamilton (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, WA-60075-F)
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NZHistory 22h
The Samoan 'invasion': video just screened on , available on NZHistory
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NZHistory Apr 18
Today in History 19 Apr 1967, Dave McKenzie wins the Boston Marathon
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Today in History 19 Apr 1893, State buys Cheviot Estate (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, NON-ATL-P-0083)
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NZHistory Apr 18
Today in History 19 Apr 1884, First royal honour for New Zealand woman
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NZHistory Apr 17
Today in History 18 Apr 1847, Gilfillan killings near Whanganui (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-070343-G)
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WW100 New Zealand Apr 17
There are hundreds of memorials all across New Zealand. Pinpoint the one closest to you with 's memorials register:
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NZHistory Apr 17
Today in History 18 Apr 1840, Samuel Revans prints first newspaper (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-038720-F)
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NZHistory Apr 16
Yesterday in History 16 Apr 1973, Arthur Allan Thomas convicted of Crewe murders – again
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NZHistory Apr 16
Yesterday in History, 16 Apr 1912, News of Titanic sinking reaches NZ
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NZHistory Apr 16
Today in History 17 Apr 1880, First inter-city brass band contest (Image: Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 2001.308)
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NZHistory Apr 16
Today in History 17 Apr 1820, The General Gates sent to Sydney under guard
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NZHistory Apr 14
Today in History 15 April 2008, Mangatepopo canyoning disaster
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NZHistory Apr 14
Today in History 15 April 1885, First sod dug for North Island main trunk Image: First sod lifted on the main trunk railway (Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-096175-G)
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NZHistory Apr 14
Today in History 15 April 1868, First Māori MPs elected to Parliament Image: Tāreha Te Moananui was the first MP for Eastern Māori (Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/1-019389-G)
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NZHistory Apr 13
Today in History 14 April 1932, Unemployed riot rocks Queen St Image: Aftermath of the Queen St riot, 1932 (Auckland Museum, C17682)
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NZ Parliament Apr 12
A soldier, a bureaucrat, a whaler, and a prominent Ngāti Kahungunu chief – meet New Zealand's first Māori MPs, who were elected to Parliament 150 years ago this Sunday:
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Archives New Zealand Apr 12
1965 one of NZ’s worst factory disasters kills 4 at General Plastics Ltd. in
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NZHistory Apr 12
Today in History 13 April 1896, National Council of Women formed Image: First meeting of the National Council of Women, 1896 (Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-041798-F)
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NZ Navy Museum Apr 11
When HMS New Zealand finally left Auckland at the end of June she had hosted 376,0686 visitors on board during a number of ‘open days’ has a great collection of artefacts from HMS New Zealand on display.
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