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NZHistory 2h
What do Te Arawa singer and community leader Howard Morrison; botanist and museum curator Nancy Adams; and author Maurice Shadbolt have in common? They are among 13 new biographies added to the Dictionary of NZ Biography. Find the full list here:
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NZHistory 6h
Today in History 27 May 1909, Confidence trickster and male impersonator Amy Bock sentenced in Dunedin Supreme Court (Image: South Otago Museum)
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NZHistory May 25
Replying to @tanyafretz
Yes and my sense was that it got broader engagement from more people five or so years ago when we did our feature. It was flippant to suggest it was no longer a Thing though, obviously there are still a lot of passionate people who work hard to promote NZ music in May.
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NZHistory May 25
Today in History 26 May 1926, Anna Pavlova dances in NZ for the first time
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NZHistory May 25
Today in History 26 May 1879, Parihaka ploughing campaign begins
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NZHistory May 24
Vincent O'Malley - The New Zealand Wars/ Nga Pakanga o Aotearoa - recommended for any NZers wanting to understand our 19th C history and its impact today
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Vincent O'Malley May 23
On the wireless in the morning
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NZHistory May 24
Today in History 25 May 1861, The Press goes to press
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NZHistory May 24
Today in History 25 May 1978, Bastion Point protestors evicted
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NZHistory May 23
One of our forgotten anniversaries - we have some more on it here:
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NZHistory May 23
Today in History 24 May 1968, Three die in Īnangahua earthquake (Image: GNS Science)
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NZHistory May 23
Today in History 24 May 1943, Turning point in Battle of the Atlantic
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NZHistory May 23
Today in History 24 May 1854, Parliament's first sitting in Auckland (Image: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki)
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NZHistory May 22
Today in History 23 May 1966, Coronation of first Māori Queen
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NZHistory May 22
Today in History 23 May 1861, First major gold rush in Otago
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National Library NZ May 21
Did you know that the National Digital Heritage Archive celebrated its 10th anniversary last year?  gives us the opportunity to dust off this old photo celebrating the NDHA launch.
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Ministry for Culture and Heritage May 21
Please join us at our next Public History Talk on 5 June at to hear Sean Mallon discuss some of the stories behind 'Tatau: a history of Samoan tattooing' Join the event at
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NZHistory May 21
Got a lot of push back on this one - obviously NZMM is still very much a thing. Apologies to any offence it may have caused.
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NZHistory May 21
Apologies for any offence - good to know that it is indeed still a thing.
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NZHistory May 21
Replying to @dubdotdoh
More that the month is no longer a big deal as NZ music is just music - nobody needs convincing now
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