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Making NZ history fun and interesting for a general audience. Includes area for students and teachers and Today in History. Twitter host
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Today in History 11 Dec 1931, Statute of Westminster passed granting complete autonomy to NZ (not adopted until 1947 ) (Image: Archives New Zealand, ABGX 8021 W3675 Box 1)
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Today in History 11 Dec 1907, Parliamentary library escapes fire 11 December 1907 (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-022885-F)
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NZHistory Dec 9
Historically, there are many and varied things happening today:
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NZHistory Dec 9
Today in History 10 Dec 1999, Georgina Beyer becomes first transgender woman elected to Parliament in the world Image credit: Carterton District Council
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NZHistory Dec 9
Today in History 10 Dec 1962, Maurice Wilkins wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
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NZHistory Dec 9
Today in History 10 Dec 1908, Ernest Rutherford wins Nobel Prize in chemistry Painting of Ernest Rutherford by Oswald Birley, 1934 (Alexander Turnbull Library, G-826-2)
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NZHistory Dec 8
Today in History 9 Dec 1867, First passengers traverse Lyttelton rail tunnel Image : ATL, MNZ-1683
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NZHistory Dec 7
Today in History 8 Dec 1972, First Māori woman Cabinet minister,
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NZHistory Dec 7
Today in History 8 Dec 1942, Deadly fire at Seacliff Mental Hospital
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NZHistory Dec 7
Today in History 8 Dec 1941, NZ declares war on Japan
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NZHistory Dec 7
Today in History 8 Dec 1932, First issue of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly
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Dr Stephen Clarke Dec 6
Replying to @NZHistory
A bio here thanks to His 'Bradford Bandolier' at Army Museum Waiouru was used as the badge of office by President of South African War Veterans' Assn of New Zealand 1920 to 1980. It holds 38 silver bullets engraved with each president's name.
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NZHistory Dec 6
Thanks for this - there are more great memories of the riot in the comments below this image:
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NZHistory Dec 6
Today in History 7 Dec 1984, Queen Street concert ends in riot
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NZHistory Dec 6
Today in History 7 Dec 1963, Bassett Road machine-gun murders
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NZHistory Dec 5
Today in History 6 Dec 1905, Special votes cast in general election for first time
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NZHistory Dec 4
Replying to @PeterTaitwrites
It seems to have fizzled out soon after it began, perhaps due to rational compromise. A correspondent wrote how they want clothes to 'relieve us of the burden of heavy skirts...[but] Women love their furbelows too well to sacrifice them for any thing hideous'
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NZHistory Dec 4
"The divided skirt question was 'bifurcating feminine opinion as distinctly as the skirt itself is divided'" - from the fascinating NZ Rational Dress Association entry in Women Together. Read more: (Image credit: Auckland City Libraries)
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NZHistory Dec 4
Today in History 5 Dec 1890, First 'one man one vote' election Image: First Liberal Cabinet, 1891 (Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-052824-F)
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NZHistory Dec 3
Today in History 4 Dec 1966, Radio Hauraki rules the waves
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