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WW100 New Zealand 18h
The town of Le Quesnoy and the French Department at are organizing a conference, 'France and New Zealand during the Great war 1918-2018'. Find out more, including how to submit abstracts, at
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Today in History 19 Feb 1938, Kopuawhara flood kills 21 (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, PAColl-4431-01)
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Today in History 18 Feb 1982, 'Queen of Crime' Ngaio Marsh dies (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-046800-F)
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Today in History 18 Feb 1957, New Zealand's last execution
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Today in History 17 Feb 1873, 'The Russians are coming!'
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Te Papa Feb 15
Happy Chinese New Year. 2018 is so we thought it was timely to encourage people to learn the story of Paddy the Wanderer. Check out 's neat article here:
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NZHistory Feb 15
Today in History 16 Feb 1986, Sinking of Soviet cruise liner the Mikhail Lermontov (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, EP/1989/1713/4)
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Today in History 16 Feb 1770, James Cook sights Banks 'Island'
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Today in History 15 Feb 1978, New Zealand beats England in a cricket test for the first time
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NZHistory Feb 14
Today in History 15 Feb 1882, First frozen meat shipment leaves New Zealand (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, Eph-F-MEAT-Gear-018)
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Today in History 14 Feb 1998, Te Papa museum opens - 20 years ago
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Today in History 14 Feb 1915, Māori soldiers sail to war (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-091150-F)
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Today in History 13 Feb 1983, Lance Cairns hits six sixes at Melbourne Cricket Ground
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Today in History 13 Feb 1869, Killings at Pukearuhe (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, PA2-2209)
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NZHistory Feb 11
Replying to @FFF182
Some interesting tidbits in his file though. - suggests he was an alcoholic - 1 bottle whiskey per day - had had six severe epileptic seizures in six years -letter from his church minister in Liverpool to Lloyd George relating to Victor Grayson , MP
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NZHistory Feb 11
Replying to @FFF182
Snap - just found the same thing - Victor Grayson, born Liverpool, served in NZEF. Looks like he may have suffered from PTSD. Haven't found anything about him returning to NZ yet tho.
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NZHistory Feb 11
Replying to @FFF182
Fascinating stuff - thanks!
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Today in History 12 Feb 1909, 72 drown after SS Penguin wrecked in Cook Strait (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/1-020152-G)
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Today in History 11 Feb 1864, Charles Heaphy earns Victoria Cross
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Today in History 10 Feb 1967, End of free school milk (Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/4-000033-F)
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