Events In History


Royal Visit of 1953-54

  • Royal Visit of 1953-54

    For those New Zealanders old enough to have experienced it, the visit of the young Queen and her dashing husband, Prince Philip, to New Zealand in the summer of 1953-54 is a never-to-be forgotten event.

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  • Page 5 - A pastoral paradiseFollowing their stay in Auckland and visits to Waitangi, Hamilton and Rotorua, the Queen and Duke had a two-day break at Lake Rotoiti before flying to Gisborne and Napier.  The

British & Irish immigration, 1840-1914

  • British & Irish immigration, 1840-1914

    Who were the ancestors of Pākehā New Zealand? Where did they come from and what sort of people were they? These are some of the questions which this feature sets out to answer.

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  • Page 8 - Who were the immigrants?Graph of figures taken from the death certificates of British and Irish immigrants to New Zealand (which include information on the father's


  • Bowen, Walter Godfrey

    Bowen helped establish sheep shearing as a legitimate sport and a form of entertainment. He was one of the inaugural inductees into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.

  • Gross, Richard Oliver

    Richard Gross was a New Zealand sculptor, famous for his creation of war memorials, which typically depicted the nude male in precise detail.