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Events In History

21 April 1971

It was opening night for The prime of Miss Jean Brodie in Christchurch’s Provincial Council buildings.

1 June 1960

Broadcast from Shortland St in central Auckland, New Zealand’s first official television transmission began at 7.30 p.m.

29 September 1862

Dunedin's Royal Princess Theatre was the venue for a performance of Donizetti's Daughter of the regiment by the visiting English Opera Troupe, supplemented by local performers.

1 March 1862

The British-born tenor Charles Thatcher gave his first New Zealand performance at Shadrach Jones's Commercial Hotel in Dunedin.

Soldiers' Day during the 1919 peace celebrations.