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TODAY IN HISTORY
1806, Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England
New Zealand’s first lighthouse lit
Pencarrow Head lighthouse, near Wellington Harbour, was lit for the first time amid great celebration.
Legislative Council abolished
The Legislative Council was New Zealand's Upper House, to which members were appointed, not elected. It ceased to exist on New Year's Day 1951.
This Week in History
Prince of Wales arrives for New Zealand tour
New Zealand ship torpedoed in Tasman Sea
Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England
First British rugby tourists take the field
Assault on Gate Pā
Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki