5 November

Occupation of pacifist settlement at Parihaka

1881 Occupation of pacifist settlement at Parihaka

About 1600 government troops invaded the western Taranaki settlement of Parihaka, which had come to symbolise peaceful resistance to the confiscation of Māori land. Read more...
Battle of Featherston Street

1913 Battle of Featherston Street

The ‘Battle of Featherston Street’, in downtown Wellington, saw some of the most violent street fighting of the 1913 Great Strike. Read more...