8 September

First Albertland settlers arrive in Auckland

1862 First Albertland settlers arrive in Auckland

The Matilda Wattenbach brought 352 Nonconformist (non-Anglican Protestant) immigrants from England. Another 315 arrived on the Hanover a week later, and six more immigrant ships had arrived by 1865. Read more...

New Zealand signs Manila Pact

1954 New Zealand signs Manila Pact

The South-East Asia Collective Defence Treaty, or Manila Pact, aimed to contain the spread of communism in the region. The South-East Asia Treaty Organisation (SEATO) was the institutional expression of this treaty. Read more...