8 November

NZers march into besieged Madrid

1936 NZers march into besieged Madrid

Griff Maclaurin and Steve Yates were part of the International Column of anti-fascist volunteers which marched into Madrid, bolstering the city's defences against the assault of General Francisco Franco's rebel armies. Both men were killed in battle within two days of arriving Read more...

NZ Centennial Exhibition opens

1939 NZ Centennial Exhibition opens

More than 2.6 million people visited the New Zealand Centennial Exhibition which ran from 8 November 1939 to 4 May 1940 at Rongotai, Wellington. Read more...