8 November

New Zealanders march into besieged Madrid

1936 New Zealanders 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...

New Zealand Centennial Exhibition opens

1939 New Zealand Centennial Exhibition opens

More than 2.6 million people visited the New Zealand Centennial Exhibition, which ran for six months at Rongotai, Wellington. It was the centrepiece of the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of the Waitangi. Read more...