9 November

Cook observes transit of Mercury

1769 Cook observes transit of Mercury

James Cook helped his astronomer Charles Green observe the transit of Mercury at Te Whanganui-o-Hei (Mercury Bay), Coromandel Peninsula. Read more...
White New Zealand policy introduced

1920 White New Zealand policy introduced

The Immigration Restriction Amendment Act 1920 required immigrants to apply for a permanent residence permit before they arrived in New Zealand. Read more...