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TODAY IN HISTORY
1915, Gallipoli landings
Eruption of Mt Tarawera
The eruption lasted six hours and caused massive destruction. It destroyed several villages, along with the famous silica hot springs known as the Pink and White Terraces. Approximately 120 people, nearly all Māori, lost their lives.
Death of Richard Seddon
Known as 'King Dick', Seddon had dominated New Zealand politics since the early 1890s. His Liberal government established the tradition of state-supported welfare in this country.
This Week in History
Prince of Wales arrives for New Zealand tour
New Zealand ship torpedoed in Tasman Sea
Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England
First British rugby tourists take the field
Assault on Gate Pā
Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki