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TODAY IN HISTORY
1893, 'King Dick' Seddon becomes premier
Te Kooti attacks Matawhero
The Matawhero ‘massacre’ was Te Kooti’s revenge for his exile to the Chatham Islands and subsequent events.
Telegraph Department cleared of 'hacking' charges
Events in 1870-71 led
Otago Daily Times
editor George Barton to claim in his newspaper that the government had been intercepting telegraphs for political gain.
Sutherland Falls 'discovered'
The renowned backwoodsman Sutherland 'discovered' the waterfall that bears his name near what is now the Milford Track – New Zealand’s best-known walking track.
This Week in History
'King Dick' Seddon becomes premier
First shipment of salmon and trout ova arrives
First European plough used in New Zealand
Marion du Fresne arrives in Bay of Islands
James Busby arrives in the Bay of Islands
Colonial troops invade the Urewera
Devastating landslide at Lake Taupō