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TODAY IN HISTORY
1893, 'King Dick' Seddon becomes premier
Arthur's Pass 'discovered'
Arthur, George and Edward Dobson were searching for a route between Canterbury and the West Coast that the chief Tarapuhi had told them about.
New Zealand Red Cross worker killed in Vietnam
Returning from leave in Laos, 30-year-old Malcolm ‘Mac’ Riding was aboard an Air Vietnam DC4 when it crashed 25 km from his Red Cross team’s compound near Pleiku, South Vietnam.
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