15 May

Early motoring offence

1901 Early motoring offence

Nicholas Oates appeared in the Christchurch Magistrate's Court charged with driving ‘a motor car within the city at a speed greater than four miles an hour’ on Lincoln Road, Christchurch. Read more...
Whanganui mayor shoots poet

1920 Whanganui mayor shoots poet

The victim of the shooting, poet Walter D’Arcy Cresswell, alleged that Mayor Charles Mackay had made homosexual advances towards him in the mayoral office and panicked when faced with the prospect of public exposure. Read more...