16 March

Jockey Y-fronts hit New Zealand shops

1940 Jockey Y-fronts hit New Zealand shops

‘If old-fashioned underwear makes you squirm, switch to Jockey.’ That was the pitch from clothing manufacturer Lane Walker Rudkin when it began marketing the Jockey Y-front to New Zealand men on 16 March 1940. Read more...
NZHistory website launched

1999 NZHistory website launched

NZHistory was launched by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Jack Elder, at a function at National Archives (now Archives New Zealand) in Wellington on 16 March 1999. Read more...