17 August

Attack on the <em>Nino Bixio</em>

1942 Attack on the Nino Bixio

118 New Zealand prisoners of war died when the Italian transport ship Nino Bixio was torpedoed by a British submarine in the Mediterranean. Read more...
New Zealand Company ship <em>Tory</em> arrives

1839 New Zealand Company ship Tory arrives

The sailing ship Tory dropped anchor in Queen Charlotte Sound to pick up fresh water, food and wood before proceeding to Port Nicholson (Wellington Harbour). Read more...