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TODAY IN HISTORY
1806, Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England
sent to Sydney under guard
The American sealer
– named for a War of Independence general and commanded by Captain Abimileck Riggs – had sailed from Boston in October 1818.
First inter-city brass band contest
About 2500 people attended the first inter-city brass band competition in the Christchurch Drill Hall. The inaugural winners were the Invercargill Garrison Band.
This Week in History
Prince of Wales arrives for New Zealand tour
New Zealand ship torpedoed in Tasman Sea
Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England
First British rugby tourists take the field
Assault on Gate Pā
Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki