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TODAY IN HISTORY
1893, 'King Dick' Seddon becomes premier
fire kills 470
En route to Auckland laden with immigrants, the
caught fire off the Cape of Good Hope. The tragedy has been described as New Zealand's worst civil disaster.
41 die in Ballantyne's fire
The fire in Christchurch’s prestigious department store was one of the worst in New Zealand’s history.
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