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TODAY IN HISTORY
1806, Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England
Samuel Revans prints first newspaper
The first newspapers published in New Zealand rolled off Samuel Revans’ printing press a month after his arrival at Port Nicholson (Wellington).
Gilfillan killings near Whanganui
A Māori raid on the Gilfillan farm at Matarawa, just east of Whanganui, left four members of the family dead. The artist John Gilfillan and one of his daughters were severely wounded.
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
Jack Hinton wins the Victoria Cross
Assault on Gate Pā
Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki