18 April

Samuel Revans prints first newspaper

1840 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). Read more...
Gilfillan killings near Whanganui

1847 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. Read more...