18 May

Meri Mangakāhia addresses the Kotahitanga Māori parliament

1893 Meri Mangakāhia addresses the Kotahitanga Māori parliament

Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia, a prominent and influential advocate for Māori women, addressed the Kotahitanga Māori parliament - the first woman known to have done so. Read more...
New Zealand nurses detained on way to Spanish Civil War

1937 New Zealand nurses detained on way to Spanish Civil War

The only organised New Zealand contingent to serve in the Spanish Civil War were New Zealand Spanish Medical Aid Committee (SMAC) nurses René Shadbolt, Isobel Dodds and Millicent Sharples. Read more...
Death of Māori King Korokī

1966 Death of Māori King Korokī

Korokī Te Rata Mahuta Tāwhiao Pōtatau Te Wherowhero was the fifth head of the Kīngitanga movement that was founded in 1858 in response to European colonisation. Read more...