21 January

Ice comes to Nelson

1859 Ice comes to Nelson

Enjoying a cold drink on a hot afternoon was not always as simple as adding ice from the freezer to water from the refrigerator. Once the ice made a much longer journey. Read more...

American acrobat parachutes from balloon

1889 American acrobat parachutes from balloon

‘Professor’ Thomas Baldwin descended by parachute from a balloon floating high above South Dunedin. Read more...

New Zealand and Australia sign the Canberra Pact

1944 New Zealand and Australia sign the Canberra Pact

The Canberra Pact was an undertaking by the two countries to co-operate on international matters, especially in the Pacific. Read more...