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TODAY IN HISTORY
1893, 'King Dick' Seddon becomes premier
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.
American daredevil parachutes from balloon
‘Professor’ Thomas Baldwin descended by parachute from a balloon floating high above South Dunedin.
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.
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