21 August

New Zealanders attack Hill 60

1915 New Zealanders attack Hill 60

Hill 60 was the last offensive action fought by the New Zealanders during the Gallipoli campaign. The ‘abominable little hill’, as it was dubbed by Brigadier-General Andrew Russell, saw bitter fighting between New Zealand mounted riflemen and Ottoman troops in late August 1915. Read more...
Auckland pedestrians begin 'Barnes Dance'

1958 Auckland pedestrians begin 'Barnes Dance'

Auckland became the first New Zealand city to introduce the ‘Barnes Dance’ system, which stopped all traffic at intersections, allowing pedestrians to cross in any direction at the same time. Read more...