24 March

Kidnapped Ngāti Kahu chief Ranginui dies on French ship

1770 Kidnapped Ngāti Kahu chief Ranginui dies on French ship

Ranginui was a Ngāti Kahu chief from Doubtless Bay who was kidnapped by the French explorer Jean François Marie de Surville. Read more...
'Aerial Queen' balloonist crashes in Hamilton

1894 'Aerial Queen' balloonist crashes in Hamilton

‘One of the most courageous feats ever performed in Waikato’ almost ended in tragedy when Leila Adair’s hot-air balloon burst several hundred feet above Hamilton East. Read more...