25 March

Wakefield and Featherston duel

1847 Wakefield and Featherston duel

Isaac Featherston, editor of the Wellington Independent, had in effect accused William Wakefield, the New Zealand Company's principal agent, of being a thief. Neither man was hurt in the duel. Read more...
John A. Lee expelled from Labour Party

1940 John A. Lee expelled from Labour Party

A charismatic ex-soldier, orator and writer, John A. Lee had been active in the New Zealand Labour Party since shortly after the First World War. Read more...