26 May

Parihaka ploughing campaign begins

1879 Parihaka ploughing campaign begins

Under the leadership of Te Whiti and Tohu Kākahi, Parihaka Māori began a ploughing campaign in protest against European settlement on land confiscated from Māori. Read more...
Anna Pavlova dances in New Zealand for the first time

1926 Anna Pavlova dances in New Zealand for the first time

The world’s best-known ballerina performed her famed ‘Dying Swan’ and ‘Fairy Doll’ to a full house in His Majesty’s Theatre, Auckland. Read more...