28 June

First registered female pharmacist

1881 First registered female pharmacist

Elizabeth Robinson of Christchurch was the first woman to register as a pharmacist under a registration system established by the Pharmacy Act 1880. Read more...
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

1914 Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914 eventually led to the outbreak of the First World War. Read more...
New Zealand Prime Minister signs Treaty of Versailles

1919 New Zealand Prime Minister signs Treaty of Versailles

Bill Massey’s was the 17th signature on the treaty, the implementation of which formally ended the war between the Allies and Germany. Read more...
HMNZS <em>Otago</em> sails for Mururoa test zone

1973 HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa test zone

Prime Minister Norman Kirk told the 242 crew of the Otago that their Mururoa mission was an ‘honourable’ one − they were to be ‘silent witness[es] with the power to bring alive the conscience of the world’. Read more...