29 December

Tuhiata hanged for murder of Mary Dobie

1880 Tuhiata hanged for murder of Mary Dobie

Tuhiata, known as Tuhi, was hanged in Wellington for the murder of the artist Mary Dobie at Te Namu Bay, Ōpunake. Tuhi wrote to the governor days before his execution asking that 'my bad companions, your children, beer, rum and other spirits die with me'. Read more...

Floating dock breaks moorings in Wellington Harbour

1931 Floating dock breaks moorings in Wellington Harbour

Built in England, the Wellington Harbour Board’s new Jubilee Dock was 178 m long, 36 m wide and could lift ships displacing 17,000 tons. Read more...