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TODAY IN HISTORY
1893, 'King Dick' Seddon becomes premier
Four killed by Rotorua geyser
Guide Joseph Warbrick and three tourists were killed instantly when the Waimangu geyser erupted unexpectedly.
Kawarau Falls dam becomes operational
Hundreds attended the opening ceremony for a dam above the Kawarau Falls which was to temporarily block the outlet from Lake Wakatipu and hopefully expose gold-bearing rock to prospectors.
This Week in History
'King Dick' Seddon becomes premier
First shipment of salmon and trout ova arrives
First European plough used in New Zealand
Marion du Fresne arrives in Bay of Islands
James Busby arrives in the Bay of Islands
Colonial troops invade the Urewera
Devastating landslide at Lake Taupō