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TODAY IN HISTORY
1806, Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England
Von Tempsky killed at Te Ngutu-o-te-manu
Gustavus von Tempsky was killed during an assault on Tītokowaru's south Taranaki pā. His exploits during the New Zealand Wars had made the Prussian soldier of fortune a folk hero for many European settlers.
New Zealand's heaviest ever gold nugget discovered
New Zealand’s heaviest recorded nugget was found at Ross on the West Coast. Weighing 3.09 kg, the nugget was named the 'Honourable Roddy' after the minister of mines, Roderick McKenzie.
Springboks play New Zealand Maoris for first time
A South African journalist was outraged when white spectators supported the New Zealand Maoris rugby team against the touring Springboks at Napier.
This Week in History
Prince of Wales arrives for New Zealand tour
New Zealand ship torpedoed in Tasman Sea
Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England
First British rugby tourists take the field
Assault on Gate Pā
Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki