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Quote of the Day
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1850 - Sisters of Mercy arrive in New Zealand
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1932 - Unemployed disturbances in Dunedin
During the 'angry autumn' of 1932, in the depths of the Great Depression, unemployed workers in Dunedin reacted angrily when the Hospital Board refused to assist them. more...
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