Monday, February 23, 2009

Trivial Tuesday History February 24

Fires have broken out throughout Victoria again, and at the time of writing (9.34pm Monday night) there were numerous communities under threat from ember attack and fire.
Constant updates are on ABC radio 774 Melbourne.
A webpage of emergency contact numbers HERE.
A list of relief centres for those who have evacuated HERE.

1815 The Flogging Parson, Rev. Samuel Marsden was the first European to buy land in Aotearoa when he purchased 200 acres for the mission site at Rangihoua.

1815 Rev. Samuel Marsden left NZ for Port Jackson in Oz bringing with him chiefs Te Morenga and Te Pehi.

1842 A Native Police Force was established at Narre Warren with 25 Aborigines trained and under the command of Henry Dana, who moved the force to the banks of Meri Creek the following month.

1870 The final detatchment of the 18th Royal Irish Regiment left NZ leaving it in the capable hands of the Armed Constabulary.

1902 24 fatalities and 41 wounded was the result of the New Zealand contingent in the Battle of Langverwacht Hill during the Boer War.

1905 Fanny Cochrane Smith, a Tasmanian Aborigine famous for the recordings of her language and songs, died on this day.

4 comments:

Brian Hughes said...

"24 fatalities and 41 wounded was the result of the New Zealand contingent in the Battle of Langverwacht Hill..."

Same statistics as those recorded at our last OAP jumble sale.

jeanie said...

"the first European to buy land in Aotearoa when he purchased 200 acres for the mission site at Rangihoua"

Who did he buy it from?

Brian Hughes said...

Jeanie,

"Who did he buy it from?"

The first British conman to sell land in Australia?

Marita said...

All those fires. I wish they would go out.

Reminds me I must ring up and increase our contents insurance... just in case.

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