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On January 23 1863, the German-born geologist Johann Franz Julius von Haast reached the mountain pass that bears his name; a momentous occasion as he believed his party of five to be the first Europeans to traverse the 564 m crossing.
Kelly, the last dolphin held in captivity in New Zealand, was the embodiment of our changing attitudes to marine life.
On August 9, 1908, 100,000 spectators turned out en masse to catch a glimpse of the “Great White Fleet” as it steamed into Waitemata Harbour.
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