11 Apr 2019

The history of New Zealand’s anniversary days

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:25 pm on 11 April 2019

In a few weeks, Southland will be celebrating its Anniversary day.  What does this actually mean?  Historian Grant Morris says the only way to understand New Zealand's fourteen different anniversary days is to examine our history in context.

Christchurch anniversary day celebrations (1899)

Christchurch anniversary day celebrations (1899) Photo: Christchurch City Libraries