charles bledisloe

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Empire Day

  • Empire Day

    Empire Day (24 May), was celebrated widely in New Zealand from 1903 and was a major event in the Vice-regal calendar.

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  • Page 1 - Empire DayEmpire Day (24 May), was celebrated widely in New Zealand from 1903 and was a major event in the Vice-regal

Waitangi Day

  • Waitangi Day

    Every year on 6 February, New Zealand marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. For most people, Waitangi Day is a holiday; for many, and especially for Māori, it is a time for reflecting on the Treaty and its place in modern New Zealand.

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  • Page 9 – The Treaty House

    The Treaty House is New Zealand's most-visited historic building. In 1932 Governor-General Lord Bledisloe gifted it to the nation. The house and grounds have been the focus of

Notes for My Successor

  • Notes for My Successor

    Until the late 1960s New Zealand's Governors-General were British, mainly minor aristocrats or admirals or generals.

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  • Page 5 – A home away from 'Home'

    Government House in Wellington is a busy place. Every year it hosts about 15,000 guests at 200 functions.

  • Main image: Treaty House

    The Treaty of Waitangi, one of New Zealand's founding documents, was signed here in 1840 by Māori chiefs and representatives of the British Crown.