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Guilford/Guildford NZ Directories - 1898 to 1905

This 1890's oil painting by James Nairn conveys the small farmers dream - a cottage and farm buldings nestling in the trees
with the farmer in the foreground tending his crops.

NZ Time Line: Src: 

1898 Old Age Pensions Act. First cars imported to New Zealand.
1899 New Zealand army contingent is sent to the South African Boer war - Election, 1899 and 1st celebration of Labour Day. In Public Health Act passed setting up Department of Public Health in 1901.
Pacific telegraph cable begins operating between New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. New Zealand election, 1902.
1903 Richard Pearse achieves semi-controlled flight near Timaru. All Blacks play their first Rugby Test Match against Australia's Wallabies in Sydney, Australia. winning 223 and in 1905 tour England
Old Age Pension increases to 26 per year; however, eligibility tightened.  General election, 1905

1906 - 1911