ANZAC Day 2012 - Dawn Service April 25th 2012 The crowd awaits silent and respectful in the pre-dawn stillness. Minutes later a distant rythmic tapping sound gradually gains momentum and is joined by the sharp call which commands the marching veterans.
Applause starts to ripple out through the crowd as the veterans approach, then march proudly up the steps leading to their place on the Court of Honour.
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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