Life 100 years ago

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History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily quotes from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared in 'real-time' exactly 100 years later.

PapersPast

29 August 1916

HOW WARS FINISH - ABRUPT AND SURPRISING ENDINGS - Lake Wakatip Mail, 29 August 1916 https://t.co/OA6pcKscE9 via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

28 August 1916

Bridge at Mrs Whitakers in evening - beaten but scored grand slam https://t.co/RCHkK7yTvk via @Denton_Diary

CS Clarke's Diary

28 August 1916

I was busy in the garden picking up stones, tins & bones and carrying them out. https://t.co/5FwWPETkMx via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

28 August 1916

COMMANDEERING LEATHER - Feilding Star, 28 August 1916 https://t.co/EvSnsduMT5 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

28 August 1916

"THE INVISIBLE WORLDS AROUND US." - Dominion, 28 August 1916 https://t.co/wGoA3Uq875 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

28 August 1916

Got cab coming from stn & Reg Pinkey put the horse to a steady hard go & we got there just in time.. https://t.co/KEmSKXDtgF via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

28 August 1916

I worked all day at Feasts Kent St digging some new ground via @cox_diary

PapersPast

28 August 1916

ONLY A FLIRT - Cromwell Argus, 28 August 1916 https://t.co/3ZwcE7ntxv via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

28 August 1916