NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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.

Fred Welch's diary

25 January 1917

The Methodist church arrived in Masterton to inspect property on which to erect an orphanage. . https://t.co/ygCn3ZrAEq via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

25 January 1917

This morning I walked to Greytown and back and loafed since via @cox_diary

PapersPast

25 January 1917

WOMEN AND WAR WORK - Hawera & Normanby Star, 25 January 1917 https://t.co/QZ2aQMzwge via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

25 January 1917

Felled a tall rata stump which had got on fire. https://t.co/KMWiOkAKdo via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

25 January 1917

Very cold wind & a very hard frost. Had two extra trips in the afternoon too. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

25 January 1917

The north Auckland timber industry: Kauri logs being floated down the Waihou River. https://t.co/jMXmWAR2SL https://t.co/WbODicH21o via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

25 January 1917

HOW A STEPSON WAS TRACED - Colonist, 25 January 1917 https://t.co/S17f7o8Z30 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

24 January 1917

HAWKE'S BAY CHILDREN'S HOME - A DESERVING INSTITUTION - Hastings Standard, 24 January 1917 https://t.co/Vctij05ESB via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

24 January 1917

Pat returned in the evening bringing the pack horses loaded with boxes of Burbank plums & preserving jars. https://t.co/kDEkCEAtAs via @csclarke_diary