NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY2014-2019

Life 100 years ago

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What if Twitter had been invented 100 years ago?

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

James Cox's diary

2 August 1914

I did some odd jobs and loafed this afternoon. The press reports that Germany has declared war against Russia #WW100 via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

2 August 1914

Rev. Hammond, the Maori Missionary, preached. collections.tepapa.govt.nz/Topic/4715 #WW100 via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

2 August 1914

News cable out that Germany had declared war with Russia. All Europe agitated #WW100 wp.me/p3cCBk-ES via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

1 August 1914

ESCAPE FROM THE HAREM - Oamaru Mail, 1 Aug 1914 ow.ly/za5vk #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

1 August 1914

I saw A J Parton this morning and am starting work for him on Monday #WW100 via @cox_diary

PapersPast

1 August 1914

THE MISSING MINISTER'S BODY DISCOVERED - NZ Truth, 1 Aug 1914 ow.ly/za5hY #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

1 August 1914

Grass has come up splendidly but is well eaten down. collections.tepapa.govt.nz/Topic/4714 #WW100 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

1 August 1914

DEMOCRACY AND ASSASSINATION - The root cause of such crime - NZ Truth, 1 Aug 1914 ow.ly/za4Rc #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

1 August 1914

Did a little spraying with Bordeaux mixture before breakfast. Down to office. #WW100 wp.me/p3cCBk-EU via @FPWelchdiaries