NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

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.

James Cox's diary

20 December 1914

Walked out to my camp almost three hours. I have cut some more rushes and made up my bunk better I hope #WW100 via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

20 December 1914

Fred Welch's diary

20 December 1914

Fine day. At home. Odd jobs about the garden. Sharpened saw & axe. Cut wood. Irrigated the hay #WW100 wp.me/p3cCBk-NA via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

19 December 1914

FOR THE WRONG THAT NEEDS RESISTANCE - Northern Advocate, 19 Dec 1914 ow.ly/FoGSf #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

19 December 1914

WILL CRUSH ENGLAND BY MORTORS - Poverty Bay Herald, 19 Dec 1914 ow.ly/FoEl5 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

19 December 1914

I came into Carterton this evening....I got a few things and Mrs McAllister is boiling a piece of corned beef for me #WW100 via @cox_diary

PapersPast

19 December 1914

AN ACTRESS'S AMOUR - NZ Truth, 19 Dec 1914 ow.ly/FoBRs #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

19 December 1914

The contagious war-spirit: An unrehearsed incident in Auckland. #WW100 bit.ly/1DQGRHc via @AkWeeklyNews

Leslie Adkin's diary

19 December 1914

Found thousands of tiny foxgloves which we could not pull. collections.tepapa.govt.nz/Topic/4854 #WW100 via @adkin_diary