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.

PapersPast

23 March 1917

A YOUNG HIGHWAYMAN - Wanganui Chronicle, 23 March 1917 https://t.co/XJJckkCfIP via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

23 March 1917

A haka given by the troop controlled by the Hon A T Ngata MP, at the recent patriotic Maori hui at... https://t.co/syc88QCaqu via @AkWeeklyNews

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 March 1917

George & I mixed my 624 lbs of grass seed. https://t.co/wG1fxfPhvt via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

23 March 1917

Cold but clear. Took the ball cap of a mortar to the Mechanical Transport A.S.C. to have a new thread run into it. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

23 March 1917

NURSES NOT ALLOWED TO MARRY - While on active service - Press, 23 March 1917 https://t.co/XicSWz4aUL via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

22 March 1917

POLLUTING PALMERSTON’S WATER SUPPLY - BATHING IN THE DAM - Manawatu Herald, 22 March 1917 https://t.co/Ct1zKlIPxn via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

22 March 1917

Henry went out mustering lambs before breakfast. https://t.co/UXT3kBMb8W via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

22 March 1917

NOVEL METHOD OF SOWING SEEDS - Lake County Press, 22 March 1917 https://t.co/owA0m0vGAF via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

22 March 1917

I had some short strolls today but did not go far via @cox_diary