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.

PapersPast

1 June 1916

SUEZ CANAL IN WAR TIME - PREPARATIONS FOR THE TURK - Timaru Herald, 1 June 1916 https://t.co/9KXGg9AVma via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

31 May 1916

The response of the Maoris to the call of the Empire: https://t.co/UcgApJpdam https://t.co/OdynFDui9v via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

31 May 1916

BRIGHT EYES, AND HOW TO KEEP THEM - Thames Star, 31 May 1916 https://t.co/ebevMIOhEX via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

31 May 1916

Put in all day in bed. Auntie doctored me with hot fomentations https://t.co/kMzZbwANsT via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

31 May 1916

NORTH TARANAKI HUNT - Taranaki Daily News, 31 May 1916 https://t.co/uQ0H4Fy1YL via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

31 May 1916

Saw W C Welch at night re selling him Low’s property at Eketahuna. . https://t.co/t8C9PDn2oV via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

31 May 1916

Some snow on the tops of the Tararuas. I had a short walk this morning and loafed since....walking is not easy via @cox_diary

Bert Denton's Diary

31 May 1916

Intended to crutch but unfortunately I ricked my back in carrying in firewood so was not able to work via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

31 May 1916

"SOME BIRDS OF THE TRENCHES" - Star, 31 May 1916 https://t.co/fhganr52A8 via @PapersPastNZ