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.

Bert Denton's Diary

19 April 1915

Entertainment Century Hall - afterwards dance in Town Hall #WW100 http://t.co/Mt0bpLOR8V via @Denton_Diary

LTCOL Malone's Diary

19 April 1915

After dinner, on board, went per boat round the Queen Elizabeth #WW100 via @LTCOLMalone

PapersPast

19 April 1915

"SNEEZING POWDERS" AT PICTURE THEATRE - Ashburton Guardian, 19 April 1915 http://t.co/8DjCz54AC5 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

19 April 1915

MORE MEN WANTED - Wairarapa Age, 19 April 1915 http://t.co/5H6GasAftV #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

LTCOL Malone's Diary

19 April 1915

The men are getting quite handy, and we now have the business now well organised #WW100 http://t.co/xkywkt84wT via @LTCOLMalone

Fred Welch's diary

19 April 1915

British & Indian troops attacked the Turks and Arabs in Turkey & defeated them.#WW100. http://t.co/fW1RgVZI0d via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

19 April 1915

I worked all day stone napping, the same work still, this afternoon we had a lot of stones to break #WW100 via @cox_diary

LTCOL Malone's Diary

19 April 1915

The troops exercise in landing, starting at 7 am #WW100 http://t.co/O5rmw5PxKJ via @LTCOLMalone

PapersPast

19 April 1915

Bird’s eye view of the carnival crowd - Sun, 19 April 1915 http://t.co/FAhkzbmOXX #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ