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.

Bert Denton's Diary

29 April 1916

Edith & I left 7 o'clock - Palmerston 11 dinner, Hastings 6 o'clock. Billy Wilson on train https://t.co/dsa5uZimQB via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

29 April 1916

CHILDREN'S TEETH - STATE ACTION PROMISED - Taranaki Daily News, 29 April 1916 https://t.co/WR827Io94X via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

29 April 1916

It was threatening for rain in the morning so I got a lot of firewood. https://t.co/C6v7iToEgZ via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

29 April 1916

Bells, Bikes, & Backlights at Brehaut Bros' - Timaru Herald, 29 April 1916 https://t.co/lGcQQYe87D via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

29 April 1916

Fine day but rain set in about 7.30 pm & continued all night. At office. Not much doing. . https://t.co/69F6YcQXJl via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

29 April 1916

I went to Greytown this evening for stores. I bought a shirt and had a beer. Some rain this evening via @cox_diary

PapersPast

29 April 1916

MOURN, CALEDONIA. MOURN! - NZ Truth, 29 April 1916 https://t.co/7IbGIFsHsL via @PapersPastNZ

H H Stephens

29 April 1916

My birthday. Received a box of cigarettes https://t.co/3zvg9IjJ8v via @HHStephens

Leslie Adkin's diary

29 April 1916

Heavy rain in evening. https://t.co/xelLurhYEE via @adkin_diary