NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

Life 100 years ago

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What if Twitter had been invented 100 years ago?

History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily quotes from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared in 'real-time' exactly 100 years later.

CS Clarke's Diary

9 February 1916

Grace sent a newspaper and a bag of bananas. https://t.co/WprWXZGAAJ via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

9 February 1916

CHIVALROUS DEED BY TURKS - Poverty bay Herald, 9 February 1916 https://t.co/RHKgHS9U2i via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

8 February 1916

Strained elderberries for wine making after I arrived home from office. . https://t.co/Xze3v6Xrc1 via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

8 February 1916

I worked all day at the same job of weeding and the heat in the morning I found hard to stand via @cox_diary

H H Stephens

8 February 1916

No word about orderly room, we must be going to get off https://t.co/rPfzeQxd1r via @HHStephens

Leslie Adkin's diary

8 February 1916

Maud had quite a batch of visitors to afternoon tea. https://t.co/Q8ennVEf9l via @adkin_diary

CS Clarke's Diary

8 February 1916

I planted 14 Cabbage plants that Minnie & Jane brought from Mrs Handbys Swedish Giant Cabbage. https://t.co/ZGqXrgzEsF via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

8 February 1916

WOOING ROUMANIA - With big wheat purchases - Northern Advocate, 8 February 1916 https://t.co/D0TM06fd7T via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

7 February 1916

NATIVE CONSTABLES RETURN WITHOUT HIM - Evening Post, 7 February 1916 https://t.co/SIMNVg6VFh via @PapersPastNZ