NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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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

18 August 1917

TO DISCOURAGE IDLENESS - POSSIBLE LEGISLATION - New Zealand Herald, 18 August 1917 https://t.co/ynuxfQijuO via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

18 August 1917

Duncan Knaggs came to have a talk to me, he cannot go down to Jack to work as he is too busy. https://t.co/IP93J8QJFk via @csclarke_diary

Fred Welch's diary

18 August 1917

Solway College girls were out in force to collect money for the Aotea Hospital for wounded soldiers. . https://t.co/ehucfauo4Z via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

18 August 1917

DIPHTHERIA AT WELLINGTON - HOSPITAL FULL - Nelson Evening Mail, 18 August 1917 https://t.co/IYOdBACLH6 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

18 August 1917

'Violet Day' at Wellington last Friday, by which the sum of £1600 was realised for Red Cross funds... https://t.co/PQuJaGOXbz via @AkWeeklyNews

James Cox's diary

18 August 1917

I got my old boots back... repaired. I was glad to get them as my new boots had tired my feet badly via @cox_diary

PapersPast

18 August 1917

THE KITCHEN - Observer, 18 August 1917 https://t.co/8qgUxqm25u via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

18 August 1917

We rode our horses over to the beach this morning & had a swim which is first for 2 or 3 months https://t.co/kwNZpC5sk8 via @aubreydiary

Roy Bruce's letters

18 August 1917

I have been appointed General Staff Officer to the 21st Army Corps https://t.co/68R9yPYSXr via @Bruce_letters