NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

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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.

Auckland Weekly News

28 January 1915

Almost completely destroyed by fire before dawn on January 14: #WW100 bit.ly/1zuOKjA via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

28 January 1915

MUSIC (?) AT TAHUNA, Nelson Evening Mail, 28 January 1915 ow.ly/GXSys #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

28 January 1915

SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, Evening Post, 28 January 1915 ow.ly/GXSN1 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

28 January 1915

This morning I walked to Greytown and back and loafed since #WW100 via @cox_diary

PapersPast

28 January 1915

TAU HENARE NOT SO SURE, Kaipara and Waitemata Echo, 28 January 1915 ow.ly/GXSjb #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

28 January 1915

Fearfully hot day & had to take spells in shade every few minutes. collections.tepapa.govt.nz/Topic/4894 #WW100 via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

28 January 1915

At evening Bernie & I picked about 50 pounds of apricots, which I bottled after tea. #WW100. wp.me/p3cCBk-PS via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

28 January 1915

ICELAND "DRY", Otago Daily Times, 28 January 1915 ow.ly/GXScD #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

27 January 1915

Visit of the Australian and New Zealand Prime Ministers... #WW100 bit.ly/1CJj49G via @AkWeeklyNews