NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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.

PapersPast

22 October 1917

HERE'S A SPLENDID CORN CURE! - Waikato Times, 22 October 1917 https://t.co/PhEclQbRgR via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

22 October 1917

Mustered back hill. Got 2 of Mr Beechers hoggets. https://t.co/0lcOHM5O82 via @Denton_Diary

CS Clarke's Diary

22 October 1917

I was clearing away and digging in the flower garden until the rain drove me in. https://t.co/zDNZ52UZEf via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

22 October 1917

THAMES BOWLING CLUB - Thames Star, 22 October 1917 https://t.co/Y19ixPmp1q via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

22 October 1917

I did some work at Silas' house after breakfast but the rain stopped me soon and I only did a few odd jobs all day via @cox_diary

Fred Welch's diary

22 October 1917

Another Zeppelin raid over England & 4 Zeps brought down in France when returning. . https://t.co/OXJHnCJE81 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

22 October 1917

NEW HOSPITAL FOR HAWERA - Taranaki Daily News, 22 October 1917 https://t.co/RZnW31x1Qs via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

22 October 1917

Mail closed today at 3 pm. so no more letters can be posted until after our stunt https://t.co/4u7J2VjGOX via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 October 1917

Found a ewe with diseased udder black & watery, so skinned her. https://t.co/kiG2yWxWwc via @adkin_diary