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

19 October 1917

Our Babies - Save-The-Babies Week - Mount Ida Chronicle, 19 October 1917 https://t.co/ZUNMZWjK1R via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

19 October 1917

There was a send off for A. Dunning Jnr who is home on his last leave, it was well attended. https://t.co/g4JlBvzcTh via @csclarke_diary

Lincoln Lee

19 October 1917

Most of the shopkeepers have converted their establishments into cafes or estaminets https://t.co/mZKsFLGgZ7 via @walkmarch

PapersPast

19 October 1917

THE RABBIT PEST - POISONING WITH STRYCHNINE - Marlborough Express, 19 October 1917 https://t.co/aTSnYjPNZ6 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

19 October 1917

I worked in the garden again today and have just about finished via @cox_diary

Fred Welch's diary

19 October 1917

Mr P Wilton in re purchase of house & Mrs Wilton & I went up to R Leach’s in Pownall Street. . https://t.co/x5se8Dsaxi via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

19 October 1917

ALLEGED INCENDIARISM - AN ACCOUNTANT ARRESTED - Manawatu Times, 19 October 1917 https://t.co/ZQpKkjGLoA via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

19 October 1917

We are still wondering when the 3rd big attack on the whole length of the Turkish line is going to take place https://t.co/dEZsUtzySn via @aubreydiary

Corp. William McCaw

19 October 1917

Lecture by our O.C, his war experiences harmless. He seems to have dodged the quacks to get there & was then invalided out. via @McCaw_diary