NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY2014-2019

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

23 July 1914

INVENTOR OF F-RAYS - Elopes with admiral's daughter - 23 Jul 1914 ow.ly/yLM9M #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

23 July 1914

I worked all day stone-napping at Parkvale, only five working at the job today #WW100 via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 July 1914

Anstice & I finished top-dressing. collections.tepapa.govt.nz/Topic/4705 #WW100 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

23 July 1914

GISBORNE JEWEL ROBBERY - Colonist, 23 Jul 1914 ow.ly/yLLYK #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

23 July 1914

Went with Bertie & Eileen to the Military Ball in the Town & Drill Halls. #WW100 wp.me/p3cCBk-C7 via @FPWelchdiaries

Bert Denton's Diary

22 July 1914

Beautiful day Rode to Shannon to clearing sale by Ross & Mowbray #WW100 ow.ly/yDofe via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

22 July 1914

WHAT OF THE RACE? - Evening Post, 22 Jul 1914 ow.ly/yLLvJ #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

22 July 1914

Seven of us worked today. Val Vennell brought me all the way home this eveining in his motorcar #WW100 via @cox_diary

PapersPast

22 July 1914

DON'T INHALE - Northern Advocate - 22 Jul 1914 ow.ly/yLLcn #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ