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

27 April 1917

OUTBREAK OF DIPHTHERIA - Clutha Leader, 27 April 1917 https://t.co/tVUgFnZnXV via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

27 April 1917

Lily was bottling Quinces. https://t.co/X9lxpqpNEo via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

27 April 1917

MR ADAMS WINS THE MAYORALTY BY A MAJORITY OF SIXTEEN VOTES - Bay of Plenty Times, 27 April 1917 https://t.co/NDnrgKrOt0 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

27 April 1917

In memory of Anzac: guns, now for ever dumb, of HMS Cornwallis trained on the Turkish positions after our... https://t.co/lKu1ucR3QL via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

27 April 1917

Wrote letter to Leo & sent him cheque for £ 3 to pay some of his College fees. . https://t.co/blwAnFyNm6 via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

27 April 1917

Bright today and warm. I worked until 2pm at Feasts digging up the flower garden via @cox_diary

PapersPast

27 April 1917

FAT FROM THE DEAD - NZ Herald, 27 April 1917 https://t.co/gabXqYVF1v via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

27 April 1917

Read "The Iron Heel" by J London. https://t.co/4U85DHEiCB via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

27 April 1917

Packed up & prepared for another move. Now we are back again in Nieppe in the old home. via @McCaw_diary