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

1 July 1915

Gallant colonials ashore at Gallipoli: Australians at the top of... #WW100 http://t.co/ABZmgdnJO5 http://t.co/v6PW9RCqK8 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

1 July 1915

RABBITS AS FOOD - Oamaru Mail, 1 July 1915 http://t.co/ZZLtZtC3qs #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

1 July 1915

I worked all day at W Massons digging in the garden the same hard digging #WW100 via @cox_diary

PapersPast

1 July 1915

ANOTHER LOCAL BOY KILLED IN ACTION - Kaipara and Waitemata Echo, 1 July 1915 http://t.co/OPG0YWYgms #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

1 July 1915

Mrs W, Mudgway bought & paid for patriotic horse bought a fortnight ago. Price 5 pounds 5/- #WW100 http://t.co/HWAjukNg1O via @Denton_Diary

Fred Welch's diary

1 July 1915

Brother Will went to Te Kuiti to inspect property with a view to purchase.#WW100.http://t.co/bq5RSPhkif via @FPWelchdiaries

Corp. William McCaw

1 July 1915

Fine again, so dried our wet clothes. Official report of the Turkish attack on our left gave the Turkish dead at 270.#WW100 via @McCaw_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

1 July 1915

Got in a grand day's work. Home for the night. http://t.co/hwXCG4NwoS #WW100 via @adkin_diary

NZ&A Division Diary

1 July 1915

Left flank destroyer opened fire on trenches beyond Nek & considerably damaged enemy's work http://t.co/K2fr26y0Du #WW100 via @ANZACDiary