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.

Auckland Weekly News

21 August 1914

Departure of the advance guard of New Zealand's expeditionary force #WW100 bit.ly/1s1TxRc via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

21 August 1914

RAMPART OF HUMAN BODIES - Northern Advocate, 21 Aug 1914 ow.ly/A5JH4 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

21 August 1914

I did not go to work all day, too wet, so I loafed all day. Have a severe cold and feel seedy #WW100 via @cox_diary

PapersPast

21 August 1914

DEATH OF THE POPE - His final exhortation - Taranaki Daily News, 21 Aug 1914 ow.ly/A5Jq6 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

LTCOL Malone's Diary

21 August 1914

Dear Harry and Charlie I enclose notes, etc, to help you with my affairs #WW100 ow.ly/zLZhm via @LTCOLMalone

Leslie Adkin's diary

21 August 1914

Smelt something dead & found one of my steers deep in the bog. collections.tepapa.govt.nz/Topic/4734 #WW100 via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

21 August 1914

Town dead the War appearing to have put everyone into a Blue Funk. #WW100 wp.me/p3cCBk-Ed via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

21 August 1914

HORSES FOR THE WAR - North Otago Times, 21 Aug 1914 ow.ly/A5J4k #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

20 August 1914

The last farewell #WW100 via @AkWeeklyNews