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.

PapersPast

23 November 1914

HOW TO KEEP COOL - Ohinemuri Gazette, 23 Nov 1914 ow.ly/E9943 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

23 November 1914

The earthquake last evening was far more severe in Poverty Bay…but was felt all around here and in Wellington #WW100 via @cox_diary

Fred Welch's diary

23 November 1914

Got some cabbage & 6 tomato plants at night from W Denby at the Lansdowne nursery. #WW100 wp.me/p3cCBk-LC via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

23 November 1914

AN AUCKLAND ROMANCE - Auckland Star, 23 Nov 1914 ow.ly/E5wgT #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 November 1914

Very hot day - very exhausting, but splendid for growth. collections.tepapa.govt.nz/Topic/4828 #WW100 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

23 November 1914

FOUR LIVES LOST - Rotorua bathing fatality - Auckland Star, Nov 23 1914 ow.ly/E5w4Q #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

22 November 1914

Very severe earthquake about 7.45pm. Caused sensation in Church #WW100 ow.ly/DxkfV via @Denton_Diary

James Cox's diary

22 November 1914

I loafed today the weather was not pleasant for walking. A rather severe earthquake occurred about 7.50pm #WW100 via @cox_diary

Fred Welch's diary

22 November 1914

Kemble came up & got a lot of onions to plant out, also took some pumpkins. Heavy rain at night. #WW100 wp.me/p3cCBk-LA via @FPWelchdiaries