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

19 September 1914

THE NECESSARY POTATO - Evening Post, 19 Sep 1914 ow.ly/AXLLs #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

19 September 1914

I helped plant potatoes….I was digging since and finished the very hard digging and am now in the garden #WW100 via @cox_diary

PapersPast

19 September 1914

POPPING THE QUESTION - Free Lance, 19 Sep 1914 ow.ly/AXLHw #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

19 September 1914

Tragedy underground: The entombment of sixty-one miners... at Huntly #WW100 bit.ly/1tqSptu via @AkWeeklyNews

Leslie Adkin's diary

19 September 1914

Rode up to North Block to stay the night. collections.tepapa.govt.nz/Topic/4763 #WW100 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

19 September 1914

DEATH LOADS THE DICE FOR THE MINER - NZ Truth, 19 Sep 1914 ow.ly/AXLNC #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

19 September 1914

War News state another Army Corps has been sent to France to reinforce French’s army #WW100 wp.me/p3cCBk-Hh via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

18 September 1914

Remarkable Facts about Babies - Kaipara and Waitemata Echo, 18 Sep 1914 ow.ly/AXLwG #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

18 September 1914

CHEESE FACTORY DESTROYED BY FIRE - Evening Post, 18 Sep 1914 ow.ly/AXLlC #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ