NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

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

31 March 1915

CANNING OF TOHEROAS - North Otago Times, 31 March 1915 - ow.ly/KsHbB #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

30 March 1915

FIFTY YEARS AGO - THE VOLKNER MURDER - New Zealand Herald, 30 March 1915 ow.ly/KsGTl #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

30 March 1915

A chance to prove their worth...NZ Expeditionary Force in Egypt #WW100 tinyurl.com/oruzr8g via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

30 March 1915

WAKATU CRIBBAGE ASSOCIATION - Nelson Evening Mail, 30 March 1915 ow.ly/KsGNR #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

30 March 1915

I worked all day stone napping. I was by myself all day, the other two are spalling #WW100 via @cox_diary

PapersPast

30 March 1915

HAND GRENADES - Lake Wakatip Mail, 30 March 1915 ow.ly/KsGKj #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

30 March 1915

Went on dagging till dark doing about 300. collections.tepapa.govt.nz/Topic/4955 #WW100 via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

30 March 1915

Wrote Mangatainoka Brewery asking manager to send down 5 gallons of Beer. #WW100. wp.me/p3cCBk-Ul via @FPWelchdiaries

CS Clarke's Diary

30 March 1915

It was too wet for Willie to work at the quarry so he staid at home and picked peas. goo.gl/30Kgdz #ww100 via @csclarke_diary