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

2 September 1914

MAORI VOLUNTEERS - Services to be offered - Otago Daily Times, 2 Sep 1914 ow.ly/AlC1F #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

2 September 1914

The destruction of a German airship by a French aviator #WW100 bit.ly/1nQxHh1 via @AkWeeklyNews

James Cox's diary

2 September 1914

I felt seedy today and did not do anything but I saw Parton this afternoon and am starting for him in the morning #WW100 via @cox_diary

PapersPast

2 September 1914

WHAT THE KING CAN DO - Rodney and Otamatea Times - 2 Sep 1914 ow.ly/AlC8o #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

2 September 1914

Anstice got news of his mother's illness so left for a few days. collections.tepapa.govt.nz/Topic/4746 #WW100 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

2 September 1914

GERMAN SOCIALISTS AND THE CENSOR - Maoriland Worker, 2 Sep 1914 ow.ly/AlBLT #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

2 September 1914

Desperate fighting between Austrians & Russians, the latter driving ahead. #WW100 wp.me/p3cCBk-HP via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

1 September 1914

DEARER DRUGS - Some lines cut off - Evening Post, 1 Sep 1914 ow.ly/AlBrZ #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

1 September 1914

NZ Expeditionary Force took Samoa without resistance #WW100 ow.ly/AI4Hq via @Denton_Diary