NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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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

24 April 1917

A RIOT OF ROSES - THE CHRISTCHURCH ROSE GARDEN - Star, 24 April 1917 https://t.co/lUAYvRrnqr via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

24 April 1917

Henry drove down to Te Araroa to get some flour and sugar. https://t.co/Qxly9QCYk6 via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

24 April 1917

CHARGES AGAINST MINERS - THE GO-SLOW POLICY - Southland Times, 24 April 1917 https://t.co/6ZXp75dv5M via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

24 April 1917

Coal miners’ strike in New Zealand fizzled out the various bodies having decided to resume work. . https://t.co/DYXCLfaWuk via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

24 April 1917

Progress of Hastings: the fine new municipal buildings which were officially opened last week in the... https://t.co/Em2nnobj42 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

24 April 1917

"Away Above Them All!" - Pukekohe & Waiuku Times, 24 April 1917 https://t.co/mySpDNDqAQ via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

24 April 1917

Drove 11 weaner heifers of Father's to Levin sale. https://t.co/cdUXL8CxyT via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

24 April 1917

This morning Fritz shelled the main road. I biked down a railway line until clear. This afternoon Fritz shelled the line. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

24 April 1917

THE RUSSIAN SITUATION - EXTREMISTS COLDLY RECEIVED - Press, 24 April 1917 https://t.co/R9Lbro5jqt via @PapersPastNZ