NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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.

Lincoln Lee

21 September 1917

Returned ... to find half the camp in its usual state of pay-night inebriety https://t.co/mZKsFLoFAx https://t.co/SvAb7yLtAk via @walkmarch

Vic Smith's Letters

20 September 1917

I left Kings Cross in the flying scotchman and reached Edinburgh next morning. https://t.co/LKbnpipYed via @VHSmith_Letters

CS Clarke's Diary

20 September 1917

Willie started planting Potatoes in the new garden, I helped him. https://t.co/3ZZMBDFOyJ via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

20 September 1917

AN ELECTION THIS YEAR? - Dominion, 20 September 1917 https://t.co/PfhdRUSsob via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 September 1917

PRIMEVAL FOREST, "THE WOOD." - The Colonist, 20 September 1917 https://t.co/7SwEUti0hg via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

20 September 1917

I was a bit hurried this morning and got very hot and had an attack of my giddiness so could not do much work via @cox_diary

PapersPast

20 September 1917

A LIFE-SAVING CRUSADE - Auckland Star, 20 September 1917 https://t.co/bZYmShLGBu via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

20 September 1917

Portrait of Sergeant F G Young of Auckland, probably Frederick George Young, Service number 14534... https://t.co/lnS4VZMEFC via @AkWeeklyNews

Edward Aubrey

20 September 1917

We put in an easy day gave our horses a little exercise. They are in good condition now & very fit#WW100 https://t.co/gILkkE3KDr via @aubreydiary