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.

PapersPast

28 May 1917

MAORI HOUSE AT PARAWAI - An Interesting Event - Bay of Plenty Times, 28 May 1917 https://t.co/eFvm2TSdVn via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

28 May 1917

I was cutting tea tree at the crossroads both morning & afternoon. https://t.co/M7T6YUKUeK via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

28 May 1917

A WOMAN IN THE CASE - AND A MAN WHO WOULD DIE FIRST - Auckland Star, 28 May 1917 https://t.co/uCIUer24z4 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

28 May 1917

At night I soldered a leak in the kettle & repaired a leaky tap in the bathroom. . https://t.co/EsnMEYiOtx via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

28 May 1917

I packed my swag this morning and after dinner Martyn Jones brought me and my swag to Woodlands via @cox_diary

PapersPast

28 May 1917

GOOSEBERRY JAM - Cromwell Argus, 28 May 1917 https://t.co/Hsq8hr2MyK via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

28 May 1917

Bert & I decided to pipe drain the bathing hole paddock, if the price is reasonable. We all drove down in the afternoon to say goodbye#WW100 via @Denton_Diary

Edward Aubrey

28 May 1917

One man in our patrol hit in the shoulder today, but he managed to ride in most of the way until met https://t.co/RKzoNsq3H9 via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

28 May 1917

Ralph & Winnie came to spend the night before the former leaves. https://t.co/8HkstuqAAw via @adkin_diary