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

28 March 1917

FIRE IN NELSON - Block of shops destroyed - Auckland Star, 28 March 1917 https://t.co/Pkl7llYtvk via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

27 March 1917

SAWMILL WORKERS UNION - MONTHLY MEETING - Southland Times, 27 March 1917 https://t.co/lXw6v2yXtR via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

27 March 1917

I have taken out a quantity of stone, leaving the ground a spade deep with soil. https://t.co/CSKCIpyJrd via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

27 March 1917

PROFIT AND LOSS IN FATTENING PIGS - Pukekohe & Waiuku Times, 27 March 1917 https://t.co/9FzJoPxeZZ via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

27 March 1917

Our pony was found in Pinheys stables to where he had followed their horses. . https://t.co/sNCQG5X5uH via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

27 March 1917

I loafed about town all day and am tired of this idleness via @cox_diary

PapersPast

27 March 1917

AMERICA'S POSITION - Public clamour for war - Clutha Leader, 27 March 1917 https://t.co/JaH8c5ZaBV via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

27 March 1917

The annual regatta held at Ngaruawahia last Saturday: the scene on the banks of the Waikato River while... https://t.co/0PewKjAG8a via @AkWeeklyNews

Corp. William McCaw

27 March 1917

Raw, bitter & snow. Employed some idle moments to send a number of Field Post Cards to England timed to arrive on April 1. via @McCaw_diary