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.

NH Smith's Letters

23 August 1917

We got a real soaking today followed by a 10 mile route march in wet tunics with packs. https://t.co/y3iiWDZWgs via @NHSmith_letters

PapersPast

23 August 1917

MATERNAL COURAGE - Evening Post, 23 August 1917 https://t.co/iHOij5CLUZ via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

23 August 1917

Mr Len Wyatt & Annie Matheson were here for tea. https://t.co/Oc4WzKqrWw via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

23 August 1917

SYNOPSIS OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS - Waikato Times, 23 August 1917 https://t.co/YvyNJYlkl2 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

23 August 1917

Acting Bomb Malcolm Robb of Onehunga, wounded. https://t.co/dvTbhB8qe9 https://t.co/Pvqm3w5jlI via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

23 August 1917

British & French making big attack against Germans, the French securing over 6000 prisoners near Verdun. . https://t.co/eGuLcBbJvM via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

23 August 1917

I finished my job at the seed potatoes…not sorry that job is done. I think I have finished with potatoes for a while via @cox_diary

PapersPast

23 August 1917

WILFORD - BIG, BUT LITTLE - Press, 23 August 1917 https://t.co/5XbX2Dz82J via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

23 August 1917

We will be sorry to leave this job as plenty "mungaree" here https://t.co/QfSf6ZAslj via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 August 1917

Maud & Nancy spent the day at Miss Bowles. https://t.co/Ls2TQuPorP via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

23 August 1917

Some of the boys helped the farmers nearby to gather in their harvest & escaped drill. There were plenty of volunteers. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

23 August 1917

"OUR LADY OF THE HUT" - Lake County Press, 23 August 1917 https://t.co/CsKX7njfrK via @PapersPastNZ

Lincoln Lee

23 August 1917

Good fun this morning acting as a driver. We went helter-skelter down lanes ... https://t.co/mZKsFLGgZ7 via @walkmarch

PapersPast

22 August 1917

PRONUNCIATION OF "RATION" - Ashburton Guardian, 22 August 1917 https://t.co/i9eD2qfAaC via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

22 August 1917

Heard that Jim Sadler was Killed in action in France. https://t.co/1R9pLTldtr via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

22 August 1917

TWO BOYS BUSHED - Foodless for thirty hours - Dominion, 22 August 1917 https://t.co/pP0OYc8X6d via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

22 August 1917

E McLachlan rang up re inspecting Fields 1000 acre block at Mount Bruce. . https://t.co/Vv6bjtG4mq via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

22 August 1917

I was at the seed potatoes all day but had many odd jobs to take up time via @cox_diary

PapersPast

22 August 1917

SPRING IN EUROPE - Maoriland Worker, 22 August 1917 https://t.co/uqPqOIRBf0 via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

22 August 1917

A quiet day in the dump nothing startling happened did some writing & some more "rest the back" https://t.co/OyMxfhNSaA via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 August 1917

Numerous lambs, looking well. https://t.co/7651FGn6ZC via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

22 August 1917

FATHER FOUND GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER - Mt Benger Mail, 22 August 1917 https://t.co/r4q90PDJtZ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

21 August 1917

MASTERTON HATCHERIES - Distribution of Trout fry - Wairarapa Age, 21 August 1917 https://t.co/kNBYX67y4K via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

21 August 1917

I was pulling tea tree on the farm both morning & afternoon, carried home firewood. https://t.co/mv7eqVMY0o via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

21 August 1917

WAKE UP! - Invercargill - Southland Times, 21 August 1917 https://t.co/3ivID891Pm via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

21 August 1917

Declaration of War Day at Gisborne: citizens of the North Island East Coast town assembled on August 4... https://t.co/7ymtbFmmbF via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

21 August 1917

Our clerk Sydney Campbell who has been with us for nearly 4 years gave us notice. . https://t.co/wDvsDGuAuU via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

21 August 1917

Mr and Mrs Rayner went to a sale before dinner and I knocked off early…to look after the house via @cox_diary

PapersPast

21 August 1917

THE POULTRY INDUSTRY - A hatching trouble - New Zealand Times, 21 August 1917 https://t.co/ZWjgvaofdL via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

21 August 1917

The guard is a good job & we all say it will do us for the duration of the war https://t.co/usid9mS4ID via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

21 August 1917

Nancy cut her first teeth (upper). https://t.co/Faism5zuZ9 via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

21 August 1917

Saw a cottage with its wall blown away by last night's bomb. A policeman was killed. Then to the trenches where I paid out. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

21 August 1917

ANOTHER PUSH ON YPRES-POELCAPELLE ROAD - Auckland Star, 21 August 1917 https://t.co/QCoxUhu7Zc via @PapersPastNZ

Lincoln Lee

21 August 1917

Was in the riding for the first time today and was the first one to be classed “1” https://t.co/mZKsFLGgZ7 via @walkmarch

Lincoln Lee

20 August 1917

A year today since I arrived in Featherston camp - probably explains the ... headache. https://t.co/mZKsFLoFAx via @walkmarch

PapersPast

20 August 1917

MAIMED TREES RESTORED - Repairing ruin in France - Evening Post, 20 August 1917 https://t.co/CRtJxThIXQ via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

20 August 1917

After breakfast I went down to the PO to send a wire to Jack. https://t.co/rKG9HT1gJz via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

20 August 1917

MYSTERIOUS DISEASE FROM MICE - Ohinemuri Gazette, 20 August 1917 https://t.co/e27aezSJUJ via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

20 August 1917

Severe earthquake in the North Island of New Zealand last week: Queen Street, Masterton... https://t.co/o7hUcTZNGg via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

20 August 1917

Russo- Rumanian troops desperately fighting the Austro-Germans & have repulsed them with great loss. . https://t.co/XoWg0bZZkA via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

20 August 1917

the Cheese factory opened today and the milk went there this morning via @cox_diary

PapersPast

20 August 1917

STRIKE HUMOUR - Mixed metaphors - Press, 20 August 1917 https://t.co/cPxy5jcqfr via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

20 August 1917

Spent the most of the day in our bivvy did some writing reading & sleeping Went on guard at 8 pm https://t.co/2aN8B2L1HP via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

20 August 1917

Father seemed much impressed by the difficulties I have overcome. https://t.co/llCWqh3NMW via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

20 August 1917

Fritz is growing cunning at night. As he nears his objective he shuts off his engine, gliding silently towards his target. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

20 August 1917

STRIKE IN SYDNEY - Effects in the Dominion - Otago Daily Times, 20 August 1917 https://t.co/wVj0a2fQS1 via @PapersPastNZ

NR Smith's Letters

19 August 1917

England surprised me in being so much like the pictures you see on almanacs. https://t.co/lK2mihtIX4 via @NRSmith_letters

NH Smith's Letters

19 August 1917

In Sling. Cant write what I think of it – they wont allow explosive matter to go through the post. https://t.co/6f1gNTQuoh via @NHSmith_letters

CS Clarke's Diary

19 August 1917

I conducted service at 2.30pm. There were 27 present. https://t.co/S0ZdYA92x6 via @csclarke_diary

Bert Denton's Diary

19 August 1917

Looked around ewes and found one with three lambs. Took one away and gave it to Jack. (Lamb died next day.) https://t.co/D9mmkPFndI via @Denton_Diary

Auckland Weekly News

19 August 1917

The successful 'Violet Day' effort at Wellington for the Red Cross funds... https://t.co/TjDz3xWCnJ https://t.co/MYf59eh2hU via @AkWeeklyNews

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