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.

CS Clarke's Diary

24 June 1917

The Kawau which was wind bound at Mangawai came out this morning and called in here and Ti Point. https://t.co/Bmjep8LIkI via @csclarke_diary

Fred Welch's diary

24 June 1917

James Cox's diary

24 June 1917

Rained until noon and showers since….I had planned to go into Carterton but did not go via @cox_diary

Edward Aubrey

24 June 1917

kit inspection & are to carry less gear on our horses in future & from this out we are not carrying overcoats https://t.co/Sprfuv2SUu via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

24 June 1917

Took 2 photos of Maud wheeling Nancy in her pram. https://t.co/E0pfarexn7 via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

24 June 1917

About midnight a squadron of Fritz planes dropped their "eggs" near here. I was more than pleased we were not the target. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

24 June 1917

Another view of the submerged railway area at the Napier terminus: looking from Bower Street. https://t.co/aUk7e0dX9P via @AkWeeklyNews

Lincoln Lee

24 June 1917

Yesterday attended a Military funeral for a N.Z. chap who died in hospital near by. https://t.co/mZKsFLGgZ7 via @walkmarch

CS Clarke's Diary

23 June 1917

Jane and the children came up here late in the afternoon and staid the night. https://t.co/DcQfSLqMhe via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

23 June 1917

PERISCOPING GROUSE - A POACHER'S NOVEL INVENTION - Thames Star, 23 June 1917 https://t.co/H1RdSd1ItI via @PapersPastNZ

Vic Smith's Letters

23 June 1917

[We] started on the long march to Etaples, passing through many villages. https://t.co/RhL4vvgAC0 via @VHSmith_Letters

PapersPast

23 June 1917

NOTES FOR WOMEN - Taranaki Herald, 23 June 1917 https://t.co/O3u37ZIMIA via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

23 June 1917

Mr Frazer rang up from Mangamahoe & asked me to go through to the Manawatu & look at Zillwoods. . https://t.co/FYzy8j6cZr via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

23 June 1917

I was digging in the garden today. I knocked off early to cut firewood for the stove via @cox_diary

PapersPast

23 June 1917

CLIVE'S CHARACTER - "An out-and-out waster" - NZ Truth, 23 June 1917 https://t.co/4nRnl5OOKe via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

23 June 1917

The bushman's home, near Kaitaia: a characteristic scene in the Far North of Auckland. https://t.co/EzpPsfoCFU via @AkWeeklyNews

Edward Aubrey

23 June 1917

one gallon a day for each man for washing purposes. This is real decent & we hope they keep it up https://t.co/0H7YQRGOn8 via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 June 1917

Saw 45 of the 47 steers … doing well so far. https://t.co/AlxvzQWGG0 via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

23 June 1917

Hun planes came thro the clouds & burned 3 balloons. One was hit fair in the nose by anti-aircraft fire amid joyous cheers. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

23 June 1917

"VENUS SLEEPING" - Is she vile, vicious and vixenish? - NZ Truth, 23 June 1917 https://t.co/fuRBTq00Tp via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

22 June 1917

[We] went down to the Hall to hear a Lecture by Revd Mawson of the Canton Presbyterian Mission in “China”. https://t.co/yhGWTB2feg via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

22 June 1917

DOWN THE LIFT WELL - ACCIDENT IN CHRISTCHURCH HOTEL - Sun, 22 June 1917 https://t.co/4t3c6Xjofo via @PapersPastNZ

Vic Smith's Letters

22 June 1917

We left for France at 2-30 PM and arrived at Boulogne at 4-30 PM. https://t.co/RhL4vvgAC0 via @VHSmith_Letters

PapersPast

22 June 1917

Oh, Those Gramophones! - A SUBURBAN "PERIL" DEALT WITH - Pelorus Guardian and Miners' Advocate, 22 June 1917 https://t.co/MO9KAiucJs via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

22 June 1917

Last week German submarines sank 27 British vessels over 1600 tons. . https://t.co/9e2BpRJSvV via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

22 June 1917

I went to the upper house and broke up firewood for Mrs Silas and got wet coming back via @cox_diary

Auckland Weekly News

22 June 1917

Home again: members of a draft of New Zealand sick and wounded soldiers who recently arrived at Auckland. https://t.co/t5OdEaK9OF via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

22 June 1917

DISORGANISATION THROUGHOUT COUNTRY - People's desire for peace - Poverty Bay Herald, 22 June 1917 https://t.co/jpaH74UKbq via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

22 June 1917

Our sergeant was the instructor & he knows very little about bayonet fighting & so there was more arguing https://t.co/gZwIOwGwfq via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 June 1917

George … has passed fit for active service. https://t.co/bPiE1gFAm5 via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

22 June 1917

Took a man back to the Otago Battalion & while there hunted up a few of the old timers who still survive. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

22 June 1917

SHIPPING LOSSES HEAVY LAST WEEK - Fresh Italian offensive - Southland Times, 22 June 1917 https://t.co/V9axeGtC2m via @PapersPastNZ

Lincoln Lee

22 June 1917

The camp is so depleted of men that we are very often on fatigues, chiefly “stables” ... https://t.co/mZKsFLGgZ7 via @walkmarch

CS Clarke's Diary

21 June 1917

In the morning I was pulling up tea tree and putting heaps together the other side of the hill. https://t.co/6YWenJgM8X via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

21 June 1917

BUCHANAN'S WHISKY - "And very nice too!" - Southland Times, 21 June 1917 https://t.co/xyRxZxAQBU via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

21 June 1917

A CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR - UNUSUAL CASE AT NAPIER - Rangitikei Advocate and Manawatu Argus, 21 June 1917 https://t.co/tbXSMToRjK via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

21 June 1917

After dinner I put in about 1 ½ hours digging then got earth & manure etc and added to manure heap. . https://t.co/l6Z6y3YQgl via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

21 June 1917

I stacked firewood before breakfast…digging in the garden the balance of the time via @cox_diary

Auckland Weekly News

21 June 1917

New Zealanders in Australia: our boys marching through the streets of Sydney. https://t.co/OTzxpi4RYA https://t.co/6vfz5rpiYD via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

21 June 1917

MOST POPULAR BABY - Voting contest - Taranaki Herald, 21 June 1917 https://t.co/eyMaB15fu8 via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

21 June 1917

we have nearly 4 miles to ride to water twice a day and all the way in thick dust https://t.co/T5EKUn1v2m via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

21 June 1917

Read "The Mystery of Fu-manchu" by Sax Rohmer. https://t.co/rPLzeTtgrS via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

21 June 1917

Paid out in the line. From St Ive's Hill I had a great view. Fritz withdrew from here so the trenches are new & unfinished. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

21 June 1917

WOMEN'S SUFFERAGE - The principle adopted - Waikato Times, 21 June 1917 https://t.co/4L3kGG01l6 via @PapersPastNZ

Lincoln Lee

21 June 1917

The longest day and incidentally the wettest and coldest.  We have moved into other huts. https://t.co/mZKsFLoFAx via @walkmarch

CS Clarke's Diary

20 June 1917

In the evening I went down for the mail and to the Library to change my books. https://t.co/G07N027RwP via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

20 June 1917

A TOTALISATOR MISTAKE - Poverty Bay Herald, 20 June 1917 https://t.co/2bzcSJ7vMJ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 June 1917

NEW ZEALAND UNIVERSITY - MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS - Otago Witness, 20 June 1917 https://t.co/5e805dBMfl via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

20 June 1917

Mother & I going up to the station to meet Gretta with the ponies & phaeton. . https://t.co/3uheNVSZLW via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

20 June 1917

I was digging in the garden all day breaking up turf via @cox_diary

Auckland Weekly News

20 June 1917

A street scene at Gore during the recent heavy floods in the Otago district. https://t.co/wlNCWou2X4 https://t.co/I9CeBfOk79 via @AkWeeklyNews

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