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

17 October 1917

I was working in the flower garden. Willie was planting Kumeras. https://t.co/cJYvTlXJ65 via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

17 October 1917

TEA—FREE! - Greymouth Evening Star, 17 October 1917 https://t.co/pnG6zNR0kM via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

17 October 1917

THE POULTRY SECTION - Ellesmere Guardian, 17 October 1917 https://t.co/poyQFP5Yhh via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

17 October 1917

I sowed some French beans and was hoeing since, I am a bit off colour and am very tired via @cox_diary

Fred Welch's diary

17 October 1917

Down to Mr G A Jones at night for a while & watched Jones & J T Dagg play chess. . https://t.co/3RX7qHde8R via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

17 October 1917

THE ASSAULT ON REV. HOWARD ELLIOTT - Press, 17 October 1917 https://t.co/h4Z0nPDHPW via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

17 October 1917

in the evening Sam Muir & I rode over to Auckland lines to see Leo Ryan https://t.co/UV04H2ZSU0 via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

17 October 1917

The dry spell of weather continued. https://t.co/vqn3y4by4T via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

17 October 1917

Pte R Pontahi of Frasertown (H B), wounded. https://t.co/emVICU5Ot5 https://t.co/X1ETGRdHHi via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

17 October 1917

GUYNEMER'S DEATH AVENGED - Assailant shot down - Colonist, 17 October 1917 https://t.co/A2iqrTvb3q via @PapersPastNZ

Lincoln Lee

17 October 1917

all round the northern horizon are regular flashes like those of a revolving lighthouse https://t.co/mZKsFLGgZ7 via @walkmarch

CS Clarke's Diary

16 October 1917

The big Jersey cow Kate calved a bull calf. https://t.co/zsKiZNRD4e via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

16 October 1917

WHEN THE YOUNGSTERS ARE AT PLAY - Thames Star, 16 October 1917 https://t.co/c3fPlGzJlw via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

16 October 1917

WONDERFUL WIRELESS - NEW ZEALAND LISTENS - Te Puke Times, 16 October 1917 https://t.co/mNx3iSb6qB via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

16 October 1917

I was in the garden today hoeing and am tired. My cold seems easier today via @cox_diary

Fred Welch's diary

16 October 1917

Received letter from Leo advising he was coming home from College & wired him to please himself about it. . https://t.co/mym4g1oBFj via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

16 October 1917

AN AUCKLAND SENSATION - REV HOWARD ELLIOTT HORSE-WHIPPED - Taihape Daily Times, 16 October 1917 https://t.co/W7RK5IhhBV via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

16 October 1917

Not much doing today & we are waiting now on operations at on other parts of the line & also rain https://t.co/oZHvYaZJfr via @aubreydiary

Roy Bruce's letters

16 October 1917

He was hit in the side, being fat the bullet didn’t enter his stomach. https://t.co/vD25EleyBR via @Bruce_letters

Leslie Adkin's diary

16 October 1917

Poor yarding of cattle - hoggarts selling well again. https://t.co/0NscfUfarF via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

16 October 1917

WESTERN ATTACK - ANZAC'S AWFUL EXPERIENCES - Taranaki Daily News, 16 October 1917 https://t.co/nsj15pefLs via @PapersPastNZ

Lincoln Lee

15 October 1917

Trains loaded with guns etc. keep passing and re-passing ... https://t.co/mZKsFLoFAx via @walkmarch

CS Clarke's Diary

15 October 1917

Flo & baby returned to Ti Point in the pm. Grace and Raymond went with them. https://t.co/DUX8CGy80D via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

15 October 1917

VANDALISM - A GROSS OUTRAGE - Sun, 15 October 1917 https://t.co/9OwRRCMpdL via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

15 October 1917

SAWMILL WORKERS UNION - Southland Times, 15 October 1917 https://t.co/1V8YkkAjqb via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

15 October 1917

Mother & Norma went to town at night to hear Sir James Carroll give an address in the Opera house. . https://t.co/6QzUtHfe02 via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

15 October 1917

I was picking over potatoes again today via @cox_diary

PapersPast

15 October 1917

TO SAY GOOD-BYE - SOCIAL AT HALCOMBE - Rangitikei Advocate and Manawatu Argus, 15 October 1917 https://t.co/U0xqybNN4o via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

15 October 1917

We saw a lovely air duel today & one of our planes brought a taube down. It was a great sight https://t.co/IY3LrMUmaw via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

15 October 1917

One of the 35 steers in Mill paddock was missing & I could not find it. https://t.co/xzRvNDrDgC via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

15 October 1917

Hard at it again & the Monday morning feeling. Brought my tan boots this evening. Prices have risen. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

15 October 1917

A PANKHURST RIOT - DISORDERLY SCENES IN MELBOURNE - Press, 15 October 1917 https://t.co/eQSmU55kWu via @PapersPastNZ

Lincoln Lee

14 October 1917

The French beer isn’t the best and certainly not over-proof ... learning French coinage .. https://t.co/mZKsFLoFAx via @walkmarch

CS Clarke's Diary

14 October 1917

Flo’ T came up here after Church & staid the night. https://t.co/yqal1gJbvM via @csclarke_diary

Fred Welch's diary

14 October 1917

Mother, Bern & Norma went to church at 8 whilst I got breakfast ready & made a plum pudding for dinner. . https://t.co/TRB4Le11Vi via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

14 October 1917

Two soldiers came late last night and kept Mrs Rayner up very late via @cox_diary

Edward Aubrey

14 October 1917

Officers played a football match tonight against NCO’s Barrackers caused a lot of fun win for N.C.O 3 to nil https://t.co/Qye08hE3AI via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

14 October 1917

In the middle of the service took Nancy out & put her to sleep on floor of car. https://t.co/5rJ3QNxySF via @adkin_diary

Lincoln Lee

13 October 1917

... have again gone through [gas drill] ... it used to be a sporting war, now it’s a devils war. https://t.co/mZKsFLoFAx via @walkmarch

CS Clarke's Diary

13 October 1917

There was a meeting of Ratepayers in the evening. https://t.co/OaAghArKOK via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

13 October 1917

EAST COAST NEEDS - MR NGATA URGES MORE VOCIFERATION - Poverty Bay Herald, 13 October 1917 https://t.co/JmirY12dEe via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

13 October 1917

A PLURALITY OF SPOUSES - Much-Married Margaret - NZ Truth, 13 October 1917 https://t.co/PZQbvBCmsS via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

13 October 1917

Our son Bern came in from Mckays to get his motorcycle & take out tomorrow. . https://t.co/THV0X7HdSG via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

13 October 1917

I was picking over seed potatoes again today but I also planted a few prize potatoes in the garden via @cox_diary

PapersPast

13 October 1917

HIGH COST OF COCKSFOOT - King Country Chronicle, 13 October 1917 https://t.co/kunRdFm0xb via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

13 October 1917

went to watering place with old Hunter Morris & did some washing, so well be nice & clean for tomorrow Sunday https://t.co/PWAI54SRaM via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

13 October 1917

Father bad today with giddiness & nausea. https://t.co/4p4xg5eJPQ via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

13 October 1917

Went out for the evening, visiting a tailor's where I was measured for my uniform - an officer's minus the insignia. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

13 October 1917

General Godley (x) reviews the New Zealanders in Flanders, and congratulates them... https://t.co/lhTIPoGUwv https://t.co/LsyWFBJgU5 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

13 October 1917

THE WEST FRONT - MORE HEAVY RAIN - Otago Daily Times, 13 October 1917 https://t.co/YbUnv6Cjgs via @PapersPastNZ

NR Smith's Letters

12 October 1917

The canteens are very good and we get sausages, peas and potatoes along with a cup of coffee for 7 pence. https://t.co/XSPjzVPPFd via @NRSmith_letters

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