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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

24 March 1917

DRINK RUINS THOUSANDS - Oamaru Mail, 24 March 1917 https://t.co/i382t7IHCH via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

24 March 1917

It was a very hot day. Connelly was snigging firewood. I was digging out stones. https://t.co/zpcBMzRt7Q via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

24 March 1917

MUNICIPAL MILK SCHEME - North Otago Times, 24 March 1917 https://t.co/XkFXJtw8Vr via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

24 March 1917

Had a young fellow named Wilson up for the evening from Camp & enjoyed the evening, being musical. . https://t.co/ASMJtyjp7S via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

24 March 1917

This morning I walked by Park road, Carter road, Grays road and Hughes road and loafed since via @cox_diary

PapersPast

24 March 1917

LIQUOR IN KING COUNTRY - Position of travellers - NZ Herald, 24 March 1917 https://t.co/R4Iym2FPni via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

24 March 1917

Livestock which helps to maintain New Zealand's prosperity: hundreds of sheep yarded at a recent fair... https://t.co/O0cSgYoLG3 via @AkWeeklyNews

Leslie Adkin's diary

24 March 1917

Mustered ewes & rams from Mill paddock. https://t.co/Asizigs5Lq via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

24 March 1917

A good fine day & the usual jobs. Played the Divisional Sigs & won 13-3. Managed to score a try. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

24 March 1917

SHOT HIS SWEETHEART - Love or lunacy - NZ Truth, 24 March 1917 https://t.co/uvEBQsYMuy via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

23 March 1917

WHEN A JOB IS OFFERING THE MAN WITH A GOOD ADDRESS GETS THE PREFERENCE - Mataura Ensign, 23 March 1917 https://t.co/m0ngLLDKdS via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

23 March 1917

Henry went to help Jack and Fred drive Jack’s lambs down to the sale yards at Maungaroa. https://t.co/zGmtNl1NNF via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

23 March 1917

A CIVIL SERVANT ARRESTED - Marlborough Express, 23 March 1917 https://t.co/KpTx3kG7wy via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

23 March 1917

Fine day. Very warm. At office. Round to Court House to hear the leading legal lights. . https://t.co/Dh1puVj0LB via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

23 March 1917

This morning I walked by Belvedere, Carrington and Cemetery line and loafed since via @cox_diary

PapersPast

23 March 1917

A YOUNG HIGHWAYMAN - Wanganui Chronicle, 23 March 1917 https://t.co/XJJckkCfIP via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

23 March 1917

A haka given by the troop controlled by the Hon A T Ngata MP, at the recent patriotic Maori hui at... https://t.co/syc88QCaqu via @AkWeeklyNews

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 March 1917

George & I mixed my 624 lbs of grass seed. https://t.co/wG1fxfPhvt via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

23 March 1917

Cold but clear. Took the ball cap of a mortar to the Mechanical Transport A.S.C. to have a new thread run into it. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

23 March 1917

NURSES NOT ALLOWED TO MARRY - While on active service - Press, 23 March 1917 https://t.co/XicSWz4aUL via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

22 March 1917

POLLUTING PALMERSTON’S WATER SUPPLY - BATHING IN THE DAM - Manawatu Herald, 22 March 1917 https://t.co/Ct1zKlIPxn via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

22 March 1917

Henry went out mustering lambs before breakfast. https://t.co/UXT3kBMb8W via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

22 March 1917

NOVEL METHOD OF SOWING SEEDS - Lake County Press, 22 March 1917 https://t.co/owA0m0vGAF via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

22 March 1917

I had some short strolls today but did not go far via @cox_diary

Fred Welch's diary

22 March 1917

Had 4 fine Sihks [Sikhs] (Indians) in looking for contract work but could not place them. . https://t.co/JaWmFX0xLa via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

22 March 1917

Wounded New Zealand heroes welcomed home: friends and relatives at Wellington meeting the hospital ship... https://t.co/ocvXcawq4p via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

22 March 1917

THE CAT PERIL - MEDICAL WARNING - Kaipara and Waitemata Echo, 22 March 1917 https://t.co/rilbC6UBd1 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 March 1917

Stifling night with light showers of rain. https://t.co/suNRLGZVth via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

22 March 1917

Caught in a snow storm on my way back from Steenwerck. Played 3rd Medical Corps but had to give it up when snow fell again. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

22 March 1917

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION - AN ADMIRAL KILLED - Grey River Argus, 22 March 1917 https://t.co/Z2L2DUMbU9 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

21 March 1917

POPULATION V. DEPOPULATION - Evening Post, 21 March 1917 https://t.co/KljpkvbLT1 via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

21 March 1917

I was digging out stones in the garden. https://t.co/C0D7ehsT1i via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

21 March 1917

Ladies derive great pleasure from the Briscoe - Ellesmere Guardian, 21 March 1917 https://t.co/AJPgiPeu93 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

21 March 1917

Saw Harold Bennett who asked me to write & see if F A O’Connor of Tinui would sell his farm. . https://t.co/5daTqTjpLt via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

21 March 1917

I received a letter from Pollie today and a parcel of Pearsons. This afternoon I wrote to Pollie via @cox_diary

PapersPast

21 March 1917

DALMATIANS ON FARMS - DISLIKE FOR COMPULSION - Dominion, 21 March 1917 https://t.co/NJ3tEbOiR8 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

21 March 1917

Dipped my 57 cull ewes. https://t.co/kbuNRc2SnK via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

21 March 1917

Pay today & as everyone was on the spot the job was easy. Nothing much otherwise. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

21 March 1917

U.S. NAVY ON WAR FOOTING - VIRTUAL STATE OF WAR - Evening Star, 21 March 1917 https://t.co/htDKk1ftp0 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 March 1917

SIX O'CLOCK CLOSING MOVEMENT - The Colonist, 20 March 1917 https://t.co/CL2j5QJ0Q9 via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

20 March 1917

A very fine day, very hot in the middle of the day. https://t.co/K9sfK9k51R via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

20 March 1917

TRENCH RAID "FILMED" - CANADIANS' SMOKE CLOUD Clutha Leader, 20 March 1917 https://t.co/NpEcvtC37M via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

20 March 1917

Pragnell was preparing transfer for Methodist Trust of 14 acres of old show grounds. . https://t.co/ShVW0az7uf via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

20 March 1917

This morning I walked by Francis line, Carters road and Bank line and loafed since via @cox_diary

PapersPast

20 March 1917

MAORI PERJURY CHARGES - TWO RUAITES SENTENCED - Auckland Star, 20 March 1917 https://t.co/Tm433FghKn via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

20 March 1917

The Auckland non-commissioned officers of the Twenty-ninth Reinforcements. https://t.co/e9YeQo1yL8 https://t.co/jYyW9mjBus via @AkWeeklyNews

Leslie Adkin's diary

20 March 1917

Very poor sale on account of drought. https://t.co/Sz2XirJ6Bp via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

20 March 1917

A day of chill blasts, rain, sleet & snow. I was lucky in having a short round. Found various inside jobs in the afternoon. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

20 March 1917

GERMANY'S WALL OF STEEL BROKEN - Ashburton Guardian, 20 March 1917 https://t.co/tvEFg9mPgv via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

19 March 1917

WHO ARE THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE? - Sun, 19 March 1917 https://t.co/uyhvZt7PXt via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

19 March 1917

In the morning Henry was making out the shearers accounts. https://t.co/EeSxnxzpZ8 via @csclarke_diary

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