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

27 April 1917

OUTBREAK OF DIPHTHERIA - Clutha Leader, 27 April 1917 https://t.co/tVUgFnZnXV via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

27 April 1917

Lily was bottling Quinces. https://t.co/X9lxpqpNEo via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

27 April 1917

MR ADAMS WINS THE MAYORALTY BY A MAJORITY OF SIXTEEN VOTES - Bay of Plenty Times, 27 April 1917 https://t.co/NDnrgKrOt0 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

27 April 1917

In memory of Anzac: guns, now for ever dumb, of HMS Cornwallis trained on the Turkish positions after our... https://t.co/lKu1ucR3QL via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

27 April 1917

Wrote letter to Leo & sent him cheque for £ 3 to pay some of his College fees. . https://t.co/blwAnFyNm6 via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

27 April 1917

Bright today and warm. I worked until 2pm at Feasts digging up the flower garden via @cox_diary

PapersPast

27 April 1917

FAT FROM THE DEAD - NZ Herald, 27 April 1917 https://t.co/gabXqYVF1v via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

27 April 1917

Read "The Iron Heel" by J London. https://t.co/4U85DHEiCB via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

27 April 1917

Packed up & prepared for another move. Now we are back again in Nieppe in the old home. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

27 April 1917

FOOD PROBLEM IN EUROPE - Grey River Argus, 27 April 1917 https://t.co/e5nbZDB0aM via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

26 April 1917

BOY WITH AN ALIAS - CHARGED WITH THEFT - Auckland Star, 26 April 1917 https://t.co/L9B1r8gxOC via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

26 April 1917

In the morning I was in the river trying to divert the water into one channel. https://t.co/zjsbxiJxx7 via @csclarke_diary

James Cox's diary

26 April 1917

This morning I walked to Greytown and back and loafed since. I received a parcel of Pearsons today via @cox_diary

PapersPast

26 April 1917

ANZACS ENTERTAINED - A CHAT ABOUT THE SOLDIERS CLUB - Ashburton Guardian, 26 April 1917 https://t.co/1qFYlfCOwv via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

26 April 1917

Lansdowne ratepayers to vote on our loan proposal for another reservoir holding 80,000 gallons. . https://t.co/CA7bzZJtNV via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

26 April 1917

Care of the little ones: the scene in the General Hospital grounds, Auckland, last Saturday when the... https://t.co/btTmy5yrnR via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

26 April 1917

MACHINES VERSUS MEN - Hawera & Normanby Star, 26 April 1917 https://t.co/vnKRhEJyvU via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

26 April 1917

George & I rode up to Sonoma. https://t.co/ip9mXZxA3B via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

26 April 1917

This evening Fritz dropped a few in the Aussie battery behind us. We watched them carry on as tho' it were quite usual. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

26 April 1917

A NEW SOUTH WALES TRAGEDY - Supposed murder of a woman - Colonist, 26 March 1917 https://t.co/SFZcqbKC8P via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

25 April 1917

It rained heavily last night and nearly all morning, the river is rising. https://t.co/jXWDYT8RMM via @csclarke_diary

Vic Smith's Letters

25 April 1917

Flying fish were seen in large numbers. They could fly about one hundred yards without resting. https://t.co/bVavohjgex via @VHSmith_Letters

Fred Welch's diary

25 April 1917

This being the Anniversary of the landing of the troops on Gallipoli the day was a half holiday. . https://t.co/0Rw9AWLXVR via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

25 April 1917

TO-DAY'S THE DAY - Maoriland Worker, 25 April 1917 https://t.co/14UoB4bAO5 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

25 April 1917

Worked at Cheslyn Rise. https://t.co/nljaPsBH5Z via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

25 April 1917

New Zealanders leaving to fight for their country. The troopship containing the second half of the... https://t.co/hceeZzsXYo via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

25 April 1917

DEATH FROM FRACTURED SKULL - Otago Daily Times, 25 April 1917 https://t.co/dxVH4u8LnA via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

24 April 1917

A RIOT OF ROSES - THE CHRISTCHURCH ROSE GARDEN - Star, 24 April 1917 https://t.co/lUAYvRrnqr via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

24 April 1917

Henry drove down to Te Araroa to get some flour and sugar. https://t.co/Qxly9QCYk6 via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

24 April 1917

CHARGES AGAINST MINERS - THE GO-SLOW POLICY - Southland Times, 24 April 1917 https://t.co/6ZXp75dv5M via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

24 April 1917

Coal miners’ strike in New Zealand fizzled out the various bodies having decided to resume work. . https://t.co/DYXCLfaWuk via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

24 April 1917

Progress of Hastings: the fine new municipal buildings which were officially opened last week in the... https://t.co/Em2nnobj42 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

24 April 1917

"Away Above Them All!" - Pukekohe & Waiuku Times, 24 April 1917 https://t.co/mySpDNDqAQ via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

24 April 1917

Drove 11 weaner heifers of Father's to Levin sale. https://t.co/cdUXL8CxyT via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

24 April 1917

This morning Fritz shelled the main road. I biked down a railway line until clear. This afternoon Fritz shelled the line. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

24 April 1917

THE RUSSIAN SITUATION - EXTREMISTS COLDLY RECEIVED - Press, 24 April 1917 https://t.co/R9Lbro5jqt via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

23 April 1917

FLORENCE ROCKWELL - "THE HOUSE OF GLASS" TONIGHT - Poverty Bay Herald, 23 April 1917 https://t.co/2jL4DttrEn via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

23 April 1917

I improved the track up from the creek. https://t.co/4CEbz9xZjf via @csclarke_diary

Vic Smith's Letters

23 April 1917

A sailor fell overboard during boat drill for the crew. https://t.co/nlzzfTaUb0 via @VHSmith_Letters

PapersPast

23 April 1917

DAIRYING IN TARANAKI - Ohinemuri Gazette, 23 April 1917 https://t.co/EGWSVcdKgZ via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

23 April 1917

War news state that the British & French have captured since April 4th 33,000 prisoners & 330 guns. . https://t.co/12U4gaQXB1 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

23 April 1917

THE FLYING SCHOOL - A sixty horse-power flier - Star, 23 April 1917 https://t.co/KVdwp8b2v0 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

23 April 1917

Welcome refreshments: a 'London' coffee stall behind the lines of the Somme. https://t.co/bNn6zJANHJ https://t.co/6JSOjfjsuZ via @AkWeeklyNews

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 April 1917

George & I rode up to Sonoma & sowed grass-seed. https://t.co/9C0a6AObMA via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

23 April 1917

It is a long way now to the Supply Dump, Post Office etc. Beautifully warm & clear. Consequently much aerial activity. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

23 April 1917

REVOLUTION IN HUNGARY BELIEVED TO BE IMMINENT - Otago Daily Times, 23 April 1917 https://t.co/y7oJqArOr4 via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

22 April 1917

Jack & Alf Essex came over in the morning, they went over to Pembertons and got a load of apples. https://t.co/dXqXi1oglH via @csclarke_diary

Vic Smith's Letters

22 April 1917

Owing to measles breaking out we [have] to go through an inhalation chamber every day. https://t.co/hWAA0tl1qu via @VHSmith_Letters

Fred Welch's diary

22 April 1917

My brother Ern, whom I had not seen for about 3 years, was passing George’s & they called him in. . https://t.co/9yh4U7uxMg via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

22 April 1917

The recent gigantic upheaval in New Zealand's thermal regions: another striking view of the crater in... https://t.co/WBU9ZXhqeI via @AkWeeklyNews

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 April 1917

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