NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Life 100 years ago

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What if Twitter had been invented 100 years ago?

History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily quotes from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared in 'real-time' exactly 100 years later.

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