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

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