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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

23 June 1917

PERISCOPING GROUSE - A POACHER'S NOVEL INVENTION - Thames Star, 23 June 1917 https://t.co/H1RdSd1ItI via @PapersPastNZ

Vic Smith's Letters

23 June 1917

[We] started on the long march to Etaples, passing through many villages. https://t.co/RhL4vvgAC0 via @VHSmith_Letters

PapersPast

23 June 1917

NOTES FOR WOMEN - Taranaki Herald, 23 June 1917 https://t.co/O3u37ZIMIA via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

23 June 1917

Mr Frazer rang up from Mangamahoe & asked me to go through to the Manawatu & look at Zillwoods. . https://t.co/FYzy8j6cZr via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

23 June 1917

I was digging in the garden today. I knocked off early to cut firewood for the stove via @cox_diary

PapersPast

23 June 1917

CLIVE'S CHARACTER - "An out-and-out waster" - NZ Truth, 23 June 1917 https://t.co/4nRnl5OOKe via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

23 June 1917

The bushman's home, near Kaitaia: a characteristic scene in the Far North of Auckland. https://t.co/EzpPsfoCFU via @AkWeeklyNews

Edward Aubrey

23 June 1917

one gallon a day for each man for washing purposes. This is real decent & we hope they keep it up https://t.co/0H7YQRGOn8 via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 June 1917

Saw 45 of the 47 steers … doing well so far. https://t.co/AlxvzQWGG0 via @adkin_diary