NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Life 100 years ago

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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

20 November 1917

OUTBREAKS AT COKER'S - Suspicious circumstances - Press, 20 November 1917 https://t.co/Cze6xfGTKH via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

19 November 1917

I planted in the round bed 3 Bonfire Salvia, 1 Pelargonium, 1 Red Begonia. https://t.co/9ABdSPWmFd via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

19 November 1917

POLITICAL CENSORSHIP ABOLISHED - Ashburton Guardian, 19 November 1917 https://t.co/NrCQO7idBk via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

19 November 1917

Italians now holding up the Austro-German troops with great courage and inflicting heavy casualties. . https://t.co/2ljSMOTsV1 via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

19 November 1917

I went through the rejected Robin Adair seed to pick some out for a man and got a sugar bag via @cox_diary

PapersPast

19 November 1917

THE RUSSIAN JUMBLE - Kerensky reported routed - Northern Advocate, 19 November 1917 https://t.co/LIYJeaUfex via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

19 November 1917

Mr Oag helped put in the shearing machine, repair windows & build up woolpress. I went looking for shearers but did not succeed. via @Denton_Diary

Edward Aubrey

19 November 1917

Dec 25th 1918..our Xmas dinner was nothing to write home about but we all hope to have a better one in 1919 https://t.co/ps7EDhYTvy via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

19 November 1917

Rode up to Sonoma & pulled foxgloves (5 hours) on Leighton paddock. https://t.co/gVKD0JblST via @adkin_diary