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.

Fred Welch's diary

26 April 1919

Leo & Gretta left for Waikato to attend their Cousin Bert Bertelsens wedding. Leo to act as best man. . https://t.co/IlqxQJAtEg via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

26 April 1919

THE LIQUOR POLL - Substantial win for continuance anticipated - NZ Truth, 26 April 1919 https://t.co/lmb99smLMl via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

26 April 1919

The great contest: No 5. The finish. https://t.co/z4Ltj3siJL https://t.co/vPX6TaLHmr via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

25 April 1919

Dug our late potatoes or most of them & sorted out about one hundred weight to keep for seed. . https://t.co/nnJXFxIqOf via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

25 April 1919

INDIAN RIOTS - Official details - Press, 25 April 1919 https://t.co/KnOb8pup6j via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

25 April 1919

How many New Zealanders spend the Easter holidays: picturesque camping and boating scenes. https://t.co/ypwAff857D via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

24 April 1919

Berthas’ Birthday age 45. Dull day. Light showers during the afternoon. . https://t.co/0IOL8lbMVa via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

24 April 1919

ESCAPED GERMANS - Surrender to police - Taranaki Daily News, 24 April 1919 https://t.co/yPnPl4NFg5 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

24 April 1919

March of the returned Maori Battalion through the streets of Rotorua. https://t.co/UFp6O5w6jY https://t.co/mBOW2J46ST via @AkWeeklyNews