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

22 July 1918

SNOW FALL IN WELLINGTON - Very rare occurrence - Grey River Argus, https://t.co/wL2gU6pzFo via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

22 July 1918

It was a very cold showery day. Willie has influenza and was sitting by the fire all day. https://t.co/Ymx9Jh8z9z via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

22 July 1918

NEW SURGERY - Artificial limbs moved at will - Grey River Argus, 22 July 1918 https://t.co/ZzLNHxlgtM via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

22 July 1918

The Age reported today that it is the heaviest snowfall in the Wairarapa since 1868 via @cox_diary

PapersPast

22 July 1918

RUSSIA - Fate of the Czar - Taranaki Daily News, 22 July 1918 https://t.co/oftfJLfRqP via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 July 1918

At 3.50pm snow started to fall heavily...A beautiful sight but no good to farmers. https://t.co/s22Zf1jGUl via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

22 July 1918

The southerly still rages. Back to camp. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

22 July 1918

Kit inspection: New Zealanders behind the lines on the Western Front. https://t.co/jJql3LUGBN https://t.co/aXHVREi0hC via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

22 July 1918

SNOW AT CHRISTCHURCH - Ashburton Guardian, 22 July 1918 https://t.co/k5NDEVcegV via @PapersPastNZ