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

25 June 1919

Mr McGregor arrived from Wanganui to inspect property & we had a long talk in regard to same. . https://t.co/7FBx0CCimu via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

25 June 1919

SINKINGS AT KIEL - French comments - Ashburton Guardian, 25 June 1919 https://t.co/zgO8oy8eBZ via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

24 June 1919

Arrived Pahiatua & booked accommodation at the Trocadero, the hotels being full up. . https://t.co/avMVCnMBuh via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

24 June 1919

BURGLARY IN VOGUE - Another instance reported - Northern Advocate, 24 June 1919 https://t.co/tjf8XnYDaT via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

23 June 1919

McGregor rang up from Wanganui to say he could not get down until Thursday. . https://t.co/Ew9GnamdKQ via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

23 June 1919

ESCAPED PRISONER RECAPTURED - Lyttelton Times, 23 June 1919 https://t.co/4CGfi70NiS via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

23 June 1919

A would-be Bolshevist Napoleon: Trotsky, the creator of the Red Amy, reviewing troops at Moscow. https://t.co/5KSKl7trlD via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

22 June 1919

Wild windy day with showers from the West & hailstone occasionally. . https://t.co/HNMyTMgJtM via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

22 June 1919

Present-day transit in Auckland: modern electric tram-cars running along Queen Street. https://t.co/Zx4m65Dn8v via @AkWeeklyNews