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

18 January 1919

A GINGER WINE ORGY - NZ Truth, 18 January 1919 https://t.co/pfH7qCf3Mr via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

18 January 1919

Read nearly all day except for a visit to the barber's for a 2d shave. I'm too lazy to use my own razor. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

17 January 1919

PROHIBITION IN UNITED STATES - Ratification said to be assured - Otago Daily Times, 17 January 1919 https://t.co/dVj8LEFEQo via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

17 January 1919

To Ordnance Stores again where I received my suitcase, now ornamented with my name for 4/6d. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

16 January 1919

LURED BY LIGHT - Magic for fish hauls - Ashburton Guardian, 16 January 1919 https://t.co/EQlEmBYDon via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

16 January 1919

The holiday call to the seaside: animated scene on the fine beach at Point Chevalier, Auckland. https://t.co/0JdDEIDJlk via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

15 January 1919

WARSHIPS FOR SALE - Manawatu Times, 15 January 1919 https://t.co/b5ZLSK1Qsb via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

15 January 1919

Dressed myself as well as possible & had my photo taken. Which was about all I did all day except read. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

14 January 1919

THE LADY COP - No experiment now - Clutha Leader, 14 January 1919 https://t.co/GLWHtIzBlK via @PapersPastNZ