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

EDUCATION OF GIRLS - Domestic science and other matters - Nelson Evening Mail, 20 November 1917 https://t.co/y18fmcZ1p4 via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

20 November 1917

I had a ride in the cream cart as far as the Ti Point School. https://t.co/gMgBsXw7dU via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

20 November 1917

A MESSAGE TO THIN, WEAK, SCRAWNY FOLKS - Advertisement - Evening Post, 20 November 1917 https://t.co/aPKfq9tXx9 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

20 November 1917

Fine day. At office. Not much doing. Wrote letter to Gretta & sent her a 20/- note. . https://t.co/GtKJaf25rx via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

20 November 1917

I did some hoeing in the garden after breakfast and since have been at the seed potatoes in the lower shed via @cox_diary

PapersPast

20 November 1917

JAM - 50,000,000lbs OF IT! - Fielding Star, 20 November 1917 https://t.co/LCMPunjod4 via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

20 November 1917

Several of our men missed that boat at Colon so had to go by train to Panama where they picked us up https://t.co/zSEEPqtoDO via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

20 November 1917

Interesting address by Chaplain Rands, on the men & life in the Military Camps. https://t.co/iC9TFLD4FD via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

20 November 1917

Managed to evade bayonet work by football training. To the pictures, where we saw the Main Body leaving Wellington in 1914! via @McCaw_diary