NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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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.

NZ Division Diary

26 February 1918

Weather unsettled with sunshine & sleet https://t.co/EBqUVOWLd8 via @NZDIV_Diary

PapersPast

26 February 1918

RUSSIA ACCEPTS GERMAN TERMS - Waikato Times, 26 February 1918 https://t.co/rccws9oArQ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

25 February 1918

LOCKED IN - Commercial traveller's adventures - Evening Post, 25 February 1918 https://t.co/20VhBRoBYc via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

25 February 1918

DANGEROUS EXPLOSION OF BENZINE FUMES - Vessel's hatches blown off - Northern Advocate, 25 February 1918 https://t.co/JM7mW83PT5 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

25 February 1918

I was hoeing cabbages in the paddock today by myself. The Government inspector came today to inspect the Boiler via @cox_diary

PapersPast

25 February 1918

ALLEGED MURDER - Tragedy at Karioi - Press, 25 February 1918 https://t.co/wkQXmBPaCq via @PapersPastNZ

NZ Division Diary

25 February 1918

Training carried out as laid down in memorandum [to 28 Feb] https://t.co/EBqUVOWLd8 https://t.co/dIq6VE3z11 via @NZDIV_Diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

25 February 1918

Maud drove to station to meet Mrs Herd who is to stay for a few days. https://t.co/GO7rexHXTp via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

25 February 1918

LATEST WAR NEWS - Out of Germany - Auckland Star, 25 February 1918 https://t.co/lf54UYvXNS via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

24 February 1918

I went to early Communion, there were only 3 present Collection 2/6. https://t.co/zQEkK4TgvY via @csclarke_diary

Fred Welch's diary

24 February 1918

Fine day. Cleaned up the back yard & made stand under the trees for the barrels of elder wine. . https://t.co/AoyJv3nG1Z via @FPWelchdiaries

NZ Division Diary

24 February 1918

Posts of 146 Bde (49 DIV) under command of NZ DIV received 1 officer 14 other ranks as result of enemy raid https://t.co/EBqUVOWLd8 via @NZDIV_Diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

24 February 1918

Nancy developed a croupy throat...We hope the little darling will be all right. https://t.co/2DOOw4wTci via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

23 February 1918

ATTACKED BY SWORDFISH - Motor-launch penetrated - NZ Herald, 23 February 1918 https://t.co/f1Dxakqrh5 via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

23 February 1918

I finished the kerbing up to the front gate. https://t.co/3j8p6Hbrt8 via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

23 February 1918

NOT GUILTY - Who murdered Donald Lewis Carrick? - NZ Truth, 23 February 1918 https://t.co/fT4FWWJiV6 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

23 February 1918

"HANDS UP" - "I'll shoot the _______!" NZ Truth, 23 February 1918 https://t.co/go0UsbVvtV via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

23 February 1918

Found dog Bob dead when we got up & Leo & I buried him under the Willow tree in the corner of the lawn. . https://t.co/nOy4z6kY90 via @FPWelchdiaries

NZ Division Diary

23 February 1918

2 Bde left by train to ST MARIE CAPPEL area. Relief of DIV in progress https://t.co/EBqUVOWLd8 via @NZDIV_Diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 February 1918

Drenched my 64 ewes & one old ram giving each 3 Coopers' Tablets. https://t.co/BDPkqk2LDY via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

23 February 1918

ROBBED AND ASSAULTED - Man found in tarpaulin - NZ Herald, 23 February 1918 https://t.co/79aFKs6wpB via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

22 February 1918

DAY OF THE FASTER SHIP - Taihape Daily Times, 22 February 1918 https://t.co/pmqgXYXwKw via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

22 February 1918

I picked up potatoes in the early paddock again today….Mr and Mrs Rayner went out this afternoon and I had to get tea for the Boys via @cox_diary

PapersPast

22 February 1918

TRACKING THE RAINBOW - Airmen find it in the clouds - Opunake Times, 22 February 1918 https://t.co/XmsmsCg14K via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 February 1918

Worked at home, making pathway & garden borders. https://t.co/mnbk6ggN4r via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

22 February 1918

Went to Oatlands Park hospital where I found cousin Alex Currie, his foot amputated, & spent an hour with him. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

22 February 1918

A CASTAWAY - Survivor from the Oreti - Waikato Times, 22 February 1918 https://t.co/Zh2sOKEs8U via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

21 February 1918

YESTERDAY'S EARTHQUAKE - Shocks felt in many places - New Zealand Times, 21 February 1918 https://t.co/i82XllSsSb via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

21 February 1918

Willie, Grace, George & Gertie went to a picnic to Ti Point, Mrs Simpson and I remaining at home. https://t.co/yFl7wvD7Aw via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

21 February 1918

AN ARROW BOY IN PARIS - Lake County Press, 21 February 1918 https://t.co/DqwcJopFRe via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

21 February 1918

A MYSTERIOUS DISEASE - Outbreak in New South Wales - Press, 21 February 1918 https://t.co/1lCHHlC9S1 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

21 February 1918

Rabbits...are doing considerable damage. https://t.co/n9LfcgCOxq via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

21 February 1918

A letter from brother Peter announcing that he is again in hospital in France. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

21 February 1918

Snapshots at Arkle's Bay, one of Auckland's popular seaside resorts. https://t.co/mgxScn2bPa https://t.co/zfqgw2gk0u via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

21 February 1918

DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS - Auckland Star, 21 February 1918 https://t.co/eN69FOeQz2 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 February 1918

HOUSEHOLD RECIPES - Vegetarian sausages - Maoriland Worker, 20 February 1918 https://t.co/WBh7LS68rQ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 February 1918

FRENCH AND EDIBLE SNAILS - Mataura Ensign, 20 February 1918 https://t.co/OjCfGVMlUZ via @PapersPastNZ

NZ Division Diary

20 February 1918

James Cox's diary

20 February 1918

I was doing a lot of odd jobs in the garden and elsewhere today but had an easy day via @cox_diary

PapersPast

20 February 1918

AN ABDUCTION CASE - Grey River Argus, 20 February 1918 https://t.co/B1HC8VDcvB via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

20 February 1918

Later in afternoon drenched the lambs with Coopers' Tablets. https://t.co/qEkROL0upg via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

20 February 1918

DISAPPEARANCE OF A GIRL EXPLAINED - Dominion, 20 February 1918 https://t.co/EaThDkj2Jr via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

19 February 1918

AFRICAN TRAGEDIES - Areas devastated - Northern Advocate, 19 February 1918 https://t.co/FXYPVlWctl via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

19 February 1918

WHAT IS A WOWSER? - Waikato Times, 19 February 1918 https://t.co/LoaGeyBaFD via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

19 February 1918

I was helping Joe skin and bury a cow this morning and doing odd jobs since via @cox_diary

PapersPast

19 February 1918

LABOUR'S PEACE VIEWS - Thames Star, 19 February 1918 https://t.co/Im6U0Cod3z via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

19 February 1918

The sale was rather dull but sold at 15/5 & 9/9 respectively. https://t.co/PkNrtrvhfn via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

19 February 1918

BOMBS DROPPED ON LONDON - Southland Times, 19 February 1918 https://t.co/dVT4PTgQle via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

18 February 1918

THRESHING BY ELECTRICITY - In full swing at Lincoln - Nelson Evening Mail, 18 February 1918 https://t.co/Cf54LC9m2D via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

18 February 1918

It thundered, lightened and rained early this morning, but it turned out a fine day. https://t.co/2YXQX18q8b via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

18 February 1918

DR BEDFORD DROWNED - Tragic fatality at Whangarei - North Otago Times, 18 February 1918 https://t.co/Bfxf96ME8q via @PapersPastNZ

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