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.

PapersPast

20 November 1917

OUTBREAKS AT COKER'S - Suspicious circumstances - Press, 20 November 1917 https://t.co/Cze6xfGTKH via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

19 November 1917

I planted in the round bed 3 Bonfire Salvia, 1 Pelargonium, 1 Red Begonia. https://t.co/9ABdSPWmFd via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

19 November 1917

POLITICAL CENSORSHIP ABOLISHED - Ashburton Guardian, 19 November 1917 https://t.co/NrCQO7idBk via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

19 November 1917

Italians now holding up the Austro-German troops with great courage and inflicting heavy casualties. . https://t.co/2ljSMOTsV1 via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

19 November 1917

I went through the rejected Robin Adair seed to pick some out for a man and got a sugar bag via @cox_diary

PapersPast

19 November 1917

THE RUSSIAN JUMBLE - Kerensky reported routed - Northern Advocate, 19 November 1917 https://t.co/LIYJeaUfex via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

19 November 1917

Mr Oag helped put in the shearing machine, repair windows & build up woolpress. I went looking for shearers but did not succeed. via @Denton_Diary

Edward Aubrey

19 November 1917

Dec 25th 1918..our Xmas dinner was nothing to write home about but we all hope to have a better one in 1919 https://t.co/ps7EDhYTvy via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

19 November 1917

Rode up to Sonoma & pulled foxgloves (5 hours) on Leighton paddock. https://t.co/gVKD0JblST via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

19 November 1917

A lecture on the Navy in the War. Sir Julian Corbett, official naval historian, a poor speaker reduced interest to boredom. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

19 November 1917

DISASTROUS OUTBREAK IN CHRISTCHURCH - Four people lose their lives - Ashburton Guardian, 19 November 1917 https://t.co/AdDJ6v2VES via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

18 November 1917

Revd Boyle held his last service in the Hall in the morning, there was a large congregation. https://t.co/lyoWgnoQt7 via @csclarke_diary

Fred Welch's diary

18 November 1917

I thinned the plums from two of our trees. Took off one Japanese tree a total of 6250. . https://t.co/RbXqkABRKx via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

18 November 1917

I did my washing and a few odd jobs and I wrote to Pollie this evening via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 November 1917

Over to Becker's cow-shed. Took two ½ plate photos of the milking with machines. https://t.co/8hibYDbLS7 via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

18 November 1917

A beautiful day. Dodged church parade by falling out on the way to Trinity. Explored the town. via @McCaw_diary

Bert Denton's Diary

17 November 1917

Went to Mrs Smellies funeral. Took over a load of groceries, came from Wellington from farmers co-op. https://t.co/9LWPkGxUU6 via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

17 November 1917

ANGRY ALLISON - Fires at Constable Fox - NZ Truth, 17 November 1917 https://t.co/rMPQIHdTOS via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

17 November 1917

My back was very much better. I was working in the flower garden all day. https://t.co/S02eGAiXW0 via @csclarke_diary

Fred Welch's diary

17 November 1917

Not much doing. Strolled down to the Park for a while during the afternoon. . https://t.co/BqIzfmvJal via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

17 November 1917

I was sorting out potatoes again today….I have a cold and do not feel too well via @cox_diary

PapersPast

17 November 1917

HENRY YOUNG AGAIN - A matter of wife maintenance this time - NZ Truth, 17 November 1917 https://t.co/BEIo7t8v5a via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

17 November 1917

sailed from England on Dec 9th 1918 so had 10 months & 4 days in hosp..looking forward to a good trip home https://t.co/hVk8tSkDlH via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

17 November 1917

Very fine hot day. Dead beat so stayed at home. https://t.co/zOhWH5TTLf via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

17 November 1917

FATAL SHOOTING OCCURRENCE AT FALEASIU - Samoanische Zeitung, 17 November 1917 https://t.co/gHaaIXokjc via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

16 November 1917

CHARLIE CHAPLIN IN KHAKI - Idol of millions gets his chance - Taihape Daily Times, 16 November 1917 https://t.co/T8qdbUtWCD via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

16 November 1917

PapersPast

16 November 1917

CHEESE PUNCHERS IDEA OF "FUN" - Opunake Times, 16 November 1917 https://t.co/njKWwRmcNT via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

16 November 1917

Mr and Mrs Rayner were out today and I had to get my own dinner via @cox_diary

Fred Welch's diary

16 November 1917

McLaren & his intended inspected after tea and then came up to our place & an agreement was signed. . https://t.co/FptzxCbXbF via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

16 November 1917

NGAURUHOE - A hoary old blowhole - Ohinemuri Gazette, 16 November 1917 https://t.co/bD1clS54MP via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

16 November 1917

Left Oaklands Park Hosp. on Dec 8th 1918 after being there for 8 months & 8 days https://t.co/5BB4WkerEi via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

16 November 1917

Had a bad time killing the tuberculose steer. https://t.co/1Tc2JYejnD via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

16 November 1917

A lecture this morn by the C.O. gave us many hints on the conduct of officers. Spent the afternoon shooting on the range. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

16 November 1917

THE WEST COAST HOLD-UP - Suspect arrested in Christchurch - Oamaru Mail, 16 November 1917 https://t.co/FIG6uMg5Y2 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

15 November 1917

MAKING UNFITS FIT - NEW TRAINING FOR RECRUITS - The Colonist, 15 November 1917 https://t.co/yIULPRDKwW via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

15 November 1917

Revd Boyle gave a Lecture on the English Language. I was sorry I was unable to go. https://t.co/3OTuQEnDjp via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

15 November 1917

MUSIC BY WIRELESS - Bruce Herald, 15 November 1917 https://t.co/I9Oh7YFF7T via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

15 November 1917

After dinner I got M Jaques to come over from Te Ore Ore to operate on our pony colt. . https://t.co/gHSMsus9Ik via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

15 November 1917

I set out some onions in the garden, helped Mr Rayner saw some firewood and since was sorting out seed potatoes via @cox_diary

Edward Aubrey

15 November 1917

arrived Oaklands Park evening of March 30th 1918. Operated on at Oaklands Park Hospital on July 12th 1918 https://t.co/YVKNpLuztB via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

15 November 1917

Branded the 8 new steers at Cheslyn Rise yard. https://t.co/WDxVI3ov0d via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

15 November 1917

Issued with lunch bags - 2 sandwiches, 1 meat pie, 1 apple - & marched off to the Gog & Magog Hills for manoeuvres in fog. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

15 November 1917

MURDER AND ROBBERY - The Greymouth sensation - Southland Times, 15 November 1917 https://t.co/H9krtmTGaL via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

14 November 1917

MILK VENDORS HEAVILY FINED - Ashburton Guardian, 14 November 1917 https://t.co/Nl9AeWK57p via @PapersPastNZ

NR Smith's Letters

14 November 1917

We are looking forward to the day when we shall see any bit of old N.Z. rise out of the water. https://t.co/bOELiH6V4r via @NRSmith_letters

CS Clarke's Diary

14 November 1917

The election of a County Councillor for this Riding took place to day. https://t.co/2Bx6d39AIK via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

14 November 1917

DISPLAY OF CHINESE SILKS - Wanganui Herald, 14 November 1917 https://t.co/vAKgyaVS3F via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

14 November 1917

Bertha down town with baby & Marjorie we had lunch at Hugo & Shearers tea rooms. . https://t.co/EZF6KTRW2r via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

14 November 1917

I finished taking mould from the wood heap and was hoeing and weeding since via @cox_diary

PapersPast

14 November 1917

GENTLEMEN WHO HAVE BEEN TORPEDOED - The day after - Wanganui Herald, 14 November 1917 https://t.co/mOegGEmqm5 via @PapersPastNZ

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