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.

Leslie Adkin's diary

26 September 1918

Hugh arrived on final leave. https://t.co/trbtytnP93 via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

26 September 1918

Our departure being postponed we had an extempore programme of PT & a route march. In the evening we held an excellent concert. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

26 September 1918

The flax industry in New Zealand: interesting views connected with this important industry. https://t.co/82nyO1Hq4R via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

26 September 1918

WELLINGTON CENTRAL BY-ELECTION - Mr Mack's candidature - Press, 26 September 1918 https://t.co/2svgC72mWC via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

25 September 1918

WILD LIFE IN NEW ZEALAND - Otago Witness, 25 September 1918 https://t.co/wb52gAWbaC via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

25 September 1918

It was fine in the morning, I planted out 8 Canditufts near the Azalia tree also dug up again the long bed. https://t.co/vW4rkGen7Z via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

25 September 1918

Honey flows at low temperatures - Otago Witness, 25 September 1918 https://t.co/G8JSvuNKpl via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

25 September 1918

Our Jack in bed with bad attack of Bronchitis. Mother sent two parcels of sox, towels, etc to our Leo. . https://t.co/QiIXhRUQid via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

25 September 1918

HOME INTERESTS - Cinnamon buns - Otago Witness, 25 September 1918 https://t.co/Qzz0pFpuMS via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

25 September 1918

Dull & showery. Started making a bridge over Koputaroa Stream. https://t.co/1K7bK9qIUe via @adkin_diary

NZ Division Diary

25 September 1918

1Bde relieved 2Bde as Leading Bde Group. The 2Bde became Reserve Bde Group https://t.co/ylpEeudrPD https://t.co/NpGpK9uPTD via @NZDIV_Diary

Auckland Weekly News

25 September 1918

Delights of the canoe on the source of the Waikato river at Lake Taupo, North Island of New Zealand. https://t.co/JCFDpuGsea via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

25 September 1918

ALLIED ADVANCE CONTINUED - Otago Witness, 25 September 1918 https://t.co/CHB49e5FRC via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

24 September 1918

INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC - Christchurch doctor's views - Mataura Ensign, 24 September 1918 https://t.co/onA36c71i9 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

24 September 1918

DEATH OF FAMOUS COMPOSER - Liza Lehmann - Press, 24 September 1918 https://t.co/a2YE2biywq via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

24 September 1918

THE DEMAND FOR LAND - Minister's warning - Wanganui Chronicle, 24 September 1918 https://t.co/pI6oqVfXvW via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

24 September 1918

Prices of cattle rising very slowly as yet on account of unseasonable weather. https://t.co/7Re6mDJuqE via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

24 September 1918

TURKISH ARMY WIPED OUT - 65,000 prisoners - Thames Star, 24 September 1918 https://t.co/z15p7qLCX0 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

23 September 1918

Saw Ladner who agreed to buy Mrs O’ Neill’s house in Hogg Crescent if mortgage to be paid off. . https://t.co/OyzVyBF4VW via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

23 September 1918

CHINESE AFFAIRS - North v. South - Otago Daily Times, 23 September 1918 https://t.co/Y60jWCquBV via @PapersPastNZ

NR Smith's Letters

23 September 1918

Food is evidently becoming more plentiful as a lot of the restrictions seem to be removed now. https://t.co/gVRWLOvLbK via @NRSmith_letters

CS Clarke's Diary

23 September 1918

I went down to the barley paddock & cut & brought home some pea sticks, firewood and kindling wood. https://t.co/Ta2tWscquO via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

23 September 1918

MR F. D. ROOSEVELT ILL - Dominion, 23 September 1918 https://t.co/yXRI1aBsV5 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

23 September 1918

THE "V.C." PIGEON - Press, 23 September 1918 https://t.co/iw88EhfV9h via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 September 1918

Invitation from J Allan Thomson to join proposed excursion to Middle Clarence Valley. https://t.co/KkBlusVVSV via @adkin_diary

NZ Division Diary

23 September 1918

2Bde relieved 3Bde as Leading Bde Group, the latter becoming Reserve Bde Group https://t.co/ylpEeudrPD https://t.co/Ru1f3YLC71 via @NZDIV_Diary

PapersPast

23 September 1918

MAORIS SENTENCED - Military service refused - Southland Times, 23 September 1918 https://t.co/2xowUjNBG7 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

23 September 1918

CS Clarke's Diary

22 September 1918

Revd Gould held service in the Hall in the morning, I attended. https://t.co/Y2bSTL9IbM via @csclarke_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 September 1918

Gertie & I drove to church in evening. https://t.co/37JwztL6o3 via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

22 September 1918

Snowstorm in progress on Bealey Flat, Arthur's Pass, Canterbury, in the South Island of New Zealand. https://t.co/MswZ1IIUha via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

21 September 1918

THE KITCHEN - Rock buns - Observer, 21 September 1918 https://t.co/UegW6yg3sF via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

21 September 1918

Willie was ploughing in the orchard, I was working in the garden. https://t.co/BS3y6gVT7M via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

21 September 1918

A SHOOTING SENSATION - A woman and a revolver - NZ Truth, 21 September 1918 https://t.co/Fbsny9AqYC via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

21 September 1918

Rain. Indications for a cold S Easter but toward evening it cleared for fine weather. Down to office. . https://t.co/lC4AiVLxyu via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

21 September 1918

A QUACK SENT TO QUOD - Rumble's rheumatic rubbish - NZ Truth, 21 September 191 8http://ow.ly/6XCI30lQnJ6 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

21 September 1918

Continued clearing, levelling & top-dressing with distributor. https://t.co/bFAN9Y1V3S via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

21 September 1918

A morning of odd jobs - returning surplus kit, kit inspections & gear cleaning. via @McCaw_diary

NZ Division Diary

21 September 1918

3Bde relieved 1Bde as leading Bde Group, the latter becoming Reserve Bde Group https://t.co/ylpEeudrPD https://t.co/ZGKhSp68Qj via @NZDIV_Diary

PapersPast

21 September 1918

THE LOSS OF BAKU - A hazardous expedition - Waikato Times, 21 September 1918 https://t.co/5Lx20PTNMm via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 September 1918

A FREAK SHELL - Remarkable air trip - Opunake Times, 20 September 1918 https://t.co/3mSqKh8YhQ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 September 1918

THE FATAL EPIDEMIC - Permeated whole convoy - Northern Advocate, 20 September 1918 https://t.co/rpQ06GqRBT via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 September 1918

WOMEN AND FOOTBALL - To the editor - Southland Times, 20 September 1918 https://t.co/s2Bfx0yCl4 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

20 September 1918

Took home a batch of shrubs & planted behind house. https://t.co/XZ6bLzOwL2 via @adkin_diary

NZ Division Diary

20 September 1918

Order No.201 issued ordering 2Bde to relieve 3Bde as leading Bde Group on 23rd instant https://t.co/F2GVsI5TTa via @NZDIV_Diary

PapersPast

20 September 1918

THE BRITISH ATTACK - Troops advance in heavy rainstorms - Poverty Bay Herald, 20 September 1918 https://t.co/yGc17n0PEW via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

19 September 1918

CENTURY-OLD TRAGEDY - Remarkable discovery - Greymouth Evening Star, 19 September 1918 https://t.co/GPaktzFDuP via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

19 September 1918

It was a very fine day, but very cold in the morning as the wind was S. Willie was ploughing in the orchard. https://t.co/Rtoo4adzcF via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

19 September 1918

SNOW IN MASTERTON - Feilding Star, 19 September 1918 https://t.co/Io67ItrVEa via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

19 September 1918

I did not go out before dinner but had a short walk this afternoon. I have caught a cold the last days somehow via @cox_diary

PapersPast

19 September 1918

YOUTHFUL IMMORALITY - Present-day conditions - NZ Herald, 19 September 1918 https://t.co/sH1Mu2Mps0 via @PapersPastNZ

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