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PapersPast

14 December 1917

REVOLT IN PORTUGAL - President a prisoner - Sun, 14 December 1917 https://t.co/kHtMc1OdZF via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

13 December 1917

A HUSBAND'S REVENGE - Wife's affections corrupted - Northern Advocate, 13 December 1917 https://t.co/Vb0CUYnhIc via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

13 December 1917

Willie went up to Auckland in the “Kotiti” to be examined by the Medical Board. https://t.co/zQndrb62sa via @csclarke_diary

NR Smith's Letters

13 December 1917

Still at base a long way from trouble. Remaining here some time yet from present indications. https://t.co/wcTQTVMbQA via @NRSmith_letters

PapersPast

13 December 1917

QUARREL BETWEEN BROTHERS - Fisticuffs in the street - NZ Herald, 13 December 1917 https://t.co/ImtSTzJ8M8 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

13 December 1917

I cut up a few docks and then Mr Rayner set me to pull … potatoes in the paddock at the foot of the hill via @cox_diary

PapersPast

13 December 1917

TROTSKY'S REMARKABLE SPEECH - Threat to the Allies and Germany - Ashburton Guardian, 13 December 1917 https://t.co/KLrTIRjrvZ via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

13 December 1917

Shearers finished Father's "young" ewes at 11.50am. https://t.co/h1U9g3tOkA via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

13 December 1917

New Zealanders halting amidst the barley fields of Palestine. https://t.co/nD3WwT4Yk2 https://t.co/iUwmz2SkPH via @AkWeeklyNews

Corp. William McCaw

13 December 1917

Acted as platoon sergeant. All the morn on an attack across muddy ploughed fields between Granchester & Coton. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

13 December 1917

MATA-HARI - SPY - What will her Memoirs reveal - Manawatu Times, 13 December 1917 https://t.co/IahenirRPH via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

13 December 1917

Received letter from Leo stating he had enlisted & had passed the medical teat as a first class life. . https://t.co/Ke4zGIF1ow via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

12 December 1917

BOLSHEVIK INFLUENCE WANING - Another outbreak feared - Evening Post, 12 December 1917 https://t.co/wtkz1qLvvy via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

12 December 1917

The sad news came through that Leonard Wyatt had been killed in France. https://t.co/O9WPpiEXae via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

12 December 1917

THE WOMAN MOVEMENT - Miss Henry appeals to Australian women - Maoriland Worker, 12 December 1917 https://t.co/f2o0SJRrr6 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

12 December 1917

Letter from Bertie from Dunedin saying arrived there safely & was returning with Leo on Friday. . https://t.co/Kx3SsCUteL via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

12 December 1917

Some showers last night. Bright today and warm. I worked in the garden weeding and hoeing today via @cox_diary

PapersPast

12 December 1917

HALIFAX CATASTROPHE - How the disaster occurred - Press, 12 December 1917 https://t.co/Am1nGZrsyS via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

12 December 1917

The shearers went on with Father's rams and "young" ewes. https://t.co/PIGhBcNFy3 via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

12 December 1917

Invited to dinner at Capt. Buckmaster's. Old "Buck" is making a very honest effort to appreciate the Colonials. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

12 December 1917

MAINTENANCE OF FUTURE PEACE - An international navy - Colonist, 12 December 1917 https://t.co/VPytTG3oP4 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

11 December 1917

ACCIDENT AT STONEY CREEK - Clutha Leader, 11 December 1917 https://t.co/ObFdCX36IE via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

11 December 1917

I planted a long row of Canadian Wonder Beans in the new garden. https://t.co/pl5b3XmHzq via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

11 December 1917

FORTUNE-TELLING ALLEGED - Strange cases in Wellington court - Nelson Evening Mail, 11 December 1917 https://t.co/a9iNk3XaX1 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

11 December 1917

War news state that British have captured the Holy city Jerusalem from the Turks. . https://t.co/9A1kX6Qyeb via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

11 December 1917

This morning I broke the big stones on the entrance road since dinner I hoed some of the cabbages via @cox_diary

PapersPast

11 December 1917

RUSSIAN CHAOS - Otago Daily Times, 11 December 1917 https://t.co/V0MHlA1rvl via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

11 December 1917

Appeal[ed] against an income tax of about £45. https://t.co/NXcjV4u71d via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

11 December 1917

RIOTS IN PORTUGAL - Revolutionary outbreak - Otago Daily Times, 11 December 1917 https://t.co/2HeEhvwyBM via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

10 December 1917

THE ADDINGTON MURDER - Arrest of the mother - Sun, 10 December 1917 https://t.co/XrwtZnjoRM via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

10 December 1917

COLOUR SCHEMES FOR SHATTERED NERVES - Star, 10 December 1917 https://t.co/0r47Pnfguu via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

10 December 1917

Hand nearly as large as two & swelling spreading up the arm & down the fingers. . https://t.co/4wH9RqqxMX via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

10 December 1917

I was doing odd jobs of one sort and another all day and did not do much....I got another parcel of Pearsons weekly today via @cox_diary

PapersPast

10 December 1917

HOT STUFF - Observer, 10 December 1917 https://t.co/pcQEOTtg9T via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

10 December 1917

Wet night so no shearing tomorrow. https://t.co/e2Xu9mPrWj via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

10 December 1917

Dull old Monday & I have caught a cold. Exam results were very surprising to me. 93% & second place. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

10 December 1917

MURDER OF LITTLE BOY - A terrible crime - NZ Times, 10 December 1917 https://t.co/ywtfg97V09 via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

9 December 1917

I read service in the Church in the afternoon, 18 present Collection 6/2. https://t.co/npPUfwGyBL via @csclarke_diary

Fred Welch's diary

9 December 1917

Hand very bad at night and I thought of going to Dr Cowie to lance it but decided to wait until morning. . https://t.co/X6DtvfpkFo via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

9 December 1917

Sunday.... I did my washing today and got it dry. I also wrote to Tom and had my usual work to attend to so got very little leisure via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

9 December 1917

Down to church in Cheslyn Rise car - Methodist Sunday School Anniversary. https://t.co/sUZBNTUxaz via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

8 December 1917

A TRIP TO NEWTOWN WORTHWHILE - Evening Post, 8 December 1917 https://t.co/j1pin7nJGV via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

8 December 1917

CANADIAN DISASTER - Great explosion - NZ Herald, 8 December 1917 https://t.co/x36Gc0qfrQ via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

8 December 1917

Hand getting worse regardless of bathing in hot water & poulticing. . https://t.co/rIQmr9jqjv via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

8 December 1917

This morning I broke up some firewood at the house on the hill and a rough lot of wood it is to cut with the axe via @cox_diary

PapersPast

8 December 1917

THE MAN PAYS - Rabone v. Rabone, Reid co-re. - NZ Truth, 8 December 1917 https://t.co/G0K6bUS7AG via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

8 December 1917

Had a very bad time, sheep would not travel. https://t.co/AA3NTcSUwA via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

8 December 1917

CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER - Grey River Argus, 8 December 1917 https://t.co/8pHLscnS94 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

7 December 1917

SIX O'CLOCK CLOSING - To the editor - Southland Times, 7 December 1917 https://t.co/WXMt2Ui7p6 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

7 December 1917

MARRYING THE MUTILATED - Italian sociologist's warning to girls - Taihape Daily Times, 7 December 1917 https://t.co/Z4eS5nb1x8 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

7 December 1917

Left hand getting sore from prick of gooseberry thorn yesterday & appears to be poisoned. . https://t.co/KDiADtYJnk via @FPWelchdiaries

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