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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.

Fred Welch's diary

30 July 1919

Wrote R McGordon Pahiatua re J Comptons property at Woodville. Advised Compton re same. . https://t.co/WL3lWeYwZa via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

29 July 1919

Mr S D Thompson in & gave me full information about his block near Kawhia. . https://t.co/xIEXLsGaXA via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

27 July 1919

Showery day. Did some apple pruning. Took ponies over to Cousin Bert Welch’s for a feed of grass. . https://t.co/xY8uzxyAkj via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

26 July 1919

Saw Holmwood who advised me that Prior had wired to say that they would buy Brightwells property. . https://t.co/prGCy9ZGmt via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

25 July 1919

Fine day. At office. Drake in re purchase of Falloon’s cottage. . https://t.co/dEennaQBbr via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

24 July 1919

Bern went up to Mikimiki with Will Te Tau to look over McLachlans farm which he said he would buy. . https://t.co/hf1bMHYGis via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

23 July 1919

Rain. At office. Cold wet day & nothing much doing. . https://t.co/APZQbMtxyR via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

22 July 1919

Puhara Te Tau & his son Will & his brother Tai Te Tau came in to town to go up to Miki - Miki with me. . https://t.co/yiTtwbFG4y via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

21 July 1919

General holiday kept throughout the Dominion for further Peace Celebrations principally for children. . https://t.co/bhDwJwMYCi via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

18 July 1919

Town all astir & bustle with preparations for peace celebrations tomorrow. . https://t.co/7kBsxh4P1E via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

17 July 1919

Went to Greytown at night with chess players to take part in match against Lower Valley. . https://t.co/sod0mAzB99 via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

16 July 1919

Saw Mr Horner trustee for Tathams estate re the latters property at Taeuru for R McGovern. . https://t.co/lAHML8NIAG via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

14 July 1919

Played Jack a game of draughts at night & then played Leo a game of chess. . https://t.co/2vkrtLsw28 via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

13 July 1919

Had dinner then took out a peach & a plum tree for removal & planted a young peach. . https://t.co/RlHrAVXglF via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

12 July 1919

Submitted to Fritz Kummer 4200 acres leasehold of Mr S D Thompsons, situated on the coast out from Te Kuiti. . https://t.co/4UQ7nBiJhp via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

11 July 1919

Very heavy frost. Down to office. Saw W Hunt re Brightwells farm at Whakataki. . https://t.co/bODrda1cPv via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

10 July 1919

Down to Chess at night & had good practice playing well past midnight. 18 players present. . https://t.co/S5h33wSt5C via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

9 July 1919

Saw Holmwood of Wright Stevenson & Co [Company] re selling Castlepoint blk [block] of 3500 acres. . https://t.co/DRnksvIA0l via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

8 July 1919

Very heavy frost, registered 15 degrees. Down to office. Saw Duckett re inspecting Comptons farm. . https://t.co/qHrXvx1vY0 via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

7 July 1919

Duckett & wife in re purchase of property & arranged to go with me to see Comptons at Kumeroa. . https://t.co/nPbSDs8PFR via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

6 July 1919

Wheeled some soil from the hill to make a bed for flowers along the netting. . https://t.co/k8l5yQnru6 via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

5 July 1919

Went to Miki Miki with A Henderson in car to look at Norman McLachlan’s property. . https://t.co/TTFiWWdOOM via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

4 July 1919

Cold showery day. At office. Not much doing. Rang up H G Rutter, Agent, in Wellington. . https://t.co/T1WmezH1hT via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

3 July 1919

Went to office wrote up an agreement which I got Wilton to sign as purchaser & got a deposit from him. . https://t.co/eFUhjPykez via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

2 July 1919

Brother Will came down from Pahiatua to see me re going to Taita. Had tea & spent the evening with us. . https://t.co/31f4pwChYL via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

1 July 1919

The new Sarjeant Art Gallery, which has just been completed at Wanganui at a cost of 18,000 pounds. https://t.co/p3pn0yvKmQ via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

30 June 1919

Sister Ada & her nurse companion came up from Kemble Welch’s & spent the evening with us. . https://t.co/SfkGN78ofd via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

30 June 1919

THE WAR ENDS - Treaty signed - Southland Times, 30 June 1919 https://t.co/J5EyZKzdVg via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

29 June 1919

About 6.30 pm news was received that peace has been signed. Bells pealed & sirens blew. . https://t.co/jiizlNRbiQ via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

28 June 1919

Letter from Will to say he might be down on Tuesday to go to Taita & see the old home with view to buying. . https://t.co/zZDPqTd7q8 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

28 June 1919

"BIKE BONING" - A blast for Bettis - NZ Truth, 28 June 1919 https://t.co/2zhnhIelv7 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

28 June 1919

Training of New Zealand firemen: jumping into a sheet from a building in Petone, Wellington. https://t.co/nvH0wEC14W via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

27 June 1919

McGregor decided the property was not just what he wanted, tho it was touch & go about buying. . https://t.co/WATKP1AqX2 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

27 June 1919

END OF THE WORLD - Anglican Minister fixes the date - Southland Times, 27 June 1919 https://t.co/cIuL6VN0zs via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

26 June 1919

Down to chess at night, Mother, Gretta & the boys went to an Amateur play at the Opera House. . https://t.co/2rSGDLy0EC via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

26 June 1919

THREW THEIR OARS AWAY - Insolent officers - Northern Advocate, 26 June 1919 https://t.co/3NAjeOk8eq via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

25 June 1919

Mr McGregor arrived from Wanganui to inspect property & we had a long talk in regard to same. . https://t.co/7FBx0CCimu via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

25 June 1919

SINKINGS AT KIEL - French comments - Ashburton Guardian, 25 June 1919 https://t.co/zgO8oy8eBZ via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

24 June 1919

Arrived Pahiatua & booked accommodation at the Trocadero, the hotels being full up. . https://t.co/avMVCnMBuh via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

24 June 1919

BURGLARY IN VOGUE - Another instance reported - Northern Advocate, 24 June 1919 https://t.co/tjf8XnYDaT via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

23 June 1919

McGregor rang up from Wanganui to say he could not get down until Thursday. . https://t.co/Ew9GnamdKQ via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

23 June 1919

ESCAPED PRISONER RECAPTURED - Lyttelton Times, 23 June 1919 https://t.co/4CGfi70NiS via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

23 June 1919

A would-be Bolshevist Napoleon: Trotsky, the creator of the Red Amy, reviewing troops at Moscow. https://t.co/5KSKl7trlD via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

22 June 1919

Wild windy day with showers from the West & hailstone occasionally. . https://t.co/HNMyTMgJtM via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

22 June 1919

Present-day transit in Auckland: modern electric tram-cars running along Queen Street. https://t.co/Zx4m65Dn8v via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

21 June 1919

Received letter from brother Mot advising me to go down to Taita. . https://t.co/I7EFkS33Lz via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

21 June 1919

"SOCIALISED" WOMEN - Faked compulsory decree - NZ Truth, 21 June 1919 https://t.co/3oi8SBGEzF via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

21 June 1919

Viscount Jellicoe's visit to Australia: the admiral and his staff landing at St Kilda Pier, Melbourne. https://t.co/rpAqTm1PF7 via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

20 June 1919

Leo went to Wellington to bring our Jack home from hospital with broken leg. . https://t.co/mKIeFbLsne via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

20 June 1919

WHAT IS LONDON'S LURE? - Press, 20 June 1919 https://t.co/poXxk0lrOB via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

19 June 1919

Letter from brother Will advising that he had sold his property at Makomako. . https://t.co/zdcZqOIg62 via @FPWelchdiaries

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