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

23 May 1919

WAR OF REVENGE Poverty Bay Herald, 23 May 1919 https://t.co/KxCVCCYMmA via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

22 May 1919

Round to court office to give evidence in case of engaging man for McLaren Estate of Martinborough. . https://t.co/d2AkzPfbSb via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

22 May 1919

GIRLS IN THE JOB - Protests by returned soldiers in Christchurch - 22 May 1919 https://t.co/7KCkvuvpqf via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

22 May 1919

Early morning at Kawatiri: a scene on the Buller-Nelson road, South Island of New Zealand. https://t.co/UgxbhjaKSP via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

21 May 1919

Wild life in New Zealand - Otago Witness, 21 May 1919 https://t.co/r65GuW2E1I via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 May 1919

THE FRENCH BLUEBEARD - Greymouth Evening Star, 20 May 1919 https://t.co/zm3w4JhLER via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

20 May 1919

Back to the land. Ex-Air Mechanic (in difficulties): Seems to be a rare old bus for nose diving. https://t.co/1grA3nca4g via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

19 May 1919

THE RUNAWAY TRAIN - Condition of survivors - Lyttelton Times, 19 May 1919 https://t.co/LNO8RWuuTS via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

18 May 1919

Put washer on tap in wash house & put up a tool receptacle in the shed. . https://t.co/N2Tv7KC50E via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

17 May 1919

Leo & Gretta returned from Cambridge & Rotorua, Gret staying at Woodville on the way down. . https://t.co/j6VW1TOaFD via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

17 May 1919

THE KITCHEN - Swiss cream, cold - Observer, 17 May 1919 https://t.co/nxVgQB8Ad3 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

17 May 1919

'Knees bend': the King's College cadets engaged in physical drill during the recent barracks operations. https://t.co/VMrCsN4ZtF via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

16 May 1919

Frost fairly heavy. Did some digging & hoed in oats before breakfast. Down to office. . https://t.co/UHllg5bLpR via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

16 May 1919

BULL AT LARGE - Excitement at Lyttelton - Taranaki Herald, 16 May 1919 https://t.co/CTq8gV0Yuz via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

16 May 1919

The Governor-General inspecting the King's College cadets, Auckland, while they were in barracks last week. https://t.co/nBy7W95o4N via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

15 May 1919

A BOY'S WANDERLUST - From Christchurch to Auckland - Otago Daily Times, 15 May 1919 https://t.co/64XcxAbNrg via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

14 May 1919

REMARKABLE DIVORCE STORY - Rodney & Otamatea Times, Waitemata & Kaipara Gazette - 14 May 1919 https://t.co/5trF2bRzDW via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

13 May 1919

Letter from brother Bill advising me he was writing Mot re purchasing our old home at Taita. . https://t.co/NWAN3uWF4O via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

13 May 1919

AN ASCENT OF TABLE TOP - By an Otaki party - Manawatu Standard, 13 May 1919 https://t.co/dYLN3LNw0L via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

12 May 1919

Held a meeting of water committee at my office & discussed the repair to headworks at Ruamahanga river. . https://t.co/uylghU01Kc via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

12 May 1919

TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT - Poverty Bay Herald, 12 May 1919 https://t.co/i7vYas1RcL via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

10 May 1919

LIFE ASSURANT'S WIFE ASSURANCE - NZ Truth, 10 May 1919 https://t.co/ybxGDuMt94 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

9 May 1919

Peace terms handed to the German delegates by the Allied powers. . https://t.co/2X0Em9nxHE via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

9 May 1919

MOURNING AND DIVORCE - Black hat separates man and wife - Mount Ida Chronicle, 9 May 1919 https://t.co/W4DpGTnZo5 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

8 May 1919

Not much doing. Hoed in some oats in ground I dug potatoes from after I got home in evening. . https://t.co/hO1JDHkOoS via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

8 May 1919

THE ATLANTIC FLIGHT - Americans about to try - Grey River Argus, 8 May 1919 https://t.co/ICRCsNzFGl via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

7 May 1919

MARVELS OF WIRELESS - New Zealand to listen to London concerts - Marlborough Express, 7 May 1919 https://t.co/GkXGcQ48Ev via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

6 May 1919

Dull day. Did some digging before breakfast. Down to office. Yates in re purchase of house property. . https://t.co/s0Rp5TN5Xg via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

6 May 1919

THE HEMP INDUSTRY - Need for encouragement - NZ Herald, 6 May 1919 https://t.co/u35FQkJTnX via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

5 May 1919

Kemble with his wife & sister Kathleen came up & spent the evening with us. . https://t.co/ZaKtJONC2f via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

5 May 1919

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS - Marlborough Express, 5 May 1919 https://t.co/hOMvkJc9aC via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

4 May 1919

Down to Cousin Ted Welch’s at night to see how he was he being laid up with cold on chest. . https://t.co/C8J7bJqWhR via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

3 May 1919

E Payton & wife down from Mt Bruce & inspected Lansdowne properties with a view to purchasing. . https://t.co/bdVGcZbmGZ via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

3 May 1919

CHRISTIAN CHRISTIANSON COPPED - Good liquor just saved - NZ Truth, 3 May 1919 https://t.co/LpJbiNd6ny via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

2 May 1919

Went down to Solway to collect rent from Mrs Winter, no luck, Mrs W being out. . https://t.co/Kntn7IOiPW via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

2 May 1919

SYDNEY PEOPLE DUPED - Young woman's imposture - Press, 2 May 1919 https://t.co/adIVEs4fKo via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

2 May 1919

Comfortable retreat for returned New Zealand soldiers: the reading-room of the new YMCA hut at Rotorua. https://t.co/qOmBZEOtFd via @AkWeeklyNews

Auckland Weekly News

1 May 1919

Ready for placing in the hive: a swarm of bees gathered on a branch of a tree. https://t.co/oJyA4jA0No https://t.co/8U15sT4bLF via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

1 May 1919

LITTLE BOY SAVED BY HIS BROTHER - Colonist, 1 May 1919 https://t.co/KOubf18ITa via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

30 April 1919

Cousin Will Welch & wife on board with son Douglas who returned from England with the troops. . https://t.co/Xyykuhka19 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

30 April 1919

AMERICAN SENATORIAL OPINION - Marlborough Express, 30 April 1919 https://t.co/vwaVvXQSIW via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

30 April 1919

A penguin taken from its nest at Waiheke Island, Auckland. https://t.co/H0MFoPL18z https://t.co/UaaB3agD0O via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

29 April 1919

Saw sister Doll at Base Records office & took her some apples & biscuits. . https://t.co/iF5hfsxrIE via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

29 April 1919

HOUSING PROBLEM - Wellington municipal issue - Poverty Bay Herald, 29 April 1919 https://t.co/VSv4M006H8 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

29 April 1919

Quiet holiday at Easter in the Auckland Domain. https://t.co/CBaVLTYXtc https://t.co/Abw6C4clFQ via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

28 April 1919

Wire from Clifford, New Plymouth saying he would be down to night to inspect our Taita property tomorrow. . https://t.co/jl64Al4hve via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

28 April 1919

GENERAL NEWS - Waikato Times, 28 April 1919 https://t.co/mYRqPeM9vj via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

27 April 1919

Boiled Kerosene tin of fowls food, making a fire in the back paddock. . https://t.co/gSVgi7k1t2 via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

27 April 1919

Easter races at Ellerslie: snapshots at the Auckland Racing Club's autumn meeting last Saturday. https://t.co/HFRYG9uWMs via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

26 April 1919

Leo & Gretta left for Waikato to attend their Cousin Bert Bertelsens wedding. Leo to act as best man. . https://t.co/IlqxQJAtEg via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

26 April 1919

THE LIQUOR POLL - Substantial win for continuance anticipated - NZ Truth, 26 April 1919 https://t.co/lmb99smLMl via @PapersPastNZ

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