NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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PapersPast

20 March 1919

PEACE CELEBRATIONS - Petone arrangements - Evening Post, 20 March 1919 https://t.co/OmCZXQENEm via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

19 March 1919

Received further mail from Leo also small mementoes which he picked up during his travels in Scotland. . https://t.co/Mqih1nvmfF via @FPWelchdiaries

Lincoln Lee

19 March 1919

Larkhill Camp, a few miles from Sling – a most dreary spot. https://t.co/mZKsFLGgZ7 https://t.co/exjt7rrDJw via @walkmarch

PapersPast

19 March 1919

MUSICIAN'S SUDDEN END - Tragic street event - Northern Advocate, 19 March 1919 https://t.co/M9KiaesszO via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

19 March 1919

Rabbiting in the Pokeno district, North Island of New Zealand. https://t.co/KiBHhLqaa7 https://t.co/oG0oirJBa3 via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

18 March 1919

After office hours I picked 3 kerosene tins full of elderberries for wine making. . https://t.co/IacqzHbBXW via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

18 March 1919

SHORTAGE OF HOUSES - Wellington's trouble - Nelson Evening Mail, 18 March 1919 https://t.co/JfBt7IhRjy via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

18 March 1919

New Zealanders with Bedouin Arabs in Palestine. https://t.co/gh1oTDbnDd https://t.co/pLWuXNZHyJ via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

17 March 1919

Boiled about 50 lbs of Apple Jelly at night. Bern, Gretta & Norma went to St Patricks concert at night. . https://t.co/9UuBsgRfJH via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

17 March 1919

WITH GERMAN WIVES - Astonishing conduct of English soldiers - Otaki Mail, 17 March 1919 https://t.co/oneKnbEp55 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

17 March 1919

Rendering first aid at a New Zealand holiday camp. https://t.co/PrcdiRNWML https://t.co/lZQl2kj4L8 via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

16 March 1919

Received a budget of letters & postal picture cards from our Leo who is now nearing home. . https://t.co/rDZHyPicCR via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

16 March 1919

Historic view of New Zealand troops entering Jerusalem by Jaffa Gate. https://t.co/FvwgEC1wZ1 https://t.co/Zj8i3aIf7c via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

15 March 1919

A MATTER OF MAINTENANCE - Mrs. Snow gets another "quid." - NZ Truth, 15 March 1919 https://t.co/2EiEtAbmDz via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

14 March 1919

YOUNG MAN MISSING - Ashburton Guardian, 14 March 1919 https://t.co/jkMcHwU58v via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

14 March 1919

Saved from the Turks by New Zealanders in Palestine: an assembly of Armenian refugees. https://t.co/YQDMFSsc96 via @AkWeeklyNews

Auckland Weekly News

13 March 1919

Victory motor run: six hundred orphan children entertained at Buckland's Beach, Tamaki River, Auckland. https://t.co/6X0fPkzBIL via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

13 March 1919

BOY BOLSHEVIKS - Deputation to Berlin Council - Southland Times, 13 March 1919 https://t.co/axhisLYqsx via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

12 March 1919

PETROLEUM AT KAIKOURA - Fire destroys derrick - Poverty Bay Herald. 12 March 1919 https://t.co/F3dAcENkU3 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

11 March 1919

Our clerk S Campbell having left I got Bern to go down to office in his place. . https://t.co/X6FiJNXIBM via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

11 March 1919

EPISCOPAL VISIT BY SEAPLANE - Hawera & Normanby Star, 11 March 1919 https://t.co/bv5AU4RCk6 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

10 March 1919

"MAD OVER-SPEEDING" - Nelson Evening Mail, 10 March 1919 https://t.co/bsWY40CTMG via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

10 March 1919

After a very busy day we closed down. I spent the day book-keeping. Tonight we are in wireless touch with New Zealand. via @McCaw_diary

Fred Welch's diary

8 March 1919

Arrived at station just as train was moving off, my mate having got a ticket for me when he saw me coming. . https://t.co/rzaTJomvum via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

8 March 1919

WILLIAMS V. WILLIAMS - Another "star-boarder" stunt - NZ Truth, 8 March 1919 https://t.co/L3jIRIXnlr via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

8 March 1919

The old cement works on the Warkworth River, in the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland. https://t.co/vNDmCjLZ8k https://t.co/jJw5a1kB8Y via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

7 March 1919

HIGH ROAD TO DESTRUCTION - Postal messenger's lapses - Auckland Star, 7 March 1919 https://t.co/YIFDcqds6d via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

7 March 1919

Maori children off to school: a picturesque scene in the heart of the Urewera Country. https://t.co/SYFsndts8P via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

6 March 1919

CARGO PILLAGING - Cases on American ship - Press, 6 March 1919 https://t.co/PT4un2pCED via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

6 March 1919

Spent most of the day in the shop. Brisk trade but money seems scare again. All the best brands of cigarettes are finished. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

5 March 1919

CITY LIBRARY - An extension necessary - Evening Post, 5 March 1919 https://t.co/NMTOSbJvZy via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

4 March 1919

Went with Bern to Chatauqua [Chautauqua] performance in the big marquee on the Park Oval at night. . https://t.co/ZdzoHFskpz via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

4 March 1919

AN OVERDUE SCHOONER - Serious apprehension - Northern Advocate, 4 March 1919 https://t.co/hOf9RQZlGG via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

4 March 1919

Outdoor life in the hot summer season: a picturesque camp at Shark Bay, Auckland. https://t.co/vhBiVQuKbC https://t.co/7vIz4nIZta via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

3 March 1919

Went to Bern Diederichs factory where I stayed until Bern had closed for tea then went home with him. . https://t.co/nSaBswG4BF via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

3 March 1919

A POULTRY MANAGEMENT DEMONSTRATION - Otago Daily Times, 3 March 1919 https://t.co/3glBF1OlkV via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

3 March 1919

During the afternoon I had to attend a Court of Inquiry to give evidence on the washout of 9 Feb. Over £120 of stock was lost. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

3 March 1919

Some of the scouts on the spring bridge over Managaterere river, at the foot of Mount Holdsworth. https://t.co/0xZVNZKjbA via @AkWeeklyNews

Auckland Weekly News

2 March 1919

The recent Boy Scout camp at Mount Holdsworth, Masterton, North Island of New Zealand. https://t.co/JFxJJvxsQr via @AkWeeklyNews

Lincoln Lee

1 March 1919

Just polished off a breakfast fit for three kings. One king couldn’t have done it justice. https://t.co/mZKsFLGgZ7 via @walkmarch

PapersPast

1 March 1919

DRAB AND DREARY DOINGS IN DIVORCE - The clamours of curious and capricious couples - NZ Truth, 1 March 1919 https://t.co/esd8GdDeDg via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

1 March 1919

Moving day : shifting a cottage at Tolaga Bay, East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. https://t.co/nrYUqkuvUG via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

28 February 1919

PROFESSOR WITH A GERMAN NAME - Colonist, 28 February 1919 https://t.co/AGOCKS6H8J via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

28 February 1919

The influenza epidemic in Australia: an Anzac at Sydney welcomed by his masked relatives. https://t.co/OMrm4ffWz4 via @AkWeeklyNews

Auckland Weekly News

27 February 1919

France's appeal: "President Wilson, look on this and judge". https://t.co/3hRf2BM9Ef https://t.co/9zXU7ON6F4 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

27 February 1919

AN EXCITING TIME - Man falls in river - Waikato Times, 27 February 1919 https://t.co/kC0WEC3aSB via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

27 February 1919

A young girl who mowed 50 acres of hay on a farm at Walton this season. https://t.co/lijy8y1ZPC https://t.co/KeNCSkeJC6 via @AkWeeklyNews

Lincoln Lee

26 February 1919

Wednesday night. Ipplepen: You see I’ve got here. https://t.co/mZKsFLoFAx via @walkmarch

PapersPast

26 February 1919

CHAOS IN MUNICH - Southland TImes, 26 February 1919 https://t.co/tnQfQE9zLq via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

26 February 1919

Usual morning in the canteen. Spent the afternoon & evening participating in a bridge tournament. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

25 February 1919

POSED AS DEAD WOMAN - Disguise behind the German lines - Feilding Star, 25 February 1919 https://t.co/XcOwi8KC25 via @PapersPastNZ

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