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

18 January 1919

A GINGER WINE ORGY - NZ Truth, 18 January 1919 https://t.co/pfH7qCf3Mr via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

18 January 1919

Read nearly all day except for a visit to the barber's for a 2d shave. I'm too lazy to use my own razor. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

17 January 1919

PROHIBITION IN UNITED STATES - Ratification said to be assured - Otago Daily Times, 17 January 1919 https://t.co/dVj8LEFEQo via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

17 January 1919

To Ordnance Stores again where I received my suitcase, now ornamented with my name for 4/6d. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

16 January 1919

LURED BY LIGHT - Magic for fish hauls - Ashburton Guardian, 16 January 1919 https://t.co/EQlEmBYDon via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

16 January 1919

The holiday call to the seaside: animated scene on the fine beach at Point Chevalier, Auckland. https://t.co/0JdDEIDJlk via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

15 January 1919

WARSHIPS FOR SALE - Manawatu Times, 15 January 1919 https://t.co/b5ZLSK1Qsb via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

15 January 1919

Dressed myself as well as possible & had my photo taken. Which was about all I did all day except read. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

14 January 1919

THE LADY COP - No experiment now - Clutha Leader, 14 January 1919 https://t.co/GLWHtIzBlK via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

13 January 1919

SPARTACUS PROGRAMME - NZ Herald, 13 January 1919 https://t.co/ZjccEBGi1N via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

13 January 1919

The members of the French mission being entertained by the Maoris at Rotorua. https://t.co/3Nt6s0afTs https://t.co/jiYYIn9WOV via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

11 January 1919

CHRISTMAS CHEER - Beer for the "Boys in Blue" - NZ Truth, 11 January 1919 https://t.co/GtUl7XCfjp via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

10 January 1919

WILD WORK IN BERLIN - Further details of the fighting - Hawera & Normanby Star, 10 January 1919 https://t.co/PH3e3MZbqz via @PapersPastNZ

Lincoln Lee

9 January 1919

Well, if they won’t demobilise me I’ll go to operas! https://t.co/mZKsFLoFAx via @walkmarch

PapersPast

9 January 1919

BRITISH IN RUSSIA - Forces not to be increased - Evening Post, 9 January 1919 https://t.co/HApxbyVQJl via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

9 January 1919

New Zealand sick and wounded soldiers disembarking from the transport which arrived at Auckland last week. https://t.co/aVkC0ussdB via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

8 January 1919

SEARCH FOR MISSING BOAT - Quest of the Hinemoa - NZ Herald, 8 January 1919 https://t.co/immGcAG0AK via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

8 January 1919

A New Year promise: Fritz says he will be a good boy. https://t.co/945OYwiJ4S https://t.co/N4j5Qtfh1W via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

7 January 1919

15,000 BRITISH SOLDIERS FOUND - Manawatu Herald, 7 January 1919 https://t.co/3TIxoy1qf3 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

7 January 1919

The beauty of the New Zealand bush: a bunch of wild clematis. https://t.co/hWWvo89mW3 https://t.co/kWJT9a8wYC via @AkWeeklyNews

Corp. William McCaw

7 January 1919

The mess is very full now with officers from France for demolition. Tonight for a short time I was occupied on a Court of Inquiry. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

6 January 1919

PRESIDENT WILSON'S POWERS - An expert survey - Hawera & Normanby Star, 6 January 1919 https://t.co/4MWi6Ph61M via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

6 January 1919

The harvesting season in New Zealand: haymaking at Tuakau, a thriving district, 36 miles south of Auckland. https://t.co/ZLqtt7Subm via @AkWeeklyNews

Corp. William McCaw

5 January 1919

As Grandfather Craig of Romford was coming to attend church with the family we were astir unusually early. Back to Sling at 1am. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

5 January 1919

Gathering the potato crop in New Zealand: busy scene at Panmure in the Auckland district. https://t.co/hEO0fqjQGS via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

4 January 1919

WHERE IS YOUR AMBITION? - Oamaru Mail, 4 January 1919 https://t.co/7bZkKe3qZV via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

4 January 1919

Cup Day at Ellerslie: the opening of the Auckland Racing Club's summer meeting on Boxing Day. https://t.co/G9xGrrfWEH via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

3 January 1919

FIGHTING IN THE BALTIC - Nelson Evening Mail, 3 January 1919 https://t.co/ubgcuS6rdS via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

2 January 1919

MAILS BY AEROPLANE - Great success expected - 2 January 1919 https://t.co/w2d06wP5Tb via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

31 December 1918

The end of the year finds me laid up in Carters House and of no more use but certainly much better off than I deserve to be via @cox_diary

PapersPast

31 December 1918

A stirring life - Press, 31 December 1918 https://t.co/FpGHy7Wbhx via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

31 December 1918

The pup, Tweed, Which I lost on Boxing Day, turned up tonight. https://t.co/7NuApFLOQ3 via @adkin_diary

James Cox's diary

30 December 1918

This morning I started on the big paddock digging up briars and pulling ferns. This afternoon I had a short walk via @cox_diary

PapersPast

30 December 1918

THEFT AND SMUGGLING - A Fireman imprisoned - Otago Daily Times, 30 December 1918 https://t.co/lZw5ivdtBv via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

30 December 1918

Developed some of the holiday photos in evening with good results. https://t.co/zGPV7vLn84 via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

30 December 1918

Finished leave today. At midnight I arrived at Bulford in the wet & mud. The half hour walk to camp warmed me up. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

30 December 1918

The recent coronation of Queen Salote of Tonga: the Queen in the coronation chair. https://t.co/i5q8hg8IoJ https://t.co/tCdhbYBmbK via @AkWeeklyNews

Lincoln Lee

29 December 1918

The 1914 men are leaving tomorrow (a mere hand-full) and the 1915 a few days after. https://t.co/mZKsFLGgZ7 via @walkmarch

Fred Welch's diary

29 December 1918

After dinner I fixed the piping under the house to catch the bath waste water. . https://t.co/OXU4hUOWvT via @FPWelchdiaries

Leslie Adkin's diary

29 December 1918

Two crock ewes (newly shorn) died. https://t.co/S1n5Ir8BNW via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

29 December 1918

The Christmas holidays in the regions of New Zealand. https://t.co/tXU2XzFuBf https://t.co/9QxbiLYB42 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

28 December 1918

THE "BLACK INFLUENZA" - Mysterious new germ discovered - NZ Truth, 28 December 1918 https://t.co/xFRnZ8bDeQ via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

28 December 1918

Continued shearing my ewes & lambs. https://t.co/KjUxeun228 via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

28 December 1918

Instructing New Zealand convalescent soldiers at Hornchurch: the water-divining class. https://t.co/FrF1V2zZtX via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

27 December 1918

Took some galvanised piping down to N Hatch & got him to solder it for me to use for the bath waste. . https://t.co/SSldY03u3v via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

27 December 1918

I have been doing some work today digging up briars on the roadside…The waggonette has gone to Carterton and the dead ones are gone via @cox_diary

PapersPast

27 December 1918

Socialist optimism - Northern Advocate, 27 December 1918 https://t.co/2NVypfuBjn via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

27 December 1918

Fine hot day. Drove 120 ewes & lambs over to Cheslyn Rise before breakfast. https://t.co/gHzRRPq8ye via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

26 December 1918

Boxing Day. Picniced at beach. Maud, Clyde & Nancy went in Cheslyn Rise car. https://t.co/TCvejRSOqI via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

26 December 1918

A happy Christmas: father back from the war. https://t.co/hYzWyOTXlQ https://t.co/ObR0l4Pv1Q via @AkWeeklyNews

Leslie Adkin's diary

25 December 1918

Very happy day - Nancy a prime favourite with her merry funny ways. https://t.co/0QXh8voOcY via @adkin_diary

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