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 July 1918

A FARMER DISAPPEARS - New Zealand Times, 23 July 1918 https://t.co/foimVYlj6P via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

22 July 1918

SNOW FALL IN WELLINGTON - Very rare occurrence - Grey River Argus, https://t.co/wL2gU6pzFo via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

22 July 1918

It was a very cold showery day. Willie has influenza and was sitting by the fire all day. https://t.co/Ymx9Jh8z9z via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

22 July 1918

NEW SURGERY - Artificial limbs moved at will - Grey River Argus, 22 July 1918 https://t.co/ZzLNHxlgtM via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

22 July 1918

The Age reported today that it is the heaviest snowfall in the Wairarapa since 1868 via @cox_diary

PapersPast

22 July 1918

RUSSIA - Fate of the Czar - Taranaki Daily News, 22 July 1918 https://t.co/oftfJLfRqP via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 July 1918

At 3.50pm snow started to fall heavily...A beautiful sight but no good to farmers. https://t.co/s22Zf1jGUl via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

22 July 1918

The southerly still rages. Back to camp. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

22 July 1918

Kit inspection: New Zealanders behind the lines on the Western Front. https://t.co/jJql3LUGBN https://t.co/aXHVREi0hC via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

22 July 1918

SNOW AT CHRISTCHURCH - Ashburton Guardian, 22 July 1918 https://t.co/k5NDEVcegV via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

21 July 1918

More rain and sleet fell last night Snow fell all day southerlies hail and rain via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

21 July 1918

Sky alternatively bright & then thick with driving snow off & on all day. https://t.co/oZv6mGGcog via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

21 July 1918

Cold, stormy & miserable. Slept & read#WW100 via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

21 July 1918

New Zealanders interned at Chateau D'oex in Switzerland. https://t.co/lSzTxnSVOc https://t.co/AAJO7zhKcU via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

20 July 1918

THE HOME - Cake recipes - NZ Herald, 20 July 1918 https://t.co/TvMD18nSqK via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

20 July 1918

I was pulling tea tree in the barley paddock both morning and afternoon. https://t.co/uCmPg95nGu via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

20 July 1918

SLUGGING THE COOK - NZ Truth, 20 July 1918 https://t.co/j6QbfKQXrn via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 July 1918

ARE OUR CABLES COOKED? - NZ Truth, 20 July 1918 https://t.co/DpZ9xcONLS via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

20 July 1918

Ornamented with the snow: the Carnegie library at Fairlie. https://t.co/QWPMt0F4X4 https://t.co/iFnoioRFtZ via @AkWeeklyNews

Leslie Adkin's diary

20 July 1918

Drove to Levin in evening. https://t.co/SN2WKLyztq via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

20 July 1918

FOCH STRIKES - Big counter-attack begins - Press, 20 July 1918 https://t.co/JJ0qJ6U2xX via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

19 July 1918

GARDENING NOTES - Kerosene emulsion - Wairarapa Daily Times, 19 July 1918 https://t.co/WSvwAt2us0 via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

19 July 1918

The Steamer made a very quick trip from Auckland today, under 5 hours. Willie went down and got the mail. https://t.co/HIAuc72eGI via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

19 July 1918

THE PRICE OF TEA - Colonist, 19 July 1918 https://t.co/gDayXc7RNf via @PapersPastNZ

NZ Division Diary

19 July 1918

James Cox's diary

19 July 1918

Rain came on last night, 9am and soft snow fell all day with a cold southerly breeze, a blusterly day via @cox_diary

PapersPast

19 July 1918

ABOUT DUCKBOARDS - Feilding Star, 19 July 1918 https://t.co/6l0EjN4GQh via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

19 July 1918

Heavy snow storm in Tararuas & snow right down to crest of Arapaepae Range. https://t.co/SakTR4eyqC via @adkin_diary

NZ Division Diary

19 July 1918

Posts were established during the day. Order 179 issued re-adjusting DIV boundaries https://t.co/RDcuo5ASJV https://t.co/MatK6eRXdP via @NZDIV_Diary

PapersPast

19 July 1918

VILLAGES CHANGING HANDS REPEATEDLY - Bay of Plenty Times, 19 July 1918 https://t.co/uSFpTP3yBY via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

18 July 1918

The light from the sky - Matamata Record, 18 July 1918 https://t.co/BEyoebZvVx via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

18 July 1918

WHALE OR CAPSIZED CRAFT? - Fruitless search in Cook Strait - NZ Times, 18 July 1918 https://t.co/1J6HRXt9ON via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

18 July 1918

Home about 3.30 changed then sawed a cut off a big log at the road junction & split it for firewood. . https://t.co/UwW1My708S via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

18 July 1918

I had a couple of short walks today but did not feel very well via @cox_diary

PapersPast

18 July 1918

SNOW IN KING COUNTRY - Heavy fall since Monday - NZ Herald, 18 July 1918 https://t.co/7duUYprYH0 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 July 1918

Made three good bridges over the water-race in Gravel-pit paddock. https://t.co/kDo9yOU9h3 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

18 July 1918

GERMAN EFFORTS - Only small gains - Northern Advocate, 18 July 1918 https://t.co/63Ls6cnm4E via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

17 July 1918

KELBURN CASE - The appeals upheld - Nelson Evening Mail, 17 July 1918 https://t.co/dgDE18ZYaB via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

17 July 1918

SAVED BY MOTOR AMAZONS - (By "Orderly No. 1.") - Oamaru Mail, 17 July 1918 https://t.co/4efjnGhod7 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

17 July 1918

A sharp frost last night… The old Borough Council Chambers in Carterton were burned early this morning via @cox_diary

PapersPast

17 July 1918

COW RUNS AMOK - Excitement in Sydney Street - Southland Times, 17 July 1918 https://t.co/oGSCmD2uQV via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

17 July 1918

Worked at Makahika cliff fence - ran out wires & strained up all except barb. https://t.co/wVgVkLPANu via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

17 July 1918

SERIOUS CHARGES - Treatment of conscientious objectors - Otago Witness, 17 July 1918 https://t.co/6LDKzLjUUM via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

16 July 1918

PIGEONS FOR IMPERIAL SERVICE - Evening Post, 16 July 1918 https://t.co/LxdJb0ZtOZ via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

16 July 1918

In the pm I went down to the church to take measure of the window that is broken so as to get a new pane. https://t.co/IMEOLtfwGN via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

16 July 1918

COST OF DRESS - A woman's protest - Ashburton Guardian, 16 July 1918 https://t.co/TlDb1J9vbS via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

16 July 1918

My cold is a severe one and makes me feel seedy via @cox_diary

PapersPast

16 July 1918

DAYLIGHT ROBBERY - Jewellery worth £2500 stolen - Waikato Times, 16 July 1918 https://t.co/G9HeB0zCAE via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

16 July 1918

Another stormy day with tremendously heavy rain. https://t.co/vYuVmzsa6T via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

15 July 1918

Pink Pills for rheumatism - Southland Times, 15 July 1918 https://t.co/hBbY6bQ5Ss via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

15 July 1918

TAXING MILLIONAIRES - What America's richest men pay - Colonist, 15 July 1918 https://t.co/8OIFWVeftI via @PapersPastNZ

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