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.

Bert Denton's Diary

20 May 1918

Went to Wellington to see about a box of tea. Mr W Denton and Mr P Denton both looking well. https://t.co/7luJPG6z51 via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

20 May 1918

UNHAPPY MARRIAGES - Dissolutions granted - NZ Herald, 20 May 1918 https://t.co/ctPGMmpifZ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 May 1918

WOULD BE LIKE BLOW OF ASSASSIN - So-called conscription of wealth - Wanganui Herald, 20 May 1918 https://t.co/YA9y22ra19 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

20 May 1918

Leo went back to Camp & Bern left by the 6.20 AM train for the Woodville training camp. . https://t.co/3l5bx5f5UD via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

20 May 1918

CAN DEAD LOVE EVER BE REVIVED - Wanganui Chronicle, 20 May 1918 https://t.co/cz3TLqLihP via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

20 May 1918

Father, Clif & Frank drenched a line of lambs with Coopers tablets. https://t.co/W2eIid178D via @adkin_diary

NZ Division Diary

20 May 1918

Three prisoners taken during the early morning by 3NZRB https://t.co/Mv6MvbUPIw https://t.co/xs9ezUfbyu via @NZDIV_Diary

Auckland Weekly News

20 May 1918

Sunrise at Waiheke: scene of beauty in the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland. https://t.co/9NOdOpc6Vq https://t.co/qSORpUIt1n via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

20 May 1918

PROGRESS OF THE WAR - NZ Times, 20 May 1918 https://t.co/s1dW2a5fKT via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

19 May 1918

To church in evening in Cheslyn Rise car. https://t.co/SFvXDBgBhg via @adkin_diary

NZ Division Diary

19 May 1918

Active patrolling was ordered for the night 19th/20th in view of rumoured enemy attack https://t.co/LJ97H4ncOj via @NZDIV_Diary

Auckland Weekly News

19 May 1918

The shooting season in new Zealand: good sport in the lakes and swamps of the Waikato district. https://t.co/hL1S2ONdhE via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

18 May 1918

THE KITCHEN - The Observer, 18 May 1918 https://t.co/ERDuNe4AqU via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

18 May 1918

A FATHER'S QUEST - An incident of Wellington city - NZ Truth, 18 May 1918 https://t.co/Dw684VqogR via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

18 May 1918

MAGISTRATE RESERVES HIS DECISION - NZ Truth, 18 May 1918 https://t.co/HMP0HrAiSP via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 May 1918

Sowed the pig rootings on Top paddock. These were of very great extent. https://t.co/KWwTkmsDtS via @adkin_diary

NZ Division Diary

18 May 1918

Four prisoners captured in silent raid in early morning. Indentification - 68 RIR, 16 Res. DIV https://t.co/DtboGMAnP4 via @NZDIV_Diary

PapersPast

18 May 1918

GUILT OF A CLERGYMAN - Sedition at Greymouth - NZ Herald, 18 May 1918 https://t.co/361ornH1BJ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

17 May 1918

RIVER GIVES UP ITS TREASURES - Totara stump dredged up - Ohinemuri Gazette, 17 May 1918 https://t.co/fGk5FTOoSt via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

17 May 1918

There was a patriotic social in the Hall, but none of us went. https://t.co/5RBj0M4jJs via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

17 May 1918

NOT SPIES AFTER ALL - Remarkable sequel to New York arrests - Feilding Star, 17 May 1918 https://t.co/P152xXMJz8 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

17 May 1918

SEQUEL TO MAORI RIOT - Natives sent to gaol - NZ Herald, 17 May 1918 https://t.co/1Z1KsMcJwI via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

17 May 1918

Finished "cleft" cliff fence - split 31 more battens & put them on. https://t.co/4tN17ueuAb via @adkin_diary

NZ Division Diary

Auckland Weekly News

17 May 1918

New Zealand war veterans who are undergoing treatment at Rotorua, in New Zealand's thermal district. https://t.co/5kxfESLghh via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

17 May 1918

TEXT OF THE AGREEMENT - An important clause - Marlborough Express, 17 May 1918 https://t.co/HYwrhfLibb via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

16 May 1918

Hints for the ladies - Bruce Herald, 16 May 1918 https://t.co/SZJq5LNR3N via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

16 May 1918

WHAT THE MOVIES ARE DOING - Free Lance, 16 May 1918 https://t.co/kbHIa18eKE via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

16 May 1918

THE HIGH STREET SCENE - Otago Daily Times, 16 May 1918 https://t.co/yW51hN2Q9Q via @PapersPastNZ

NZ Division Diary

16 May 1918

HEBUTERNE shelled between 9 and 9.20am... the day was very hot and sultry and continued for several days https://t.co/SFRok4xbz0 via @NZDIV_Diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

16 May 1918

Lovely fine day. Clif & I crutching Father's sheep with machine. https://t.co/EFNilZPtGC via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

15 May 1918

CHURCH IN THE WILDERNESS - The mozaic floor in the Gaza district - Otago Witness, 15 May 1918 https://t.co/LpE42VTh0Y via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

15 May 1918

The territorial boys came back in the steamer, they have been in camp at Narrow Neck, Devonport. https://t.co/Ig4KKDsv9T via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

15 May 1918

RABBIT DESTRUCTION WITH STRYCHNINE - Mt Benger Mail, 15 May 1918 https://t.co/aTuAmiDJdw via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

15 May 1918

Fine day. At office. Not much doing. Gretta & I lunched at WFCA tea room. . https://t.co/CB2zk0Zsi0 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

15 May 1918

WAR PIGEONS - Oamaru Mail, 15 May 1918 https://t.co/qp7fzrXq7v via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

15 May 1918

Returned soldiers marching through the streets of Dunedin in connection with the Anzac Day celebrations. https://t.co/fju3HXhQ3o via @AkWeeklyNews

Leslie Adkin's diary

15 May 1918

S. Morgan & mate did not turn up to crutch so Clif & I used machine. https://t.co/PhaUCr5LVl via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

15 May 1918

GERMAN ARTILLERY ACTIVITY INCREASING - Colonist, 15 May 1918 https://t.co/wdwAlWXuGW via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

14 May 1918

FLYING POLICEMEN - The rule of the air - Southland Times, 14 May 1918 https://t.co/bGZfbOaSqD via @PapersPastNZ

Vic Smith's Letters

14 May 1918

We went from the 14/5/18 to the 16/5/18 in one night. We stayed up most of that night looking for land. https://t.co/Au3nmvsBoW via @VHSmith_Letters

CS Clarke's Diary

14 May 1918

I was pulling tea tree and getting firewood in the barley paddock near the school bridge. https://t.co/YubO75kFes via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

14 May 1918

HORSE STEAK - Its popularity in Paris - New Zealand Times - 14 May 1918 https://t.co/Miyfd5AZAE via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

14 May 1918

WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT - First English candidate - Ashburton Guardian, 14 May 1918 https://t.co/02tlJ7oj8P via @PapersPastNZ

NZ Division Diary

14 May 1918

Four prisoners (identification - 18 IR) were captured during the evening by a patrol https://t.co/Mv6MvbUPIw https://t.co/U2KUT723Ko via @NZDIV_Diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

14 May 1918

Mr Trass left the new yellow pup, Tweed, born mid-December 1917. https://t.co/6crQ7xI7LO via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

14 May 1918

ALLIES AWAITING NEXT MOVE IN THE WEST - Dominion, 14 May 1918 https://t.co/AmJPCId0mi via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

13 May 1918

THE TIME-PAYMENT CRAZE - And the results - Evening Post, 13 May 1918 https://t.co/bS9hnc35yp via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

13 May 1918

PATEA'S PROGRESS - Another step forward - Patea Mail, 13 May 1918 https://t.co/wnZd1WtakC via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

13 May 1918

COOK'S CLEARING AT DUSKY SOUND - Press, 13 May 1918 https://t.co/NiNjAs3nb7 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

13 May 1918

Worked at "cleft" cliff fence. Put in 11 posts & ran out & strained up wires. https://t.co/MzAgChnhvk via @adkin_diary

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