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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.

Fred Welch's diary

16 July 1919

Saw Mr Horner trustee for Tathams estate re the latters property at Taeuru for R McGovern. . https://t.co/lAHML8NIAG via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

14 July 1919

Played Jack a game of draughts at night & then played Leo a game of chess. . https://t.co/2vkrtLsw28 via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

13 July 1919

Had dinner then took out a peach & a plum tree for removal & planted a young peach. . https://t.co/RlHrAVXglF via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

12 July 1919

Submitted to Fritz Kummer 4200 acres leasehold of Mr S D Thompsons, situated on the coast out from Te Kuiti. . https://t.co/4UQ7nBiJhp via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

11 July 1919

Very heavy frost. Down to office. Saw W Hunt re Brightwells farm at Whakataki. . https://t.co/bODrda1cPv via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

10 July 1919

Down to Chess at night & had good practice playing well past midnight. 18 players present. . https://t.co/S5h33wSt5C via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

9 July 1919

Saw Holmwood of Wright Stevenson & Co [Company] re selling Castlepoint blk [block] of 3500 acres. . https://t.co/DRnksvIA0l via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

8 July 1919

Very heavy frost, registered 15 degrees. Down to office. Saw Duckett re inspecting Comptons farm. . https://t.co/qHrXvx1vY0 via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

7 July 1919

Duckett & wife in re purchase of property & arranged to go with me to see Comptons at Kumeroa. . https://t.co/nPbSDs8PFR via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

6 July 1919

Wheeled some soil from the hill to make a bed for flowers along the netting. . https://t.co/k8l5yQnru6 via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

5 July 1919

Went to Miki Miki with A Henderson in car to look at Norman McLachlan’s property. . https://t.co/TTFiWWdOOM via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

4 July 1919

Cold showery day. At office. Not much doing. Rang up H G Rutter, Agent, in Wellington. . https://t.co/T1WmezH1hT via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

3 July 1919

Went to office wrote up an agreement which I got Wilton to sign as purchaser & got a deposit from him. . https://t.co/eFUhjPykez via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

2 July 1919

Brother Will came down from Pahiatua to see me re going to Taita. Had tea & spent the evening with us. . https://t.co/31f4pwChYL via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

1 July 1919

The new Sarjeant Art Gallery, which has just been completed at Wanganui at a cost of 18,000 pounds. https://t.co/p3pn0yvKmQ via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

30 June 1919

Sister Ada & her nurse companion came up from Kemble Welch’s & spent the evening with us. . https://t.co/SfkGN78ofd via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

30 June 1919

THE WAR ENDS - Treaty signed - Southland Times, 30 June 1919 https://t.co/J5EyZKzdVg via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

29 June 1919

About 6.30 pm news was received that peace has been signed. Bells pealed & sirens blew. . https://t.co/jiizlNRbiQ via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

28 June 1919

Letter from Will to say he might be down on Tuesday to go to Taita & see the old home with view to buying. . https://t.co/zZDPqTd7q8 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

28 June 1919

"BIKE BONING" - A blast for Bettis - NZ Truth, 28 June 1919 https://t.co/2zhnhIelv7 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

28 June 1919

Training of New Zealand firemen: jumping into a sheet from a building in Petone, Wellington. https://t.co/nvH0wEC14W via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

27 June 1919

McGregor decided the property was not just what he wanted, tho it was touch & go about buying. . https://t.co/WATKP1AqX2 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

27 June 1919

END OF THE WORLD - Anglican Minister fixes the date - Southland Times, 27 June 1919 https://t.co/cIuL6VN0zs via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

26 June 1919

Down to chess at night, Mother, Gretta & the boys went to an Amateur play at the Opera House. . https://t.co/2rSGDLy0EC via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

26 June 1919

THREW THEIR OARS AWAY - Insolent officers - Northern Advocate, 26 June 1919 https://t.co/3NAjeOk8eq via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

25 June 1919

Mr McGregor arrived from Wanganui to inspect property & we had a long talk in regard to same. . https://t.co/7FBx0CCimu via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

25 June 1919

SINKINGS AT KIEL - French comments - Ashburton Guardian, 25 June 1919 https://t.co/zgO8oy8eBZ via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

24 June 1919

Arrived Pahiatua & booked accommodation at the Trocadero, the hotels being full up. . https://t.co/avMVCnMBuh via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

24 June 1919

BURGLARY IN VOGUE - Another instance reported - Northern Advocate, 24 June 1919 https://t.co/tjf8XnYDaT via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

23 June 1919

McGregor rang up from Wanganui to say he could not get down until Thursday. . https://t.co/Ew9GnamdKQ via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

23 June 1919

ESCAPED PRISONER RECAPTURED - Lyttelton Times, 23 June 1919 https://t.co/4CGfi70NiS via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

23 June 1919

A would-be Bolshevist Napoleon: Trotsky, the creator of the Red Amy, reviewing troops at Moscow. https://t.co/5KSKl7trlD via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

22 June 1919

Wild windy day with showers from the West & hailstone occasionally. . https://t.co/HNMyTMgJtM via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

22 June 1919

Present-day transit in Auckland: modern electric tram-cars running along Queen Street. https://t.co/Zx4m65Dn8v via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

21 June 1919

Received letter from brother Mot advising me to go down to Taita. . https://t.co/I7EFkS33Lz via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

21 June 1919

"SOCIALISED" WOMEN - Faked compulsory decree - NZ Truth, 21 June 1919 https://t.co/3oi8SBGEzF via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

21 June 1919

Viscount Jellicoe's visit to Australia: the admiral and his staff landing at St Kilda Pier, Melbourne. https://t.co/rpAqTm1PF7 via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

20 June 1919

Leo went to Wellington to bring our Jack home from hospital with broken leg. . https://t.co/mKIeFbLsne via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

20 June 1919

WHAT IS LONDON'S LURE? - Press, 20 June 1919 https://t.co/poXxk0lrOB via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

19 June 1919

Letter from brother Will advising that he had sold his property at Makomako. . https://t.co/zdcZqOIg62 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

19 June 1919

MURDER TRIAL - Jury fails to agree - Otago Daily Times, 19 June 1919 https://t.co/qElvM1aCLg via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

19 June 1919

Crossing the stream: a view in the upper Awatere, Marlborough, South Island of New Zealand. https://t.co/2aIrrpPrmD via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

18 June 1919

Fine day. Down to office. Mrs Sykes called & signed agreement to sell to J B Rue. . https://t.co/ZJXPxXWwah via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

18 June 1919

CREWLESS AIRCRAFT - Applied wireless control - Southland Times, 18 June 1919 https://t.co/MqseBrfLpo via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

18 June 1919

Progressive Hamilton: views of the chief centre of the Waikato, taken during the winter show week. https://t.co/IWMu9PXhR2 via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

17 June 1919

Fine day. At office. Not much doing. Made up Yorkshire Insurance returns. . https://t.co/tAtw3fjHqX via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

17 June 1919

BURGLARS AT ROTORUA - Tourist offices visited - King Country Chronicle https://t.co/4E9atSrJ6w via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

17 June 1919

The starvation conspiracy in Russia: a daily scene in the heart of Petrograd. https://t.co/UTRtFeDEBW https://t.co/hHZv3FNrgd via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

16 June 1919

Leo’s cold somewhat better but he had to stay at home & kept to his bed. . https://t.co/UcolVSKXCR via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

16 June 1919

BALACLAVA HERO'S DEATH - Poverty Bay Herald, 16 June 1919 https://t.co/GOvhA6PXnn via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

15 June 1919

Wheeled rich soil from the hill cutting down to the garden & planted out some young gum trees. . https://t.co/uPL9TGHc2r via @FPWelchdiaries

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