NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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PapersPast

29 March 1919

RIOTOUS RICHARDSON - NZ Truth, 29 March 1919 https://t.co/j3o8Ev9Ftv via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

29 March 1919

Recent Peace Celebrations at Rarotonga: Mamahiki [Manihiki] dancers giving a graceful display. https://t.co/ehCKQoS27d via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

28 March 1919

Had an uneventful journey reaching Stratford at 1 pm. No train leaving until 7 pm for Whangamomona. . https://t.co/thAXK3I5b5 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

28 March 1919

THE DESTRUCTIVE KEA - Canterbury station holders alarmed - Evening Post, 28 March 1919 https://t.co/vft1IN1w6L via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

28 March 1919

The arrival of war brides at Wellington last week: discussing plans for the future. https://t.co/5ljglp2L7N https://t.co/6IMsDRE5o8 via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

27 March 1919

Arrived Wanganui about 7.30 pm &looked for lodging eventually finding a comfortable bed for the two of us. . https://t.co/Lm1DO3L2I8 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

27 March 1919

A CREDULOUS WIDOW - Alleged false pretences - Otago Daily Times, 27 March 1919 https://t.co/vtjWUMNpQr via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

27 March 1919

In showroom, Collinson and Cunninghame's Ltd, Palmerston North. https://t.co/tGKrKu6CH1 https://t.co/b8eh9kpE93 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

26 March 1919

NAURU ISLAND - Colonist, 26 March 1919 https://t.co/rZqN7shSS1 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

25 March 1919

MARRIAGE BOOM - Interesting letter from Auckland - Greymouth Evening Star, 25 March 1919 https://t.co/o79yHguSzL via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

24 March 1919

DISAPPOINTED IN LOVE - Manawatu Times, 24 March 1919 https://t.co/h9871CBKfz via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

24 March 1919

Transformed from ugliness: another corner of Symonds Street which was previously a rubbish tip. https://t.co/4vWfcHzZNA via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

23 March 1919

Fine day. Odd jobs about the place all day. Down to Kembles with Gretta & Norma at night. . https://t.co/9BXVIailm2 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

22 March 1919

"COLORED" CABLEGRAMS - NZ Truth, 22 March 1919 https://t.co/HCZKSpyloQ via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

22 March 1919

Views of Nelson, a picturesque town in the South Island of New Zealand. https://t.co/e9BtVGljhx https://t.co/MSBieuyS7P via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

21 March 1919

ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES - Star, 21 March 1919 https://t.co/8J2WOQVrxr via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

20 March 1919

Went to Kumeroa township & looked at houses there which are for sale then back to Woodville. . https://t.co/fZWffZ7LaI via @FPWelchdiaries

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

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