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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.

Auckland Weekly News

15 June 1919

Winter races at Auckland: snapshots on the opening day and the King's Birthday. https://t.co/QbtVZewOtL https://t.co/WSaO9PqqED via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

14 June 1919

Mother came home from Wellington taking us by surprise arriving about 7.30 pm. . https://t.co/5mudJcBHPT via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

14 June 1919

DIVORCE DOINGS AND DAMAGES - Brooks v. Brooks: Mckenzie Co-Respondent - NZ Truth, 14 June 1919 https://t.co/LAtVi3OMp8 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

14 June 1919

A difficult feat: pilot's bad luck in his attempt to land on the deck of a warship. https://t.co/lUDtdehBvX https://t.co/RDvbMdr9q6 via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

13 June 1919

Mrs R Sykes wired from Woodville advising me to sell her property at Lansdowne at £460. . https://t.co/ZZDUXb9ifV via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

13 June 1919

NEWS OF THE DAY - Colonist, 13 June 1919 https://t.co/KBBo5Mlya7 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

12 June 1919

Attended Court with Bern to give evidence in case brought by Wilson against me. . https://t.co/JItBKBnb8M via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

12 June 1919

WOMEN TEACHERS' SALARIES - Otago Daily Times - 12 June 1919 https://t.co/nvZYJRbyFS via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

11 June 1919

The 3 girls went to the Lansdowne School Childrens concert & entertainment held in Town Hall. . https://t.co/mF2Ywb4iUy via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

11 June 1919

WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE IN U.S. - Illinois approves - Evening Post, 11 June 1919 https://t.co/BjkTiCvjE6 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

11 June 1919

Farmers on holiday in Auckland: visit to the New Zealand Flying School at Kohimarama last week. https://t.co/9JkimtiDwa via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

10 June 1919

Bertha rang up from Wellington & advised that Jack was doing well, the break in leg being a clean one. . https://t.co/GbW1xt947C via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

10 June 1919

ROMANCE IN REAL LIFE - Separated family reunited - Colonist, 10 June 1919 https://t.co/h1CIq1xi8y via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

10 June 1919

Food for stock in winter: carting chaff at Blenheim, South Island of New Zealand. https://t.co/sAvY4NWAPr https://t.co/icd0TFe5Ij via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

9 June 1919

Bertha went to Wellington to see our Jack in hospital with broken leg. . https://t.co/KXDauEmvTW via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

9 June 1919

HOME-MADE BREAD - NZ Herald, 9 June 1919 https://t.co/0Ha6BDq7oQ via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

9 June 1919

Auckland Weekly News

8 June 1919

The recent opening meet of the season of the Taranaki Hunt Club: the hunters assembled for the day's sport. https://t.co/qmwB1TcKvi via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

7 June 1919

Heavy frost. Down to office. Bern took Irvine to see Ewington’s property in Albert Street. . https://t.co/z64h3tKYAF via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

7 June 1919

A LAMPOONED LADY - Risque postcard adjudged libellous - NZ Truth, 7 June 1919 https://t.co/Zvx0Qj67Qc via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

6 June 1919

Wrote J Goring Johnston re selling CastlePoint Station 16500 acres. . https://t.co/3vaD0N9sOV via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

6 June 1919

INSULTING WORDS - Prohibition lecturer fined - Southland TImes, 6 June 1919 https://t.co/W0ROBOrZz3 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

6 June 1919

Writing a letter home from the Urewera country, North Island of New Zealand. https://t.co/HtePs5FgZZ https://t.co/j3WYU3Tvhz via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

5 June 1919

Caught the 1 pm train for home & arrived in Masterton about 7 o’clock & walked home. . https://t.co/JHno6dOVQZ via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

5 June 1919

Went to Bern Diederich’s shop where I found him at work & we went home to his place. . https://t.co/PgA4zbYo5L via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

5 June 1919

DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AT OPOTIKI - A strange oversight - Otago Daily Times, 5 June 1919 https://t.co/FowY0v7T5i via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

5 June 1919

Mother, Gretta & the two boys went to the Opera house to see Katinka. . https://t.co/i9h3GbrWQW via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

5 June 1919

Dull & cold. Cloudy with rain indications. Wrote letter to our Jack at Wellington College. . https://t.co/k1kw8omETf via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

5 June 1919

Fred Welch's diary

5 June 1919

Fine day. Did some work about garden. . https://t.co/sQ33J9t5a5 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

4 June 1919

NOVEL HONEYMOONS - Ashburton Guardian, 4 June 1919 https://t.co/GSv3I00dXZ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

3 June 1919

THE RABBIT ADVANCE - King Country affected - King Country Chronicle, 3 June 1919 https://t.co/OwjBXHF0AZ via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

3 June 1919

Taking stores to the pa: use of the packhorse in the Urewera Country, North Island of New Zealand. https://t.co/VvGZAdflRh via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

2 June 1919

MINIATURE AEROPLANE - Smallest in the world - Northern Advocate, 2 June 1919 https://t.co/5XDJuH9ykE via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

1 June 1919

Wanganui boys who returned recently by the transport Raranga, after serving their country abroad. https://t.co/r476v2L6OQ via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

31 May 1919

HELM v. HELM - NZ Truth, 31 May 1919 https://t.co/sCCu6KWwg2 via @PapersPastNZ

Lincoln Lee

30 May 1919

As the Yankees stated in an immense poster at Newport News: – O BOY! O JOY! HOME AGAIN! https://t.co/mZKsFLoFAx via @walkmarch

PapersPast

30 May 1919

A SOUTH SEA MYSTERY - Castaways on Flint Island - Otago Daily Times, 30 May 1919 https://t.co/mhLMH9hVIj via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

29 May 1919

Round to court office to give evidence in case of engaging man for McLaren Estate of Martinborough. . https://t.co/d2AkzPfbSb via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

29 May 1919

HAWKER INTERVIEWED - Ready and eager to try again - Marlborough Express, 29 May 1919 https://t.co/3qRxdJ0RGk via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

28 May 1919

THE HOUSING PROBLEM - Discussion in Auckland - Press, 28 May 1919 https://t.co/on75N7qKbu via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

27 May 1919

Went to G A Jones sale of furniture at Lansdowne & bought a wooden block fender for 3/6. . https://t.co/hSlt12Vwo1 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

27 May 1919

NATIVE PREJUDICE - Afraid of hospitals - Northern Advocate, 27 May 1919 https://t.co/R5KiGNISB2 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

26 May 1919

THE CHAMPION RAT-KILLER - Cromwell Argus, 26 May 1919 https://t.co/UKbAmH1ASq via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

25 May 1919

Fine day. Did some garden work Spent an hour sharpening the axe with a file. . https://t.co/EJJNBkS60r via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

24 May 1919

NEW TRIAL REFUSED - Howard Nattrass and the nymph - NZ Truth, 24 May 1919 https://t.co/wvfdc5KTIQ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

23 May 1919

WAR OF REVENGE Poverty Bay Herald, 23 May 1919 https://t.co/KxCVCCYMmA via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

22 May 1919

Round to court office to give evidence in case of engaging man for McLaren Estate of Martinborough. . https://t.co/d2AkzPfbSb via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

22 May 1919

GIRLS IN THE JOB - Protests by returned soldiers in Christchurch - 22 May 1919 https://t.co/7KCkvuvpqf via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

22 May 1919

Early morning at Kawatiri: a scene on the Buller-Nelson road, South Island of New Zealand. https://t.co/UgxbhjaKSP via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

21 May 1919

Wild life in New Zealand - Otago Witness, 21 May 1919 https://t.co/r65GuW2E1I via @PapersPastNZ

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