NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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PapersPast

5 November 1918

WOMEN'S CORNER - Press, 5 November 1918 https://t.co/WkNdn87NVj via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

5 November 1918

GERMANS BEING FORCED BACK AT ALL POINTS - Poverty Bay Herald, 5 November 1918 https://t.co/7pQUl7xGhu via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

5 November 1918

Drove Gertie & Nancy to Levin & attended sale. https://t.co/az9dqcw4Ze via @adkin_diary

NZ Division Diary

5 November 1918

At daybreak the 2NZ Inf. Bde passed through our outpost line and continued the advance https://t.co/x98HJKTdYD via @NZDIV_Diary

PapersPast

5 November 1918

VIOLENT RECRIMINATIONS - Barvaria wants a separate peace - Northern Advocate, 5 November 1918 https://t.co/ioz60SoVCQ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

4 November 1918

INFLUENZA AT AUCKLAND - Recruits not to enter camp - Nelson Evening Mail, 4 November 1918 https://t.co/wzeCf0yj9h via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

4 November 1918

I planted out 8 Tomato plants about 4 ft apart and also planted 29 lettuces between the rows of peas. https://t.co/WXpv86de9L via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

4 November 1918

SPECIAL EDITION - Hostilities on Italian front ceased - Taihape Daily Times, 4 November 1918 https://t.co/eYgCk7cSxz via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

4 November 1918

CLUTHA NEWS ITEMS - Bruce Herald, 4 November 1918 https://t.co/0MP1IdHHlS via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

4 November 1918

Drove to church in Cheslyn Rise car which is in good order once again. https://t.co/3rTQyY017L via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

4 November 1918

Sunset at the Herekino Heads, North Auckland. https://t.co/C3GqaGnFj0 https://t.co/LhO9VM6oK1 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

4 November 1918

RAILWAY TRAGEDY IN UNITED STATES - Otago Daily Times, 4 November 1918 https://t.co/Qbs6Dz6c8p via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

3 November 1918

Mended fence to keep cow out of garden & cut some young gum trees down for firewood. . https://t.co/nrs3Nprh1A via @FPWelchdiaries

Leslie Adkin's diary

3 November 1918

News of Austria's capitulation & great excitement in Levin. https://t.co/pXyCn7zdW6 via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

3 November 1918

At about 5pm coaling was finished & the workers crowded the empty barges to be towed ashore. A 6 we got under way again. via @McCaw_diary

NZ Division Diary

3 November 1918

The 1NZ Inf. Bde moved forward to its assembly area, clearing SOLESMES at about 1600 https://t.co/a3nFEyMCLx https://t.co/OIMl5z1ptK via @NZDIV_Diary

Auckland Weekly News

PapersPast

2 November 1918

RECIPES - Sausage toad in the hole - Southern Cross, 2 November 1918 https://t.co/3ABMETLkvS via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

2 November 1918

THE MISSING TEACHER - Miss Jull's body found - Sun, 2 November 1918 https://t.co/VA5N089saN via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

2 November 1918

War news state that Italians & Allied forces have captured several thousand more prisoners. . https://t.co/MiKndwlS69 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

2 November 1918

"TOO RIGHT" FLORRIE - Jaws joyously at the johnop - NZ Truth, 2 November 1918 https://t.co/TEJbMmrxbd via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

2 November 1918

Drove Gertie to Levin in evening - black wet night. https://t.co/IKlmsFU1Gs via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

2 November 1918

STARVING GERMANY - Her privations and misery - Samoanische Zeitung, 2 November 1918 https://t.co/CzNqoVx7NN via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

1 November 1918

FICTIONS V. FACTS - Still more liquor fictions exposed - Evening Post, 1 November 1918 https://t.co/d5aQL3G38v via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

1 November 1918

CHEAP MEAT - Government shops - Grey River Argus, 1 November 1918 https://t.co/jRjQrzecPh via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

1 November 1918

USE OF TELEPHONES - Restrictions may be imposed - New Zealand Times, 1 November 1918 https://t.co/dHG0NT8Ksq via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

1 November 1918

Too weary to tackle foxgloves. https://t.co/pLd5ZxbpBX via @adkin_diary

NZ Division Diary

1 November 1918

There was a Corps Conference at NZDIV HQ to-day to arrange the details of forthcoming operations https://t.co/SpzSOxXw6w via @NZDIV_Diary

PapersPast

1 November 1918

BULGARS WIN PEACE RACE - Poverty Bay Herald, 1 November 1918 https://t.co/0rJ0aTUGgk via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

31 October 1918

WELLINGTON'S STORM - An unusual visitation - Nelson Evening Mail, 31 October 1918 https://t.co/7YPl5bXYn2 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

31 October 1918

THE GREEDY DAIRY FARMER - His limitless rapacity - Free Lance, 31 October 1918 https://t.co/p81D1S3Wrj via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

31 October 1918

FORGED LETTERS - Girls' unpleasant experiences - Ashburton Guardian, 31 October 1918 https://t.co/4VJIuuHHqo via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

31 October 1918

Pulled foxgloves in Top paddock (6 1/2 hours). https://t.co/vga932ntjq via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

31 October 1918

New Zealanders back from the war: arrival of sick and wounded soldiers at Auckland last Sunday. https://t.co/bcvUHnNFnw via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

31 October 1918

BREAK-UP OF THE CENTRAL ALLIANCE - Dramatic events happening - Colonist, 31 October 1918 https://t.co/mQFh1dADPx via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

30 October 1918

DAYS of '46 - The old fort at Paremata - Otago Witness, 30 October https://t.co/HEdVyYaOqO via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

30 October 1918

MUSIC AND MYSTERY - Otago Witness, 30 October 1918 https://t.co/vJQNfLSXEY via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

30 October 1918

HOME INTERESTS - Oatmeal muffins - Otago Witness, 30 October 1918 https://t.co/wXlFz3nkim via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

30 October 1918

Pulled foxgloves in Mill paddock (5 1/2 hrs). https://t.co/DX0H2I0Z5h via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

30 October 1918

THE FALL OF LUDENDORFF - Defeat of the "bitter-enders" - Poverty Bay Herald, 30 October 1918 https://t.co/i5aoAcG8fT via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

29 October 1918

FATHER AND DAUGHTER DROWNED - Distressing fatality at Kaiapoi - Press, 29 October 1918 https://t.co/ToUhdbsRes via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

29 October 1918

We heard that the body of Frank Witten’s son was picked up at Day’s bay and was buried at Pakiri today. https://t.co/ZGMVDwAEPr via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

29 October 1918

CAPTURE OF DESERTERS - Rangitikei Advocate, 29 October 1918 https://t.co/UEcHJeQ4kB via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

29 October 1918

News received from Defence dept that cousin Owen Welch is a prisoner of war in Germany. . https://t.co/3f9jKcSyg0 via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

29 October 1918

Some rain fell last night… I started to to do some digging this morning but soon gave it up and loafed all day. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

29 October 1918

MOTOR CAR STOLEN - From the main street - Waikato Independent, 29 October 1918 https://t.co/ESaeyuLo48 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

29 October 1918

Drove Gertie & Viv down to the pictures...star film "The Auction Block". https://t.co/nzC4vqwAV7 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

29 October 1918

PEACE PROPOSALS - Is Austria quitting? - Ashburton Guardian, 29 October 1918 https://t.co/bO7VU4gXB0 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

28 October 1918

KAISER'S ABDICATION LOOMING - Evening Star, 28 October 1918 https://t.co/4yozSYHAkV via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

28 October 1918

"PEEPING TOM'S" FATAL CURIOUSITY - Cromwell Argus, 28 October 1918 https://t.co/prtbyDef6V via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

28 October 1918

Some rain fell last night. Cloudy today but there was some sunshine. A bit of a NW breeze this afternoon…. Today was Labor Day. via @cox_diary

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