NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Life 100 years ago - sources

On Twitter

What if Twitter had been invented 100 years ago?

History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily quotes from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared in 'real-time' exactly 100 years later.

PapersPast

28 October 1918

A NOVELIST AT SIXTEEN - Cromwell Argus, 28 October 1918 https://t.co/RPLEOxSCFX via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

28 October 1918

Home very late dead beat. https://t.co/FrU7BTBAaH via @adkin_diary

NZ Division Diary

28 October 1918

Situation was unchanged during the day. The enemy shelled the front sector constantly during the night & day https://t.co/F2ksfyM3I6 via @NZDIV_Diary

PapersPast

28 October 1918

SHOOTING TRAGEDY - Automatic pistol fired - Manawatu Times, 28 October 1918 https://t.co/P84RgAoqij via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

27 October 1918

My bad was still bad and I staid in bed all day. https://t.co/20VIZpH7J5 via @csclarke_diary

James Cox's diary

27 October 1918

Dull all day and since noon a light rain has fallen… I wish now I had got to Church this morning but the weather was too threatening. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

27 October 1918

Drove to church in morning. Rain & wind rest of day. https://t.co/c4zdAaxIQn via @adkin_diary

NZ Division Diary

27 October 1918

During the hours of darkness our posts pushed across the railway https://t.co/ER6NoHs2rx https://t.co/4Mx2R1bcGE via @NZDIV_Diary

Auckland Weekly News

27 October 1918

Dairying and cattle-raising in New Zealand: scenes connected with a great industry. https://t.co/axsjrwEsco https://t.co/nqZdq7IOV3 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

26 October 1918

THE KITCHEN - Shortbread - Observer, 26 October 1918 https://t.co/jLbRIYuarT via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

26 October 1918

"LET THERE BE LIGHT" - The wretched wowser way - NZ Truth, 26 October 1918 https://t.co/khKTz75nVb via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

26 October 1918

Gretta went to Wellington with me & put up at the Windsor Hotel with nephew K Welch & wife. . https://t.co/f5ohVc2kqg via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

26 October 1918

CLERICS IN COURT - The story of a parsonical feud - NZ Truth, 26 October 1918 https://t.co/O3R6JJF1WL via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

26 October 1918

Maud & I drove to Levin in evening. Read "Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford. https://t.co/5OEw693fDS via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

26 October 1918

LEAGUE OF NATIONS - Poverty Bay Herald, 26 October 1918 https://t.co/PJ5uSzk6b5 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

25 October 1918

WOMEN AND PARLIAMENT - The vote of the Commons - Stratford Evening Post, 25 October 1918 https://t.co/VJW4dlRlOd via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

25 October 1918

MAORIS BURNED TO DEATH - Tragic happening on a farm - NZ Times, 25 October 1918 https://t.co/IgfhspfYwx via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

25 October 1918

Fair day. At office. Not much doing. . via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

25 October 1918

Since dinner I did a little work at the weeding. Parliament was opened yesterday in the recently finished new Building. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

25 October 1918

GERMANY'S SURRENDER DEMANDED - Or enforced abdication of Kaiser - NZ Times, 25 October 1918 https://t.co/QrseKQLBss via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

25 October 1918

Over to Cheslyn Rise. https://t.co/Qa0wb8AOny via @adkin_diary

NZ Division Diary

25 October 1918

3DIV reported an enemy withdrawal on their front. 3NZRB sent forward patrols to keep touch https://t.co/jHTHygFamv via @NZDIV_Diary

PapersPast

25 October 1918

RUSSIA - Terror and famine - Ashburton Guardian - 25 October 1918 https://t.co/6JXuASQ7a3 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

24 October 1918

MAORI CONFERENCE - Native interests discussed - Southland Times, 24 October 1918 https://t.co/PBIvPW1Rlm via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

24 October 1918

A DIET OF GINGER NUTS - Dr Elizabeth Bryson on fads of feeding - Horowhenua Chronicle, 24 October 1918 https://t.co/adbOpo5kzW via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

24 October 1918

I did not go out all day and do not feel bright or too good The second day of the P. and A. Show, six of our crowd are there. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

24 October 1918

EXCEEDING THE SPEED LIMIT - Colonist, 24 October 1918 https://t.co/911BF4axLE via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

24 October 1918

The picturesque luncheon-room at Lake Rotoma in New Zealand's thermal regions. https://t.co/8HpqtqNlmL https://t.co/wwIhZ5Gu24 via @AkWeeklyNews

Leslie Adkin's diary

24 October 1918

My 30 steers on far 42 have got the feed very short & things look desparate. https://t.co/C5fBkEW3ya via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

24 October 1918

INFLUENZA IN FEILDING - Feilding Star, 24 October 1918 https://t.co/24ASBavYHC via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

23 October 1918

ROMANCE OF BAKU - A sinister city of oil and tragedy - Nelson Evening Mail, 23 October 1918 https://t.co/eUvD1CQ0xD via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

23 October 1918

THE GERMAN DYE SECRETS - Their alleged capture for Britain - Otago Witness, 23 October 1918 https://t.co/4i4rQwZRjP via @PapersPastNZ

NZ Division Diary

23 October 1918

Map showing the objectives of the offensive - Order No.213 https://t.co/ER6NoHs2rx https://t.co/q4rn4XonGl via @NZDIV_Diary

Fred Welch's diary

23 October 1918

War news state that the allies are still going strong & capturing prisoners & freeing towns from the Huns. . via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

23 October 1918

A cold southerly breeze. I started to work weeding after breakfast. Carterton A. and P. Show opened today. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

23 October 1918

GARDEN & ORCHARD - Work for the week - Otago Witness, 23 October 1918 https://t.co/M9GAN473wt via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 October 1918

A good day's work. To-day was Father's 62nd birthday. https://t.co/2Go0qAKU7f via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

23 October 1918

LOST ON THE TORPEDOED WARILDA - How Mrs Long died - Ohinemuri Gazette - 23 October 1918 https://t.co/bSVuiVYiDg via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

22 October 1918

SHOOTING ACCIDENT - Returned soldier badly injured - Wanganui Chronicle, 22 October 1918 https://t.co/lWCKIX0VVZ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

22 October 1918

INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC - World-wide ravages - Southland Times, 22 October 1918 https://t.co/Us9iqfAsmy via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

22 October 1918

ONLY DIFFICULTY TO-DAY IS SUGAR - Poverty Bay Herald, 22 October 1918 https://t.co/9i8ct7cw7H via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 October 1918

Drove down to Levin sale - good cattle at low prices. https://t.co/jkrRJTxUFy via @adkin_diary

NZ Division Diary

22 October 1918

2NZ Inf. Bde group cleared BEAUVOIS by 1500 hours & moved forward https://t.co/ER6NoHs2rx https://t.co/BHC7vFH2Zb via @NZDIV_Diary

Auckland Weekly News

22 October 1918

The kauri timber industry in New Zealand: many interesting scenes in the North Auckland district. https://t.co/xm3xN3gShB via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

22 October 1918

BOLSHEVIKS BEATEN - In Ekaterinburg battle - Northern Advocate, 22 October 1918 https://t.co/8tFVrV7Mka via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

21 October 1918

FIRE IN ABEL SMITH STREET - Evening Post, 21 October 1918 https://t.co/UQWqHA49JV via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

21 October 1918

AEROPLANE PASSENGER SERVICE - Oamaru Mail, 21 October 1918 https://t.co/h7A4H7GVsq via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

21 October 1918

Smith & Davy started to repaper our dining room taking off the scrim & rescrimming before repapering. . via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

21 October 1918

JUVENILE DESTROYERS - (To the Editor.) - Manawatu Times, 21 October 1918 https://t.co/h9fUch7vOj via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

21 October 1918

Miserable showery day. Rode up to Sonoma. https://t.co/gbYn5G7Gy7 via @adkin_diary

NZ Division Diary

21 October 1918

DIV Commander held a conference of Bde Commanders, CRA, CRE, ADMS & OC DIV Signal Coy at DIVHQ https://t.co/y0O7lwSMlT via @NZDIV_Diary

Pages