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

5 February 1919

A holiday scene at Lyall Bay, a popular seaside resort at Wellington. https://t.co/aFsP0fk4sJ https://t.co/u8UCUg68P3 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

4 February 1919

WASHINGTON MYSTERY - Southland Times, 4 February 1919 https://t.co/QWsa4AZw2j via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

4 February 1919

Weather still rotten but business is good for the two hours of opening, morning & afternoon. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

3 February 1919

AVIATION TRAGEDY AT CHRISTCHURCH - Otago Daily Times, 3 February 1919 https://t.co/5jjddKTw89 via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

2 February 1919

Cold, misty, wet & bleak. Proceeding slowly down Channel & little is to be seen. Spent a while organising things for the canteen. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

2 February 1919

The combined camp of the Auckland district boy scouts at Papatoetoe, near Auckland. https://t.co/HZv1F5UmIY https://t.co/JT5NrDFK9o via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

1 February 1919

BOOZED BRIDGERS - NZ Truth, 1 February 1919 https://t.co/la609yqcPa via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

31 January 1919

THE CASE OF SAMOA - Presented by Mr. Massey - Evening Post, 31 January 1919 https://t.co/n5Jah2CG6H via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

31 January 1919

Running before the wind on the Waitemata Harbour, Auckland. https://t.co/e3NHEYPMLM https://t.co/OIVCPyvSU9 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

30 January 1919

NEW ZEALAND NEWS - National Alliance of Labour - Taihape Daily Times, 30 January 1919 https://t.co/R0eeWAk2vW via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

30 January 1919

Climbing the rapids towards the Huka Falls: a scene on the Waikato river in the Taupo district. https://t.co/EztkOwVNEB via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

29 January 1919

100,000 NEW HOUSES - Poverty Bay Herald, 29 January 1919 https://t.co/HA6xYAwDY3 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

29 January 1919

A popular New Zealand surf-bathing resort: Island Bay, a beautiful spot on the coast of Wellington. https://t.co/0HjjJj3Gnt via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

28 January 1919

CAUGHT IN THE ACT - Robbery at Richmond - Nelson Evening Mail, 28 January 1919 https://t.co/R6HjsGYQkw via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

28 January 1919

Campers' paradise: tents pitched amid the bush at Muriwai. On the west coast of Auckland. https://t.co/U0N5dUbR5v via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

27 January 1919

THE DRUG HABIT - London opium dens - Southland Times, 27 January 1919 https://t.co/5Q9LEhJXdB via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

27 January 1919

Commenced my duties today by going to the Hororata but as the canteen stores had not arrived, I wasn't required. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

27 January 1919

New Zealand bowling tournament at Auckland: semi-finals being played on the Carlton green last Saturday. https://t.co/ZCurueV2vW via @AkWeeklyNews

Auckland Weekly News

26 January 1919

Holiday time at Wanganui, North Island of New Zealand: animated scene on the Castlecliff Beach. https://t.co/nAL3JhHuO5 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

25 January 1919

STEAKA DA EGG - A kick-up at Karantzes - NZ Truth, 25 January 1919 https://t.co/iTCPbIc6nn via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

25 January 1919

The call of the seaside: campers off for a day's fishing off Muriwai Beach, on the West Coast of Auckland. https://t.co/oPyGPzDAph via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

24 January 1919

A NEW PARTY - National Democrats - Otago Daily Times, 24 January 1919 https://t.co/NpXpGShRJ3 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

24 January 1919

A roadman's camp at Hunua, south of Auckland. https://t.co/pYG6bSKeKL https://t.co/8a91l7YFEO via @AkWeeklyNews

Lincoln Lee

23 January 1919

Carmen began at 4.30, and lasted till 8 p.m. https://t.co/mZKsFLGgZ7 via @walkmarch

PapersPast

23 January 1919

MISCELLANEOUS CABLES - Press, 23 January 1919 https://t.co/nMNvwGSvUf via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

22 January 1919

How the Armistice was arranged: allied representatives sitting at the Versailles conference. https://t.co/rN74WJYtvN via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

22 January 1919

BLOOD TRANSFUSION - Auckland Star, 22 January 1919 https://t.co/KS0X7gWef9 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

21 January 1919

AMERICAN "DRY - General Wood's testimony - Southland Times, 21 January 1919 https://t.co/iIZd4zPpZ8 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 January 1919

EXPLOSON AT BOSTON - Marlborough Express, 20 January 1919 https://t.co/UcnLROzIKH via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

18 January 1919

A GINGER WINE ORGY - NZ Truth, 18 January 1919 https://t.co/pfH7qCf3Mr via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

18 January 1919

Read nearly all day except for a visit to the barber's for a 2d shave. I'm too lazy to use my own razor. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

17 January 1919

PROHIBITION IN UNITED STATES - Ratification said to be assured - Otago Daily Times, 17 January 1919 https://t.co/dVj8LEFEQo via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

17 January 1919

To Ordnance Stores again where I received my suitcase, now ornamented with my name for 4/6d. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

16 January 1919

LURED BY LIGHT - Magic for fish hauls - Ashburton Guardian, 16 January 1919 https://t.co/EQlEmBYDon via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

16 January 1919

The holiday call to the seaside: animated scene on the fine beach at Point Chevalier, Auckland. https://t.co/0JdDEIDJlk via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

15 January 1919

WARSHIPS FOR SALE - Manawatu Times, 15 January 1919 https://t.co/b5ZLSK1Qsb via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

15 January 1919

Dressed myself as well as possible & had my photo taken. Which was about all I did all day except read. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

14 January 1919

THE LADY COP - No experiment now - Clutha Leader, 14 January 1919 https://t.co/GLWHtIzBlK via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

13 January 1919

SPARTACUS PROGRAMME - NZ Herald, 13 January 1919 https://t.co/ZjccEBGi1N via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

13 January 1919

The members of the French mission being entertained by the Maoris at Rotorua. https://t.co/3Nt6s0afTs https://t.co/jiYYIn9WOV via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

11 January 1919

CHRISTMAS CHEER - Beer for the "Boys in Blue" - NZ Truth, 11 January 1919 https://t.co/GtUl7XCfjp via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

10 January 1919

WILD WORK IN BERLIN - Further details of the fighting - Hawera & Normanby Star, 10 January 1919 https://t.co/PH3e3MZbqz via @PapersPastNZ

Lincoln Lee

9 January 1919

Well, if they won’t demobilise me I’ll go to operas! https://t.co/mZKsFLoFAx via @walkmarch

PapersPast

9 January 1919

BRITISH IN RUSSIA - Forces not to be increased - Evening Post, 9 January 1919 https://t.co/HApxbyVQJl via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

9 January 1919

New Zealand sick and wounded soldiers disembarking from the transport which arrived at Auckland last week. https://t.co/aVkC0ussdB via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

8 January 1919

SEARCH FOR MISSING BOAT - Quest of the Hinemoa - NZ Herald, 8 January 1919 https://t.co/immGcAG0AK via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

8 January 1919

A New Year promise: Fritz says he will be a good boy. https://t.co/945OYwiJ4S https://t.co/N4j5Qtfh1W via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

7 January 1919

15,000 BRITISH SOLDIERS FOUND - Manawatu Herald, 7 January 1919 https://t.co/3TIxoy1qf3 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

7 January 1919

The beauty of the New Zealand bush: a bunch of wild clematis. https://t.co/hWWvo89mW3 https://t.co/kWJT9a8wYC via @AkWeeklyNews

Corp. William McCaw

7 January 1919

The mess is very full now with officers from France for demolition. Tonight for a short time I was occupied on a Court of Inquiry. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

6 January 1919

PRESIDENT WILSON'S POWERS - An expert survey - Hawera & Normanby Star, 6 January 1919 https://t.co/4MWi6Ph61M via @PapersPastNZ

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