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

7 April 1919

The hole in the hill: a tunnel near Strathmore, Taranaki which is much used for vehicular traffic. https://t.co/qoi94eEMfk via @AkWeeklyNews

Auckland Weekly News

6 April 1919

Damage caused by the recent hurricane at Fiji: remains of Messrs Ragg and Co's store at Suva. https://t.co/P0jaa2Ef1r via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

5 April 1919

Caigou in for house & went with me to see Cambournes & Stantons in Pownall Street. . https://t.co/9lHbSCGTi5 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

5 April 1919

MAXWELL V. MAXWELL - NZ Truth, 5 April 1919 https://t.co/LuqftjWTZw via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

5 April 1919

Yachtsmen gathering pipis at Tamaki, Auckland. https://t.co/W3UE5Cbhv0 https://t.co/8GBzTrySGq via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

4 April 1919

Rain. Rather cold, coming from the South. At office. Kept going during the day with correspondence. . https://t.co/ldeDYrSCC2 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

4 April 1919

NEWS IN BRIEF - Otago Daily Times, 4 April 1919 https://t.co/6dpkmGjcDj via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

3 April 1919

THE COLOUR BAR - Agitation in Japan - Colonist, 3 April 1919 https://t.co/f5CiktIgls via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

2 April 1919

Arrived Wanganui 7.20 & got accommodation for the night at Hotel. . https://t.co/LqaI47r30b via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

2 April 1919

HARD READERS - Invercargill people and the Library - Southland Times, 2 April 1919 https://t.co/HedRDVotHE via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

2 April 1919

Our Maori soldiers abroad : a haka, or war dance, being performed by some of the men at Hants, England. https://t.co/RLQKUz0aLl via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

1 April 1919

Mr Worthington came round with car & picked us up to go out to see his property 26 miles out. . https://t.co/GbbJ5KeAmK via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

1 April 1919

MURDERER OF JAURES ACQUITTED - Patriotic motives pleaded - Nelson Evening Mail, 1 April 1919 https://t.co/h5XFCfbsNr via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

1 April 1919

The fine roll of honour board of the St Heliers Bay Public School, Auckland, which was recently unveiled. https://t.co/XcE1rCa9nP via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

31 March 1919

BRITISH PRINCE NOT TO WED YET - Poverty Bay Herald, 31 March 1919 https://t.co/fLR9WxvVYg via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

29 March 1919

Spent the evening wandering around & trying to get Stratford per medium of the phone. . https://t.co/gvjGYoPpmM via @FPWelchdiaries

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

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