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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.

Fred Welch's diary

28 April 1919

Wire from Clifford, New Plymouth saying he would be down to night to inspect our Taita property tomorrow. . https://t.co/jl64Al4hve via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

28 April 1919

GENERAL NEWS - Waikato Times, 28 April 1919 https://t.co/mYRqPeM9vj via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

27 April 1919

Boiled Kerosene tin of fowls food, making a fire in the back paddock. . https://t.co/gSVgi7k1t2 via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

27 April 1919

Easter races at Ellerslie: snapshots at the Auckland Racing Club's autumn meeting last Saturday. https://t.co/HFRYG9uWMs via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

26 April 1919

Leo & Gretta left for Waikato to attend their Cousin Bert Bertelsens wedding. Leo to act as best man. . https://t.co/IlqxQJAtEg via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

26 April 1919

THE LIQUOR POLL - Substantial win for continuance anticipated - NZ Truth, 26 April 1919 https://t.co/lmb99smLMl via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

26 April 1919

The great contest: No 5. The finish. https://t.co/z4Ltj3siJL https://t.co/vPX6TaLHmr via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

25 April 1919

Dug our late potatoes or most of them & sorted out about one hundred weight to keep for seed. . https://t.co/nnJXFxIqOf via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

25 April 1919

INDIAN RIOTS - Official details - Press, 25 April 1919 https://t.co/KnOb8pup6j via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

25 April 1919

How many New Zealanders spend the Easter holidays: picturesque camping and boating scenes. https://t.co/ypwAff857D via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

24 April 1919

Berthas’ Birthday age 45. Dull day. Light showers during the afternoon. . https://t.co/0IOL8lbMVa via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

24 April 1919

ESCAPED GERMANS - Surrender to police - Taranaki Daily News, 24 April 1919 https://t.co/yPnPl4NFg5 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

24 April 1919

March of the returned Maori Battalion through the streets of Rotorua. https://t.co/UFp6O5w6jY https://t.co/mBOW2J46ST via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

23 April 1919

Played Leo 2 games of chess at night won & lost one. . https://t.co/gLrMvLUPvK via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

23 April 1919

BLOWN TO PIECES - Three Maoris and their horses - Otago Daily Times, 23 April 1919 https://t.co/MlwlbJYFXF via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

23 April 1919

A Taranaki chief welcoming the returned Maori warriors at the Putiki Pa, Wanganui. https://t.co/1y05HVwjDu https://t.co/IDAaT3EA0Z via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

22 April 1919

Went down to the Tennis Courts & watched the players including Leo & Bern for an hour. . https://t.co/RlX1nls8BG via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

22 April 1919

WELLINGTON SHOOTING TRAGEDY - The inquest verdict - Grey River Argus, 22 April 1919 https://t.co/KF3rnCU9CU via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

21 April 1919

I played Frew & Benton winning the former & losing the latter. . https://t.co/9VCc2L6nJZ via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

21 April 1919

PARIS SENSATION - Eleven women murdered - Lyttelton Times, 21 April 1919 https://t.co/8eYJ5sUWD0 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

20 April 1919

Spent an interesting hour telling funny anecdotes of chess meeting etc and at 1 A M he left for town. . https://t.co/puIz5cpaNJ via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

19 April 1919

Some hard fought games were played by the seniors who comprise some of the best players in New Zealand. . https://t.co/OppgPB5ust via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

19 April 1919

HEATH THE HERMIT - Pockets the matrons' half-crowns - NZ Truth, 19 April 1919 https://t.co/z4HIOpxVhW via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

19 April 1919

Life in New Zealand's backblocks: the commodious cookhouse for one of the camps of the bushmen. https://t.co/QsrvE294TX via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

18 April 1919

INTERNED GERMANS - To leave this month - Te Puke Times, 18 April 1919 https://t.co/7AhKUAm3lQ via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

17 April 1919

PapersPast

17 April 1919

DEATH OF DR. MARY WALKER - King Country Chronicle, 17 April 1919 https://t.co/1OeqyXt4TD via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

16 April 1919

THE HOUSE HUNGER - Conditions in Sydney - Nelson Evening Mail, 16 April 1919 https://t.co/YUSkEusg99 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

15 April 1919

Frosty morn. Down to office. Not much doing. Rain during the best part of the day. Rather cold S Easter. . https://t.co/Kr34raZExp via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

15 April 1919

THE COUNCIL CAR - A question of custody - Northern Advocate, 15 April 1919 https://t.co/ZzmCZp1xUF via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

15 April 1919

Spent an interesting hour telling funny anecdotes of chess meeting etc and at 1 A M he left for town. . https://t.co/puIz5cpaNJ via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

14 April 1919

Mr J P Lowes in & met C Ross in reference to the latter taking over the formers property at Rongomai. . https://t.co/K4Wd7JtAW0 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

14 April 1919

DRUG-TAKER'S DECEIT - Patea Mail, 14 April 1919 https://t.co/82JAPigZsv via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

13 April 1919

Put in best part of the day repairing the barrow which was just about falling to pieces. . https://t.co/B6zZSC4yom via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

13 April 1919

The maori troops marching over the Grafton Bridge on the way to the Auckland Domain. https://t.co/YFpOFFUXT2 https://t.co/3tJekUfYhj via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

12 April 1919

No license referendum gives Continuance a lead of over 2000 votes with the soldiers votes called. . https://t.co/f1rAZIOOk0 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

12 April 1919

RECIPES - Wanganui Herald, 12 April 1919 https://t.co/gxBOS9spVS via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

11 April 1919

Returns for the No license polling for the Dominion give a majority for No license of over 2,000 votes. . https://t.co/FsVojkRnBZ via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

11 April 1919

MAN SHOT DEAD - Wellington - Marlborough Express, 11 April 1919 https://t.co/kw8EkGBqLS via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

10 April 1919

Great excitement throughout the district owing to the No- license poll being taken. . https://t.co/EOWT3Wr2ZD via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

10 April 1919

VOTERS! DO YOUR PART - Vote to-day - To-morrow will be too late - Press, 10 April 1919 https://t.co/IpUwxXZKfR via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

10 April 1919

Bushmen's camp in the heart of the New Zealand forest: the men ready for the day's work. https://t.co/B4x7eX9VEM via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

9 April 1919

C Ross in re purchase of farm & I wrote J P Lowes of Rongimai [Rongomai] re his. . https://t.co/fahQIcAemz via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

9 April 1919

ADVOCATING LAWLESSNESS - An old offender - Otago Daily Times, 9 April 1919 https://t.co/psuMgNB3EZ via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

8 April 1919

J W Compton in & authorised me to sell his newly bought property at Kumeroa. . https://t.co/v4giPq62SO via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

8 April 1919

THE HOUSING PROBLEM - Evening Post, 8 April 1919 https://t.co/DijGkX8noD via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

8 April 1919

Nesting-place of gannets at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay, East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. https://t.co/SRxxE0n0Tp via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

7 April 1919

RETURN OF THE MAORIS - Evening Star, 7 April 1919 https://t.co/NbvYO9thth via @PapersPastNZ

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

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