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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.

Leslie Adkin's diary

26 August 1913

Down to see Maud in response to a message received. http://t.co/uNBWb3WTMm via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

26 August 1913

At office. Busy with correspondence & office matters http://t.co/1qOQJBPtVV via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

26 August 1913

WOMEN POLICE - The Colonist, 26 Aug 1913 http://t.co/ZpCv8DRF7R via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

25 August 1913

Miss Bowles & children went to Plimmerton tonight to stay for a week... http://t.co/sr2PdeTYJB via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

25 August 1913

ALTERING THE CLOCK - Evening Post, 25 Aug 1913 http://t.co/er9prVhSc0 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

25 August 1913

Lecture in Century Hall - "Modern Developments & Tendencies". http://t.co/8IOPAsUsU1 via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

25 August 1913

Down to Hogg Crescent to see Dickson re going to Dannevirke http://t.co/FX2qHjbbzh via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

25 August 1913

WALLS DO NOT A PRISON MAKE - Auckland Star, 25 Aug 1913 http://t.co/vlimOKl4Eg via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

24 August 1913

Rev. R Tinsley, son of our late minister, preached. http://t.co/yDwNHcQboQ via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

24 August 1913

Staked several of the apple trees which had got out of plumb considerably http://t.co/x3iWHEvPhY via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

23 August 1913

PSYCHOLOGY OF WOWSERISM - NZ Truth, 23 Aug 1913 http://t.co/K1tpIPxTYE via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

23 August 1913

JOE PAWELKA PLACED - NZ Truth, 23 Aug 1913 http://t.co/kXwvhUoVjG via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 August 1913

Received news of the Rev. W Tinsley's death. http://t.co/DmJiafueLB via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

23 August 1913

Bill in with letter from R Tankersley saying he could not give full permission until 31st Oct http://t.co/Yo4QKiVOto via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

23 August 1913

THE TENDER PAKEHA - Out with the firestick! - Observer, 23 Aug 1913 http://t.co/xz0Aj3YRfT via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

22 August 1913

Miss Bowles took George down to Dr Young to have his tonsils removed... http://t.co/FTCz1K0oHr via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

22 August 1913

WAR'S DARKER SIDE - Dominion, 22 Aug 1913 http://t.co/wC7MziPQBg via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 August 1913

Cattle appear to be holding their own though feed is very short. http://t.co/H1EuLbHxzB via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

22 August 1913

Returned with all possible haste to Shannon & caught the 1.50 train to Palmerston http://t.co/MNj7FA6IgZ via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

22 August 1913

ROYAL MOTOR CAR STUCK UP - Nelson Evening Mail, 22 Aug 1913 http://t.co/UI9UBFMH35 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

21 August 1913

I rolled the golf links this morning and it was a nasty job again, I was very tired when I got back to dinner. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

21 August 1913

MEN WHO DO NOT MARRY - Lack of moral fibre - Poverty Bay Herald, 21 Aug 1913 http://t.co/omdVmNG4N9 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

21 August 1913

Several of the rimu stumps have burned off. http://t.co/DZ1ortJF1G via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

21 August 1913

Booked beds at the Railway hotel then had a good wash http://t.co/5AvAyf4YRy via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

21 August 1913

AN INDISCREET YOUTH - Northern Advocate, 21 Aug 1913 http://t.co/LnqV462rrt via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 August 1913

"COLOURED LABOUR" - Objection to an Indian doctor - Nelson Evening Mail, 20 Aug 1913 http://t.co/f8i0sIqsMP via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

20 August 1913

I worked at Carrington house, I finished rolling the lawns… cut the edges of the front lawns and cleaned up the grass. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

20 August 1913

THE TE ORE ORE TRAGEDY - Maori woman acquitted - Press, 20 Aug 1913 http://t.co/Crqxvoy0hz via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

20 August 1913

Fresh snow on the ranges. http://t.co/zUVuKce8Ls via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

20 August 1913

Mr Dickson & son in re 555 acres and arranged to go over to Shannon http://t.co/Cn2RRgVyo6 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

20 August 1913

"BEAUTIFUL VAMPIRE" - Railway train mystery - NZ Herald, 20 Aug 1913 http://t.co/oBtad7th5r via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

19 August 1913

DANGER TO PRIMARY EDUCATION - Evening Post, 19 Aug 1913 http://t.co/oqbdzlq9SM via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

19 August 1913

I set out the cauliflower plants, dug and weeded the asparagus bed and rolled the big lawn again. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

19 August 1913

Cold east breeze blew all day & Father lit heaps round rimu stumps. http://t.co/wxG08H6yoz via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

19 August 1913

I stayed behind to see about getting my coat from down the line http://t.co/0IuaYMfnDn via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

19 August 1913

VIRGIN STILL MISSING - Auckland Star, 19 Aug 1913 http://t.co/7Hk9sNjDfb via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

18 August 1913

YMCA in evening. Social. Male choir sand three choruses. via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

18 August 1913

MORE RIOTING IN NORTH OF IRELAND - Poverty Bay Herald. 18 Aug 1913 http://t.co/tET5QYJS2X via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

18 August 1913

I worked at Carrington house today, I finished the digging by noon and after dinner… I rolled the big lawn. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 August 1913

We saw some splendid totaras, rimus & ratas. http://t.co/8J8dGZqt2b via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

18 August 1913

UNIVERSALITY OF ETHER - Poverty Bay Herald, 18 Aug 1913 http://t.co/ZkP6DNvuuk via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

18 August 1913

Caught the 6.20 train going North & met Mr Salter at Eketahuna http://t.co/Iin67Oz7hj via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

17 August 1913

I had a couple of short strolls today but did not go far owing to the state of the roads and the uncertain weather. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

17 August 1913

Here is peace. Nought ruffles, nothing stirs. The tranquil lake http://t.co/Wc9Idj7Mbf via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

17 August 1913

The track thro’ the bush http://t.co/ThS0sQYxBa via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

17 August 1913

Rousing sermon by Rev. Harris. http://t.co/U5XMgiLEkv via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

17 August 1913

Bernie & I cut some roots from one of the gum stumps near the old sheds http://t.co/KZMMJMAJ2m via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

16 August 1913

SCOTT'S LAST LETTER - Press, 16 Aug 1913 http://t.co/bOH8QOrQGm via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

16 August 1913

Planted walnut trees in plantation. via @Denton_Diary

James Cox's diary

16 August 1913

So much light rain this week has made the streets and road very muddy. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

16 August 1913

FAIR RENTS BILL - Dominion, 16 Aug 1913 http://t.co/9RvTYGeq06 via @PapersPastNZ

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