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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

16 August 1913

Showery day. Logging up etc. http://t.co/c7broxglM1 via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

16 August 1913

Cycled down & saw Mrs & Mr M but offer was not accepted http://t.co/CyL1PCdZcL via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

16 August 1913

LIEUTENANT SMITH SCANDAL - Shameless Travesty of Justice - NZ Truth, 16 Aug 1913 http://t.co/JVliNXE0dJ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

15 August 1913

INSANE AT AN OPERATION - NZ Herald, 15 Aug 1913 http://t.co/PfkFcBavP6 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

15 August 1913

I struck the point of the fork through my boot and into my toe this afternoon. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

15 August 1913

BLOWS IN THE DARK - Early morning crime - NZ Herald, 15 Aug 1913 http://t.co/pacv0T7ZsC via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

15 August 1913

Met Maud in town & took her to afternoon tea. http://t.co/ZiKZPbXGAq via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

15 August 1913

Drove Will & Nell up to Miki Miki to see R Tankersley’s property http://t.co/EvGUbq3Fut via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

15 August 1913

"I FIRED AT HIM" - Pukehinau shooting sensation - Evening Post, 15 Aug 1913 http://t.co/oC0xg2Ew90 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

14 August 1913

VIRGIN RESIGNS FROM THE FARMERS' UNION - Marlborough Express, 14 Aug 1913 http://t.co/6BXssc729t ? via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

14 August 1913

CHARRED REMAINS FOUND - A dreadful crime - Marlborough Express, 14 Aug 1913 http://t.co/BeSS3bdXQT via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

14 August 1913

This morning I rolled the golf links, the work seems to get worse every time and I had a very rough job today. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

14 August 1913

Continued same work as yesterday. 21 lambs. http://t.co/KNc2dW7bTQ via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

14 August 1913

Will in re buying property & discussed the merits of various places seen http://t.co/IFbRhD2DBs via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

14 August 1913

ALLEGED TERRORISM - Labour charges disproved - 14 Aug 1913 http://t.co/789HTBBUVD via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

13 August 1913

Met coach for Shannon 1pm. Went up to competitions. Affair rather countryfied... http://t.co/gF9LMfHn3G via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

13 August 1913

HUMAN LEOPARDS - Widespread secret society - Poverty Bay Herald, 13 Aug 1913 http://t.co/0f7PwNNAxd via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

13 August 1913

I worked at Carrington house this morning…. I started after dinner but the rain knocked me off at 1.30pm. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

13 August 1913

PARIS FASHIONS: SPLIT SKIRT DOOMED - Poverty Bay Herald, 13 Aug 1913 http://t.co/XEz2VOOAN8 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

13 August 1913

Showery day - "sping id here". http://t.co/YwtbpuPA97 via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

13 August 1913

Saw HawkesBay Farmers agent and drove up to Maharahara http://t.co/KCQ6OHUGvf via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

13 August 1913

THE OLD WHALING DAYS - Northern Advocate, 13 Aug 1913 http://t.co/M6nW2tHCYu via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

12 August 1913

Went to farewell dance to Mrs Matier who is leaving for Wellington... http://t.co/Ce0hLJ6g4O via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

12 August 1913

TELEPHONE SERVICE - Mr Richmonds continuous scheme - Feilding Star, 12 Aug 1913 http://t.co/2JK9rAV085 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

12 August 1913

I worked all day at Carrington house I set out the lettuce plants and since have cleaned, manured and dug some ground. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

12 August 1913

We have about 15 new lambs now. http://t.co/vQg5TMKMRG via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

12 August 1913

Fish & chips were good, but butter was rank as rank could be http://t.co/1NuxQws9NZ via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

12 August 1913

A SIGNIFICANT ACTION - Grey River Argus, 12 Aug 1913 http://t.co/yAQ9RUs92e via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

11 August 1913

BLOODTHIRSTY SENATOR - Supports Lynch Law - Auckland Star, 11 Aug 1913 http://t.co/oAkGOdjuBw via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

11 August 1913

I worked at Hadfields all day …. The wind was right on my back the whole time and I am very tired. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

11 August 1913

Took Maud & Gertie to pictures at King's Theatre - very poor. http://t.co/v4HMdpqWY8 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

11 August 1913

THE OPIUM TRADE - An appeal to release China - Dominion, 11 Aug 1913 http://t.co/nPyOilpN9z via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

11 August 1913

Wrote letter to Bertie at night & posted same at Lansdowne http://t.co/M4fbHHlrr0 via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

10 August 1913

This morning I walked to the Waiohine bridge and since tea to Clareville…. did some odd jobs of sewing and rested. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

10 August 1913

Finished reading "The Winning of Barbara North" - a splendid tale. http://t.co/wDXC1CdSxe via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

10 August 1913

Cut out some Laurel trees along garden boundary http://t.co/hjUrKP8V6o via @FPWelchdiaries

Bert Denton's Diary

9 August 1913

Fine. Miss Bowles up in morning but very seedy so lay down all afternoon... http://t.co/RCKIKB6qVl via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

9 August 1913

DIVORCE FOR FRIENDSHIP - What a wife wants - Poverty Bay Herald, 9 Aug 1913 http://t.co/xVCeJvGBHA via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

9 August 1913

A very cold southerly breeze all day. This morning I rolled the golf links via @cox_diary

PapersPast

9 August 1913

THE INCLINE-ation, (a pome) - Hutt Valley Independent, 9 Aug 1913 http://t.co/x2z9QIFaVV via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

9 August 1913

The first lamb arrived to-day. http://t.co/idZLK3eRSD via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

9 August 1913

Darned a pair of stocking & mended a pair of my working knickers http://t.co/TdlZ2zLU3V via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

9 August 1913

THE HORROR AT HENDERSON - NZ Truth, 9 Aug 1913 http://t.co/3ac8C7JjLi via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

8 August 1913

Pies as big as houses - Ohinemuri Gazette, 8 Aug 1913 http://t.co/6dgWPB9rMC via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

8 August 1913

Worked all day at the boss' house digging up ground I worked hard and am very tired, I was by myself nearly all day via @cox_diary

PapersPast

8 August 1913

THE CAWNPORE RIOT - The official account - Press, 8 Aug 1913 http://t.co/iJQBJAZon9 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

8 August 1913

In evening Dora & I drove down to Miss Duff's dance. http://t.co/nXYmmnltXd via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

8 August 1913

Oscar back having recovered from effects of vaccination http://t.co/zN8qZRqsir via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

8 August 1913

"THE WAR DEVIL" - Maoriland Worker, 8 Aug 1913 http://t.co/c7Zv2bN3bW via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

7 August 1913

Fine. Miss Bowles a little better so she got up about 10 o'clock.... http://t.co/R85UsUHSte via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

7 August 1913

NEARLY A RIOT AT MAORI PA - Poverty Bay Herald, 7 Aug 1913 http://t.co/1hPOiWjiAo via @PapersPastNZ

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