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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

30 July 1913

Stayed in bed till 9.30 am. http://t.co/Pv1jJGgNSI via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

30 July 1913

Read "A Girl of the Lumberlost" by Gene Stratton-Porter. http://t.co/KbH1PCFKn5 via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

30 July 1913

Took Bernie at night to the Town Hall to see the Boxing Contest http://t.co/3XkXCpziqN via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

30 July 1913

ISLAM'S ASPIRATIONS - Poverty Bay Herald, 30 Jul 1913 http://t.co/yDzuJmxIgE via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

29 July 1913

Took dray to Adkins () & brought back some pinus insignis which Gil gave me. via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

29 July 1913

A SOCIALIST HEIRESS - Gives up her inheritance - Auckland Star, 29 Jul 1913 http://t.co/IMOGpXwmKx via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

29 July 1913

They treat me well at McPhees, lunch twice a day and tea as much as I can drink and I got three large apples today via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

29 July 1913

Stayed in bed all day but got up for tea. http://t.co/R8ntnN72JQ via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

29 July 1913

Sprayed some of the fruit trees with Red spray Oil. http://t.co/pamluFJkt8 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

29 July 1913

A CIGARETTE FAMINE - Turkish supplies fail - Auckland Star, 29 Jul 1913 http://t.co/cFt66ul24n via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

28 July 1913

ALLEGED INTENT TO MURDER - Shooting affray at Lyttelton - Otago Daily Times, 28 Jul 1913 http://t.co/kx2SroxmXc via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

28 July 1913

Commenced to put up fence for plantation by sheep yards. via @Denton_Diary

James Cox's diary

28 July 1913

worked all day at H McPhees. I dug five or six holes for the fruit trees that Hadfield planted via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

28 July 1913

Received sympathetic note from Maud. http://t.co/zzmnFXPbOp via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

28 July 1913

THEY CHEW CORDITE - Ohinemuri Gazette, 28 Jul 1913 http://t.co/zGxVi6Pqiw via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

28 July 1913

Gave Mr J F Heckler particulars of Chennells & Galway 5019 acre leasehold http://t.co/str2hMdaAd via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

27 July 1913

Hadfield came this evening and upset my plans as usual. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

27 July 1913

Stayed inside all day with bad cold on chest probably bronchitis. http://t.co/uNYBuHzhNt via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

27 July 1913

It took it all its time to kill the Woolly Aphids. http://t.co/jChYNR2s2r via @FPWelchdiaries

Bert Denton's Diary

26 July 1913

Afternoon Miss Bowles & Enid & George went down to Levin & were vaccinated... http://t.co/3LqKhiez5w via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

26 July 1913

SLANG AND THE CINEMATOGRAPH - Nelson Evening Mail, 26 Jul 1913 http://t.co/fyG5CPPJ4h via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

26 July 1913

I finished digging among the gooseberries, put in one row of broad beans, two rows of peas and one row of turnips. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

26 July 1913

Skating carnival - Wanganui Chronicle, 26 Jul 1913 http://t.co/dy1TQHhMWL via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

26 July 1913

My 25th - received from my dear little girl a lovely painting. http://t.co/pouPbEK4jy via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

26 July 1913

Gave W Wardell particulars of 1916 acres at Wanganui, which he promised to look at http://t.co/wHt52tQo6n via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

26 July 1913

FOUND FROZEN - O'Connor's Calamitous Excursion - NZ Truth, 26 Jul 1913 http://t.co/FG1kM1bHtd via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

25 July 1913

Went to dance run by Miss Duff. Drove down with Adkins () via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

25 July 1913

RACE OF SUPERMEN - Needed by the empire - Auckland Star, 25 Jul 1913 http://t.co/VE1eixhfY0 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

25 July 1913

The job was hard on my back and I am tired. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

25 July 1913

SLIT SKIRTS - Are they indecent? - Auckland Star, 25 Jul 1913 http://t.co/uPIeKQlSzi via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

25 July 1913

In evening Ida, Clare, Dora, Uncle Bert () & I drove down to Miss Duff’s dance... http://t.co/XgNfIHGPpN via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

25 July 1913

I put in nearly an hour grinding down with Emery powder & fat the boiler tap http://t.co/RO35wldxwI via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

25 July 1913

"The Devil's Den" - Northern Advocate, 25 Jul 1913 http://t.co/0t0iA2j20w via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

24 July 1913

TEN DEATHS AMONG MAORIS - Poverty Bay Herald - 24 Jul 1913 http://t.co/8GcAhOqqQH via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

24 July 1913

I worked at Carrington House ….finished weeding the paths …manured the asparagus bed, did some manuring and digging. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

24 July 1913

Drove down to the last party at Mrs Herd's - a large crowd there. http://t.co/bLU3t5UkCk via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

24 July 1913

Bernie was vaccinated with other school children owing to the Small Pox scare http://t.co/5yOzMTUKhn via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

24 July 1913

OUTLAWRY IN TRANSCAUCASIA - British consul attacked - Otago Daily Times, 24 Jul 1913 http://t.co/WnNsYf7UGw via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

23 July 1913

"STOP, THEIF" - [To the editor.] - Marlborough Express, 23 Jul 1913 http://t.co/LmUxmOuyoH via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

23 July 1913

I worked at J D Smiths till 3 pm …. Three of us were there this morning. I put in two hours at Carrington House since. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

23 July 1913

The lads from Ripa Island - Evening Post, 23 Jul 1913 http://t.co/RZibrX8klr via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 July 1913

Dead beat by knocking off time. http://t.co/3YNph6aBrr via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

23 July 1913

Went with Eileen & Gretta to the Elocution ary & Musical Competitions http://t.co/ugc4Pvjm8S via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

23 July 1913

CHINESE CIVIL WAR - Poverty Bay Herald, 23 Jul 1913 http://t.co/gQHKNQ6tGY via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

22 July 1913

"100 PER CENT" BOYS - Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle - 22 Jul 1913 http://t.co/PUFKFqceMK via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

22 July 1913

On the Thames yesterday Barry beat Pearce for the Sculling Championship. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

22 July 1913

TO THE MOON IN TWO DAYS - Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle - 22 Jul 1913 http://t.co/DeUvRxtzQg via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 July 1913

Read “The Amatuer Gentleman” by Jeffery Farnol. http://t.co/WdvoR4cV7i via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

22 July 1913

Busy with Labour matter and correspondence http://t.co/qYiOe8f7aK via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

22 July 1913

THE MONROE DOCTRINE - Press, 22 Jul 1913 http://t.co/IufhF7e0qw via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

21 July 1913

WHERE CAMELS SMOKE - Ohinemuri Gazette - 21 Jul 1913 http://t.co/yTog7bs4Sx via @PapersPastNZ

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