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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.

James Cox's diary

21 July 1913

I worked at J D Smiths with Sparkes and Nichols this morning digging holes for tree planting. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

21 July 1913

Not an atheist - Grey River Argus, 21 Jul 1913 http://t.co/BjugEl3hJc via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

21 July 1913

Received letter from Maud with bad news. http://t.co/ULTOSjONRc via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

21 July 1913

PICTURE SHOW PANIC - Flashlight causes alarm - Ohinemuri Gazette, 21 Jul 1913 http://t.co/lyRchI8z4N via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

21 July 1913

Lunched in town with Eileen Down to YMCA room at night http://t.co/XKQ1EAZT3c via @FPWelchdiaries

Bert Denton's Diary

20 July 1913

(Sunday) Wet. Felt very seedy so stayed in bed most of day. Got up about 4pm. via @Denton_Diary

James Cox's diary

20 July 1913

Sun …. This morning I had a short stroll and loafed about and read since. We are pretty full at McAlisters. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

20 July 1913

After dinner took a photo of Ida, Clare + Dora washing up dishes http://t.co/gUrIxpCyjU via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

20 July 1913

Drove to church alone to hear Mr L M Isitt MP preach - a telling address. http://t.co/IiblrW1rMx via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

20 July 1913

Made Bordeau mixture & sprayed some of my apple trees http://t.co/gRaUXglE3L via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

19 July 1913

SPEED - Interesting remarks - Nelson Evening Mail, 19 Jul 1913 http://t.co/p00SamLBA5 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

19 July 1913

DANCING, ANCIENT & MODERN - Dominion, 19 Jul 1913 http://t.co/sylS1GOByE via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

19 July 1913

In evening developed photos of Ida Daniell & the dogs http://t.co/X7hYEamY74 via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

19 July 1913

Big crowd on train going to the races at Trentham. http://t.co/yflnnLf8Qa via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

19 July 1913

SABBATH SYBARITES SURPRISED - NZ Truth, 19 Jul 1913 http://t.co/QE3D4AlfCs via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

18 July 1913

Went to final evening of aomptetitions. All prize winners performed. Audiences in Century & Town halls... http://t.co/MWQwoCrEIl via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

18 July 1913

THE PROHIBITION ISSUE - Reduction of majority - NZ Herald, 18 Jul 1913 http://t.co/7B0k63SG5E via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

18 July 1913

A WHITE NEW ZEALAND - Influx of coolies - NZ Herald, 18 Jul 1913 http://t.co/UscED2MXtk via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 July 1913

Cycled down to Competitions Prize-winners Concert in Century Hall. http://t.co/eLwqBck1ZD via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

18 July 1913

Fine day. At office.Not much doing http://t.co/5tIMwPB4B1 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

18 July 1913

Evolution on the necktie - Ohinemuri Gazette - 18 Jul 1913 http://t.co/4JSAo1c3EQ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

17 July 1913

AFRICAN LION HUNT - Northern Advocate, 17 Jul 1913 http://t.co/d460lWNbz4 via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

17 July 1913

Miss Bowles & children spent day at competitions. I took lunch with me & Channings... http://t.co/QWkK5aNOIK via @Denton_Diary

James Cox's diary

17 July 1913

I went to the Clareville tennis courts and started to roll them but the work was too heavy. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

17 July 1913

Cycled down to competitions - last night. Again took Maud. http://t.co/wbayGxLMJT via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

17 July 1913

Mr A J Pilmer called re King’s property & took Mrs Pilmer to see same. http://t.co/gSDRe0DiHE via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

17 July 1913

QUEER WAYS OF COURTING - You will never regret it - Northern Advocate, 17 Jul 1913 http://t.co/JvlBKJmXc8 via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

16 July 1913

(Wednesday) Afternoon went to competitions & stayed down to tea. Wet evening - poor house... ... via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

16 July 1913

SABBATH-BREAKERS - Poverty Bay Herald, 16 Jul 1913 http://t.co/vRCzN8btc7 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

16 July 1913

NO OUTRAGES BY BULGARIANS - Wanganui Chronicle, 16 Jul 1913 http://t.co/POh4XdX9ex via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

16 July 1913

We again went down to Competitions. Again met Maud & sat with her. http://t.co/R2F2hBmZRl via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

16 July 1913

Down to YMCA rooms at night & got beaten at chess by Thompson http://t.co/w4O0ZIg75d via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

16 July 1913

OUTRAGE BY BULGARIANS - Wanganui Chronicle, 16 Jul 1913 http://t.co/DtIw48T3F4 via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

15 July 1913

Levin Competitions commenced. Went down in evening. Very good. via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

15 July 1913

A social evening - Te Puke Times, 15 Jul 1913 http://t.co/ItPkrncpXo via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

15 July 1913

I worked all day at Harts digging up the very hard ground …. I received a letter from Pollie today. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

15 July 1913

First evening of the Levin Competitions. http://t.co/5Ss9e1SfJx via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

15 July 1913

Just as we arrived in Greytown we got a puncture which delayed us for nearly an hour http://t.co/5vgOvAyaOt via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

15 July 1913

STRANGE FISHES - New specimens from Kaikoura - Press, 15 Jul 1913 http://t.co/gIv68LlDc3 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

14 July 1913

FACTS ABOUT PETROLEUM - Ohinemuri Gazette, 14 Jul 1913 http://t.co/dIYunLckKS via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

14 July 1913

At Harts digging the very hard ground and am tired …. Small pox is reported among the Maoris north of Auckland. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

14 July 1913

DIAMONDS FROM THE SKY - Ohinemuri Gazette, 14 Jul 1913 http://t.co/2v6Lx2GHn5 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

14 July 1913

Spent a pleasant evening down to a party at Mrs Cork's. http://t.co/4JXXu5cNgJ via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

14 July 1913

YOUTH OF TO-DAY - Horowhenua Chronicle, 14 Jul 1913 http://t.co/nd2aq595wE via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

14 July 1913

Down to YMCA room at nght & played chess in Table Tournament http://t.co/Ok2NKBgRuh via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

13 July 1913

Very cold first thing and I felt it more than I felt the cold for a long time. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

13 July 1913

Took a 1/4 plate snap-shot of Father's dog, Bob, in the back-yard. http://t.co/VUn6RninCQ via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

13 July 1913

Mistress of the Matahiwi School, spent the afternoon & had tea with us http://t.co/vE2zBcOBEj via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

12 July 1913

UNRULY STUDENTS - Dunedin capping ceremony - Colonist, 12 Jul 1913 http://t.co/qvEnRFaPMe via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

12 July 1913

Cold southerly… This morning I rolled the golf links. In the afternoon I worked at Harts digging up the hard ground. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

12 July 1913

HON. ALLEN'S OYSTERS - NZ Truth, 12 Jul 1913 http://t.co/BMo68tJV3R via @PapersPastNZ

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