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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.

PapersPast

3 July 1913

LOST ART GALLERY - Otago Daily Times, 3 Jul 1913 http://t.co/K4eZpYLRuM via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

3 July 1913

Rode down to see Maud in evening & spent delightful & precious time. http://t.co/t7nWkhQYT3 via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

3 July 1913

At office all day. Not much doing. http://t.co/GjC4AQPdjQ via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

3 July 1913

SEX A BAR - Nelson Evening Mail, 3 Jul 1913 http://t.co/SVFVFQpMqx via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

2 July 1913

Arm rather sore & I lost no time in getting Dr Cowie to dress it http://t.co/QODTxAnthQ via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

2 July 1913

THAT SEA SERPENT - Grey River Argus, 2 Jul 1913 http://t.co/NHWFao35Cs via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

2 July 1913

Worked at Harts this morning I dug a trench ... and helped the new man cut up trees and trimmings and burn them. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

2 July 1913

Widow and her lover - Modern german werewolf - NZ Herald, 2 Jul 1913 http://t.co/5mqYcy6KyF via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

2 July 1913

Rain fell nearly all day – the first rain for some time. http://t.co/ccbLhgurqD via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

2 July 1913

London to Paris by air - NZ Herald, 2 Jul 1913 http://t.co/dsBKS7kL61 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

1 July 1913

THAT RAID - What the police knew - Feilding Star, 1 Jul 1913 http://t.co/mTniTTXRP1 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

1 July 1913

I worked all day at Harts – Rhodes St – digging. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

1 July 1913

Drove down to skating carnival. A great affair for Levin. http://t.co/mc8JMaQmRv via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

1 July 1913

At office with bandaged hand, being rather painful http://t.co/PKHkgAjYWB via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

1 July 1913

THAT BOY - Who robbed his sister - Feilding Star, 1 Jul 1913 http://t.co/FHUkmll2Ys via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

30 June 1913

EXTRA EDITION - Sensation at Ore Ore - Evening Post, 30 Jun 1913 http://t.co/40G4fgVaOe via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

30 June 1913

Maoris gain another victory - The Colonist, 30 Jun 1913 http://t.co/kN2wUvitrA via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

30 June 1913

Tallied up contract work with Channings. 3 cords of rata at 10/- £1.10.0 185 posts at 33/- per 100 3.1.1 £4.11.1 ... via @Denton_Diary

James Cox's diary

30 June 1913

I spread some sawdust and since have been digging up the very hard ground for the lawn. It was hard work. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

30 June 1913

Father came up and we mustered 81 & 124 cattle. http://t.co/zgR9h1bz6w via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

30 June 1913

LEARNING THE HAKA - The Colonist, 30 Jun 1913 http://t.co/7vhPn67Bir via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

30 June 1913

ttrpt Caught a cold when going home at night. via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

30 June 1913

ttrpt Injected Ukane into the lump then he cut it out via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

30 June 1913

ttrpt A watery cyst that has been gradually enlarging for about 5 years via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

30 June 1913

Went to Dr Priors & got him to operate on my wrist, taking out a growth http://t.co/cWMttOnNEn via @FPWelchdiaries

Bert Denton's Diary

29 June 1913

(Sunday) Fine & frosty. Stayed at home all day. Les () came & took photographs of family in afternoon. ... via @Denton_Diary

James Cox's diary

29 June 1913

This morning I walked to Waiohine bridge and did not go far since. Did some odd jobs after dinner of sewing etc. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

29 June 1913

Walked over to Uncle Bert's () & took four photos - children doing gymnastics http://t.co/xe9lPBtHdx via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

29 June 1913

Fine day. Trimmed gooseberry bushes http://t.co/RMGBHJG4Y6 via @FPWelchdiaries

Bert Denton's Diary

28 June 1913

Afternoon I drove to Levin to football. Levin-W (Wanderers?) 10 HuiMai 3. Stewarts to tea. via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

28 June 1913

DID IVY CLING? - NZ Truth, 28 Jun 1913 http://t.co/x1aexJaZ6Z via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

28 June 1913

This morning I rolled the Golf links.... I finished at 4 pm quite tired of rolling. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

28 June 1913

Bayliss Bride Barred - NZ Truth, 28 Jun 1913 http://t.co/FNBjLbrOjn via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

28 June 1913

Started crutching the hoggarts. http://t.co/V6lH22cylu via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

28 June 1913

Attended YMCA rooms as umpire in a game of chess played by telegraph http://t.co/ZbLpPO6zcw via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

28 June 1913

When is a man drunk? - NZ Truth, 28 Jun 1913 http://t.co/0fWD8x4bRW via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

27 June 1913

The last one - "Hunger striker" released - Evening Post, 27 Jun 1913 http://t.co/vhege7WaHd via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

27 June 1913

Hadfield called this morning with orders. I worked at Carrington House today. I weeded the drive. via @cox_diary

Bert Denton's Diary

27 June 1913

Fine. Still unable to do much. Slight blood poisoning. via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

27 June 1913

Mishap to H.M.S. Torch - Thames Star, 27 Jun 1913 http://t.co/B4eh0i0o67 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

27 June 1913

Jim waded into work & got mud up to the eyes. http://t.co/EnQYzPOujJ via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

27 June 1913

Fine day. At office. Played Kemble a game of chess at night http://t.co/ZRwyr2CHzn via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

27 June 1913

AMOKURA BRUTALITIES - Maoriland Worker, 27 Jun 1913 http://t.co/fSqey6LymK via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

26 June 1913

Fine. The sore on my left hand became very painful. The pain seemed to be spreading up my arm... http://t.co/FbVk00pwuw via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

26 June 1913

Parties and the session - Press, 26 Jun 1913 http://t.co/XiSBDTZZSr via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

26 June 1913

Since dinner I was at H H Booths. I helped to finish screening soil for top dressing the croquet lawn. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

26 June 1913

WOMEN STRONGER THAN MEN - Poverty Bay Herald, 26 Jun 1913 http://t.co/AHZr4pv2Oi via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

26 June 1913

Maud looked very nice but gave me discomforting news that the family is to leave Levin http://t.co/ai77oTUotk via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

26 June 1913

Fine day. At office. Busy with correspondence http://t.co/LOjZht02yE via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

26 June 1913

CHEAP WOMEN WORKERS - Halfpenny an hour - Poverty Bay Herald, 26 Jun 1913, http://t.co/0VNtOgmKMZ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

25 June 1913

Hunting Notes - Wanganui Chronicle, 25 Jun 1913 http://t.co/EyR0VyHnN1 via @PapersPastNZ

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