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Life 100 years ago - sources

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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

25 June 1913

I did not work today as I did not know what to do but Hadfield called this evening with orders. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

25 June 1913

MILITARY EXEMPTION - What is religion? - Otago Daily Times, 25 Jun 1913 http://t.co/qgpc7RXuxT via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

25 June 1913

Carried remaining coils of barb wire across East Creek gully. http://t.co/cPxz5FyJ6N via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

25 June 1913

Fair day though dull at night with rain indications. At office http://t.co/84ToyH5WAI via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

25 June 1913

A vivid story of the forties - Wanganui Chronicle, 25 Jun 1913 http://t.co/EU5HJmUVlB via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

24 June 1913

United States Politics - Reform of the banking system - Hawera and Normanby Star, 24 Jun 1913 http://t.co/dKO5mV0tDN via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

24 June 1913

Went to Carrington house and dug a piece of ground in the kitchen garden ... Received a letter from Pollie today. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

24 June 1913

Drove down to Foreign Missionary lecture in Century Hall. http://t.co/YDoqihEZ2Z via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

24 June 1913

Bertie down town & with the choir attended Miss O’Dowd’s wedding http://t.co/RYQluYZox5 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

24 June 1913

A GRUESOME FIND - Skeleton unearthed - Dominion, 24 Jun 1913 http://t.co/Ivv46DzTrL via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

23 June 1913

I did not work today ... I cut up some firewood to amuse myself and for a little exercise. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

23 June 1913

Fighting between Servians and Bulgarians - Bay of Plenty Times, 23 Jun 1913 http://t.co/3dgOC50PsD via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 June 1913

Hard work carrying coils of barb wire across East Creek gully. http://t.co/h9Y4M0zP3D via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

23 June 1913

Licentious literature - Preventing its production - Auckland Star, 23 Jun 1913 http://t.co/MzHUoUk7Is via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

23 June 1913

Rain. Cold showery weather. At office. Not much doing http://t.co/h0Iq1QxPQK via @FPWelchdiaries

Bert Denton's Diary

22 June 1913

Beautiful day. Jack's 2nd birthday. We all went to Church in morning. Rev. Karl Schmidt... http://t.co/YCc5HyKMt1 via @Denton_Diary

James Cox's diary

22 June 1913

I did not go out at all today but just loafed and read. I did a little sewing in the afternoon. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 June 1913

A slow dismal time in afternoon. Drove to church in evening. http://t.co/txu2rbxLpD via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

22 June 1913

Damp day. Light rain. At home all day http://t.co/O5kkA6KvzW via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

21 June 1913

COLLEGE CADS - Students and their stupidity - NZ Truth, 21 Jun 1913 http://t.co/5SnfL4Pg38 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

21 June 1913

This morning I rolled the Golf links, I oiled all the rollers too. This afternoon I helped Hadfield put up a fence. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

21 June 1913

PETULANT PASSIVES - Free Lance, 21 June 1913 http://t.co/2ZrsvGSNXN via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

21 June 1913

Very short of grass except on Terrace - ewes doing well. http://t.co/aVuf6DLarU via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

21 June 1913

Down to Railway Station at 10pm to meet Claude Bertelsen http://t.co/fNMdIoDt3S via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

21 June 1913

WAS A KNIFE USED? - NZ Truth, 21 June 1913 http://t.co/UjkhGEqJYq via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 June 1913

DIRTY MILK - Evening Post, 20 June 1913 http://t.co/jYrZOym7og via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

20 June 1913

I am very tired this evening the digging was very hard and I was at that and spreading the shingle all the time. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

20 June 1913

SUFFRAGETTES' REIGN OF TERROR - Poverty Bay Herald, 20 June 1913 http://t.co/JDBOpoL6K9 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

20 June 1913

T G Vincent ran his motor car over Togo but did not kill him. http://t.co/Swg23sT3yG via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

20 June 1913

At office. Not much doing http://t.co/Qm3YUxCFPc via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

20 June 1913

TRASHY LITERATURE - New Zealand Herald, 20 June 1913 http://t.co/9tYd2R9pp8 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

19 June 1913

SUFFRAGETTE TRIAL - Hawera & Normanby Star, 19 June 1913 http://t.co/tEVhj9ZRCA via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

19 June 1913

Toom Mrs Phillips back to Mrs Edwards. via @Denton_Diary

James Cox's diary

19 June 1913

I rolled the Golf links this morning. This afternoon I was at Broadway digging holes for the trees and posts. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

19 June 1913

In evening rode down to see Maud. http://t.co/3Fpa7AHFWs via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

19 June 1913

Mr Jones the No 1 chess player came up at night& beat me http://t.co/oFOp9HUesx via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

19 June 1913

ttrpt after giving me a pawn & 2 moves handicap via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

19 June 1913

BLOODHOUNDS AND CRIME - Ashburton Guardian, 19 June 1913 http://t.co/litC7BIAN5 via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

18 June 1913

Went to Palmerston Show. Saw Te Aute v Wanganui football matches. http://t.co/Guicu9EU9L via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

18 June 1913

THE COMING PLOUGHING MATCH - Ellesmere Guardian, 18 June 1913 http://t.co/8Spm1z9Jyh via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

18 June 1913

Worked six hours today in Broadway, Sparkes and another man were there also, I was digging holes for trees. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

18 June 1913

FINE TROUT LANDED - New Zealand Herald, 18 June 1913 http://t.co/1MP08ZWaDG via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

18 June 1913

STILL DANGEROUS - Auckland Star, 18 June 1913 http://t.co/eCSNmYfWcq via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 June 1913

Fred Welch's diary

18 June 1913

Opened a game of chess with Winchester in Table Tournament http://t.co/ScDtOAm06k via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

18 June 1913

TAKE IT BEFORE BREAKFAST - Grey River Argus, 18 June 1913 http://t.co/1QoyJT7Sak via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

17 June 1913

The red flag - North Otago Times, 17 Jun 1913 http://t.co/s0eQURZjoC via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

17 June 1913

I had a touch of diarrhoea coming home and had to slip into a vacant section and ease myself. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

17 June 1913

Lots of rough johnnies made things a bit hot. http://t.co/vIPzj12mhj via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

17 June 1913

Mended chairs at night. Marjorie in bed with the measles http://t.co/Wf2HiCS3Bq via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

17 June 1913

Suffragette's funeral - Te Puke Times, 17 Jun 1913 http://t.co/4Y8cLmrPG3 via @PapersPastNZ

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