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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

16 June 1913

I did not work this morning as I had no orders. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

16 June 1913

ADULTERATION OF TEA - Horowhenua Chronicle, 16 Jun 1913 http://t.co/ULa9FC3VmN via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

16 June 1913

Attended meeting of the Democratic Vote Campaign Committee. http://t.co/zKdBQCZwZI via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

16 June 1913

At YMCA rooms & played Kemble chess in table tournament. He beat me http://t.co/LiCeSmEghg via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

16 June 1913

Untutored yet not unskilled - a Maori leasehold story - Horowhenua Chronicle, 16 Jun 1913 http://t.co/nZlhALvIND via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

15 June 1913

Mrs Phillips children & I drove to church in morning. Afternoon rode on bike to Adkins () to tea & church. via @Denton_Diary

James Cox's diary

15 June 1913

Is bright this evening. This morning I walked to the Waiohine bridge and have taken things very easy. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

15 June 1913

White frost but lovely day. http://t.co/3Hwl4ZpItA via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

15 June 1913

At home all day. Pruned some gooseberry trees http://t.co/GeFRu75ynh via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

14 June 1913

ROTO ROA INEBRIATE HOME - Otago Daily Times, 14 Jun 1913 http://t.co/9BuAYao1pw via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

14 June 1913

The roads are now very muddy and the paddocks soft and wet. I rolled the golf links this morning, a wet and dirty job via @cox_diary

PapersPast

14 June 1913

The art of speaking - Nelson Evening Mail, 14 Jun 1913 http://t.co/T3hueNbTO2 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

14 June 1913

FEMALE FUR FLYING - When the ladies don't hit it - NZ Truth, 14 Jun 1913 http://t.co/sqQV6SQtP8 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

14 June 1913

Walked down Queen St to the Lake - beautiful moonlit night. http://t.co/bnLqKALqSN via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

14 June 1913

Took Kenny McKenzie to see part of the Lansdowne estate http://t.co/040CRq8UTS via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

14 June 1913

The Speaker's death - Auckland Star, 14 Jun 1913 http://t.co/mhFl7lKp0q via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

13 June 1913

The new sabotage - Maoriland Worker, 13 Jun 1913 http://t.co/OVBethqNrL via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

13 June 1913

I did not work today as I had no orders. I loafed most of the time but had a walk this afternoon. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

13 June 1913

Shefket's funeral - Marlborough Express, 13 Jun 1913 http://t.co/v84YtmVTrO via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

13 June 1913

Called at Mrs Cork's to take Miss Gladys & Miss Urquahart skating. http://t.co/YoMNU08sEv via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

13 June 1913

Lunched in town with Eileen. Not much doing http://t.co/Va323s5gYq via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

13 June 1913

106 MILES AN HOUR - Marlborough Express, 13 Jun 1913 http://t.co/hp12AwSlL6 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

12 June 1913

PONSONBY DRUIDS - Successful "at home" - NZ Herald, 12 Jun 1913 http://t.co/8GoJk8Gq04 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

12 June 1913

Rolled the Golf links this morning and had some trouble to get through as there were a lot of droppings to clear off. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

12 June 1913

THE TITANIC DISASTER - Barnacle-covered boat - NZ Herald, 12 Jun 1913 http://t.co/M0QkyWhAFT via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

12 June 1913

Assassination - Mahmud Shevket Pasha - Evening Post, 12 Jun 1913 http://t.co/BBj7nOCxfp via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

12 June 1913

Ralph came in evening & we spent a pleasant time in conversation. http://t.co/gESZOj7wZD via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

12 June 1913

Took out “For Sale” notices & nailed them up where I had sections for sale http://t.co/B6fz5f9ESg via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

12 June 1913

GIRLS PREFERRED - for office work - Evening Post, 12 Jun 1913 http://t.co/Z1gDr2FlhY via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

11 June 1913

Evening went to Catholic concert. Very good. via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

11 June 1913

Workmen's homes - Press, 11 Jun 1913 http://t.co/ZDoRIz2jla via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

11 June 1913

Just loafed and read. Sir Arthur Grimes, Speaker of the House of Representatives, died yesterday. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

11 June 1913

The safest profession - Press, 11 Jun 1913 http://t.co/pZFU7eIkLR via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

11 June 1913

Fresh fall of snow on ranges & very cold. http://t.co/8VqaJhrB3D via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

11 June 1913

Played chess in table tournament & left game unfinished, practically a draw http://t.co/7fVhBZqL02 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

11 June 1913

Encouraging the birthrate - Free holidays for families - Press, 11 Jun 1913 http://t.co/9Zfj6wvj1A via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

10 June 1913

Afternoon I went to funeral of Mr Ivor James. Tea at Arcadia & male choir in evening. via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

10 June 1913

INVERCARGILL BAND CONTEST - Otago Daily Times, 10 Jun 1913 http://t.co/joY2esu7RK via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

10 June 1913

This afternoon I worked at Carrington house cleaning and weeding the path in the shrubbery by the tennis court. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

10 June 1913

Japanese colonisation - Graves's story - Otago Daily Times, 10 June 1913 http://t.co/fCxyogPs1C via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

10 June 1913

Rode down to dentists - bought axe and shovel for own use up river. http://t.co/vGX97gUIGY via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

10 June 1913

Cold dull day with light rain towards the evening. Not much doing http://t.co/Hkao7ZcoBE via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

10 June 1913

The Pankhurst trial - Otautau Standard, 10 Jun 1913 http://t.co/JYu4UILQHS via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

9 June 1913

I did not work today and did not get out much. I did some odd jobs for myself and read. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

9 June 1913

Qualified to wed - Grey River Argus, 9 Jun 1913 http://t.co/rl8bvGvhrA via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

9 June 1913

Jim + I went on battening the CK-Swamp paddock fence & hay-fed cows. http://t.co/f7mA2IUd0d via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

9 June 1913

Down to YMCA room at night & played chess being beaten by Kemble http://t.co/3hapfhpASK via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

9 June 1913

Boom in motor cars - Poverty Bay Herald, 9 Jun 1913 http://t.co/VLDFT1wuwc via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

8 June 1913

I walked to the Waiohine bridge and since tea had a short stroll. I did some sewing in the afternoon and rested. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

8 June 1913

Collected timber for a small tool-shed I intend building. http://t.co/8aLRJAzE6L via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

8 June 1913

At home all day. Planted out a few red currant trees http://t.co/1wy8YNI5IY via @FPWelchdiaries

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