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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

7 June 1913

Supplying liquor to Maori women - Wanganui Chronicle, 7 Jun 1913 http://t.co/j0w2axxJFN via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

7 June 1913

I am out of sorts still and work seems hard. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

7 June 1913

Freaks of fashion - Press, 7 Jun 1913 http://t.co/hTuBGt5BiE via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

7 June 1913

Jim & I cut & split battens for CK-Swamp paddock fence. http://t.co/7Sn1cYtfNk via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

7 June 1913

Fine day but cold wind from the mountains http://t.co/hxzZ2roiu0 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

7 June 1913

FRED DUNCAN'S DILEMMA - A picture showman's plight - NZ Truth, 7 Jun 1913 http://t.co/3qiLIrYDKR via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

6 June 1913

Druids installation & dance in evening. via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

6 June 1913

Woman now conscious - Marlborough Express, 6 Jun 1913 http://t.co/yhOEwkjCTT via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

6 June 1913

I was all day digging post holes and am tired tonight. Some rain fell last night. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

6 June 1913

Woman's mad deed - Marlborough Express, 6 Jun 1913 http://t.co/ckqxCtBTuH via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

6 June 1913

Today Father received report of wool sales - splendid prices. http://t.co/RGSguKGKgZ via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

6 June 1913

PapersPast

6 June 1913

FOOLING THE WOMEN - Maoriland Worker, 6 Jun 1913 http://t.co/B34JjsDDwF via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

5 June 1913

Choir practice of Druids in evening. via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

5 June 1913

BEES LOST IN FLOODS - NZ Herald, 5 Jun 1913 http://t.co/67MNPgnVCV via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

5 June 1913

I worked all day at Coleman Phillips. I finished cleaning out a drain I started some weeks ago. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

5 June 1913

Wonders of electricity - NZ Herald, 5 Jun 1913 http://t.co/taXYA4Jhzi via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

5 June 1913

Big day at fence, finishing wires to junction of dividing fence. http://t.co/VsaQWr9Xqe via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

5 June 1913

Norman James saw Pavitt and arranged for him to go up tomorrow http://t.co/XiHWvBv0s5 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

5 June 1913

"Electrical goods" - Seizure at Belfast - Otago Daily Times, 5 Jun 1913 http://t.co/FniFSKcTgr via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

4 June 1913

Wide world pictures - Kaipara and Waitemata Echo, 4 Jun 1913 http://t.co/wwkfzAiXeU via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

4 June 1913

We were digging up dead tree stumps and planting trees most of the time. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

4 June 1913

Started crutching in afternoon but heavy rain stopped us. http://t.co/E9jX33BYpk via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

4 June 1913

The larrikin again - Feilding Star, 4 Jun 1913 http://t.co/45gpCv1bDo via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

3 June 1913

"LOT OF RUBBISH" - Talk about expeditionary force - Evening Post, 3 Jun 1913 http://t.co/8vobWUhvQv via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

3 June 1913

I saw Hadfield this afternoon and give him my wages a/c for May and got orders for tomorrow. via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

3 June 1913

Helped Miss Urquahart learn to skate. http://t.co/0xkivCSHwH via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

3 June 1913

ttrpt but not before a blister or two was raised on my hands via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

3 June 1913

I had a go at a large gum stump which by night time I had nearly taken out http://t.co/OvYCSmXiPB via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

3 June 1913

MAY'S RAINFALL - A new record - Evening Post, 3 Jun 1913 http://t.co/bpTg3L8LvD via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

2 June 1913

Spent the day reading mostly and am feeling rather seedy after those idle days. I had my hair cut today. via @cox_diary

PapersPast

2 June 1913

Bulgarians and Greeks at war - Northern Advocate, 2 Jun 1913 http://t.co/XGgSf6enha via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

2 June 1913

Attended Democratic Vote Committee meeting but no one turned up. http://t.co/miwnQgKWRR via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

2 June 1913

Terrific gale at night until about 7.30 http://t.co/PdN2rPm5Mx via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

2 June 1913

Women smokers - Northern Advocate, 2 Jun 1913 http://t.co/AmuY07Vymc via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

1 June 1913

Miss Palmer up to dinner & tea. Biked to Church. via @Denton_Diary

James Cox's diary

1 June 1913

I took a short stroll in town this morning and did not go out since. I did some sewing after dinner. via @cox_diary

Fred Welch's diary

1 June 1913

Fine day. At home all day http://t.co/IhYHXw0X4b via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

31 May 1913

Palmerston petitions - NZ Truth, 31 May 1913 http://t.co/3d6UpEElbH via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

31 May 1913

Clare, Dora & I went to a party at Mrs Cork’s & spent a very pleasant evening. http://t.co/XzX2881wuT via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

31 May 1913

Met Bannister on our return & he & Wilmhirst called at office http://t.co/7m5gJ3EiX8 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

31 May 1913

Burt's Beery Burst - NZ Truth, 31 May 1913 http://t.co/AuNWzMIm0S via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

30 May 1913

THE COLD DOUCHE - How stock are saved - Northland Advocate, 30 May 1913 http://t.co/UI096JBDgQ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

30 May 1913

STILL "OUR SHIP" - Maoriland Worker, 30 May 1913 http://t.co/RK4dXQfjih via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

30 May 1913

Gil & Anstice put in a futile day trying to cut rimu battens. http://t.co/m3AEYrXRsO via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

30 May 1913

Mr Brennan in & gave me his property for sale 1 acre & house at £650 http://t.co/XM80h1cSNP via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

30 May 1913

Jailed anti-conscripts - Maoriland Worker, 30 May 1913 http://t.co/MAnnTwvQgU via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

29 May 1913

Carted out first load of hay this season to cows & horses. http://t.co/0JJERA8v5E via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

29 May 1913

Trust Lands Trust election held & good deal of excitement throughout the day http://t.co/2TRa6BERJs via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

29 May 1913

LIBRARY NOTES - A plea for novel reading - Otago Daily Times, 29 May 1913 http://t.co/ac29AJRI3t via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

28 May 1913

We got our clothes & skins ripped up as is usual with the barbarous job. http://t.co/NZb52Zr7vJ via @adkin_diary

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