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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.

Bert Denton's Diary

25 May 1913

Took a walk on terrace in afternoon. Wesleyan Church. http://t.co/55ZA5AVfkw via @Denton_Diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

25 May 1913

In afternoon cycled down to see Maud & stayed to tea. http://t.co/GrMQwH2e48 via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

25 May 1913

Dug around a couple of gum tree stumps ready for blasting with gelignite tomorrow http://t.co/Ap3kVdX0av via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

24 May 1913

Women and the professions - Northern Advocate, 24 May 1913 http://t.co/4Bit4RZOyX via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

24 May 1913

Inspected east boundary fence where Gil & Anstice are working. http://t.co/VQ1uvYi6rE via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

24 May 1913

Took Bertie & Eileen down to skating link at night & the former had a turn for a while http://t.co/A2DqaCrkyc via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

24 May 1913

Death of in-cameraism - NZ Truth, 24 May 1913 http://t.co/5WB96tQuVM via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

23 May 1913

Shamrock IV - Not a freak yacht - Auckland Star, 23 May 1913 http://t.co/Omu16gH3La via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

23 May 1913

Went to Matheson's to tea & with them to YMCA debate. Lost overcoat. via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

23 May 1913

FREAK COWS - Northern Advocate, 23 May 1913 http://t.co/i3bvd2KJfu via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

23 May 1913

The bogies of party - Northern Advocate, 23 May 1913 http://t.co/89AbbWdzub via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 May 1913

Did not get placed in Auckland Weekly News’ 15th photographic competition. http://t.co/ySSCvp9EQZ via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

23 May 1913

Turnbull of the Railway called re purchasing a house & I showed him several http://t.co/lHc6ff8m5g via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

23 May 1913

Latest cure for obesity - Dominion, 23 May 1913 http://t.co/W8XtDI8VL8 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

22 May 1913

A DISGUSTING SCENE - On the Foxton train - Wanganui Chronicle, http://t.co/gSsn1c4FmK via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 May 1913

Drenched lambs just before dark. http://t.co/LR6uPZLNGj via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

22 May 1913

Laing rang up & asked me to get an option over Duigans 1680 acre lease http://t.co/d3iEZ2V2pC via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

22 May 1913

Well-being of children - Evening Post, 22 May 1913http://ow.ly/kEP7C via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

21 May 1913

Mystery of the sea - Wairarapa Daily Times, 21 May 1913 http://t.co/wPb6wpXEst via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

21 May 1913

At times unconcious - Ohinemuri Gazette, 21 May 1913 http://t.co/dCisrXFWRv via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

21 May 1913

Read “The Time Machine” by H G Wells – a very remarkable book. http://t.co/Me6CBn83Cn via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

21 May 1913

Had a fair run through to Woodville where we arrived about 6.30 http://t.co/a0ZjMeNju3 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

21 May 1913

MANLY ROBBERY - Mr Overton succumbs - Wairarapa Daily Times, 21 May 1913 http://t.co/LlpgoGnN5X via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 May 1913

New Zealanders at home - New Zealand Herald, 20 May 1913 http://t.co/56XYKOeaBU via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

20 May 1913

Fred Welch's diary

20 May 1913

Left by the 5.15 train for Woodville where I arrived shortly before 10 http://t.co/xPHgQ7ZR1X via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

19 May 1913

A pretty hot shop - Northern Advocate, 19 May 1913 http://t.co/qTbjhH5XxD via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

19 May 1913

Father, Jim & I went on crutching. http://t.co/Anw1rz3dRK via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

19 May 1913

Fair day. At office. Busy with correspondence http://t.co/bP7ZdV6bjA via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

19 May 1913

Aristocratic cook - Poverty Bay Herald, 19 May 1913 http://t.co/NLCWNxjqbB via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 May 1913

Harry & I attended Church of England & heard Rev Stealey preach. http://t.co/G0cZSNixlQ via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

18 May 1913

PapersPast

17 May 1913

EXCITING EPISODE AT EKETAHUNA - NZ Truth, 17 May 1913 http://t.co/nticEVAF43 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

17 May 1913

DIVORCE CASES - Poverty Bay Herald, 17 May 1913 http://t.co/gKNSVjVhEn via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

17 May 1913

Gil got back from Oringi Territorial camp. http://t.co/Plifhksv8o via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

17 May 1913

Attended sale of my brother George’s 50 acres at Manaia http://t.co/bFG2jeibkJ via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

17 May 1913

Winston Churchill's winsome mamma - NZ Truth, 17 May 1913 http://t.co/4cUoNdfYmx via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

16 May 1913

The Cawthron Observatory - Press, 16 May 1913 http://t.co/6bLfc5jZdJ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

16 May 1913

The furniture fakers - Northern Advocate, 16 May 1913 http://t.co/pC6cGzdFdz via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

16 May 1913

Big day at crutching – finished “old” ewes – my tally was 96 out of the 200 odd. http://t.co/27E3sHn3f7 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

16 May 1913

Producing a firm body in butter - Northern Advocate, 16 May 1913 http://t.co/KW99mLbTk1 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

16 May 1913

Owing to long stoppages through the Territorial traffic was nearly an hour late arriving http://t.co/VUWd7DMcOT via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

16 May 1913

TOPICS OF THE DAY - Press, 16 May 1913 http://t.co/SGiETRlv7j via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

15 May 1913

Woman starves to death - Hawera & Normanby Star, 15 May 1913 http://t.co/m3vqxeGLWO via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

15 May 1913

Worked in woolshed on account of wind. Rode down to see Maud in evening. http://t.co/7yLaST3tJi via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

15 May 1913

Met by Hull junior who brought a gig but Jefferson preferred to stay at the hotel http://t.co/OdoawV7Vln via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

15 May 1913

Kitchener and the cobras - Hawera & Normanby Star, 15 May 1913 http://t.co/gfqTtDDdA6 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

14 May 1913

Captured albatross - To the editor, Evening Post, 14 May 1913 http://t.co/5RFcZKBBso via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

14 May 1913

Ill-mated couple - Wife too fond of Sydney - Auckland Star, May 14 1913 http://t.co/xJf0Zmr60S via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

14 May 1913

Attended meeting of Levin No License Democratic Vote Campaign Committee in evening. http://t.co/nc7KaTmQkA via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

14 May 1913

Cycle to Raumati to spend the night with Bern Diederich my brother-in-law http://t.co/7Ku1VizqWf via @FPWelchdiaries

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