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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.

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

PapersPast

14 May 1913

Blackhand outrage - Attempt to wreck express - Auckland Star, 14 May 1913 http://t.co/2Hhan3Eh3L via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

13 May 1913

Male choir in evening. http://t.co/7wiegpfkO9 via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

13 May 1913

A CAR FATALITY - Thames Star, 13 May 1913 http://t.co/mhoZc4FBXe via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

13 May 1913

Packed & sent away a case of apples to "Fern Hill". Picked bulk of apple crop & put in dairy. via @Denton_Diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

13 May 1913

We have 150 on turnips now. http://t.co/iaYi70GJEE via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

13 May 1913

Attend sale of property as I have a claim against the owner for about £84 http://t.co/AbBDonDs8u via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

13 May 1913

No crime at Dunedin - Thames Star, 13 May 1913 http://t.co/AbhNXcXoZa via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

12 May 1913

The Kaiser's oxen - Colonist, 12 May 1913 http://t.co/ObUto3bNCY via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

12 May 1913

Spent evening with Mrs Lancaster & Mr France who dropped in. http://t.co/02x6XUNWrd via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

12 May 1913

At office. Busy with correspondence http://t.co/9zQebvLKnz via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

12 May 1913

Picture film piracy - Movement to stop it - Auckland Star, 12 May 1913 http://t.co/k3TyYk31wT via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

11 May 1913

Afternoon, Miss Boweles & Enid drove to Stewarts to "doctor" the baby http://t.co/Qg8GMTAHZj via @Denton_Diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

11 May 1913

Drove to church alone – Rev Cotton preached – didn’t like him very much. http://t.co/mCG4XMwSLI via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

11 May 1913

PapersPast

10 May 1913

Destructive eruption in New Zealand predicted - Press, 10 May 1913 http://t.co/FxVhAvD77U via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

10 May 1913

The military muddle - How the Defence Act has been hacked - NZ Truth, 10 May 1913 http://t.co/dFuruKq9u8 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

10 May 1913

Shepherded all stock.http://t.co/jMZqpUTbJV via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

10 May 1913

Rain. Showery. Cold day. At office http://t.co/SXHoW3ixle via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

10 May 1913

Song of the shirt - NZ Truth, 10 May 1913 http://t.co/KK2s4PNtOy via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

9 May 1913

Red tape baby - Press, 9 May 1913 http://t.co/uhL15lQrtZ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

9 May 1913

Two shillings a nip - Ohinemuri Gazette, 9 May 1913 http://t.co/9toYmuBZ6Y via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

9 May 1913

Waited in town to take Maud to afternoon tea but she didn’t arrive.http://t.co/5ro8yQfTu8 via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

9 May 1913

PapersPast

9 May 1913

French workers fight conscription - Maoriland Worker, 9 May 1913 http://t.co/1fb11mZwvp via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

8 May 1913

ANTI-SUFFRAGETTE ALARM - Poverty Bay Herald, 8 May 1913 http://t.co/tCekQtLsNK via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

8 May 1913

Evening. Went to Mrs MacKenzie's. Music & Spiritualism by Burns Family. via @Denton_Diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

8 May 1913

Cycled down to see Maud & spent a most delightful time with her. http://t.co/Fh1wKnkobv via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

8 May 1913

Leo came home from College for his first term holiday & he was very pleased to see home again http://t.co/BHGJZsFu9w via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

8 May 1913

"Listener to the dead" - Press, 8 May 1913 http://t.co/kkahd6jnLv via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

7 May 1913

Down to Railway Station at 10pm to meet Claude Bertelsen http://t.co/RgCI1A7Yh7 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

7 May 1913

H.M.S. New Zealand - Auckland Star, 7 May 1913 http://t.co/EvpyIIAwUQ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

7 May 1913

"Titanic claims" - Ashburton Guardian, 7 May 1913 http://t.co/6iAlEAeXRZ via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

7 May 1913

Cycled down to Mrs Cork’s – showed Mrs Cork & Dorothy photos of Napier–Taupo trip. http://t.co/UH2Pt4eRRb via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

7 May 1913

Not much doing. Down to YMCA room at night & played chess http://t.co/ZfwWpc6pK5 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

7 May 1913

Mutinous territorials - Northern Advocate, 7 May 1913 http://t.co/txaGXAIURy via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

6 May 1913

Man in nurses garb - Colonist, 6 May 1913 http://t.co/M41jADEVtb via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

6 May 1913

Mustered the 202 wethers – they are still in splendid order. http://t.co/bgMnC2B2b7 via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

6 May 1913

Attended wedding of Miss Mabel Nitz to Major Stanley Wills of Wellington http://t.co/IrJm4aPjdD via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

6 May 1913

ENGLISH CHANNEL TUNNEL - Colonist, 6 May 1913 http://t.co/IjCywOpp56 via @PapersPastNZ

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