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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

5 May 1913

"DOWN DISHES" - The cooks' coup - Hawera and Normanby Star, 5 May 1913 http://t.co/7xAK6tXjA8 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

5 May 1913

Maud looked lovely but she does not care for compliments. http://t.co/uuTAFCWHwV via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

5 May 1913

Purchased a wedding present for Miss Mabel Nitz who is to be married tomorrow http://t.co/xJvBQzjXJS via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

5 May 1913

Anti-enlisting car seized - Hawera and Normanby Star, 5 May 1913 http://t.co/UYZlbu3AmH via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

5 May 1913

As others see us - Ashburton Guardian, 5 May 1913 http://t.co/uUYtMunpUw via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

4 May 1913

Went to hear Bishop of Wellington induct new minister. http://t.co/gqN9Ig20eB via @Denton_Diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

4 May 1913

Snow falling on ranges. Did not go to church all day. http://t.co/odqcMTUMfe via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

4 May 1913

Played Kemble 4 games of chess winning one & losing 3 http://t.co/CQbrXBsBa5 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

3 May 1913

Craig divorce case - Defence abandoned - Wairarapa Daily Times, 21 May 1913 http://t.co/YuZsK4zoBd via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

3 May 1913

Empire defence - New Zealand's position - Wairarapa Daily Times, 3 May 1913 http://t.co/n2x4n1QpNd via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

3 May 1913

A luckless lieutenant - NZ Truth, 3 May 1913 http://t.co/AVvtMyqYQ8 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

3 May 1913

Visited Public Library, did some shopping, home early. http://t.co/0CV5xvjlGF via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

3 May 1913

George & I up early the former getting me a cup of tea & some bread & butter http://t.co/smqT9Oor3T via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

3 May 1913

Caroline's cry - The lament of a "lidy" - NZ Truth, 3 May 1913 http://t.co/i3pde4b6jQ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

2 May 1913

TAKAPUNA SENSATION - Case before the court - Evening Post, 2 May 1913 http://t.co/6mtElqvDdD via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

2 May 1913

Economic dependence of woman - Maoriland Worker, 2 May 1913 http://t.co/QDtUfJax7K via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

2 May 1913

Took pup for a run – he’s a lovely little chap & follows me all right. http://t.co/aSC6MKPm5X via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

2 May 1913

I trammed out to Ada’s at Seatoun. Very stormy night. Took them by surprise http://t.co/zU030geVNY via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

2 May 1913

American affairs - Wanganui Chronicle, 2 May 1913 http://t.co/nqAVZUymi4 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

1 May 1913

PRIZE RECIPES - Auckland Star, 1 May 1913 http://t.co/IB0jnaZEZR via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

1 May 1913

Down to see Maud in evening– helped her to develop some photos & helped myself to kisses. http://t.co/qkZqO4JfII via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

1 May 1913

Spent an hour in town, saw Ern at the native office & he went with me to Railway Station http://t.co/CyHFMfEBJ0 via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

1 May 1913

The fatal pontoon-fight - Dominion, 1 May 1913 http://t.co/CPCdmjKGdh via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

30 April 1913

DISCOVERY OF THE PACIFIC - The 400th anniversary - Auckland Star, 30 Apr 1913 http://t.co/cRt9w9bMKX via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

30 April 1913

Feeling in Austria - Press, 30 Apr 1913 http://t.co/brWT896OTD via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

30 April 1913

Land sale of Halls. Kuku land. Top price £55 per ac Average £48. http://t.co/fwVOYCPfTx via @Denton_Diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

30 April 1913

Got a pup from Uncle Bert ()-a black & tan with long tail but similar to Togo. http://t.co/oFBidT2Bzo via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

30 April 1913

On the face of a cliff - Wanganui Chronicle, 30 Apr 1913 http://t.co/K1JzNjGGY7 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

30 April 1913

Mrs Petersen & her son Ted arrived to confer with Gleeson Brothers re the latter purchasing her property. via @FPWelchdiaries

Bert Denton's Diary

29 April 1913

Evening went to Levin to first meeting of men's choir. Felt rather at sea but enjoyed it on the whole. via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

29 April 1913

A messenger's troubles - Poverty Bay Herald, 29 Apr 1913 http://t.co/6Tx35ZjSHZ via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

29 April 1913

Jim & I split battens for the CK-Swamp cow paddock fence. http://t.co/wpqGQtADFV via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

29 April 1913

Those unguarded hatpins - Northern Advocate, 29 Apr 1913 http://t.co/9MelKoQprV via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

29 April 1913

Messrs Gleeson Bros in re property. Oscar took them to see his mother's place of 10 acres & house http://t.co/IujmuyR2sB via @FPWelchdiaries

Bert Denton's Diary

28 April 1913

Evening - election of school committee. Old committee excepting 3, put right out. http://t.co/qacABElcI3 via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

28 April 1913

Cambridge camp scandal - Thames Star, 28 Apr 1913 http://t.co/GRf8LJBDX2 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

28 April 1913

Jim & I plucked 10 dead hoggarts & Father carted them away & burned them. http://t.co/OW6PhHEMu0 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

28 April 1913

Seamen who stowed away - Auckland Star, 28 Apr 1913 http://t.co/FO7fl9kcFX via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

28 April 1913

Down to Lansdowne School for the annual meeting of householders. http://t.co/h4JQlSEliP via @FPWelchdiaries

Leslie Adkin's diary

27 April 1913

Drove to church morning & evening. Rev Tinsley preached two fine sermons. http://t.co/Qt4ewLYDbD via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

27 April 1913

At home all day. Put in several panes of glass in back verandah. http://t.co/42GF1A3dEY via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

26 April 1913

Wilbur Wright's will - Evening Post, 26 Apr 1913 http://t.co/ojQVN5m19m via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

26 April 1913

Developed the photos of HMS "NZ" at Wgtn & turned out some chic little negatives. http://t.co/K8qKBbWUBt via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

26 April 1913

TUCKER'S TIPPLING - Ruby's repentant romeo - NZ Truth, 26 Apr 1913 http://t.co/l2Kx6zPMz1 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

26 April 1913

Mr A Mutrie called & instructed me to let his house in Albert St & collect the rent on commission. http://t.co/kK4FMlGcnG via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

25 April 1913

The women's war - Grey River Argus, 25 Apr 1913 http://t.co/vCbtO0B3cA via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

25 April 1913

Fogs and wreckage - Otago Daily Times, 25 Apr 1913 http://t.co/fvyvAIPIEr via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

25 April 1913

Rode down to Mr Herd's to get some papers left there last night but did not see my darling. http://t.co/IPiBKjcWFR via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

25 April 1913

UNPOPULAR TEACHER - School children on strike - Press, 25 Apr 1913 http://t.co/fmOZFbk8Gg via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

25 April 1913

Had lunch then cycled out to the races to make a lot of money at backing winners. http://t.co/rGUWWsiiWP via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

24 April 1913

Telling the age of the horse - Horowhenua Chronicle, 24 Apr 1913 http://t.co/T25RwmwNwn via @PapersPastNZ

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