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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

24 April 1913

Cycled down to see sweet Maud. She appears to love me as much as I do her. http://t.co/jrD19b9ISY via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

24 April 1913

British and foreign - Feilding Star, 24 Apr 1913 http://t.co/Ltkm76FpeK via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

24 April 1913

At office till 12 o’clock when I left for home… to attend the races at Opaki. http://t.co/JBa2R5199B via @FPWelchdiaries

Bert Denton's Diary

23 April 1913

May & wife turned up to look at property & took a walk up hill. Took Edith to Adkins () about 9pm. via @Denton_Diary

Bert Denton's Diary

23 April 1913

Fine. Drove in phaeton to Adkins () & brought Edith over for day. Did a few odd jobs. via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

23 April 1913

Precautions against rescue - Marlborough Express, 23 Apr 1913 http://t.co/70U10IKqIi via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 April 1913

Father & I drove down to Levin No License Democratic Vote Campaign committee meeting. http://t.co/Nifgtb77QX via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

23 April 1913

Policing the Pacific - Auckland Star, 23 Apr 1913 http://t.co/PRDOi6sh1J via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

23 April 1913

Bottled tomato jam at night & pasted coverings over same. http://t.co/UW284u4LoR via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

22 April 1913

Whaling in Foveaux Strait - Evening Post, 22 Apr 1913 http://t.co/4A7XlC5o2G via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

22 April 1913

Beautiful day. Enid George & I came back by New Plymouth mail. Children went straight to school. I biked home. via @Denton_Diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 April 1913

Put rest of "old" ewes through arsenic footbath. http://t.co/5OY7MEEkuO via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

22 April 1913

Maoris visit warship - Evening Post, 22 Apr 1913 http://t.co/uTpQIAEWHc via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

22 April 1913

Not much doing at office. via @FPWelchdiaries

Bert Denton's Diary

21 April 1913

Had a good look round the warship... 12 inch guns were perhaps the most interesting... the 4 inch were very natty. via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

21 April 1913

"Wizard" stones aeroplane - Northern Advocate, 21 Apr 1913 http://t.co/D8dXwIJhKt via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

21 April 1913

We all (Carrie & Amy included) went to "Kirks" to lunch & went out by 1 o'clock boat to HMS New Zealand. via @Denton_Diary

Bert Denton's Diary

21 April 1913

Enid George & I went to Zoo to see young lions. http://t.co/gwHViprjLz via @Denton_Diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

21 April 1913

Had to kiss my dearest many times on way home in spite of some demur on her part. http://t.co/vtXXrd6uoa via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

21 April 1913

Lost on Mt Ruapehu - Otago Daily Times, 21 Apr 1913 http://t.co/qeisraGOQP via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

21 April 1913

Bernie left for Wellington to see the Battleship New Zealand http://t.co/5CH2EyPFRi via @FPWelchdiaries

Bert Denton's Diary

20 April 1913

Beautiful day. Church morning & evening. Took children round the wharves to see crowds going to warship via @Denton_Diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

20 April 1913

Saw sweet Maud after church & arranged to go to a picture show tomorrow evening. http://t.co/5lmIIXr3mT via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

20 April 1913

Mr & Mrs Jenkins & family drove up in their new motor car and spent the afternoon. http://t.co/Z7kxY7Fc0e via @FPWelchdiaries

Bert Denton's Diary

19 April 1913

Enid George & I went to Wellington by Napier Mail. http://t.co/sErBJSSoFV via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

19 April 1913

About a motor-car - Marlborough Express, 19 Apr 1913 http://t.co/xVWY7oiH3v via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

19 April 1913

Maud's 23rd birthday. Dora, Cliff & Viv went to Wgtn to see HMS "NZ" today. http://t.co/wv7I9TZg0E via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

19 April 1913

Cowboy courtship - NZ Truth, 19 Apr 1913 http://t.co/26Tk9qiehg via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

19 April 1913

Drove up to Irvine’s above the railway station & got 70 lbs of quinces at 1d per lb. http://t.co/DpkV1siSTi via @FPWelchdiaries

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 April 1913

The complicated & marvellous machinery could hardly be described in 20 pages. http://t.co/L4cCOvjDb8 via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 April 1913

She carries several 12 inch guns - these are wonderful engines of destruction. via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 April 1913

We were shown the sailors mess - a rather restricted apartment. via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 April 1913

Each man gets one pound of bread per day. via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 April 1913

The main anchors are 7 tons each. The anchor cables were of tremendous size. via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 April 1913

The guns are sighted by means of periscope - the men working in them quite shut in. via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 April 1913

We climbed on deck at 2.10. Crowds of people were wandering about with sailors. via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

18 April 1913

Women's franchise - Bay of Plenty Times, 18 Apr 1913 http://t.co/LWcXWNcZ27 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 April 1913

Wind was terrific but got snapshots... the girls trying to keep their skirts in decent position http://t.co/TgKrRkWAAt via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 April 1913

She was a monstrous vessel - a grim & formidable fighitng machine. http://t.co/coKqyKGWy2 via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 April 1913

Father gave me a holiday to go to Wellington to see our dreadnaught - the HMS "New Zealand". http://t.co/coKqyKGWy2 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

18 April 1913

Alien restriction - Dominion, 18 Apr 1913 http://t.co/5kPOJKBUpR via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

18 April 1913

This fine war vessel was given by the Dominion of New Zealand to Great Britain as the outcome of a scare in England. via @FPWelchdiaries

Fred Welch's diary

18 April 1913

Capt Lasey of the Battlecruiser New Zealand & his officers were entertained in Wellington http://t.co/562M02KlyE via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

17 April 1913

Among the money people - Thames Star, 17 Apr 1913 http://t.co/GYRkWaNm2s via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

17 April 1913

Father, Mother, Clare + I attended a No License League meeting in YMCA rooms. http://t.co/V8ifQ8UYa7 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

17 April 1913

Sad news for bachelors - Grey River Argus, 17 Apr 1913 http://t.co/dDJ3vPUHPk via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

17 April 1913

Fine though rather cold. via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

16 April 1913

Education v. Moving picture - The Press, 16 Apr 1913 http://t.co/hx0LXj78ID via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

16 April 1913

Punishment for smokers - Rodney and Otamatea Times, 16 Apr 1913 http://t.co/ZgIIQmZLsE via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

16 April 1913

Got permission to go to Wgtn to see the HMS "New Zealand" – next Friday. http://t.co/8ubH9D8Qjs via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

16 April 1913

Taihape to-day - Model municipality - Auckland Star, 16 Apr 1913 http://t.co/AIKHdNcKpY via @PapersPastNZ

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