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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.

Fred Welch's diary

16 April 1913

Went down with Claude to G Ramson’s place to see some ewes. http://t.co/RMzjIDlwUu via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

15 April 1913

WARSHIP IN PORT - Visit to Levin - Evening Post, 15 Apr 1913 http://t.co/8FQUR6tAaR via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

15 April 1913

Went to picnic given to sailors of HMS New Zealand at Levin Racecourse. About 250 sailors there. via @Denton_Diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

15 April 1913

Leslie Adkin's diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

15 April 1913

Leslie Adkin's diary

15 April 1913

There was a horse-race for sailors, hakas & poi dances by Maoris. http://t.co/HqSI2v8CKM via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

15 April 1913

Sailors got on horses & scattered the people in all directions. http://t.co/HqSI2v8CKM via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

15 April 1913

Got two good views of Mayor welcoming sailors with Levin Territorials. http://t.co/HqSI2v8CKM via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

15 April 1913

To Levin to see the sailors of the HMS “New Zealand” who are coming up to be entertained. http://t.co/f26FmE8W66 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

15 April 1913

Fired at by anarchist - An attempt that failed - Wairarapa Daily Times, 15 Apr 1913 http://t.co/bYvzA39m1s via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

15 April 1913

At office. Not much doing. http://t.co/SeQjOqYPxA via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

14 April 1913

On the Duchess - Little Imperialists - Evening Post, 14 Apr 1913 http://t.co/Cpx97SRgyl via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

14 April 1913

Deluge of rain in night & continued all morning. http://t.co/LyA3FQFrkl via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

14 April 1913

SHARP EARTHQUAKE - Lad killed at Masterton - Dominion, 14 Apr 1913 http://t.co/spiW5jU9Cl via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

14 April 1913

Lunched with Eileen at Kia Ora tea rooms. http://t.co/kHAcvog6iI via @FPWelchdiaries

Leslie Adkin's diary

13 April 1913

Asked Maud to let me drive her home. Discovered why she seemed so indifferent last night. http://t.co/ATJzXxJ8gM via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

13 April 1913

At home all day. Put windows in the back verandah. http://t.co/dA9WX315I0 via @FPWelchdiaries

Bert Denton's Diary

12 April 1913

Went to Levin to Farmers Union in afternoon...evening Big shock of earthquake at 7.10pm. Man killed in Masterton. via @Denton_Diary

Fred Welch's diary

12 April 1913

Heavy earthquake. Shook concrete ball from Post Office & struck a young native killing him instantly http://t.co/wGVB8I1O4n via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

12 April 1913

Typhoid among the Maoris - Press, 12 Apr 1913 http://t.co/uBKGQ7Iien via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

12 April 1913

She is sweet & I do love her - she seems indifferent lately it gives me a cruel ache. http://t.co/ifw1tXVNKJ via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

12 April 1913

Cigarettes for the crew - NZ Truth, 12 Apr 1913 http://t.co/gqGc7dGp8p via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

12 April 1913

Battleship 'New Zealand' arrived at Wellington. First dreadnought presented to the Empire by the Dominion. via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

11 April 1913

Military madness - Maoriland Worker, 11 Apr 1913 http://t.co/M799eWMxYH via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

11 April 1913

Went to Professor Mill’s address to farmers on how Labour party is to be their benefactor http://t.co/hSgN7gN5G6 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

11 April 1913

The Pope's health - Otago Daily Times, 11 Apr 1913 http://t.co/qoSmx2ZEPk via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

11 April 1913

At office. Wrote particulars of 3500 acres. http://t.co/nXXj8WfwvR via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

10 April 1913

Killed by eagles - Poverty Bay Herald, 10 Apr 1913 http://t.co/7FCYN3k6VC via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

10 April 1913

Jim & I shepherded the various lots of breeding ewes & hoggarts http://t.co/x3BOawORZ6 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

10 April 1913

The rubber scandals - Wairarapa Daily Times, 10 Apr 1913 http://t.co/kr5kK6A7iN via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

10 April 1913

PapersPast

9 April 1913

Regulation of motor traffic - Ellesmere Guardian, 9 Apr 1913 http://t.co/9IVh5WhYB7 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

9 April 1913

Cut patch of Californian thistle found by Father a month ago. http://t.co/D38EmX4OQl via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

9 April 1913

DEER V. FRUIT - Marlborough Express, 9 Apr 1913 http://t.co/p8CDOKMAmf via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

9 April 1913

At office. Busy with Labour matters nearly all day. http://t.co/2T2811nPXT via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

8 April 1913

MARRIAGE STRIKE? Spiritual militancy, wild women make war on the church - Dominion, 8 Apr 1913 http://t.co/OEM2Vtn7EU via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

8 April 1913

In evening Father, Clare & I drove down to a social in Century Hall. http://t.co/hDuhRP51Fj via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

8 April 1913

THE ZEPPELIN - French government thanked - Grey River Argus, 8 Apr 1913 http://t.co/57kahcovDq via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

8 April 1913

Mr J Colway called and made an offer of £1100 for the 50 acres at Manaia. http://t.co/L5Bek6ODXJ via @FPWelchdiaries

Leslie Adkin's diary

7 April 1913

Snow falling on ranges all day. http://t.co/afDAmJX5qv via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

7 April 1913

Down to the Y.M.C.A. room at opening of Chess Club. http://t.co/rXyr7zvCaL via @FPWelchdiaries

Leslie Adkin's diary

6 April 1913

Choir attempted that beautiful anthem “Oh, Radiant Morn” – made a hash of it. http://t.co/TWsLOoF9U5 via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

6 April 1913

Put in the morning at digging in the garden. http://t.co/0ELGL8giCa via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

5 April 1913

Oriental Bay tea kiosk - Evening Post, 5 Apr 1913 http://t.co/xv28hAWyUl via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

5 April 1913

United States external policy - Colonist, 5 Apr 1913 http://t.co/fxgY5KesKR via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

5 April 1913

Two thunder storms in evening & heavy rain. http://t.co/qbV1AOM4XZ via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

5 April 1913

Wrote letters to Dominion contradicting statement of R. McRae’s re Labour agents http://t.co/mup24iBdOB via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

4 April 1913

SATISFACTORY - Sydney's birth rate, Feilding Star 4 Apr 1913 http://t.co/J0YCRwGTDg via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

4 April 1913

Worked at CK-Swamp paddock fence all day. http://t.co/3jkRUcLucl via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

4 April 1913

GOOD ENOUGH - Generosity of a woman for women - Feilding Star 4 Apr 1913 http://t.co/xDACOPVODE via @PapersPastNZ

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