NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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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

2 January 1919

MAILS BY AEROPLANE - Great success expected - 2 January 1919 https://t.co/w2d06wP5Tb via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

31 December 1918

The end of the year finds me laid up in Carters House and of no more use but certainly much better off than I deserve to be via @cox_diary

PapersPast

31 December 1918

A stirring life - Press, 31 December 1918 https://t.co/FpGHy7Wbhx via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

31 December 1918

The pup, Tweed, Which I lost on Boxing Day, turned up tonight. https://t.co/7NuApFLOQ3 via @adkin_diary

James Cox's diary

30 December 1918

This morning I started on the big paddock digging up briars and pulling ferns. This afternoon I had a short walk via @cox_diary

PapersPast

30 December 1918

THEFT AND SMUGGLING - A Fireman imprisoned - Otago Daily Times, 30 December 1918 https://t.co/lZw5ivdtBv via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

30 December 1918

Developed some of the holiday photos in evening with good results. https://t.co/zGPV7vLn84 via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

30 December 1918

Finished leave today. At midnight I arrived at Bulford in the wet & mud. The half hour walk to camp warmed me up. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

30 December 1918

The recent coronation of Queen Salote of Tonga: the Queen in the coronation chair. https://t.co/i5q8hg8IoJ https://t.co/tCdhbYBmbK via @AkWeeklyNews

Lincoln Lee

29 December 1918

The 1914 men are leaving tomorrow (a mere hand-full) and the 1915 a few days after. https://t.co/mZKsFLGgZ7 via @walkmarch

Fred Welch's diary

29 December 1918

After dinner I fixed the piping under the house to catch the bath waste water. . https://t.co/OXU4hUOWvT via @FPWelchdiaries

Leslie Adkin's diary

29 December 1918

Two crock ewes (newly shorn) died. https://t.co/S1n5Ir8BNW via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

29 December 1918

The Christmas holidays in the regions of New Zealand. https://t.co/tXU2XzFuBf https://t.co/9QxbiLYB42 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

28 December 1918

THE "BLACK INFLUENZA" - Mysterious new germ discovered - NZ Truth, 28 December 1918 https://t.co/xFRnZ8bDeQ via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

28 December 1918

Continued shearing my ewes & lambs. https://t.co/KjUxeun228 via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

28 December 1918

Instructing New Zealand convalescent soldiers at Hornchurch: the water-divining class. https://t.co/FrF1V2zZtX via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

27 December 1918

Took some galvanised piping down to N Hatch & got him to solder it for me to use for the bath waste. . https://t.co/SSldY03u3v via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

27 December 1918

I have been doing some work today digging up briars on the roadside…The waggonette has gone to Carterton and the dead ones are gone via @cox_diary

PapersPast

27 December 1918

Socialist optimism - Northern Advocate, 27 December 1918 https://t.co/2NVypfuBjn via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

27 December 1918

Fine hot day. Drove 120 ewes & lambs over to Cheslyn Rise before breakfast. https://t.co/gHzRRPq8ye via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

26 December 1918

Boxing Day. Picniced at beach. Maud, Clyde & Nancy went in Cheslyn Rise car. https://t.co/TCvejRSOqI via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

26 December 1918

A happy Christmas: father back from the war. https://t.co/hYzWyOTXlQ https://t.co/ObR0l4Pv1Q via @AkWeeklyNews

Leslie Adkin's diary

25 December 1918

Very happy day - Nancy a prime favourite with her merry funny ways. https://t.co/0QXh8voOcY via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

25 December 1918

Fine but dull day. Received some quite unexpected gifts from the family. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

25 December 1918

Santa Claus: 'Something good this year!' https://t.co/jG7VtOCpRL https://t.co/zMzOsi8D5S via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

24 December 1918

Bern & the girls went down town at night & spent as much as they could afford on Xmas purchases. . https://t.co/j4iVILcwCW via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

24 December 1918

Perfecting American toys - Evening Post, 24 December 1918 https://t.co/jW8ivqJcgs via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

24 December 1918

Town crowded with people in to celebrate Xmas eve. https://t.co/WqzwYy9oQt via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

24 December 1918

Frosty morn. Left by a train which connected with the London express. After an uneventful journey I reached the Craigs at 9pm. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

24 December 1918

A sprig of the pohutukawa, the beautiful Christmas flower of New Zealand. https://t.co/UIIM6n6Ol2 https://t.co/HIJehfkYQL via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

23 December 1918

THE ENSLAVEMENT OF ALCOHOL - Dunstan Times, 23 December 1918 https://t.co/VW3rHblFJu via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 December 1918

Continued shearing Father's ewes. https://t.co/1OPDBl8d6S via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

22 December 1918

Fine day. Very dry. Put the best part of the day in at the garden. . https://t.co/I0QwpUzHUP via @FPWelchdiaries

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 December 1918

Clare, Viv, George & Marjorie came over to see Clyde. https://t.co/8PaZcYcji4 via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

22 December 1918

How many of our soldiers will spend Christmas in France. https://t.co/vhe9JWXBtC https://t.co/qWHVfVG28v via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

21 December 1918

Got ½ dozen bottles of Ale from Clemas for Xmas he having procured it from their traveller. . https://t.co/c0UBU03zuH via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

21 December 1918

AT AUCKLAND - Wright v. Wright - NZ Truth, 21 December 1918 https://t.co/DVB9dzChvy via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

21 December 1918

Drove Maud to Levin in evening for more Xmas shopping. https://t.co/winhFDU0cE via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

21 December 1918

The Christmas season among the Maoris. https://t.co/Qvuzqp3SAL https://t.co/PYABuPbNKY via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

20 December 1918

Down to the plumbers Jones & Beale to see if I could get a reasonably priced bath for our bathroom. . https://t.co/G9WmtU0gWL via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

20 December 1918

I dug the three cornered bed with the fork today, it was hard and needed digging. I also dug round the raised bed in the lawn via @cox_diary

PapersPast

20 December 1918

"SHELL SHOCK" - Remarkable cures effected - Nelson Evening Mail, 20 December 1918 https://t.co/BDkDQQTp10 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

20 December 1918

George Broomfield arrived back from the war & is staying at Cheslyn Rise. https://t.co/Pe9s1Gq3he via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

20 December 1918

Trained to Tariff. Stayed at the Lorimers' "Meiklewood" farm. Inspected the fat bullocks stabled for the winter. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

20 December 1918

A New Zealand Christmas: how our young folks enjoy it. https://t.co/PlHr8UwMWg https://t.co/lYfSuXGkzm via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

19 December 1918

CATCHING THEM EARLY - Teachers' salaries raised - Feilding Star, 19 December 1918 https://t.co/slIlbw8xkx via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

19 December 1918

Over to Cheslyn Rise...big heavy sheep but splendid shearing. https://t.co/XYeKhlCNYd via @adkin_diary

James Cox's diary

18 December 1918

Bright today and warm. This morning I walked to the Kokotau bridge and back. I have loafed since via @cox_diary

PapersPast

18 December 1918

THE EXONERATION OF EVE - Otago Witness, 18 December 1918 https://t.co/C3JuTCFv91 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

18 December 1918

We found 4 ewes & 7 lambs - stragglers but fairly free of biddy. https://t.co/rCTKo0xfsC via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

17 December 1918

DOPE PARTIES - Stage beauties and drugs - Taihape Daily Times, 17 December 1918 https://t.co/G3fduyPcbb via @PapersPastNZ

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