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.

Leslie Adkin's diary

17 December 1918

Over to Cheslyn Rise - continued shearing my ewes & lambs. https://t.co/nNSNu52jg2 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

16 December 1918

NEW POTATOES FROM OLD - Wairarapa Age, 16 December 1918 https://t.co/njXyh4h9c0 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

16 December 1918

Over to Cheslyn Rise - continued shearing my ewes & lambs. https://t.co/OekYrLb3UT via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

16 December 1918

Closing stages of the war: a New Zealand brigade on parade in France. https://t.co/bm5jWkx1xz https://t.co/x6KbLy6lEe via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

15 December 1918

Placed scrim over the currant & cherry trees to keep small birds from the fruit. . https://t.co/hhiMse1sqz via @FPWelchdiaries

Leslie Adkin's diary

15 December 1918

Took 2 1/4 plate photos of Nancy standing on Ibex chair on front verandah (2 years old) https://t.co/U7TIeqq9Ej via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

14 December 1918

Fine day. Down to office. In the evening I did some gardening. . https://t.co/jycCHPEFmQ via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

14 December 1918

DRUNKEN DR. HOTOP - Booze for self and bashes and bruises for better half - NZ Truth, 14 December 1918 https://t.co/FAw6VENmT5 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

14 December 1918

Maud & I drove Levin in evening for Xmas shopping. https://t.co/prihs2GtHF via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

13 December 1918

ALLEGED MURDER - Body under motor car - Waikato Times, 13 December 1918 https://t.co/E45HepzBY0 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

13 December 1918

Clif & I continued shearing Father's wether hoggets. https://t.co/ttL9UjJ3f4 via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

12 December 1918

Took 21 lbs of gooseberries down to Oakenfulls at 4d per lb & had another 30lbs ordered. . https://t.co/vZKTmeXAmO via @FPWelchdiaries

Leslie Adkin's diary

12 December 1918

After dinner drove home my ewes & lambs without mishap. https://t.co/I5PRr2pbWI via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

11 December 1918

News from Home state that the Allied forces are still advancing into Germany & have crossed the Rhine. . https://t.co/LZR8y3tvoq via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

11 December 1918

DETENTION BARRACKS SCANDAL - References in Parliament - Colonist, 11 December 1918 https://t.co/5iqGJAt896 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

11 December 1918

Togo distinguished himself by driving a good lamb into the Ohau River & drowing it. https://t.co/MjnnzoLgnH via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

10 December 1918

THE COMMON HOUSE-FLY - To the editor - Otago Daily Times, 10 December 1918 https://t.co/LjLqKcYedY via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

10 December 1918

Ewes very poor & a large number of cull lambs. https://t.co/bflQpEi6ui via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

10 December 1918

'The Rock': Gibraltar, Britain's impregnable stronghold at the entrance to the Mediterranean sea. https://t.co/ym3SlyhLGX via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

9 December 1918

BITS FROM BOOK - Dunstan Times, 9 December 1918 https://t.co/q4O8IgW7Tl via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

9 December 1918

Took Maud for a drive on Arapaepae, Tararua & Gladstone Roads. https://t.co/Lt3qKjtbin via @adkin_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

8 December 1918

Deluge of rain all day. https://t.co/Z8W3wOASxd via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

8 December 1918

Went to the Otago Battalion & made application for a transfer to Wellington. Ran into Micky McDonald who succeeded me in the Battery. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

7 December 1918

WICKED WIVES AND WORTHLESS HUSBANDS - Mason's missus meanders - NZ Truth, 7 December 1918 https://t.co/LXMohILmYF via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

7 December 1918

Continued shearing Father's big wether hoggets. https://t.co/kHF9MeCStO via @adkin_diary

James Cox's diary

6 December 1918

I pulled up some Fern in the big paddock…the fern is hard to pull and blistered a finger on my right hand via @cox_diary

PapersPast

6 December 1918

CRAVING FOR LIQUOR - NZ Times, 6 December 1918 https://t.co/rqnUPT1HnS via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

6 December 1918

Pulled foxgloves...finishing first go over ground in 58 1/2 hrs. https://t.co/hKGat0x6Fv via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

6 December 1918

PapersPast

5 December 1918

OVERCROWDED WELLINGTON - Free Lance, 5 December 1918 https://t.co/8jPwfqmIL9 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

5 December 1918

Dr Bryson called + pronounced Nancy's illnness measles - not influenza. https://t.co/Aq2n1ZXbfS via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

4 December 1918

AMERICAN SOCIALISTS - Programme applauded - Maoriland Worker, 4 December 1918 https://t.co/1qMPcuA5Ge via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

4 December 1918

Clif + I continued shearing Father's hoggets. https://t.co/Dn88Ai3yHa via @adkin_diary

Fred Welch's diary

3 December 1918

Influenza Epidemic not nearly so severe & not half so many cases coming into hospital. . https://t.co/TVQhHugjc3 via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

3 December 1918

Bright today and warm…I did a bit of mowing today and a bit of haymaking and had a short walk via @cox_diary

PapersPast

3 December 1918

NEW SLAV STATE - Union with Montenegro and Serbia - Evening Post, 3 December 1918 https://t.co/rFWIupM3lB via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

3 December 1918

Got news of Dora bad with the "flu" so Marjorie left us + went to nurse her. https://t.co/1mX748KwYl via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

3 December 1918

Raw & very cold. Anchored off Weymouth awaiting orders. No one came near us. A thick fog all afternoon. via @McCaw_diary

James Cox's diary

2 December 1918

This morning I finished mowing in the garden with the help of Mr Anderson and I also spread the grass via @cox_diary

PapersPast

2 December 1918

MASSACRE OF JEWS - Pogrom in Lemburg - Poverty Bay Herald, 2 December 1918 https://t.co/XUU3HTzOXs via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

2 December 1918

Early in pm I rang Dr Bryson as Nancy seemed bad again. https://t.co/bdNzkxrDfS via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

2 December 1918

Wet, squally & quite wintry. At tea time we made the Lizard light, the first of England, while at 8pm Eddystone was sighted. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

2 December 1918

The New Zealanders in France: interesting glimpses of the life of our boys while the war was in progress. https://t.co/WGEhn5sWRL via @AkWeeklyNews

Leslie Adkin's diary

1 December 1918

Sent for Miss Bowles as Nancy's temperatures was 102 1/2 [degrees]. https://t.co/cNHIOy7bJD via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

1 December 1918

New Zealand's first war achievement: the capture of German Samoa for the Empire, August 29, 1914. https://t.co/x3YjPwXRYJ via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

30 November 1918

THE KITCHEN - Scots bun - Observer, 30 November 1918 https://t.co/tAkufJN1ya via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

30 November 1918

THE BATHLESS BOYSON - A much convicted vagrant - NZ Truth, 30 November 1918 https://t.co/ORbY4iRH2t via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

30 November 1918

WOMEN WORKERS' WAGES - NZ Truth, 30 November 1918 https://t.co/fXeAzTBLfv via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

30 November 1918

Clif + I drove to Levin in evening in jig. https://t.co/GFlnXJJ15I via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

30 November 1918

Put in an hour or two checking personal record cards. Everything seems in order & disembarkation should be easy. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

30 November 1918

114 U-BOATS SURRENDERED - Another group coming - Grey River Argus, 30 November 1918 https://t.co/PPNNCdwSsb via @PapersPastNZ

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