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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

10 March 1919

"MAD OVER-SPEEDING" - Nelson Evening Mail, 10 March 1919 https://t.co/bsWY40CTMG via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

10 March 1919

After a very busy day we closed down. I spent the day book-keeping. Tonight we are in wireless touch with New Zealand. via @McCaw_diary

Fred Welch's diary

8 March 1919

Arrived at station just as train was moving off, my mate having got a ticket for me when he saw me coming. . https://t.co/rzaTJomvum via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

8 March 1919

WILLIAMS V. WILLIAMS - Another "star-boarder" stunt - NZ Truth, 8 March 1919 https://t.co/L3jIRIXnlr via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

8 March 1919

The old cement works on the Warkworth River, in the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland. https://t.co/vNDmCjLZ8k https://t.co/jJw5a1kB8Y via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

7 March 1919

HIGH ROAD TO DESTRUCTION - Postal messenger's lapses - Auckland Star, 7 March 1919 https://t.co/YIFDcqds6d via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

7 March 1919

Maori children off to school: a picturesque scene in the heart of the Urewera Country. https://t.co/SYFsndts8P via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

6 March 1919

CARGO PILLAGING - Cases on American ship - Press, 6 March 1919 https://t.co/PT4un2pCED via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

6 March 1919

Spent most of the day in the shop. Brisk trade but money seems scare again. All the best brands of cigarettes are finished. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

5 March 1919

CITY LIBRARY - An extension necessary - Evening Post, 5 March 1919 https://t.co/NMTOSbJvZy via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

4 March 1919

Went with Bern to Chatauqua [Chautauqua] performance in the big marquee on the Park Oval at night. . https://t.co/ZdzoHFskpz via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

4 March 1919

AN OVERDUE SCHOONER - Serious apprehension - Northern Advocate, 4 March 1919 https://t.co/hOf9RQZlGG via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

4 March 1919

Outdoor life in the hot summer season: a picturesque camp at Shark Bay, Auckland. https://t.co/vhBiVQuKbC https://t.co/7vIz4nIZta via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

3 March 1919

Went to Bern Diederichs factory where I stayed until Bern had closed for tea then went home with him. . https://t.co/nSaBswG4BF via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

3 March 1919

A POULTRY MANAGEMENT DEMONSTRATION - Otago Daily Times, 3 March 1919 https://t.co/3glBF1OlkV via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

3 March 1919

During the afternoon I had to attend a Court of Inquiry to give evidence on the washout of 9 Feb. Over £120 of stock was lost. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

3 March 1919

Some of the scouts on the spring bridge over Managaterere river, at the foot of Mount Holdsworth. https://t.co/0xZVNZKjbA via @AkWeeklyNews

Auckland Weekly News

2 March 1919

The recent Boy Scout camp at Mount Holdsworth, Masterton, North Island of New Zealand. https://t.co/JFxJJvxsQr via @AkWeeklyNews

Lincoln Lee

1 March 1919

Just polished off a breakfast fit for three kings. One king couldn’t have done it justice. https://t.co/mZKsFLGgZ7 via @walkmarch

PapersPast

1 March 1919

DRAB AND DREARY DOINGS IN DIVORCE - The clamours of curious and capricious couples - NZ Truth, 1 March 1919 https://t.co/esd8GdDeDg via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

1 March 1919

Moving day : shifting a cottage at Tolaga Bay, East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. https://t.co/nrYUqkuvUG via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

28 February 1919

PROFESSOR WITH A GERMAN NAME - Colonist, 28 February 1919 https://t.co/AGOCKS6H8J via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

28 February 1919

The influenza epidemic in Australia: an Anzac at Sydney welcomed by his masked relatives. https://t.co/OMrm4ffWz4 via @AkWeeklyNews

Auckland Weekly News

27 February 1919

France's appeal: "President Wilson, look on this and judge". https://t.co/3hRf2BM9Ef https://t.co/9zXU7ON6F4 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

27 February 1919

AN EXCITING TIME - Man falls in river - Waikato Times, 27 February 1919 https://t.co/kC0WEC3aSB via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

27 February 1919

A young girl who mowed 50 acres of hay on a farm at Walton this season. https://t.co/lijy8y1ZPC https://t.co/KeNCSkeJC6 via @AkWeeklyNews

Lincoln Lee

26 February 1919

Wednesday night. Ipplepen: You see I’ve got here. https://t.co/mZKsFLoFAx via @walkmarch

PapersPast

26 February 1919

CHAOS IN MUNICH - Southland TImes, 26 February 1919 https://t.co/tnQfQE9zLq via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

26 February 1919

Usual morning in the canteen. Spent the afternoon & evening participating in a bridge tournament. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

25 February 1919

POSED AS DEAD WOMAN - Disguise behind the German lines - Feilding Star, 25 February 1919 https://t.co/XcOwi8KC25 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

25 February 1919

Loading hay by means of a crane: a scene on a farm at Walton, 114 miles south from Auckland. https://t.co/ife2AjNH4H via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

24 February 1919

WOMEN'S CORNER - Press, 24 February 1919 https://t.co/kUyr0M3LDK via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

24 February 1919

View of the bridge, with New Zealand troops on the structure and a comprehensive glimpse of the canal. https://t.co/3CKtM6CZGd via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

22 February 1919

SOUTH v. SOUTH - An unusual divorce suit - NZ Truth, 22 February 1919 https://t.co/dG9V0EhKdj via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

22 February 1919

The blackberry season in New Zealand: native pickers at Tokaanu, Lake Taupo. https://t.co/KO3LYfhLfW https://t.co/LZiOck3GwP via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

21 February 1919

COMING BLOOD BATH AT KIEFF - Bolshevist preparations - Colonist, 21 February 1919 https://t.co/8tJalOIVkI via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 February 1919

SHOTS FIRED AT FRENCH PREMIER - Aged statesman wounded on shoulder - Poverty Bay Herald, 20 February 1919 https://t.co/Zm2r0mhHKm via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

19 February 1919

A GREAT HISTORICAL EVENT - In progress of the human race - Nelson Evening Mail, 19 February 1919 https://t.co/Annr0XPKjY via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

19 February 1919

A bull in difficulties during the recent floods in South Otago. https://t.co/6l2pKB1c7E https://t.co/XSLk2QUio3 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

18 February 1919

ACTION IN RUSSIA - Hot Senate debate on American intervention - Marlborough Express, 18 February 1919 https://t.co/EhuekxYRdu via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

18 February 1919

The main street at Balclutha submerged by water during the recent floods in South Otago. https://t.co/qCi9T9XyRv via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

17 February 1919

"JUGOSLAVIA." - As large as Italy - Ashburton Guardian, 17 February 1919 https://t.co/oKWAbNd9t9 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

17 February 1919

Ousting the German-made article: dolls made in the United States of America. https://t.co/JsTdsVuyEu https://t.co/2Pr9zqmt1O via @AkWeeklyNews

Corp. William McCaw

17 February 1919

Warm & calm. My staff are doing so well that I hardly went near them except to give the sergeant coupons to sell. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

15 February 1919

SCHOOL TEACHER'S TROUBLE - Wife seeks separation and maintenance - NZ Truth, 15 February 1919 https://t.co/VNcdHagIxS via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

15 February 1919

Feeling much better. But I handed the sale of coupons over to my sergeant & hardly went near the canteen. Read or slept all day. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

15 February 1919

The new Maori Parliament House at Ngaruawahia, Waikato, which is to be officially opened on March 18. https://t.co/32OYQQJeFg via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

14 February 1919

SWEPT BY FIRE - Australian Settlements - Ohinemuri Gazette, 14 February 1919 https://t.co/8hj95kTTa8 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

12 February 1919

A RIVAL TO STEEL - Merits of aluminium - Otago Witness, 12 February 1919 https://t.co/3HCrC0CjM8 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

12 February 1919

Home from the war: arrival of a contingent of 1173 returning soldiers at Auckland, February 2, 1919. https://t.co/UdvbT3V5wl via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

11 February 1919

NOT A WOMAN-HATER - Kitchener's love story - Otago Daily Times, 11 February 1919 https://t.co/0cAoNoRLB6 via @PapersPastNZ

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