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.

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

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

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