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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.

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

PapersPast

29 November 1918

HIS GOLDEN VOICE - How Caruso won fame and fortune - Star, 29 November 1918 https://t.co/OjLS895kut via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

29 November 1918

LADY WARD - Belgian by birth - Southland Times, 29 November 1918 https://t.co/ID3MlFaibe via @PapersPastNZ

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29 November 1918

PERSONAL - Marlborough Express, 29 November 1918 https://t.co/xtdcS3X5B0 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

29 November 1918

Fine evening so took Maud for walk round garden. https://t.co/3zDEOmPhYP via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

29 November 1918

AUCKLAND'S SHAME - Some wretched dwellings - Ashburton Guardian, 29 November 1918 https://t.co/APMUneybZD via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

28 November 1918

BOY LIVING IN THE BUSH - A tree stump for a refuge - Nelson Evening Mail, 28 November 1918 https://t.co/OzbW4TiJLq via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

28 November 1918

I took a bunch of flowers down to the Captain and a bunch of Sweet Peas to the Steward. https://t.co/uONrsDSXps via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

28 November 1918

SAVING THE MAORIS - Feilding Star, 28 November 1918 https://t.co/Cp8OeEGqjU via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

28 November 1918

I posted my letter to Pollie before breakfast. Mrs Loir died this morning of Influenza. Rain is now falling 6.15pm via @cox_diary

PapersPast

28 November 1918

ORANGES AND LEMONS - Grey River Argus - 28 November 1918 https://t.co/ytiOubc9Ms via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

28 November 1918

Finished re-writing my paper. https://t.co/eSMWWcrcKy via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

28 November 1918

"DON'T GET UP" - A warning to unthinking people - Colonist, 28 November 1918 https://t.co/zBiL9evnJz via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

27 November 1918

BARBERS' SHOPS TO BE REOPENED - Nelson Evening Mail, 27 November 1918 https://t.co/Mvyow39oO7 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

27 November 1918

DANNEVIRKE DOINGS - (By our special representative) - Manawatu Times, 27 November 1918 https://t.co/9KDDMEuvVf via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

27 November 1918

SCENES AT THE TAKING OF LE QUESNOY - A Maori the first man in - Oamaru Mail, 27 November 1918 https://t.co/jz4dI4v8yA via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

27 November 1918

I decided to re-write my paper...complying with the Referee's suggestions. https://t.co/49gHjGLiSr via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

27 November 1918

A panoramic view of the crowd in Cook Gardens, Wanganui. https://t.co/RPGsVhyVOi https://t.co/8GN4XcX2Sj via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

27 November 1918

TWENTY DEATHS AT MASTERTON - Poverty Bay Herald, 27 November 1918 https://t.co/P1c5KbxzpZ via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

26 November 1918

A queer Mayfair story - Lake Wakatip Mail, 26 November 1918 https://t.co/kdPGJ73If5 via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

26 November 1918

Mr & Mrs R. Williams & 2 children drove over in the afternoon to have a look at my garden and staid for tea. https://t.co/9G7Rtdeacn via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

26 November 1918

ABNORMAL SOLAR UPHEAVAL - Mr. Wragge's report - Auckland Star, 26 November 1918 https://t.co/km7ntwy3D3 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

26 November 1918

Influenza still bad & more deaths taken place. Our neighbour Mrs O Smith very ill, pneumonia having set in. . https://t.co/IvifRLyJ8z via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

26 November 1918

FILTHY BANKNOTES - King Country Chronicle, 26 November 1918 https://t.co/RL5pzY8br1 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

26 November 1918

Pulled foxgloves on terrace flat foot [of] Leighton paddock (5 1/2 hrs). https://t.co/b8RuYAiTq0 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

26 November 1918

CRITICAL SITUATION IN GERMANY - Government's power on the wane - Colonist, 26 November 1918 https://t.co/QJggaM9Jmh via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

25 November 1918

EVILS OF OVERCROWDING - Position still serious in country districts - Nelson Evening Mail, 25 November 1918 https://t.co/BGeqz0cea7 via @PapersPastNZ

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25 November 1918

THE PEACE TREATY - NZ Times, 25 November 1918 https://t.co/fFP0O02EGf via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

25 November 1918

I did some work today, cut the grass on the edge of the lawn and a few odd jobs. Goodin has been in bed since his attack yesterday via @cox_diary

PapersPast

25 November 1918

NAVAL MATTERS - "Der tag" - Grey River Argus, 25 November 1918 https://t.co/MtCDGEA79y via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

25 November 1918

Clif & I started shearing Father's ewe hoggets. https://t.co/mo2lJm4ny6 via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

25 November 1918

Parades for an hour morning & afternoon. Held a court of enquiry on the kit deficiencies of fifteen men. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

25 November 1918

NEW ZEALAND FLAG PRESENTED TO LE QUESNOY - Auckland Star, 25 November 1918 https://t.co/cgZNxZWiGS via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

24 November 1918

There was no service on account of the influenza epidemic. https://t.co/BKBBKqwmAJ via @csclarke_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

24 November 1918

Took Maud & Nancy for drive through Fairfield. https://t.co/dCeCl2evPx via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

24 November 1918

The crowd in Cathedral Square, Christchurch, celebrating the news of the signing of the Armistice. https://t.co/2EAmQV58m3 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

23 November 1918

THE KITCHEN - Light buns - Observer, 23 November 1918 https://t.co/WOFerwQoLr via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

23 November 1918

Jane & Miss Bond rode over to see my garden. https://t.co/xkoyBwA8Kl via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

23 November 1918

AUSTRALIAN WINE INDUSTRY - A "wowser" minister - Otago Daily Times, 23 November 1918 https://t.co/TSkP3jD2Q9 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

23 November 1918

JOHNSTONE VS. JOHNSTONE - NZ Truth, 23 November 1918 https://t.co/TwkmNwWAFQ via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 November 1918

Drove to Levin in evening with Clif in the car. https://t.co/xbtgbnikCR via @adkin_diary

Auckland Weekly News

23 November 1918

Maori troops on the Western Front performing a haka of welcome to the Hon. W. F. Massey and Sir Joseph Ward. https://t.co/OIZvfxWFB7 via @AkWeeklyNews

Corp. William McCaw

23 November 1918

Very warm. No work save a clothes' washing parade. Made a commencement on the disembarkation papers. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

23 November 1918

RUSSIA'S PROBLEMS - Bolshevist activity - Otago Daily Times, 23 November 1918 https://t.co/d52RCLEO5y via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

22 November 1918

INCIPIENT FIRE AT HOKITIKA - Nelson Evening Mail, 22 November 1918 https://t.co/tNjYPzXBzv via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

22 November 1918

Black, red, and yellow - Dominion, 22 November 1918 https://t.co/14sOcI16YR via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

22 November 1918

"O.K." AND ITS ORIGIN - MATAURA ENSIGN - 22 November 1918 https://t.co/sKT31KAQJF via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

22 November 1918

Some of the rulers and political leaders of the Allied countries. https://t.co/FWH3h2HuLk https://t.co/c681zsQVOJ via @AkWeeklyNews

Leslie Adkin's diary

22 November 1918

Miss Bowles came over to bath baby as Maud a litte weak yet. https://t.co/QTAdxjiZ9b via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

22 November 1918

TO PREVENT WAR - "Form a strong league of Nations" - Marlborough Express, 22 November 1918 https://t.co/BpAxOlcvHx via @PapersPastNZ

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