NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Life 100 years ago

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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.

CS Clarke's Diary

29 April 1917

Henry who has been called up in the ballot started to Gisborne to present himself to the Medical Board. https://t.co/abyaB4jsEe via @csclarke_diary

Vic Smith's Letters

29 April 1917

We crossed the line. The heat was very great and the holds were quite unfit to sleep in. https://t.co/nlzzfTaUb0 via @VHSmith_Letters

Fred Welch's diary

29 April 1917

Bertha took her sister Mrs Bertelsen out for a drive after dinner. Jack & I went for a walk up the hill. . https://t.co/1JLdC3ijJ2 via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

29 April 1917

This morning I walked to the Waiohine bridge and loafed since. I tried to write to Tom but gave it up via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

29 April 1917

Got 5 cabbage-trees & some shrubs for planting. https://t.co/hc5C0I9Bcm via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

29 April 1917

Another beautiful day. Orders to move to Neuve Eglise tomorrow. via @McCaw_diary

Auckland Weekly News

29 April 1917

The competitors in the New Zealand championship wood-chopping contest recently held at Rangataua... https://t.co/EEqbo9YOup via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

28 April 1917

A CHILD DOESN'T LAUGH AND PLAY IF CONSTIPATED - Dominion, 28 April 1917 https://t.co/nEpRNYPCzC via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

28 April 1917

Lily was bottling quinces and in the pm she helped me husk maize. https://t.co/lW9rrR3uiU via @csclarke_diary