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

27 June 1917

I was chopping firewood the other side of the hill. https://t.co/P268VNBlM5 via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

27 June 1917

BEES AND SOLDIERS - NOT A GOOD COMBINATION - Ashburton Guardian, 27 June 1917 https://t.co/5KjWJRvgY0 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

27 June 1917

WHAT WOMEN ARE DOING - WORK IN A MUNITION FACTORY - Wanganui Herald, 27 June 1917 https://t.co/wLM3ytSJdA via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

27 June 1917

Frazer not satisfied with the Shannon property there being too much breaking in to do. . https://t.co/pPsGo5b0E1 via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

27 June 1917

Tonight Mr Rayner said if I would accept £1 per wk he could find me work for some time and I gladly agreed via @cox_diary

PapersPast

27 June 1917

RIOTING IN IRELAND - Drill hall seized - NZ Herald, 27 June 1917 https://t.co/jKwF5X2pVi via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

27 June 1917

News of their comrades success in France... reading the account of the New Zealanders' victory at Messines. https://t.co/PRhMvd9Luh via @AkWeeklyNews

Edward Aubrey

27 June 1917

The food is good & so far we seem to get plenty of it. I wish they fed us as well in the field https://t.co/BTVmkYQ6d0 via @aubreydiary

Leslie Adkin's diary

27 June 1917

Read "Stalky & Co" by Rudyard Kipling. https://t.co/53IOB4FVXu via @adkin_diary