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Life 100 Years Ago
History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily tweets from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared 100 years later in 'real-time'.
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Lincoln Lee 5h
This morning the spirits of those of us who won in a lottery, for passes to Bruxelles were high. We arrived in the famous city at about 3 p.m., with only an hour of daylight in which to view all its wonders.
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Fred Welch's diary 5h
News from Home state that the Allied forces are still advancing into Germany & have crossed the Rhine. .
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James Cox's diary 6h
A heavy coat of snow has fallen on the tops of the Tararuas during the last three days. I pulled some more ferns this morning. Then changed my clothes and went into Carterton.
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PapersPast 6h
DETENTION BARRACKS SCANDAL - References in Parliament - Colonist, 11 December 1918
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Leslie Adkin's diary 9h
Togo distinguished himself by driving a good lamb into the Ohau River & drowing it.
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Corp. William McCaw 9h
Paraded & marched to the famed Bull Ring where the companies did a little physical drill. I have decided to apply for a course in London.
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Auckland Weekly News 10h
One of the most remarkable photographs of the war: the German cruiser Blucher, as she 'turned wearily over' and sank, with her crew crowded on her side and sliding into the water, in the North Sea battle on January 21, 1915.
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Lincoln Lee 21h
Tea over; barn candle lit; air full of foolish, ill-flavoured talk. I sometimes grow quite desperate with the fear that either it will not end, or that, when it does, I shall have become deprived of the power of rational conversation
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Fred Welch's diary Dec 9
Mrs G Sykes looked over Mrs Judd’s property in Cole Street with a view to purchase of same. Price about £1000. .
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James Cox's diary Dec 9
Quite winterly. This morning I walked to the top of the Kokotau cutting and was caught in some of the showers. I did not go out since. We have had no potatoes since Sunday
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PapersPast Dec 9
THE COMMON HOUSE-FLY - To the editor - Otago Daily Times, 10 December 1918
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Leslie Adkin's diary Dec 9
Ewes very poor & a large number of cull lambs.
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Corp. William McCaw Dec 9
Coming in at dinner time, I found among my mail a cable dated 18 November - "Nan (sister) & Bert (brother) died influenza." It was not for an hour or so that I realised fully what it meant. All seemed unreal. Why should it be? Just, too, when Peace is assured.
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Auckland Weekly News Dec 9
'The Rock': Gibraltar, Britain's impregnable stronghold at the entrance to the Mediterranean sea.
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Lincoln Lee Dec 9
Got a great hearing in some of the villages: bunting and loyal notices everywhere in evidence. In one of them groups of children cheered us lustily as we passed, and sang songs of welcome.
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James Cox's diary Dec 8
Dull today with a light rain falling sometimes. The wind is southerly and a bit cold. I had two short walks today but owing to the weather did not go far
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PapersPast Dec 8
BITS FROM BOOK - Dunstan Times, 9 December 1918
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Leslie Adkin's diary Dec 8
Took Maud for a drive on Arapaepae, Tararua & Gladstone Roads.
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Corp. William McCaw Dec 8
Tonight I entertained Micky McDonald against all Army rules in my room. He gave me a history of the Battery since I left. I opened the cake Mrs Cole had given me in NZ to find it mildewed in its entirety. To think of carrying it so far for nothing.
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Auckland Weekly News Dec 8
The farewell to Gallipoli: the guns of H.M.S. Cornwallis trained on the Turkish positions, after our evacuation of the Dardanelles, while the flames from the burring abandoned stores light up the shore.
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