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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 6h
I want another N.Z. mail. I also want the war to finish tomorrow. No, tonight, before Fritz starts bombing. I want to go home. ...
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Lincoln Lee 7h
... several brand new officers on the scene – muster parade – shaved, washed, boots clean, buttons, teeth and toe-nails polished etc. Although we have had only half a day of it we are beginning to wish we were in action again
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Fred Welch's diary 7h
War news state Allied troops have taken another 6000 German prisoners a large quantity of booty & advanced several miles through the German lines. .
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PapersPast 11h
A FREAK SHELL - Remarkable air trip - Opunake Times, 20 September 1918
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CS Clarke's Diary 11h
I dug up the border next the wire netting fence, I sowed a row of Dun Beans, also sowed seed of St John’s Day Cabbage & planted out 3 Candituft plants.
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PapersPast 13h
THE FATAL EPIDEMIC - Permeated whole convoy - Northern Advocate, 20 September 1918
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James Cox's diary 14h
This morning I pulled up some more of the fern and dug briars in the big paddock. Since dinner I walked to the corner of Gladstone road and back
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PapersPast 15h
WOMEN AND FOOTBALL - To the editor - Southland Times, 20 September 1918
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Leslie Adkin's diary 17h
Took home a batch of shrubs & planted behind house.
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Corp. William McCaw 17h
Today all the officers for embarkation met Major Sandle who is to be our Commanding Officer. We discussed matters or rather he propounded his theories. He is an Artillery man, haughty & superior, but he hasn't yet been away. We sail next Friday.
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NZ Division Diary 17h
Order No.201 issued ordering 2Bde to relieve 3Bde as leading Bde Group on 23rd instant
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Auckland Weekly News 18h
The pigeon service on Lake Taupo: the captain of the Tongariro sending a pigeon-gram to the coach proprietor at Tokaanu, informing of the number of passengers to prepare for.
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PapersPast 19h
THE BRITISH ATTACK - Troops advance in heavy rainstorms - Poverty Bay Herald, 20 September 1918
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PapersPast Sep 18
CENTURY-OLD TRAGEDY - Remarkable discovery - Greymouth Evening Star, 19 September 1918
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CS Clarke's Diary Sep 18
It was a very fine day, but very cold in the morning as the wind was S. Willie was ploughing in the orchard.
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PapersPast Sep 18
SNOW IN MASTERTON - Feilding Star, 19 September 1918
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James Cox's diary Sep 18
I did not go out before dinner but had a short walk this afternoon. I have caught a cold the last days somehow
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PapersPast Sep 18
YOUTHFUL IMMORALITY - Present-day conditions - NZ Herald, 19 September 1918
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Leslie Adkin's diary Sep 18
Snow on crest of Arapaepae Range & in Ohau valley.
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Corp. William McCaw Sep 18
On the range again charging & firing at iron plates. The day ended in an exciting fire fight between A & B Co's. We lost.
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