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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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James Cox's diary 17m
I worked all day at Ted Halls…. I hope to get a few more days
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Auckland Weekly News 22m
The opening of the new soldiers' club at the Trentham Camp, Wellington: scene at the ceremony, which was...
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PapersPast 1h
VALUE OF NEWSPAPERS - Feilding Star, 23 May 1917
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Edward Aubrey 2h
Got right through to line with very little trouble, blew up several miles of railway & the big bridge
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Leslie Adkin's diary 3h
Mustered UR ewes in woolshed in four lots + earmarked them.
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Corp. William McCaw 3h
Found a suitable paddock for cricket & after tea had a good practice game there.
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Bert Denton's Diary 5h
Bert & children gone to Wanganui. Miss Bowles staying here.
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PapersPast 5h
ONE GREAT GRAVEYARD - Battlefield of the Somme and Ancre - Colonist, 23 May 1917
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Lincoln Lee 7h
"No leave, owing to the prevalence of fever. Only a few hundred white people live here."
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PapersPast 21h
THE FREEZING WORKS - STEADY PROGRESS - Te Puke Times, 22 May 1917
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CS Clarke's Diary 21h
It was Raymond’s 2nd birthday.
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PapersPast 23h
The FACE at the WINDOW - By LOUIS TRACY - Sun, 22 May 1917
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Fred Welch's diary 24h
Wrote letter to Gretta & advised her she could take singing lessons from Madame Ligori at St Marys. .
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Auckland Weekly News May 21
New Zealand invalid and wounded soldiers arrive at Wellington last week.
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PapersPast May 21
THOSE CRANK PEACEMAKERS - A soldier's letter - Auckland Star, 22 May 1917
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Edward Aubrey May 21
I was a brigade galloper today & so had rather a hard day for my steed, Nancy. I have called her
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Leslie Adkin's diary May 21
Father bought 9 fat cows at £12.
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Corp. William McCaw May 21
Took a Stokes gun out this morning & had some shots with a few experimental charges I have made. Not at all successful.
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PapersPast May 21
OFFICIAL SILENCE ON PALESTINE - What is wrong at Gaza? - Dominion, 22 May 1917
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Lincoln Lee May 21
"Here we are steaming in a long line into our second port. Forest on the hills ..."
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