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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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PapersPast 6h
ACTION IN RUSSIA - Hot Senate debate on American intervention - Marlborough Express, 18 February 1919
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Auckland Weekly News 9h
The main street at Balclutha submerged by water during the recent floods in South Otago.
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PapersPast Feb 16
"JUGOSLAVIA." - As large as Italy - Ashburton Guardian, 17 February 1919
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Auckland Weekly News Feb 16
Ousting the German-made article: dolls made in the United States of America.
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Corp. William McCaw Feb 16
Warm & calm. My staff are doing so well that I hardly went near them except to give the sergeant coupons to sell.
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Lincoln Lee Feb 15
I am now wearing a pair of boots at least two sizes too big, with inches of “no man’s land” between my big toes and their extremities; rather difficult to steer. An issue of rum has filled the barracks with song and dance.
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Auckland Weekly News Feb 15
The second day of the Taranaki Jockey Club's meeting: a portion of the record crowd which gathered to see the great race between Desert Gold and Gloaming.
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PapersPast Feb 14
SCHOOL TEACHER'S TROUBLE - Wife seeks separation and maintenance - NZ Truth, 15 February 1919
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Corp. William McCaw Feb 14
Feeling much better. But I handed the sale of coupons over to my sergeant & hardly went near the canteen. Read or slept all day.
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Auckland Weekly News Feb 14
The new Maori Parliament House at Ngaruawahia, Waikato, which is to be officially opened on March 18.
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Lincoln Lee Feb 14
Got rid of more of our vehicles and harness today – nearer the end, I hope. Attended usual bi-weekly lecture – went to the Opera to find that the programme had been changed ... to Verdi’s masterpiece – the remarkable Aida.
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PapersPast Feb 13
SWEPT BY FIRE - Australian Settlements - Ohinemuri Gazette, 14 February 1919
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Auckland Weekly News Feb 13
Ensuring the future of Auckland's water supply: a visit of inspection to the City Council's new impounding dam at Nihotupu, which is being built to hold 540,000,000 million gallons.
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Lincoln Lee Feb 13
[In Cologne] skating is in full swing. To me, a novel sight, the gliding inter-volving crowd, dotting intensely the dazzling surface of the ice, all crusted with the powdering from the steel skates. ...
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Corp. William McCaw Feb 12
Half crook again & lay about most of the day. No canteen. Rotten weather for these latitudes. I am to have use of the YMCA for 4 hours per day & my two shop hands will sleep there with the stock.
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Auckland Weekly News Feb 12
Agricultural education in New Zealand: state school teachers as students, with instructors and inspectors, at Ruakura Farm School, Waikato, January 20-24, 1919.
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Lincoln Lee Feb 11
All day the Rhine has been chequered from bank to bank with patches of thin, floating ice, scintillating in the sun.
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PapersPast Feb 11
A RIVAL TO STEEL - Merits of aluminium - Otago Witness, 12 February 1919
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Auckland Weekly News Feb 11
Home from the war: arrival of a contingent of 1173 returning soldiers at Auckland, February 2, 1919.
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Lincoln Lee Feb 11
The afternoon consumed by a lecture on land tenure in NZ (introducing a series on “Economics” – save the Mark!). Went off after tea (a vile stew, but I mustn’t growl because we had steak for breakfast) to my concert.
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