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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 25m
Rain came on last night, 9am and soft snow fell all day with a cold southerly breeze, a blusterly day
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PapersPast 1h
ABOUT DUCKBOARDS - Feilding Star, 19 July 1918
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Auckland Weekly News 2h
Athletic women of England: football teams from Munition Workers and London Omnibus Company being led out by their respective captains before a match.
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Leslie Adkin's diary 3h
Heavy snow storm in Tararuas & snow right down to crest of Arapaepae Range.
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Corp. William McCaw 3h
A howling southerly all day with rain, sleet & snow. A proper blizzard. Work was impossible. I remained in the tent all day, writing & reading in bed.
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NZ Division Diary 3h
Posts were established during the day. Order 179 issued re-adjusting DIV boundaries
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PapersPast 5h
VILLAGES CHANGING HANDS REPEATEDLY - Bay of Plenty Times, 19 July 1918
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PapersPast 21h
The light from the sky - Matamata Record, 18 July 1918
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CS Clarke's Diary 21h
Although there were several rainbows in the morning it turned out a fairly fine day, only a few slight showers.
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WHALE OR CAPSIZED CRAFT? - Fruitless search in Cook Strait - NZ Times, 18 July 1918
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Fred Welch's diary 24h
Home about 3.30 changed then sawed a cut off a big log at the road junction & split it for firewood. .
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James Cox's diary Jul 17
I had a couple of short walks today but did not feel very well
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PapersPast Jul 17
SNOW IN KING COUNTRY - Heavy fall since Monday - NZ Herald, 18 July 1918
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Leslie Adkin's diary Jul 17
Made three good bridges over the water-race in Gravel-pit paddock.
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Corp. William McCaw Jul 17
I spent the whole of the morning in the company of the "Heads" inspecting all the tents - 188 of them - & awarding marks for neatness. On parade again in the afternoon. A very windy evening.
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NZ Division Diary Jul 17
During the night of 17th/18th a post was established by the right Bde. Order 178 issued cancelling gas projector attack
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Auckland Weekly News Jul 17
Wife (to husband on leave): "We thought you would feel more at home in the open, dear, so Willie has fixed up a nice comfortable trench for your to sleep in."
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PapersPast Jul 17
GERMAN EFFORTS - Only small gains - Northern Advocate, 18 July 1918
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PapersPast Jul 16
KELBURN CASE - The appeals upheld - Nelson Evening Mail, 17 July 1918
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NH Smith's Letters Jul 16
I am sending my old pay book as a “souvenir” . It will someday, perhaps, provide a telling answer to the query “What did you do in the great war, Daddy”? I did the govt for £124-10-0 (up to today, including allotment).
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