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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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Auckland Weekly News 3h
How many New Zealanders spend the Easter holidays: picturesque camping and boating scenes.
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Lincoln Lee 3h
[Returning "Diggers" disembark at Newport News, U.S.A.] ... The people lined the streets, clapping their hands and cheering – Y.M.C.A. men handed us chocolate, and altogether we were given a hearty welcome.
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Lincoln Lee 3h
We pulled in to a monstrous steel wharf affair which must have cost millions, towering about 100 feet, with enormous coal-shutes every few yards of its quarter mile length, down which endless electrically driven wagons discharge coal.
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Fred Welch's diary 22h
Berthas’ Birthday age 45. Dull day. Light showers during the afternoon. .
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PapersPast 23h
ESCAPED GERMANS - Surrender to police - Taranaki Daily News, 24 April 1919
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Auckland Weekly News Apr 23
March of the returned Maori Battalion through the streets of Rotorua.
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Fred Welch's diary Apr 22
Played Leo 2 games of chess at night won & lost one. .
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PapersPast Apr 22
BLOWN TO PIECES - Three Maoris and their horses - Otago Daily Times, 23 April 1919
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Auckland Weekly News Apr 22
A Taranaki chief welcoming the returned Maori warriors at the Putiki Pa, Wanganui.
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Lincoln Lee Apr 21
The educational classes have started again, but seem to be half-hearted. ... Good in theory, the education scheme is a howling failure, and the £50,000 provided by the N.Z. public as good as thrown into the Atlantic.
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Fred Welch's diary Apr 21
Went down to the Tennis Courts & watched the players including Leo & Bern for an hour. .
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PapersPast Apr 21
WELLINGTON SHOOTING TRAGEDY - The inquest verdict - Grey River Argus, 22 April 1919
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Auckland Weekly News Apr 21
Ready to welcome the returned Maori Battalion: the crowd at the wharf at Gisborne awaiting the arrival of the steamer with the troops.
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Fred Welch's diary Apr 20
I played Frew & Benton winning the former & losing the latter. .
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PapersPast Apr 20
PARIS SENSATION - Eleven women murdered - Lyttelton Times, 21 April 1919
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Auckland Weekly News Apr 20
European troops in occupation of Constantinople after nearly five centuries: a Highland battalion marching across the new bridge from Stamboul to Galata.
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Lincoln Lee Apr 19
Impromptu concert on deck. The Maoris were the moving spirits, and treated us to hakas and native songs, including the plaintive air which I shall always associate with the fine Maori officer who died on the journey out.
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Fred Welch's diary Apr 19
Spent an interesting hour telling funny anecdotes of chess meeting etc and at 1 A M he left for town. .
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Auckland Weekly News Apr 19
Monument recently erected on Mount Egmont to the memory of Mr A Ambury of New Plymouth, who was killed last year while endeavouring to rescue the late Mr W E Gourlay of Christchurch, who had fallen over a cliff on the mountain.
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Lincoln Lee Apr 19
[Good Friday and Saturday] Curious sunset tonight like a yellow rainbow stretching entirely across the Western sky.
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