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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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Fred Welch's diary 33m
Saw R Drummond re fixing up for the purchase of Hardens Lynwood house at Lansdowne. .
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James Cox's diary 58m
This morning I raked the shingle into the ruts in the entrance yard
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PapersPast 2h
FATALITY AT A FLYING-SCHOOL - Evening Post, 25 June 1917
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Edward Aubrey 3h
Had very little sleep last night owing to ear ache which I have never had in my life before
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Leslie Adkin's diary 4h
Crutched 140 of Father's "turnip" lambs.
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Corp. William McCaw 4h
The planes are busy. Fritz brought down one of ours near the lines while another was smashed to smitherines by a shell.
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Auckland Weekly News 5h
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PapersPast 6h
100,000,000 NEW SUNS - Cromwell Argus, 25 June 1917
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Lincoln Lee 8h
" ... went through some very beautiful country, low rolling hills dotted with glorious trees ..."
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CS Clarke's Diary 21h
The Kawau which was wind bound at Mangawai came out this morning and called in here and Ti Point.
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Fred Welch's diary Jun 23
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James Cox's diary Jun 23
Rained until noon and showers since….I had planned to go into Carterton but did not go
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Edward Aubrey Jun 23
kit inspection & are to carry less gear on our horses in future & from this out we are not carrying overcoats
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Leslie Adkin's diary Jun 23
Took 2 photos of Maud wheeling Nancy in her pram.
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Corp. William McCaw Jun 23
About midnight a squadron of Fritz planes dropped their "eggs" near here. I was more than pleased we were not the target.
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Auckland Weekly News Jun 23
Another view of the submerged railway area at the Napier terminus: looking from Bower Street.
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Lincoln Lee Jun 23
Yesterday attended a Military funeral for a N.Z. chap who died in hospital near by.
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CS Clarke's Diary Jun 22
Jane and the children came up here late in the afternoon and staid the night.
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PapersPast Jun 22
PERISCOPING GROUSE - A POACHER'S NOVEL INVENTION - Thames Star, 23 June 1917
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Vic Smith's Letters Jun 22
[We] started on the long march to Etaples, passing through many villages.
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