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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 1h
I picked up potatoes in the early paddock again today….Mr and Mrs Rayner went out this afternoon and I had to get tea for the Boys
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Leslie Adkin's diary 4h
Worked at home, making pathway & garden borders.
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Corp. William McCaw 4h
Went to Oatlands Park hospital where I found cousin Alex Currie, his foot amputated, & spent an hour with him.
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Auckland Weekly News 5h
The American Navy League and the Auckland Navy League join in farewelling New Zealand's 36th Reinforcement draft: representatives of both leagues in front of the decorated train before it left for Trentham.
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PapersPast 6h
A CASTAWAY - Survivor from the Oreti - Waikato Times, 22 February 1918
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PapersPast 22h
YESTERDAY'S EARTHQUAKE - Shocks felt in many places - New Zealand Times, 21 February 1918
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CS Clarke's Diary 22h
Willie, Grace, George & Gertie went to a picnic to Ti Point, Mrs Simpson and I remaining at home.
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PapersPast 24h
AN ARROW BOY IN PARIS - Lake County Press, 21 February 1918
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NZ Division Diary Feb 20
2 Bde carried out raid against enemy posts at REUTEL - 4 prisoners taken 2 enemy killed. Our casualties 1 other rank slightly wounded. Much warmer day
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Leslie Adkin's diary Feb 20
Rabbits...are doing considerable damage.
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Corp. William McCaw Feb 20
A letter from brother Peter announcing that he is again in hospital in France.
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Auckland Weekly News Feb 20
Snapshots at Arkle's Bay, one of Auckland's popular seaside resorts.
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PapersPast Feb 20
DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS - Auckland Star, 21 February 1918
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PapersPast Feb 19
HOUSEHOLD RECIPES - Vegetarian sausages - Maoriland Worker, 20 February 1918
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CS Clarke's Diary Feb 19
The Annual Omaha and Pakiri Show was held today and proved a great success. I showed a plate of Tomatoes & got second prize also 7 blooms of Cactus Dahlias for exhibition only.
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NR Smith's Letters Feb 19
When we come to sum it up the whole three of us have been uncommonly lucky all through the past winter. Never once has any one of us had worse than a wooden floor to sleep on with either a tent or a roof over our heads.
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PapersPast Feb 19
FRENCH AND EDIBLE SNAILS - Mataura Ensign, 20 February 1918
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NZ Division Diary Feb 19
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Fred Welch's diary Feb 19
Show was a very good one, the exhibits being excellent & the attendance I believe being a record for Masterton. The old veteran Jumper Micky Free again won the Championship Jumping. .
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James Cox's diary Feb 19
I was doing a lot of odd jobs in the garden and elsewhere today but had an easy day
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