NEW ZEALAND DISASTERS AND TRAGEDIES
MOUNT EGMONT/TARANAKI CLIMBING ACCIDENT
SUNDAY 26 JULY 1953
On Sunday 26 July 1953, six people lost their lives on Mount Egmont/Taranaki in a fall. The four women were members of the nurses tramping club of the New Plymouth Public Hospital.
Those killed were: -
* Died from injuries received on the 28 July 1953.
The first fatalty involving a woman on Mount Egmont/Taranaki was on the 26 January 1913, when Miss Evelyn Veale OXENHAM, 21 years, from Fitzroy, New Plymouth died from exposure. Her body was not found until the 29 January.
On the 15 May 1954 Miss Jennifer Jill PEASE, 21 years, of Manaia was killed by falling stone.
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