NEW ZEALAND DISASTERS AND TRAGEDIES
MAEREWHENUA FIRE TRAGEDY
26 FEBRUARY 1936
EVENING POST, VOLUME CXXI, ISSUE 49, 27 FEBRUARY 1936.
Trapped in a blazing house at Maerewhenua [Duntroon], about 35 miles from Oamaru, this morning, a man, his wife, and their two children, a boy aged seven and a baby a few months old, were burned to death. The victims were:
|NOLAN||Lindon Patrick Bentley||6|
|NOLAN||Travis Anthony||13 months|
It is not known how the fire started. The fire was first noticed at 10 o'clock this morning by Mr. C. D. Adams, who was mustering sheep about two miles away. He hurried to the scene of the blaze as fast as possible, and made an attempt to enter the house, which by this time was burning fiercely. Fearing that Nolan and his family had been caught in the burning building; he made a further attempt to enter, but was forced back by the flames and smoker On searching the remains of the house this afternoon the police found the charred remains of Nolan and his wife and two children.
The - INQUEST IN TO MAEREWHENUA FIRE TRAGEDY - EVENING STAR, ISSUE 22351, 29 MAY 1936
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