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New Zealand tragedies : fires and firefighting.

Publisher: Wellington, NZ : Grantham House, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 1869340345 9781869340346
OCLC Number: 906858777
Notes: This book traces the history of firefighting in New Zealand from 1860 to 1992 and tells of the fires that destroyed lives and properties. This copiously illustrated book also includes brief histories of all New Zealand's current fire brigades, together with a selection of former brigades, industrial brigades and fire parties. Specific fires described include: Waimate bushfire of 1878; the Octagon Hotel fire, Otago, 1879; The Grand Hotel fire, Auckland, 1901; the Raetihi bushfire of 1918; the Seacliff Mental Hospital fire of 1942; Ballantyne's Department Store fire, Christchurch, 1947; the Sprott House nursing home fire, Wellington, 1969; the Parnell Merphos chemical incident of 1973; and the ICI Riverview chemical warehouse fire of 1984. The history of the development of New Zealand's fire appliances is also given.
Description: 218 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm

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