Story: Women’s health

Fatal burns

Fatal burns

Burns severe enough to cause hospitalisation and even death were a common household accident when fire was used for cooking and heating. This brief news item from 1902 reports the death of Rosetta McMullan after her clothing caught fire while she was cooking.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: 6 November 1902, p. 3

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Megan Cook, 'Women’s health - Pākehā women’s health, 1840s to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/31475/fatal-burns (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011