Story: Fires and fire services

Dunedin fire, 1879 (2nd of 4)

Dunedin fire, 1879

A fire that spread between buildings in Dunedin’s Octagon in 1879 killed 12 people. This engraving depicts the horror of the scene.

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Reference: IAN01/10/79/145

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Fires and fire services - Early fire services', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010