The summer of 1885–86 was extremely dry across the whole country. Bush fires in Taranaki and Hawke’s Bay caused considerable damage. This extract from the Taranaki Herald of 9 January 1886 is a first-hand account of a fire near Inglewood.
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Reference: Taranaki Herald, 9 January 1886, p. 2
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