Kōrero: 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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Megan Cook, 'Women’s health - Pākehā women’s health, 1840s to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/31475/fatal-burns (accessed 1 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011