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The remains of the Queen's Park state school at Wanganui, which was practically destroyed by fire on Friday, Sept 7. The fire occurred at mid-day. It was a holiday week and the origin of the outbreak is a mystery

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Auckland Weekly News
Watkinson, A E Auckland Weekly News Watkinson, A E
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13 September 1917

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Fires, Fire apparatus, Firemen, Schools, Whanganui, Queens Park SchoolFiresFire apparatusFiremenSchoolsWhanganuiQueens Park School
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 13 September 1917 p034

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Showing the aftermath of a fire that destroyed much of the Queen's Park primary school on 7 September 1917. Several members of the public observe while fire brigade staff continue their clean up work in the background. A punctured fire hose spurts a jet of water.