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Anzac Day in Featherston

Melancholy Accident

Wellington Independent, Volume XXI, Issue 2360, 12 May 1866, Page 5

Last week Mrs. Tankersley, junr., of the Opaki Plain, met with a most distressing accident.

From what we can learn it appears that the unfortunate lady was alone in her house, her husband having gone to his father's station, a distance of some four miles. While moving about the room she discovered her dress to be on fire. Dreadfully alarmed, she fainted and fell on her face. When she came to every particle of her clothes, even to her shoes, were consumed, and the flames mounted so high as to burn a string of apples suspended from the ceiling.