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Ballentynes Disaster
Birth: unknown
Death: Nov. 18, 1947

Covering over an acre of land in central Christchurch, New Zealand. Ballentynes Department store, which was considered the "Harrods" of New Zealand, was engulfed by flames within a matter of minutes, killing 41 people. It was the worst fire disaster in New Zealand to this day. All 41 people including 31 women were buried in a mass grave at Ruru Cemetery in Christchurch. The Coroner found that delays in calling the fire brigade, had contributed to the disaster. (bio by: Jeff J) 
 
Burial:
Ruru Lawn Cemetery
Christchurch
Christchurch City
Canterbury, New Zealand
 
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Record added: Mar 27, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7297687
Ballentynes Disaster
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Ballentynes Disaster
Added by: Jeff J
 
Ballentynes Disaster
Added by: Jeff J
 
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May all who left us that tragic day be forever at rest and Joy in Heaven. See you all there...
- Mary
 Added: May. 4, 2014

- Joseph M.Petri
 Added: Dec. 17, 2013

- 2kjmom
 Added: Nov. 18, 2013
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