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Seacliff Psychiatric Hospital Fire
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Birth: unknown
Death: Dec. 8, 1942, New Zealand

On December 8 1942, a fire broke out in Ward 5, Seacliff Psychiatric Hospital, Palmerston, New Zealand leading to the loss of life of thirty-nine female patients.

The hospital was unmanned, due to war-time staff shortages, the doors were locked and the windows were gated and unable to be opened from the outside.

It was the worst fire disaster in New Zealand until that date and led to stringent fire codes and fire prevention rules in New Zealand.

ALDOUS Freda Agnes 30
ALEXANDER Rita 28
BLACK Christina Florence 29
BLAKELY Marjorie Constance Maud 32
BROWN Helen (Ellen) -
CROSS Agnes Ruth 32
CUMMINGS Frances Marjorie Mrs 44
DONALDSON Marion 57
DOUGLAS Annie 27
FOWLER Violet 44
GIBSON Elizabeth May 48
GORDON Margaret Ellen 70
HARRISON Grace Helena -
LAW Edna Grace 23
LYONS Violet May 49
MANLEY Jane 49
McQUARRIE (McQUARRY) Isabella Elizabeth 27
McSWAN Ivy Ruth 44
MONTGOMERY Edith 31
MOORE Anna Mackinnon 42
MORRIS Sarah Ann 62
O'BRIEN (O'BREIN?) Matilda Ann 41
OSBORNE Fanny Louisa 71
OWENS Alice 30
PARRY Margaret Stewart 51
SINCLAIR Alice Isabella Mary -
STEWART Mary Elizabeth 66
STOTT Mavis May 23
SUTTON Rachael -
TAPP Agnes Sybelle 23
THOMPSON (THOMSON) Margaret Hamilton 30
THORPE Margaret Palmer 62
WARRING Eileen 33
WHITE Emily Catherine 36
WILSON Catherine 46
WILSON Mary Elizabeth 50
WINSLADE Frances Maria 53
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Burial:
Waihemo Cemetery
Oamaru
Otago, New Zealand
 
Created by: Dee
Record added: Nov 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22797218
Seacliff Psychiatric <i>Hospital</i> Fire
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