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Priar, John Jay (1832–1896)

A fatal fire occurred at Ohaoawai on Tuesday evening by which an old Russell resident named John J. Priar was so seriously burned that he died last night. So far I cannot learn how the fire originated, but it is supposed his bedding caught fire while he was asleep, and that the smoke made him insensible. When found he was lying on the floor, having rolled off the bed. The fire was confined to the one room.

Original publication

  • New Zealand Herald, 6 March 1896, p 5

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'Priar, John Jay (1832–1896)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 26 January 2020.

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4 March 1896
Auckland, New Zealand

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