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Haystack fire

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Saturday 8 April 1871, The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser


[Herald] – Last night, between 8 and 9 o’clock, some man, at present unknown, fired one of Mr. Perry’s haystacks. Mrs. Perry saw the match struck, and a man run away; she called fire, when Mr Perry, jun. rushed out and extinguished about a yard of flame with his hands, which are severely burnt.

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May 9, 2010 at 6:05 am

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