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Homestead Burns Down

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Tuesday 25 November 1952, The Sydney Morning Herald

A fire last night destroyed the 14-room homestead at “Hillgrove” sheep station, 16 miles east of Armidale.

Police believe a wood chip bath heater started the fire.

Three people who were at the homestead managed to save most of the furniture. Neighbours formed a bucket brigade and fought the fire until firemen arrived from Armidale.

The homestead was owned by Mr. Alan Langtree.

Written by macalba

March 23, 2011 at 8:04 pm

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